There is nothing better than driving a convertible on a hot summers day, feeling the wind in your hair and the power of a capable machine beneath your feet. However when it comes to convertibles, many also come with an expensive price tag.
Let’s have a look at some more affordable options when it comes to buying a convertible that not only offers a good ride but looks stylish too:
Based on the DS 3 and DS 3 hatchback, the Citroen DS 3 Cabrio is ideal for families looking for an affordable convertible as it has five seats and a good sized boot. The canvas roof doesn’t fold into the boot, but rather sits folded on the boot lit, with three available positions, so you also don’t lose any space when the roof is down.
When looking at the practical Vauxhall Cascada, we recommend opting for the Elite model whose heated front seats, leather interior and upgraded styling make for a comfortable drive. This car resembles a larger Astra, offering a clean, sleek look when the roof is down.
The super cute Fiat 500C is perfect for anyone looking for a zippy, fun little car for city driving. You can squeeze four people in the car, while the boot surprisingly accommodates 185 litres. The turbocharged 0.9 TwinAir motor offers better acceleration.
If you want to navigate tight city roads quickly, then the Smart ForTwo Cabrio should be your top pick. This is one of the smallest convertibles around and with a folding electric roof that takes just 12 seconds to lower, you can go from roof up to roof down in no time at all. The rear-mounted engine in this vehicle is surprisingly nippy, even at low speeds.
A great little sports car, when it comes to the Mazda MX-5 we recommend the Roadster version which comes with an electrically-powered folding metal roof. Even with the extra weight of the hard top roof, the Mazda MX-5 is light and agile, expertly handling corners with ease.
Combining good looks and a light construction, the Audi TT Roadster is a stylish option that is on the affordable side compared to other brands in its class. Although the Audi TT only seats two, it does have a 250 litre boot so is an option for those weekend out of town getaways.
This two door neat and stylish vehicle offers a metal roof and that classic Mercedes sleek styling. This is luxury on a budget and there are plenty of ways to make real money with this car. Chauffeuring, Uber Black or even a luxury delivery service could all be options. The 250 CDI diesel engine still gives you quite a bit of power while being more economical in the long run.
The Audi A3 Cabriolet looks more expensive than it is. This car is known for its well-made interior and high-quality materials, like a suede interior. The 1.4 TFSI petrol engine offers good performance for city dwellers without being noisy.