Despite all the rain we have in the UK, so many of us love the idea of putting the roof down and catching some rays on the few beautiful sunny days we have a year. Whether we're running errands, heading to the beach or going on a road trip down to the southwest of England, there is something about letting the summer breeze in that we just adore.
As we're now getting glorious weather, you may be thinking of investing in your own summer convertible, but which is the right one for you? There are so many on the market to choose from; they come in all shapes and sizes and suit all tastes and budgets.
One of the best-selling 2-seater convertibles around, the Mazda MX-5 is small, fun and a great summer convertible to add to your shortlist. Powerful, lightweight and reliable, the MX-5 has been a favoured convertible by many for years. Despite the joy this car brings, remember the soft top can only be put down or raised manually so make sure you check the weather forecast before you set off - no one likes an unexpected shower!
Classic in shape and fun to drive, this popular convertible offers accessible performance and all the summer driving fun you're craving.
The ever-popular city car, the Mini Cooper has been around for years and is a firm favourite for many people. So, why not consider a Mini Cooper Convertible? Although the electric roof doesn't go all the way down, leaving a pram-like edging, it does mean you still get useable boot space. Plus, as it only takes 18 seconds, you'll have the sun in your face in no time!
Classic in design and easy to drive, the Mini Convertible comes with great tech and safety features - making it a joy to own.
The powerful design we've come to expect from Mercedes is definitely not lacking in the E-Class. Its distinguishable features and sleek design means you'll stand out in any crowd - and for the right reasons! As well as its luxury interior, and technology galore, the soft-top roof is fully automatic and takes around 20 seconds to go from open to closed. Plus, it's possible to do so at speeds of up to 25 mph so you can make the change on the move if the rain starts creeping in (provided it's safe to do so).
One of the best 4-seater convertibles around, this comfortable ride also has enough boot space for all your bags, making it ideal for cruising those country and coastal roads on your next road trip.
The Audi TT Convertible is one of the best-looking convertibles on the market, offering a sporty charm with powerful performance. Named from the British Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) motorcycle race, the TT Convertible makes everyday driving extra special with a high-quality drive and all the tech a driver could ask for. Plus, with the roof only taking 10 seconds to retract, you can go from rain to sun with no fuss!
Although the roof only makes this sporty convertible a 2-seater, this Audi offers a smooth ride and memorable driving experience; exactly what you need for your next summer convertible.
If you're looking for luxury, look no further. The Jaguar F-Type is the epitome of style and sophistication and offers supreme handling and a smooth ride to ensure you and your passengers are comfortable throughout your journey. If you start to feel a few rain drops, the roof can be closed in 11 seconds, even when travelling at speeds of up to 30mph, so you won't necessarily have to worry about pulling over to make the change.
The F-Type's straight-line speed, sporty look and sensational performance make it the ideal choice for anyone looking to travel in style.
Light and powerful, the Porsche 718 Boxster makes for a thrilling driving experience unlike any other. Delivering brilliant performance, the Boxster has been a popular choice for many years and offers its driver an agile experience, taking the twist and turns of any country road like a pro. Plus, if you're driving at 30mph or less, you can still put the roof up when the sun comes out. It only takes 16 seconds and really makes this convertible the enjoyable drive that it is.
This 2-seater Porsche with its decent boot space is the ideal choice for any couple looking for a fun way to travel this summer.
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Convertibles offer that unique summer feeling, and no matter which one you choose, you'll love the feel of the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you travel this summer.
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