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How to Pick Your Convertible: Part 1

Sometimes it may seem like the current automotive industry spins around the mainstream SUV segment. This makes us believe that they are the only type of successful vehicles that exist. Of course, there is clearly a misconception about the car interests worldwide.

It has created a harmful spinning wheel about what you should buy and the why you should buy it. For these reasons, customers may be losing interest in other formats. However, there is more outside. A great example is convertible vehicles, a fun format that continues to fascinate people all around the world.

There was a golden era of convertibles a while ago. Every brand in the market had a model with this specification. While we are not living in those times, there continues to be an outstanding offer in convertible models.

Although some misconceptions had been created with the pass of the years, no SUV or sedan cannot deliver such feeling as a convertible does.   

The Opportunity of New Sensations

There is no better way to enjoy a hot summer at the beach or a fresh autumn ride than with a convertible coupe, cruising on the road. As you may expect, these cars represent a small percentage of the vehicles driven on 2017, about 150,000 new on a rate, where the market moves a grand total of twelve million every year.

However, be believe that convertible cars have way more to offer. That’s why we prepared a list with some of the features that distinguish convertibles from other models. After all, customers need to be informed of everything, including the value provided by a car.

Our Recommendations

Mazda MX-5 ($25,790)

This list opens with a car that is able to revive old generations, keeping that sensation of what we call delightful driving. An amazing experience for less than $30,000.

The Mazda MX-5 offers something that has been forgotten by modern times: the grace of a nice engine’s sound and pleasure delivered in every turn when driven. Definitely, for that price, this is an excellent option.

Fiat 500C ($20,990)

From being a null model to a badass yet cheap experience, this Italian machinery with humble style doesn’t need a presentation.

With an urban style defined by excellence, its dynamic driving without a roof gives it a spot on the list. There are three options available for the vehicle: a 1.2-liter engine, a 0.9-liter engine, and a turbodiesel 1.3-liter Multijet powerplant.

Ford Mustang GT ($42,695)

If you prefer something more aggressive and have the money at hand, the Mustang GT may be the best choice. An American icon, representing the undisputed option to the most daring.

Maybe it’s not the fastest or the friendliest of all convertible models available now but we can assure that all its sins have been pardoned. The Mustang GT in this segment comes with two option: a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder Ecoboost engine with 317hp and a 5.0-liter V-8 with 435 horsepower.

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Roy Ellery is the founder of Motor Review Australia. Founding the website in 2017.

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