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How to Pick Your Convertible: Part 2

Before we talked about a few convertible cars that are worth your attention. Now, a sequel to that list is made with the goal of delivering a few good alternatives that weren’t present in the first part.

This list is going to have less general information, including more valuable car data and relevant insights. The cars that are going to be presented in the list are genuine picks, chosen for their capability, appeal, and accessibility.   

Smart Fortwo Cabrio ($19,000)

Surprisingly cheap for the potential it enjoys, the Fortwo is a Metropolitan for excellence. 2.7 meters long and close affinity with models like Fiat 500C or the DS 3. It’s perfect for light travels and relaxing vacations.

Some of the cabriolet models present in the following lines are capable of taking their solar panels to the stretch back but the Smart one adds the possibilities of taking off the roof arcs, resulting in a prettier panoramic view.

Audi TT Roadster ($42,000)

Audi once admits that TT models are more focused on styling than on the driving experience. However, this one may be the definitive exception. With the specs that only a Roadster version enjoys and with very sci-fi interior, the TT transforms the intense driving into a whole marvelous experience.

It’s not the Porsche 718 Boxster but surely can give a good fight along with with other, more pricey convertibles alternatives from renamed brands.

With its 2.0-liter TDI Ultra powerplant, most customers may feel satisfied. Nevertheless, the real temptation comes in the form of a 2.0-liter petrol engine that goes beyond the 200 horsepower. Many may confirm that it sounds remarkably good and the handling adjusts fantastically to the driver.

Morgan’s Current Lineup

Anyone with an exquisite taste for vintage, classic cars has to drive a Morgan, at least once in a lifetime. Nowadays, these models handle to stay alive and competing on the streets. Shaped as roadsters, these vehicles deliver an incomparable experience.  

The Morgan’s lineup of available models comes with V-8, V-6, and 4-cylinder powerplants. In the case of the 4-cylinder Ford-manufactured 1.6-liter engine, the setup is completed by a 5-speed manual transmission from Mazda. The base price of the starter model is around $50,000.

It’s paramount to mention that the production of the 4-cylinder model began in 1936 and has survived to the present day.

Porsche 718 Boxster S ($89,000)

The last option on today’s list is no other than the 718 Boxster S.  Upon Boxster’s first release, back in 1996, car enthusiasts began to show big love to the first generation (986 Boxster), praising the legendary driving dynamics and the purist spirit that has be present in the last two decades.

A third generation began with a brand-new Porsche, one with a fresh identity. This included forgetting about the trademark V-6 engine, replacing it with a new flat-four turbocharged engine.

The new 4-cylinder powerplant onboard of the the 718 Boxster S demonstrated the simplicity in excitement. Acceleration, as a result of the outstanding engine partnering with the manual transmission, is rated at 4.4 seconds from zero to 60 mph (100 km/h).


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

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