We’re all wide-eyed over the brand-spanking-new Fiat 124 convertible, also known as the Miata’s fancy dress. But MotorWeek was running that bad boy before it had the benefit of Japanese reliability. Check out how the original did in 1982:
It’s summer somewhere.
The Nissan 370Z Nismo is a pretty hot sports car with a stiff chassis, 350 horsepower, and aggressive suspension. The Nismo Roadster concept takes that idea and tunes it for customers who just want to drive to their favorite coffee shop in Malibu; with an automatic transmission and convertible top.
There are a lot of stereotypes about convertible owners, just ask anyone that drives a Miata. Usually the assumptions are young, single, and lives in a warm climate. According to statistics from Experian Automotive, it turns out that drop-top drivers are older, well educated, and not always in the sun-belt.
Chopping the top off a new car is much easier than it used to be thanks to a modern super rigid chassis and high-strength materials. Car makers should get back in the open-top game starting with these ten models.
I used to have this theory that every car was made better with a convertible top. I know, handling and structural rigidity, blahblahblah, but for normal driving on a day with good weather, nothing beats the sun and the wind.
Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!
The temporary roof for the $2.7 million, 254 mph Bugatti Veyron Vitesse is actually an umbrella. It is, though, a really sweet carbon fiber umbrella.
Imagine driving at speeds approaching 200 mph in an open convertible. Imagine a McLaren MP4-12C without a roof. McLaren's 616 hp twin-turbo V8 powered 12C Spider can do just that. We know because Formula 1 driver Jenon Button has been there and done that.
Falling in love can be dangerous, especially when it's at a used car dealership. Bethany Porter's heart went all a-flutter once she laid eyes on a black '99 Saab 9-3 convertible with 98,000 miles on it sitting at the Geoff Rogers Autoplex in St. Peters, Missouri, home of the "price smash." She was ready to dump her…
This must be the saddest photo of happy people in the world. Taken in the narrow slit of optimism between Congo’s passing from the most terrible colony in Africa to the most terrible failed state in Africa, Jean Depara’s photos of life in Kinshasa in the early 1950s show the rambunctious Congo that could have been.
The early '90s edition of the Buick Skylark contend for some of the least worthy vehicles ever to carry the Buick name. One Washington car builder has the answer to the question "What if GM had allowed a convertible?"
The UK version of Top Gear has produced a Very Special Christmas Edition, with its own trio of wisdom trekking to the Holy Land via second-hand convertibles. Every proper Nativity scene does need an ass or two. (Thanks Brownstar!)
Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning had a wet Porsche convertible, a leaf blower and time to spare Wednesday. He now has a gutted Toronto mansion following a three-alarm fire. Here's how not to dry a Porsche.
There are many things in life we can get behind. Few make as much sense as a roofless 1963 Volvo P1800 with a Ford small-block. Wanna buy it? Great news! You can!
Speeds of 50–70 MPH in a convertible car generate noise levels above the threshold of hearing damage, according to a study published in the medical journal Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
To B, or not to B: that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The Nice Price or Crack Pipe of outrageous cost, or to take arms against a sea of car trouble. . .
The roofless Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder is finally hitting the streets, but is the 560 HP, 5.2-liter V10-equipped convertible a boulevard poseur or can this drop-top bull run with the best from Sant'Agata?