There are sunny days around the corner, hopefully. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting better and it is convertible season in the UK.
If you’re looking at getting the most out of the good weather we’re due this spring and summertime, take a look at 5 of the best deals available on brand new convertibles.
The prices are varied and there should be something in here for everyone. Make sure you leave a comment at the bottom with your favourite.
It’s always been the ‘odd one out’ from the German 3, alongside the Audi TT and Mercedes SLK, but the new Z4 is only odd because it dares to be different.
Featuring a traditionally long nose with a range of 4 and 6 cylinder engines available, the Z4 is a properly stylish car that offers plenty of grunt, the 35i Sdrive will whip you from 0-60 in just 4.9 seconds when fitted with the DCT gearbox.
If you fancy something a bit more frugal, you can go for the 18i SDrive model which will offer a modest 41mpg, not quite on par with the 2.0 TFSI Audi TT but endlessly more fun to drive.
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
It’s tough to question the credentials of the Golf, it’s the perfect all rounder and everybody knows that. The cabriolet versions have been around right since the very first ‘Mark 1’ Golf too, and they’ve always been popular.
If you fancy some roof-down motoring which won’t compromise on your daily tasks, be it the school run or a trip to the supermarkets, the Golf Cabriolet is probably one of the best on the market.
The Golf is also available with a wide variety of engine choices, we’d recommend the 2.0 TDi Diesel unit, which will return you a steady 62mpg - which is the most miles per gallon you’ll see on this list.
The MINI convertible has been a respected entrant into the convertible supermini market since introduction, in the early 00’s, but there’s a brand new model out for 2016 and we think it’s the best one yet.
It’s more spacious than the model before, has fantastic economy from the quirky 3 cylinder engines and the interior is typically BMW, which is excellent.
The MINI costs just £20 to tax each year in diesel form and this will also return you a whole 70.6mpg, so you can get the roof down without having to worry about the fuel costs.
The MINI might not be to everyone's taste, which is fair enough, but if it’s up your street then it is definitely a good time to buy and make the most of it this Spring and Summer.
The new MX5 ‘ND’ was introduced late last year, you might not have seen the newest model flying around just yet, but we’re forecasting a bright summer of sales for the world's most popular roadster.
The new model follows the same ethos of the previously successful models, lightweight, exquisite steering and a manageable, revvy engine. The 1.5 unit isn’t the most powerful engine in the world, by a long-shot, but any MX5 owner will tell you that the car isn’t about power.
With the MX5 it’s all about the bends and taking this new model through the twisties is an absolute pleasure. If you’re looking for something fun to drive, easy on the eye and ultimately rewarding to drive with the roof down this summer, you’ll do extremely well to find something more satisfying than the new MX5.
Right, ok, we’ll admit this may be quite an expensive stretch for most of us who are desperately searching for some wind in our hair this year.
However, it’s hard to ignore the most glamorous and exciting sports car to come out of Britain since it’s own grandfather, the E-Type.
The new Jaguar F-Type is a simply stunning convertible and offers the owner thunderous performance, with a 0-60 time of 5.1 seconds in the 3.0 V6 model and, even more impressively, just 3.8 seconds with the 5.0 V8 unit fitted.