If you’ve never experienced the thrill of driving with the wind in your air, go and do it now! We’re serious. Go and hire a convertible and take it out onto the winding country roads. Listen to the road roar underneath you and feel the speed as you move up through the gears. There is no better feeling. It’s even better if you’re lucky enough to live near the coast. Speeding along the coastal roads is a thrill we rarely get to experience.
Most of us think that this incredible feeling is reserved only for the richest. Those with Ferraris and Lamborghinis are the only ones that get to drive with the top down, right? Wrong! There are so many fantastic little convertible cars out there just waiting for you. They’re affordable too. A good quality, secondhand convertible can cost less than your average family car. Sure, there might not be much room for the kids, but they can stay with the grandparents this weekend! Today we’re going to let you in on the secret and show you four convertibles you can actually afford.
Toyota MR2 – This fierce little roadster is a mid engine coupe packed full of fun. Most MR2 owners will admit that it’s not the most practical car on the market. There’s not a whole lot of room in the back or in the boot. But what it lacks in space, it makes up for in sheer, unadulterated fun. It’s low to the ground, light and goes like the wind. You’ll feel every turn and connect with every touch of the wheel.
Mini Convertible – Whether you love or hate the new Mini, there’s no denying its consumer power. The relaunch of the Mini is one of motoring’s biggest ever success stories. The small car was brought back to the world with style. It’s a brilliant little car too. Practical, nippy and so much fun. In fact, it’s widely regarded as the most fun hatchback on the market. The convertible model takes the excitement up another notch.
Mazda MX5 – Is this the world’s best entry level sportscar? We think so, and so does most of the motoring world. The MX5 is perfect in almost every way. It is powerful, exciting and affordable. Mazda pride themselves on their perfect weight distribution, lightweight body and low center of gravity. It makes the MX5 the single most exciting car to drive in its range. It’s also one of the coolest sports cars on the road. This is the clear winner in the small roadster category.
Renault Megane Dynamique – The Renault Megane has always been a fine little runaround. In 2007 they gave it a facelift and included a hardtop convertible option. A few years on and the secondhand models are very affordable. Take a glance at http://www.autoworld-uk.co.uk/ to see for yourself. The Megane won’t win any prizes for top speed, but this one’s all about the looks.
Speeding through the countryside in your own convertible isn’t out of reach. You’ll feel the wind in your air and hear the roar of the engine in no time!