Convertibles are securities, usually bonds or preferred shares , that can be converted into common stock Convertibles are most often associated with convertible bonds , which allow bond holders to convert their creditor position to that of an equity holder at an agreed-upon price. Despite the vast improvements, convertibles are getting harder and harder to come by. They’re usually more expensive, and harder to find on a dealer’s lot than a hardtop, but the pleasure they offer on a warm summer night makes the added search worth it.
While convertibles come in all shapes and sizes, they tend to fall into two distinct groups – those that were originally conceived as open air fun cars, and those that are cut down from sister models with roofs. With that in mind, here are the 10 most affordable new convertibles you can buy in 2016. Some convertibles are strictly for cruising, while others offer true sports car performance that pairs nicely with open-air freedom. The Mustang convertible appeared in 1982, the Chevrolet Camaro followed suit in 1987, and convertibles started reappearing from Oldsmobile, Mercury, Cadillac, and Dodge throughout the 1980s. Most convertibles have cloth tops that could potentially be easier to break into.
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Although many buyers like to fit hardtops to keep the SUV quieter and better protected from the elements, the Jeep Wrangler comes as standard with a folding soft top — making it the only convertible SUV currently on sale in the U.S. (the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is deceased and the Range Rover Evoque convertible is still in utero).
Like most people, you are probably used to seeing soft top convertibles , but look closely – hard-top convertibles are making their way back after years of being absent from the automotive scene. What separates the Jeep Wrangler from the rest of these convertibles is its breadth of capability.