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Renault Megane and Ford Focus Convertibles

If you think a convertible car maybe out of your price range then look at the Renault Megane or Ford Focus.

If you think a convertible car maybe out of your price range then look at the Renault Megane or Ford Focus. Both are reasonably priced and can give you those moments in the sun. The Renault Megane offers a range of engines including four petrol and three diesels, the 2.0 litre diesel is definitely the pick of the range. The Ford Focus has a choice of a 1.6 or 2.0 petrol engine or a 2.0 diesel. Again the diesel choice would be the favourite.

Renault is proud of its safety record, and the Renault Megane CC doesn't let the side down, it has a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. All models come with front, side and thorax airbags as standard, along with stability control. The Renault Megane CC also has front seat airbags, which are designed to stop you slipping under the seatbelts. All models have deadlocks and an alarm to deter thieves. The Renault Megane uses high grade materials which gives the interior a classy feel whereas the Ford Focus is of an equal standard but those lower down on the dash have more of a functional look.

Even the cheapest Ford Focus Coupe-Convertible models come well equipped. Entry-level CC-1 trim includes air conditioning, alloy wheels, four electric windows and heated, electric door mirrors. CC-2 adds larger alloys, a heated windscreen and front fog lamps, while extras on the CC-3 include leather upholstery, electric driver's seat adjustment, a CD changer and automatic lights and wipers. The Ford Focus is an affordable drop-top that’s good to drive but the style-conscious are unlikely to be wowed by the looks. Prices start at around the £18,000 mark. The entry-level Renault Megane comes with 17-inch alloys, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control, a fixed glass wind deflector and fully integrated Tom Tom sat-nav. Step up to GT Line TomTom and you also get dual- zone climate control, as well as a GT bodykit and two-tone seats