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Best convertibles for winterBack

You might not automatically think of buying a convertible at this time of year, but you could actually save a lot of cash if you did.

With dealers across the country keen to free up space on the forecourt for SUVs and 4x4s that offer more seasonal appeal, you have a much better chance of grabbing yourself a soft-top bargain.

And it’s not just us that thinks so, industry data from used car valuations body CAP has revealed that the average advertised price for a pre-owned convertible in May this year was £17,286, whilst in August this dropped to £15,944 and by September prices had dropped even further.

So, if you’re thinking about buying a used convertible car, now is a great time. But be warned, the best deals are to be had before Christmas as prices will start to rise in the New Year as retailers start to think about summer’s customers.

Take a look below at our top five best convertible cars to buy this winter:

audiTTAudi TT Roadster (2007-)

The second-generation Audi TT has loads going for it. Not only does it handle superbly well, it offers pace and style to boot. Get behind the wheel and you cannot help but enjoy the ride – choose the 2.0 TFSI engine to get the best performance.



volvoc70Volvo C70 (2010-)

Although the company is better known for its larger estate cars and 4x4s, the Swedish company has proved that it can produce a stylish and desirable convertible car too. The metal folding roof means occupants can be just as comfortable in the winter as the summer, couple this with its high level of comfort and quiet engines and it’s a dream to drive about town.


golfcabrioletVolkswagen Golf Cabriolet (2011-)

The Golf Cabriolet has remained a highly popular convertible car through the years and one of the most popular in the Volkswagen range, despite the 9 year gap between VW’s latest soft-top and its predecessor. The fabric folding roof helps to keep the car weighted and it’s an enjoyable car to drive whilst there’s plenty of space in the back for four.

z4BMW Z4 (2009-)

BMW offers a range of impressive convertible cars, but for many fans the Z4 is the true sports car of the range. Built as a two-seater car, occupants gets plenty of space and the metal folding roof helps keep things cosy in the winter. To drive, the Z4 is incredibly refined even with the roof down and it comes with a range of superb engines.

E-classCabrioletMercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet (2010-)

If comfort is your main priority this winter, you cannot go far wrong with a Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet. It’s an impressively large convertible car which offers its occupants the very best in luxury and quality. Furthermore, the technology of the fabric roof is one of the most advanced in its class.


Posted by Leana Kell on 13/11/2014