The Car Connection’s Overall Ratings help you compare vehicles of the same model year, vehicle type and market position. Other fixed-profile convertibles include the 1950 Nash Rambler Landau Convertible Coupe, the Nissan Figaro (1991) — as well the 1957 Fiat 500 and its 2007 Fiat 500 successor. What hasn’t changed is that soft-top convertibles remain more susceptible to break-in and theft than hardtop vehicles. The A3 Cabriolet is one of Audi’s more practical premium convertibles but if it’s sportier looks and performance you are after, the TT Roadster is a better fit. Up front it’s perfectly spacious, while the back seats are more useable than other big convertibles.
The best convertibles are those that are great fun with the roof down but also quiet and comfortable when the roof has to be up. Manufacturers have really improved convertibles in this respect in recent years, often including multiple layers to improve the sound insulation properties of retractable roofs, particularly when the car’s travelling at high speeds.
Otherwise, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF features the same drivetrain as the traditional softtop, and the slight weight gain to accommodate the power roof components should offend the sensibilities of only the pickiest drivers. BMW has promised that the 2017 editions will come with significant upgrades in handling, performance, and fuel efficiency, aided by a 500-pound drop in weight due to carbon fiber, aluminum, and titanium additions. The 2017 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet looks to combine the model’s city-smart sizing with the thrill of topless driving. Convertibles are often heavier and less fuel efficient than their sedan equivalents.
Our website is the gateway to the best selection of secondhand convertible cars for sale in the UK, and allows sellers to put their vehicle in front of as many potential buyers as possible. On the more affordable end of the luxury convertible spectrum is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet , which is new for the 2017 model year. Ride along with the editors as they drive the latest convertibles and help you decide which top-down dream belongs in your garage. Honda introduced Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) members to the new 2017 Ridgeline truck this week with an outdoor picnic. Today’s convertibles are better engineered and tend to have more rigid construction, which minimizes body flex and improves handling. Traditionally, convertibles have had a soft top, but lately automakers have been designing convertibles with retractable hard tops.
SHENKMAN CAPITAL has an established track record of managing convertibles securities with a focus on the credit fundamentals of the issuer. However, a growing trend has supported hard roof convertibles that feature much of the security of a fixed-roof vehicle while also allowing it to retract. In the 1980s convertibles such as the Chrysler LeBaron and Saab 900 revived the body style in the United States – followed by models such as the Mazda Miata , Porsche Boxster , Audi TT , and later retractable hardtop models. So, whether it’s showing off cruising Ocean Drive in Miami Beach or straightening out the twisties on California’s Montezuma Valley Road, these are the convertibles for you. New convertible cars for sale today offer a variety of options in convertible tops. In reality, only a select few manufacturers were actually building convertibles.