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Hair-Saving Wind Deflector - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited April 2015 in BMW
imageHair-Saving Wind Deflector - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

The 2015 BMW M235i Convertible includes a useful and well-executed wind deflector that is easy to install.

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Comments

  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin NE IllinoisPosts: 509
    I can't believe they bother putting rear seats in this thing. I'd take the headrests out and store them underneath the wind deflector and call it a day.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512
    "wind deflector can take care of the, well, wind. "

    Think this "well" business is all used up. Time for another hip expression.
  • fordson1 said:

    "wind deflector can take care of the, well, wind. "

    Think this "well" business is all used up. Time for another hip expression.

    Just sayin.


    :)

  • chol92594chol92594 Posts: 208
    A family member of mine has a last-gen Audi A4 cabrio and its wind deflector is pretty effective as well. I'd be curious to know if the deflector comes standard on all 2-series convertibles. A lot of manufacturers lump them in with packages or make them an optional accessory. They should really be standard, at least on a car that costs as much as the 235.
  • I want my convertible to mess up my hair. When I roll into work looking like a cross between Don King and a dust devil, people know I enjoyed my commute. While they had a mind numbing boring drive in their CUVs making mental notes on how to rearrange their sock drawers.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512

    fordson1 said:

    "wind deflector can take care of the, well, wind. "

    Think this "well" business is all used up. Time for another hip expression.

    Just sayin.


    :)

    I lol'ed.
  • fordson1fordson1 Posts: 1,512

    I want my convertible to mess up my hair. When I roll into work looking like a cross between Don King and a dust devil, people know I enjoyed my commute. While they had a mind numbing boring drive in their CUVs making mental notes on how to rearrange their sock drawers.

    Lol'ed again.
  • miata52miata52 Posts: 114
    So many people get convertibles and don't want the breeze on them. Why did you get a convertible? You see them going down the road, top down, windows up (a ridiculous look), and covered up with a hat and scarf. Just get a Camry ...
  • whobodymwhobodym Posts: 188
    my A5 is so calm inside, even at 70mph, that the main thing the deflector is good for is making the back seat safe for miscellaneous road-trip junk on a long trip. I never use it, commuting.
  • schen72schen72 Posts: 433
    In the one and only VW I ever owned (brought in via marriage) our New Beetle convertible had a very similar deflector. I don't think it hardly made any difference in terms of calming the wind. So glad I dumped that car first chance I got. After a dozen visits to the dealer to fix rattling, I sold it ASAP when the power convertible top started getting unreliable. It was a fun looking car, but I had the feeling it was going to become a huge money pit.
  • s197gts197gt Posts: 486
    as a (presumably) miata owner you know that extended drives in convertibles can be some what tiring. the constant wind noise and buffering and sun on your head...

    short trips around town, on a cloudy day, 75 degrees, are the best. trips of 2 hours or more are more enjoyable for my wife and i when we prepare against the elements. there is still plenty of fresh air and freedom with hats on and windows up.

    if you want constant wind in your hair and sun on your face why didn't you just go to the beach?
    miata52 said:

    So many people get convertibles and don't want the breeze on them. Why did you get a convertible?

  • s197gt said:


    if you want constant wind in your hair and sun on your face why didn't you just go to the beach?

    huh? far fetched much? :D that's like telling someone who bought a Jeep "if you want to enjoy the outdoors why didn't you just go hiking"

    I agree with @miata52, if I bought a convertible the windows would go down with the roof....
  • My wife loves the windblocker attachment for our EOS. Some days you (mainly I) want the full force of wind swirling around. Other times like going out to dinner on a nice night or somewhere where my wife doesn't want her hair messed up, it's been the difference between putting to top down or not.
  • s197gt said:


    if you want constant wind in your hair and sun on your face why didn't you just go to the beach?

    Ever tried to take the beach to work?

  • j_smith3j_smith3 Posts: 2
    Does this wind deflector come along with the ride? I don’t know, somehow the only wind deflector that works on my Vert is Windblox windblocker. By the way no matter which roadster it is, a wind deflector is a quintessential accessory to keep the hair in form and the cockpit silent.
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