Is it bad to put weight on the pillars / windshield frame when you enter /exit a spyder?
This is exactly how i get out of the car. but ive seen my friends grab it when they get in and out. and i remember reading up on S2000's, and they were pretty adamant about not putting any weight on itI don't see any need to grab the windshield frame unless you're not exiting the car properly...
* Put your outside foot on the ground.
* Place your outside hand on the pad embossed into the door sill plastic.
* Lean out of the car.
* Leaving your inside leg as limp as possible, stand up on your outside leg while pushing on the door sill.
Admittedly, this technique isn't very lady like, and it does expose your lady-parts to view, but nobody except you will care! Trust me on this!
If you're one of those people who poke both feet out of the car and wave them around in the air trying to shift your center of gravity, well, you're funny! It makes me laugh, anyway.
I put two feet out first and then stand up not holding onto anything, I find this works the best for cars that are super low or have seats with a tall side bolster. I guess it would wear the side bolster a little more than normal though.
Middle-aged people can be great too. You can hear them get in or out from a mile away. It was even a problem with the (supposedly softer) SW20.One of my favorite things in life is giving someone that has never been a Spyder a ride. Not the actual ride mind you - I don't like them to soil their drawers - but getting in and out. This is particularly amusing when the top is up or if they are (how should I say this?) FAT.