I would say depends on your neighborhood and the size of your garage.Convertibles are definately nice, in nice weather, and draw I think more attention going down the street with the top down.However, when it is raining or just plain cold, they are not much fun to drive or heat.I have had both for many years, I always worry when parking a convertible somewhere about the top being sliced, accidentally or intentionally.With a hardtop or fastback, I feel more secure,and warmer thanks to that roof.Both are good choices, convertibles I think need a litle more care and maintenance- they need a garage more in my opinion, of course if you live in Southern California you don't have to worry.
1967 S code GT Deluxe Coupe 65B
1966 Convertible 76B 289 4 speed
1964 Fairlane 500 2DR HT-the new project
1986 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 the "beater"
i always worried about my top getting ripped also...
i had mine for 7 years and the top is still good...
however (this makes no sense) last year i parked in a garage at the local mall and when i got back my stereo and speakers were GONE ....oh yeah THEY SMASHED THE WINDSHIELD TO DO THIS!?!?!?!?!!?!!?!?!
I disagree with you on your comment the convertable will appreciate more. 25 years ago you pretty much had to give away fastbacks compared to convertibles. They are finally being appreciated and their prices are appreciating, imho, faster than convertibles.This is certainly a debatable issue but this is my opinion.
Whether one buys the rag or the fastback is a very personal decision. Personally, I much prefer the fastbacks over the original convertibles and others are the other way around
1965 Mustang 2+2
1989 Mustang GT Convertible
MCA certified judge for 65's and late models