There aren’t many things that can beat the feeling of the wind blowing through your hair on a hot summer day. If you’re thinking about getting a convertible, here are three options ranging from practical to aspirational.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Starting at an MSRP of $23,720, the Miata has been a Car and Driver “10 Best” an impressive 13 times. Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing that produces 167 hp and 140 lb/ft of torque, the MX-5 Miata offers your choice of five-speed manual, six-speed close ratio manual or six-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Logic.
The MX-5 Miata Near features a near perfect weight distribution while a double wishbone front suspension and multilink rear suspension provides miles of smooth driving. Available in Sport, Club and Grab Touring trims, all models of the MX-5 Miata come standard with a heaping list of standard equipment and available equipment so buyers can choose the right model with the options it really wants.
In fact, car aficionados at Left Lane News rave about the MX-5 Miata.
“When first introduced in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 Miata caused a sensation because it combined the positive characteristics of classic British roadsters, namely a lightweight design and incredibly pure handling, with bulletproof Japanese reliability. Fast forward to the present, and the Miata continues to deliver the same qualities in a slightly larger, more powerful package,” according to Left Lane News.
The 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE
Up next is the 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE, starting at an MSRP of $69,000. Available in three models, F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and F-TYPE V8 S, the F-TYPE is a perfect blend of luxury, design and power. Standard on F-TYPE models is a 340 hp V6 engine with an eight-speed ZF transmission. F-TYPE S models push the power up to 380 hp through the use of a Supercharger and F-TYPE V8 S models dominate with a 495 hp Supercharged V8 mill.
All models come standard with leather seating, Intelligent Start/Stop and a Navigation system with Traffic Messaging. Available features include 20-inch wheels, an Electronic Active Differential, power folding exterior mirrors and an Active Sport Exhaust.
“In my experience, this is the best Jaguar in decades. That’s based on driving for long trips in mixed conditions. It’s a car that gets better the more it’s driven. On the road, the Jag just feels a bit more special than the Porsches, and the reactions from the cars-and-coffee guys proved it,” according to AutoWeek.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
For those who want to dream big, this Porsche is a great place to aim. With an MSRP just shy of $200,000, this car isn’t exactly for everyone. However, the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is powered by a phenomenal 3.8-liter V6 that produces a remarkable 560 hp and 516 lb/ft of torque (that can jump to 553 lb/ft with an overboost function) through a seven-speed PDK (short for Porsche Doppelkupplung). A top speed of 197 mph and a 3.0- second zero-to-60 mph time are impressive, but when you add in a 24 mpg highway rating, you start to see that this Porsche is simply incredible.
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