The list of car nameplates with decades-long histories is short.
Along with the 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible, the Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible waxes nostalgic but offers modern-day conveniences like turbocharged engines, a choice of transmissions, a nifty convertible top, and good safety performance.
The Ford Mustang Convertible is also offered with a V-8 engine and comes in many special editions, like the new Bullitt.
The Porsche Boxster is far pricier than the MINI Cooper, but harks back to the Porsche Spyders of the 1950s and injects modern power with a flat-six engine.
|2008 MINI Cooper ConvertibleBrowse Used Listings||2010 Ford MustangBrowse Used Listings||2008 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Gas V6||Gas Flat 6-cyl|
|2dr||2dr Coupe V6||2dr Roadster|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear wheel drive||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Roadster|