For the quick run, 20 minutes or less, nah I leave it up. Longer run why yes it is a vert. When parked, that's for every owner to decided. Am I worried? Yes but I never leave anything of value in my car in sight top up or down. Lock your glove box! Windows up too. If a thief wants something bad enough, he will get it. Cut the top and the insurance company groans, your premium just went up, you get to wait while a new one is installed. Nothing better than $1200. dent to the ole c/c to make your day, from a $1.89 pocket knife from Dollar General. Ye Ha
Parking it for a while, ( hour or more ) rain is always a concern. The ole says goes, Don't like the weather now, wait 20 minutes. Nothing like a good thunderstorm on the horizon, to cause more gray hairs and loss, with a few more wrinkles and lines to add on the ole face. Most of the time, I am in sight of the car, and get to it quickly enough. IF I leave it for longer, and it's out of my line of sight, well that's a whole different thing. Most of the time I would put the top up, yeah it's pain, but not that much when you consider the alternative of having the option to not have the top at all when driving. Let my daughter drive my car last summer. She said it took her while to get use to it, with no top over her head. The smile on her face after the drive... priceless.
April is just around the corner, and it's time for a return to Summit Point Motorsports Park for me. 2 events that require my attendance, time to see some old friends, watching a little racing action from Turn 5, enjoy the spring like weather, a few adult beverages and if it rains, time put the old top back up once again.