For those dreaming of a late summer drive with the roof down, a convertible is what you’re after. They are a car that has a folding roof that can either be removed fully or at least partially.
You may have heard these referred to as Cabriolets or Roadsters too, but there are some minor differences between the three.
Cabriolet is seen as an alternative to Convertible, while Roadsters are traditionally high performance sports model with just two seats. The term is generally seen as an interchangeable one that comes down largely to manufacturer preference.
These days, the open top cars can come in all different shapes and sizes. Due to their sporty nature, running costs may be slightly higher than other models. But for many, the opportunity to buy a convertible is always something for the bucket list.
Some of the popular Convertible cars you might have seen around include the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type and the BMW Z4.