For drop-top fun in the sun, you can't beat a convertible. Convertibles give you the flexibility of open-air driving enjoyment or protection from wind, weather and noise by simply putting the top back up turning the car into a coupe. These are a popular choice for drivers in sunny climates where you want as little metal and glass between you and the outdoors as possible.

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Although almost all convertibles have two doors, they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. There are a few affordable small roadsters like the Mazda Miata and the Fiat 124 Spider, muscle cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang, and drop-top luxury cars from a lot of the big luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.

It might sound weird, but there are even a few convertible SUVs on the market. Perhaps the best-known convertible SUV is the Jeep Wrangler that's famous for its available removable roof, but there are a few others including the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible and a few discontinued ones you can find on the used market like the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and early examples of the Toyota RAV4.

Pros: There's nothing quite like the open-air driving experience that a convertible offers. It might get a little noisy, but the wind in your hair and the sun on your face can make it worth it. Just don't forget your sunglasses.

Convertibles are often cars that are designed and engineered to fun to drive. For example, you can now get the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the most powerful version of the Corvette, as a convertible and Chevy claims that there's no compromise in performance when you opt for the convertible. On the more affordable side of the spectrum, roadsters like the Mazda Miata can offer big driving fun on a small budget.

Cons: Depending on the climate you live in and the forecast, driving a convertible can be a gamble. If you're driving with the top down and it starts raining, you may need to make an unplanned stop to put the top up while getting wet in the process. This is when power-retractable roofs come in handy.

If you drive a soft-top convertible, the "rag top" can wear over time sometimes being prone to leaks and can eventually need replacement, which is an expense that's unique to convertibles. Also, no matter what kind of roof you have on your convertible, it adds more moving parts to your car which means more things that could potentially break
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