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2010 Lexus IS 250 C Review

November 01, 2010 EST | Convertibles , Lexus , Luxury Brands

The 2010 Lexus IS 250C offers the refinement and sophistication expected of Toyota's luxury division, but its transformation from sedan to convertible isn't as graceful as other brands' entries. Pros All-weather hardtop, high-quality interior, refined ride with 17-inch wheels, good...

2010 Audi S5 Review

August 20, 2010 EST | Audi , Convertibles , Coupes

The 2010 Audi S5's repertoire expands thanks to the new soft-top S5 Cabriolet and its exclusive supercharged V6, while the classy V8 continues to power the coupe. If you want a luxury performance coupe or convertible, the S5 belongs on...

2006 Lotus Elise reviews

April 27, 2006 EST | Convertibles , Lotus

For those willing to put up with its heavily compromised utility and comfort, the Lotus Elise provides the most unfiltered driving experience of any roadster sold today. Pros Ultralightweight chassis, uninhibited steering, supercar performance without the supercar price, low volume...

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser review

January 26, 2006 EST | Chrysler , Convertibles , Wagons

A practical car with some Hollywood style, the PT Cruiser can also be fun to drive, especially in turbo form. Pros Distinctive styling inside and out, spacious cabin with multiconfigurable rear seats, smooth ride, spirited acceleration on turbo models, reasonable...

2006 BMW 6 Series review

December 24, 2005 EST | BMW , Convertibles , Coupes , Luxury Brands

The 6 Series may not have the sleek, sexy sheet metal of its Mercedes-Benz rivals, but its satisfying combination of performance, luxury and technology will put you on top of the world. Pros Nimble handling, smooth and quiet ride, endless...

2006 Audi A4 review

December 23, 2005 EST | Audi , Convertibles , Luxury Brands , Sedans , Wagons

The A4 is luxurious, sporty, winterproof and a few grand cheaper than BMW's 3 Series. As such, it's one of our favorite entry-luxury cars. Pros Classy, well-constructed interiors; sharp handling; precise steering; available all-wheel drive; generous maintenance program. Cons Engines...

2006 Porsche Boxster review

November 16, 2005 EST | Convertibles , Luxury Brands , Porsche

A midengine design and classic Porsche styling, not to mention sublime steering and brakes, give the Boxster appeal that's hard to ignore. Pros Supreme handling characteristics, pinpoint steering, plenty of usable power especially in "S" model, usable cargo compartment, fast...

2006 Nissan 350Z review

November 13, 2005 EST | Convertibles , Coupes , Nissan

Nissan's crown jewel. For the money, this is one of the best performance buys on the market. Pros Strong and willing V6 engine, precision handling, powerful brakes, available drop-top version, a bargain compared to anything that can run with it....

Review: 2006 BMW 3 Series

July 23, 2005 EST | BMW , Convertibles , Coupes , Luxury Brands , SUV's , Sedans

Improving upon the ultimate driving machine benchmark, this is unequivocally the best car in the entry-luxury category. Pros Still the standard when it comes to perfectly sorted vehicle dynamics, high-quality interior materials and outstanding handling. Cons Still costs more than...

2007 Pontiac Solstice compact convertible

June 28, 2005 EST | Convertibles , Pontiac

Pontiac knows that it has a hot car on its hands, but maintaining that momentum will require frequent upgrades to keep the Solstice competitive. The GXP version should assure plenty of good press well into 2006. A year after the...

Vehicle buying guide - Convertibles

June 10, 2005 EST | Consumer Info , Convertibles

A Convertible is a car with a soft folding top or a hard removable or retractable top. Size/Market Segment: Convertibles range in size from two-seat roadsters to larger four-seat luxury models. The majority of convertibles on the market are luxury-brand...