The crossover convertible may be one of my favorite classes of modern car. Take a vehicle that’s normally pretty practical, now remove all of its practicality and for good measure, let’s leave the roof at the factory, too. These cars defy all logic, but you know what? Stupid cars make life a bit more fun. I get excited whenever I see a Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and it’s a shame Volkswagen never gave us the T-Roc Cabriolet. The Toyota Crown Open is pretty neat, too, but there may be a missed opportunity here.
Toyota is one of a handful of brands left in America with a full line from sports cars to sedans minivans, trucks, and SUVs. This is a brand where a sports car like the Supra and the Sienna minivan share the same showroom! Today, Jason wrote about the Toyota Crown Open, a one-off Crown convertible which, as Canopysaurus points out, doesn’t sound like a car at all:
The Toyota Crown Open sounds like it should be a golf tournament. Can’t you just hear Jim Nance: A tradition like no other … The Toyota Crown Open.
Also, couldn’t Toyota just give us a new MR2 Spyder?
I’m right there with you, Canopysaurus. If we can’t get a new MR2, maybe shave the roof off of the Supra or the GR86? Toyota has clearly thought about this before as it made the FT-86 open concept and the one-off Supra targa:
Look at that! Come on, Toyota, just do it.
Next, we have this suspiciously specific comment from Dude Drives Cars about the potential dangers of a keyfob that’s able to open windows:
Great until you inadvertently sit on yer car’s keyfob whilst huddled in the house watching the Toronto Maple Leafs lose another game during a snowstorm, causing all four windows to unknowingly drop and allowing snowdrifts to form inside your shiny new 2006 Mazda 6.
At least one can now try digging through infotainment submenus to disable the feature. Beats digging snow out of the car.
Finally, I can’t stop laughing at this comment from Taargus Taargus about today’s Skoda 1000MB cold start:
The good twin bought a Skoda 1000MB. She’ll use her new Skoda to escape the endless, black void.
The bad twin did not buy a Skoda 1000MB. Unfortunately, she’ll be spending more time in the endless, black void until she wises up.
In other news, I can’t help but automatically shorten the Skoda 1000MB to Skoda 1GB when I look at it.
Fantastic. Have a great evening, everyone.