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10 Best Used Convertibles Under $15,000


A convertible creates a driving experience not quite like anything else. From upscale luxury cars to iconic sports cars, there’s plenty of variety in the used car market for anyone who wants to put the top down and enjoy the drive.

Here are the 10 best used convertibles you can find on Autotrader under $15,000.

2011 Audi A5

2011 Audi A5

Do you want to get behind the wheel of a German luxury car without breaking the bank? The stylish and luxurious Audi A5 is a good way to do it. The interior is one of the finest in its class, it’s available with all-wheel drive, and it still has pretty good trunk space for a convertible. See Audi A5 models for sale near you

2012 BMW 3 Series

2012 BMW 3 Series Convertible

Everyone loves the BMW 3 Series for its engaging driving experience and premium interior. The convertible model takes those virtues and packages them into a fun drop-top. It’s a hardtop convertible which means it’s a quiet and comfortable cruiser when the top is up. See BMW 3 Series models for sale near you

2011 Chevrolet Camaro

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

The fifth-generation Camaro that returned in 2010 after an 8-year hiatus brought back the iconic nameplate with a nice blend of retro and modern styling. The convertible model was re-introduced in 2011 with the same compelling performance as the coupe model. See Chevrolet Camaro models for sale near you

2011 Ford Mustang

2011 Ford Mustang Convertible

The Ford Mustang is legendary for its inimitable blend of performance, style, and value. It’s a great buy on the used market if you’re looking for a cool American muscle car with a convertible top. Model-year 2011 is a good one to shop for because it got two new engines: a 305-horsepower base V6 and the outstanding “Coyote” V8 in the GT models. See Ford Mustang models for sale near you

2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is beloved by driving enthusiasts. It’s a modern take on a traditional sports car with a low curb weight and a driving experience like no other. The “NC” generation is an affordable and comfortable sports car that’s fun to drive at any speed. See Mazda MX-5 Miata models for sale near you

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a good example of a car that will make your friends think you paid more than you really did. The ride is comfortable, yet the handling is sporty. Rather than a traditional soft top, this luxurious roadster has a retractable hardtop that operates quickly. See Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class models for sale near you

2013 Mini Cooper

2013 Mini Cooper

The convertible version of the Mini Cooper does an excellent job retaining the iconic Mini aesthetic while adding a convertible top. The Mini Cooper is famous for its go-kart-like handling and unmistakable look, and putting the top down makes it even more fun. See Mini Cooper models for sale near you

2010 Nissan 370Z

2010 Nissan 370Z convertible.

The roadster version of the 370Z is pretty rare compared to its coupe counterpart. If you can find one, it’s a fun way to experience the muscular V6 engine and responsive steering of the 370Z. It has an appearance that still looks futuristic today, and it’s easy on the wallet. See Nissan 370Z models for sale near you

2003 Porsche Boxster

2003 Porsche Boxster front right in yellow

You have to go back a few years to find a Porsche Boxster in this price range, but it’s arguably the best value in used Porsche models. This convertible has the upscale interior of a luxury car with the performance of a mid-engine sports car without compromise. See Porsche Boxster models for sale near you

2013 Volkswagen Beetle

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

The Volkswagen Beetle is already a fun car, but the fun factor is increased in the convertible model. The last iteration of the Beetle got a convertible option for 2013, which also introduced an efficient turbodiesel engine option. This convertible is a good value thanks to its generous list of standard features. See Volkswagen Beetle models for sale near you

Best Used Convertibles Under $15,000

  1. 2011 Audi A5
  2. 2012 BMW 3 Series
  3. 2011 Chevrolet Camaro
  4. 2011 Ford Mustang
  5. 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata
  6. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
  7. 2013 Mini Cooper
  8. 2010 Nissan 370Z
  9. 2003 Porsche Boxster
  10. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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