Best Convertible Cars

Everyone is tempted to buy a convertible during the summer. Just imagine the fresh air and the wind in your hair. There are some fantastic new car discounts available on convertibles, although the new Ferrari 488 Spider might still be a bit out of reach at over £200,000. However, there are other great choices for every budget.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – from £59,500

Alfa Romeo has always been great at producing sexy, entertaining two-seater convertibles – the sort of car expressly designed to take in the Amalfi coast on a summer evening. The 4C has been an incredibly successful release from the Italian company after a few years in the doldrums, with modern features such as a carbon-fibre chassis and stunning good looks.

DS3 Cabriolet – from £13,295

The wonderfully affordable DS3 Cabriolet is a very chic budget choice with lots of customisation options. It’s a surprisingly fun drive and a very competent little car all round.

BMW Z4 – from £51,225

BMW’s sophisticated two-seater Z4 roadster comes with a practical folding hard top and a luxurious cabin. It’s less agile than your average BMW but has plenty of power and handsome looks.

Jaguar F-Type Convertible – from £51,225

An absolutely glorious-looking and sporty-sounding roadster, this is Jaguar at its best. The F-Type Convertible is quite a bit more expensive than the coupé original but boasts a silky-smooth drive, a cosseting cabin and magnificent build quality.

Audi A3 Cabriolet – from £26,125

A premium-quality convertible version of the A3 hatchback, the A3 Cabriolet’s cabin is extremely smart and spacious. It also seats four adults in comfort, which is unusual for a convertible.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet – from £26,125

Another good choice if you regularly need to carry four people, the E-Class is a stunning-looking summer convertible with the superior design and mechanical excellence you expect from Mercedes-Benz.

Audi TT Roadster – from £31,995

One of the most popular sporty roadsters on the market, the funky little TT comes with a great choice of economical but powerful engines and head-turning good looks. The Audi badge is also a fairly solid guarantee of quality.

BMW 2 Series Convertible – from £26,125

A pacey and refined compact convertible, the 2 Series is your typical solidly built and smartly designed BMW. Chopping the roof off only seems to increase its appeal.

Mazda MX-5 – from £18,495

This modern classic has recently been updated to celebrate its 25th birthday. Its clean design is accompanied by entertaining driving dynamics rather than flat-out speed, and it remains one of the best-selling sports convertibles in the world.

Porsche Boxster – from £39,553

The Boxster ticks almost every box: prestigious badge, punchy performance, satisfying grip and sleek styling. It’s the ultimate sports roadster.