Cruise around in a thoroughly capable modern vehicle
Motoring.co.uk has trawled through its used car database to reveal two prestigious used cabriolets from only £14,000. Now, for that money buyers may assume their choices are limited to elderly machinery - but you can actually cruise around in a thoroughly capable modern vehicle.The Mercedes CLK is a hugely desirable four-seater with a badge to make the neighbours green with envy. Engines start with a 1.8-litre 163bhp and finish with the mighty 6.2-litre V8. This latter model produces 499bhp and hits 62mph is a Porsche pounding 4.2 seconds. These engines are complemented by several transmission choices including the six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic units. So, what does this rear-wheel-drive convertible cost? Motoring.co.uk's database reveals the used Mercedes CLK is listed on a 2006 registration with 'buy safe' sellers from £16,000. Motorists who find the CLK too brash may be tempted to squeeze behind the wheel of the Audi A4 Cabriolet. This recently replaced convertible is an enviably capable cruiser wrapped-up in a stylishly understated body. The most powerful engine is the 339bhp 4.2-litre, but most drivers would be perfectly satisfied with the 3.0-litre diesel. This latter unit reaches 62mph in 7.1 seconds and returns a reasonably economical combined average of 35mpg. Three year old examples of the used Audi A4 Cabriolet make an appearance in Motoring.co.uk's database from £14,000.