Cruising convertibles do battle for ultimate feel-good vibes. Classy Convertibles. Have a taste of the good life without the financial strife – the BMW 335i M-Sport Convertible E93, Alfa Romeo Spider Type-939, Saab 9-3 Aero V6 Turbo Convertible, Volvo C70 Convertible and Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Convertible A209. Which is best? Pan-European adventures or staycation exploration – it's all glamorous in our open-all-hours quintet. Words Dan Bevis. Photography Chris Frosin.
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Convertibles have always been cool. There are few experiences more evocative, or more feel-good, than an old-timey cruise across sweeping widescreen moorland, through some lush and verdant valleys, or just trundling to the shops with the breeze in your barnet. In a ragtop, every journey is an adventure.
It doesn’t need to be a darty point-and-squirt road-racer. These cars are all about la dolce vita. So with a scorchio summer about to brighten up all our lives, yours would be hugely enriched by a convertible. Just think, by this time next month you could be picking flies out of your teeth as your hair amusingly rearranges itself into a Flock of Seagulls style. But which car will kick the needle on your feel-good-o-meter into action? Which one will best turn that wintry frown upside-down?
Something German, a Swedish option maybe, or a car with a little Latin flair? Here's our selection. Make your choice.