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Store car with top up or top down?

I have a 1999 R170 which only gets driven once or twice a month. It is always garaged - sometimes I keep the top down. The garage is pretty much dust free and dry from desert air.

Should I store it with the top up or top down? Does it make a difference on the hydraulic cylinders (extended or not)??? I have always wondered about this because I want the Vario-roof system to last a long time.
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I would say the articulations , cables etc would suffer less if stored up ??


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top up to keep out unwanted pest.
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I would keep the top up without question.
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