Cool convertibles to buy this summer

Motoring 2020-3-23
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Our pick of the best convertible cars for every budget.

With summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time for finally getting your hands on that convertible you've always dreamed of.

You no longer have to sacrifice a great driving experience to feel the wind in your hair. Massive improvements have been made over the years, but which makes and models are the top of the pile for 2020? Whatever your budget, there's a convertible out there for you...

Under £20K

MINI Convertible

Cheap, cheerful and still a firm British favourite, the classic MINI is not only a fun ride but also easy on the bank balance.

Even though it’s a little on the small side when it comes to rear passenger and boot space, it’s fuel-efficient and super fun to drive (because let’s face it, you’re not buying a MINI for the space).

Good for… road trips

Providing you travel light, the MINI convertible is the perfect car for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and disappearing down the winding country roads on a weekend adventure.

Not so good for… storage

Lots of luggage or too many passengers are likely to cramp your style in this pocket-sized motor so maybe just take the essentials.

Under £30K

Audi A3 Cabriolet

The highly customisable A3 Cabriolet convertible really allows you to show off your own personal style. This car is classy inside and out meaning you’ll be proud to show it off in all weathers with the roof up or down. You can also operate the roof at a respectable speed of 31mph so no pulling over when it starts to rain.

Good for… an all year round convertible

This car loses nothing in terms of style when the roof is up, making it a great car for those colder days.

Not so good for… boot space when the roof is down

At 320 litres, the boot space is not bad at all, however you do lose 45 of those when the roof is lowered, so don’t fill it up on warm days.

Under £40K

Audi A5 Cabriolet

Just as sleek as it is on the outside as it is on the inside, the Audi A5 belongs to a long line of luxurious drop tops for those of you who prefer discrete luxury over flashiness.

This model is one of the best mid-range models available on the market with a powerful 2.0L turbo engine when you want to enjoy a weekend drive and plenty of space to drop the kids and their friends off at school in the morning.

Good for… customisation

With so many way to truly make this car your own, there are plenty of added extras to choose from to ensure that all your needs are met.

Not so good for… boot space when the roof is down

If you’re planning on having the roof down, try not to pack the boot too tightly as space can be limited.

Under £50K

Ford Mustang GT

If you are looking to really spoil yourself this summer then look no further than the Ford Mustang GT convertible. This car definitely lives up to this reputation of American muscle with the added twist of being suitable for our UK roads. You definitely get a lot of car for your money with speed, luxurious leather interiors and distinctive good looks.

Good for… power

With a generous 5.0 V8 engine and 435 horse power, this car is not shy when you put your foot to floor on those open country roads.

Not so good for… UK roads.

With it being a big car built for wide USA highways, the mustang can be harder to handle when driving down windy single track country lanes or navigating tight inner city roads. 


And for those of you where money is no obstacle…

Aston Martin DB11 Volante

Let’s face it, if you’re looking to buy a practical everyday car then this isn’t it but if you want something to enjoy in your space time to unwind from the stresses of daily life then there is no better car out there.

Sleek and timelessly classic, the Aston Martin is a pleasure drive even if it does cost small fortune. However, this car is an investment in the sense that its deception rate is relatively low compared to other similar vehicles.

Good for… Performance

You’ll feel like 007 sat behind the wheel of this beauty. With a powerful driving performance and wonderful handling, you’ll never want to drive anything else.

Bad for… you bank balance

Not only will you have to pay quite a hefty sum to get this car home, insurance, fuel, maintenance and general servicing doesn’t come cheap.


Whatever convertible you choose to treat yourself to this summer, we can help you spread the cost with our dedicated low cost Car Loans starting from just 3.3% APR Representative between £7,500 and £25,000.
Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.

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