I'm now on our second Cabrio S. Our first an 05' had 2 tops replaced under 2 years, thank Herra it was under warranty. Now we own an 08' had the top replaced due to a chemical burn from our local BP gas station. The top isn't even a year old and already it's showing major signs of wear. Threadbare in a couple of spots. The top was replaced with an OEM product.
But Alass, something in the design is flawed. Saw the Bulletin on the Dealers computer, and they are well aware (BMW) that we have problems. But I doubt that any recall will ensue. 1 out of every 4 cars is a Cabrio. I live in Sunny California. The top goes up and down more often than I can count. I'm also now having stitching disappear, causing metal support rods to slide out of their casings. The top will be a year old at the end of August.
Anybody else experiencing similar problems? Got to go out and research the 3rd party extended warranty. $1,900. And they put used parts in when applicable. Sold to me by my BMW dealer, it's called Performance First, anyone had dealings with them? Thanks Pops