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8 Great Used Convertibles Under $20,000 for 2020

A convertible can be a fun way to enjoy your drive, and it can be even more fun when you get a good deal on one. New convertibles can get pretty expensive, especially from luxury brands, but with a budget of $20,000, you have a lot of modern convertibles available on the used market that are just as fun as a more expensive new one.

Here are eight great used convertibles you can find on Autotrader for under $20,000 in 2020.

2013-2017 Audi A5

2013-2017 Audi A5

The Audi A5 is German engineering in a fun, 2-door package. Most A5 models are coupes, but there’s a convertible version as well, and it has the same great driving dynamics and comfortable, premium interior as its hardtop sibling. The A5 has a strong reliability rating, and every trim comes standard with Quattro all-wheel drive starting in 2015, meaning it’s actually a good convertible for snowy climates — which is rare. This one will definitely make your friends think you spent more than you did on your slick German luxury car. Find an Audi A5 for sale

2015-2019 BMW 2 Series

2015-2019 BMW 2 Series

The BMW 2 Series is like a love letter to BMW fans who admire the brand’s history of building fantastic drivers’ cars that combine luxury with a thrilling driving experience. It’s small, but not too small, and it’s been available as a convertible since the 2015 model year. Most 2 Series models you find in this price range will be the base 228i, which is equipped with a lively turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that strikes a nice balance between exciting performance and good fuel economy. Find a BMW 2 Series for sale

2016-2018 Chevrolet Camaro

2016-2018 Chevrolet Camaro

When it comes to American muscle, the legacy of the Chevrolet Camaro is a hard one to beat. The Camaro entered its current generation starting in 2016, and it’s the best Camaro yet, with killer style and the performance to back up its muscular appearance. You might not find any V8-powered SS models in this price range, but a Camaro with a turbocharged 4-cylinder or a brawny V6 won’t disappoint. This generation of the Camaro also happens to have a very user-friendly infotainment system. Find a Chevrolet Camaro for sale

2005-2013 Chevrolet Corvette

2005-2013 Chevrolet Corvette

Another used drop-top Chevy worth considering is the Chevrolet Corvette. The C6 generation of the ‘Vette is the one to get in the sub-$20K price range — especially if you can find one from 2008 or newer, which is when the base engine was upgraded to the more powerful LS3 V8. This Corvette is also surprisingly practical for a 2-seater. It’s comfortable enough for daily driving and more refined than its predecessors. It also has an aesthetic that’s aging well and nicely blends Corvette heritage with modern sports car styling. Find a Chevrolet Corvette for sale

2015-2017 Ford Mustang

2015-2017 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is a car that is known for being an outstanding value in performance cars, and it’s living up to that reputation better than ever, including on the used market. The current generation of the Mustang — before it received its 2018 face lift — is in a sweet spot of value, with plenty of used examples under the $20K mark. A lot of them are going to be EcoBoost models, which use a turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 300 horsepower while returning over 30 miles per gallon on the highway. That’s a balance of performance and efficiency that is hard to beat. Find a Ford Mustang for sale

2016-2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

No list of great used convertibles would be complete without the venerable Mazda MX-5 Miata. The wonderful ND generation of the Miata can easily be had for less than $20K, which means now is a great time to be a bargain-hunting car enthusiast. The current-gen Miata is the best Miata yet, as it’s both a great roadster and a great touring car. It has modern amenities, everyday driving comfort, lightweight tossability and impeccable handling, which makes it a joy to drive. Find a Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale

2005-2012 Porsche Boxster

The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engine roadster that delivers everything we love about the legendary brand. It seamlessly combines intoxicating performance with a luxurious interior and an unmistakable aesthetic. The one to get in this price range is the 987 generation Boxster, which fixed the controversial styling of the older 986 model while also improving on performance and refinement. The 987 got a face lift for 2009 with revised styling, an upgraded engine and an available outstanding 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission. Find a Porsche Boxster for sale

2013-2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2013-2019 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen Beetle is a practical front-wheel-drive compact car that happens to be available as a convertible. Also, did we mention it’s adorable? The most recent version of the Beetle — which was discontinued for 2020 — has comfortable seats, a smooth ride and a user-friendly infotainment system. We recommend finding one with the available turbocharged engine, which packs big power into this little car and turns up its fun-to-drive factor, giving this cute convertible just one more thing to love. Find a Volkswagen Beetle for sale

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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 Metro as his only car for a year and regrets nothing.

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