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author photo by Eric Brandt April 2019

There is a lot of drop-top fun to be had on the used market, especially with a budget of up to $20,000. From fun, 2-seater roadsters to luxury sports cars, you might be surprised by what you can afford.

Here are eight great used convertibles you can find on Autotrader for less than $20,000 in 2019.

2016-2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016-2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda Miata has been a class-leading sports car ever since it first came out in the early 1990s and the current ND generation is the best Miata yet. It delivers exactly what everyone loves about the Miata: spirited driving dynamics in a fun, stylish, lightweight package while returning great fuel economy as a nice bonus. If you're looking for a more classically styled roadster, a good alternative is the Fiat 124 Spider, which is based on the same platform as the ND Miata but uses a turbocharged Fiat engine. Find a Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale

2015-2019 Ford Mustang

2015-2019 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang has a long history of being a fun sports car for the masses and the S550 generation of the car carries that tradition beautifully. It has athletic handling and three fantastic engines available, a strong and efficient turbocharged 4-cylinder, a powerful V6 and an outstanding V8 in the GT models. If you can find a Mustang GT at this price point, we strongly recommend it, but the 4-cylinder EcoBoost model delivers a very satisfying blend of performance and efficiency. Find a Ford Mustang for sale

2008-2013 Lexus IS

2010-2013 Lexus IS

It might be easy to forget, but there was a convertible variant of the second-generation Lexus IS. This compact luxury car was a strong value when it was new and it's an even better value now that it's had a few years to depreciate. The entry-level 4-cylinder IS 250C is pretty good, but the V6-powered IS 350C is much more powerful and more fun, while still coming in under the $20k mark on the used market. Like most Lexus models, the IS delivers strong reliability, refined luxury and high quality all around. Find a Lexus IS for sale

1998-2004 Chevrolet Corvette

1998-2004 Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevy Corvette is America's sports car and the C5 generation from the late-'90s through the mid-2000s has become an excellent value in sporty convertibles. It packs the now-legendary LS1 V8 engine, which is powerful right out of the box and has a ton of aftermarket support to make it even better. The Corvette also has agile handling and eye-catching styling that is aging nicely two decades after its debut. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

2005-2012 Porsche Boxster

2005-2012 Porsche Boxster

One of the best values in used Porsches today is the 987 generation of the Boxster. The Boxster is a premium roadster that offers the sporty performance and high-end luxury you'd expect from Porsche. It has a great interior that still feels premium by today's standards and it's more comfortable and practical than you might expect a fun sports car to be with both a front and rear trunk and good fuel economy. Another nice perk is that the automatic top folds in just 12 seconds. Find a Porsche Boxster for sale

2009-2016 BMW Z4

2009-2016 BMW Z4

The fifth-generation BMW Z4 was the first one that doesn't have separate coupe and convertible variants, but rather, a standard retractable hardtop on all models. It's a 2-piece aluminum shell that takes 20 seconds to operate. Cool top aside, this Z4 offers strong engines, a roomy, premium interior and a much-improved infotainment system over the previous Z4. This BMW roadster combines luxury and performance in every way from its styling to its interior to its performance. Find a BMW Z4 for sale

2013-2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2013-2019 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen recently announced the discontinuation of the current A5 generation of the Beetle, which has been around long enough to be a strong value on the used market. The convertible body was introduced for the 2013 model year adding drop-top fun to this quirky, retro compact. It has a variety of engine options, including a super efficient diesel and a peppy turbocharged engine. The Beetle also comes with a lot of standard features adding to its value proposition in used convertibles. Find a Volkswagen Beetle for sale

2000-2009 Honda S2000

2000-2009 Honda S2000

The Honda S2000 isn't the fanciest or the fastest roadster on this list, but it's a modern classic for its tremendous driving dynamics and its powerful, high-revving engine linked to one of the slickest manual transmissions money can buy. That strong performance combined with Honda safety and reliability is part of what makes the S2000 such a desirable sports car for enthusiasts. Find a Honda S2000 for sale

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