Convertibles

Ford takes lid off 2018 Mustang convertible
Ford takes lid off 2018 Mustang convertible

Hot on the horseshoes of the 2018 Ford Mustang coupe's debut earlier this week, the automaker has shown off an updated Mustang convertible. Like the coupe, the droptop dispenses with the formerly-standard V-6 engine, leaving a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and an updated 5.0-liter V-8 engine...Read More»

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Car Connection's Best Convertible to Buy 2017

Addition by subtraction can work wonders. Ask anyone who's lost a cell phone for a couple days and they'll say that the world changes the moment they started looking up. We couldn't agree more. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a tossable, likable car with few impediments between driver and road. For that...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
Chevrolet Camaro: The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2017

Performance is a trait we rate on every vehicle here at The Car Connection, but some vehicles do it better than others. Far, far better. We've given out our share of 10s this year for high-dollar, hyper-performance machinery that cranks out 0-60 mph times of less than 3 seconds, and top speeds in...Read More»

2017 Dodge Viper 25th anniversary limited edition models
Dodge Viper ends production after 2017 model year

Earlier today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a press release celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dodge Viper. Unfortunately, part of the festivities involve killing it. Yes, for the second time in less than a decade, the Viper is motoring into FCA's vault, where it was also stored from 2010...Read More»

2016 Buick Cascada  -  second drive report
2016 Buick Cascada second drive review

To a great number of Americans, the quintessential spring break involves cruising a Miami Beach, taking in the sun with the top down, picking up some friends, and maybe heading out to Key West. While the Cascada has the goods to fulfill that fantasy, we’re not entirely convinced that...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 video preview

The latest Chevy Camaro isn’t a pure muscle car any more. It’s a great sports car with massive V-8 power—and that’s why we named it Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2016. But the Camaro isn’t done yet. This year it’s getting its first serious performance...Read More»

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR. 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR video preview

Since 2014, the Jaguar F-Type has been one of the most outrageous sports cars on the road. Stunning looks and thundering V-8 power make it a real 911 and Corvette rival. Now the F-Type is pushing its boundaries, and nudging supercar territory with a new edition, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR. MORE...Read More»

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF video preview

The Mazda Miata is one of the best sports cars on the road. New just last year, it still has a lock on nimble rear-drive handling. We expected a power-hardtop version to join the lineup. Frankly, we weren’t expecting this--the MX-5 Miata RF. MORE: Read about the Mazda Miata RF stands for...Read More»

2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible first drive

Gimmickry and retro design cues have always been part of the beguiling formula for Mini—especially ever since the brand was resurrected by BMW earlier last decade, and up to present day and the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible we drove around Los Angeles earlier this month. It’s just that...Read More»

2016 Buick Cascada
2016 Buick Cascada First Drive Video

​ It’s been 25 years since Buick last had a convertible in its lineup. You’ve probably forgotten the Reatta, right? It's okay. The Reatta was a set-up, anyway. It was supposed to be Buick's halo car--in-dash CRTs and "Reatta Craft Centre" assembly line and all. Chalk all that up to...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
​2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Video Preview

Mercedes has a true sports car in its lineup now with the AMG GT--but for decades, its SL two-seat roadster filled the bill. This year, the Benz SL is back with some new styling hooks and uprated hardware as it lifts its grand-touring game. The first thing you'll notice with the new SL is the new...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, Denim Models Go Vintage Smart Casual

At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Volkswagen is introducing two new Beetle variants that should help nudge this classic nameplate back into consideration. First, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, which will arrive in Coupe form in the first quarter of 2016 and in Convertible form by next fall...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible leaked - Image via Camaro6
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Preview

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has officially previewed its 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible; and while it’s hardly surprising how this drop-top pony car looks, GM has detailed a series of features and structural upgrades that should make it a big step forward in refinement and general driving...Read More»

Teaser for Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Land Rover Follows In Nissan's Footsteps, Promises Range Rover Evoque Convertible For 2016: Video

SUVs are selling like hotcakes, so naturally, automakers want to milk them for all they're worth before the public's hunger subsides. How? By offering new, exciting versions of SUVs for shoppers who've grown tired of garden-variety utes. Most companies achieve that goal by offering special trim...Read More»

2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible
The Car Connection's Best Convertibles To Buy 2015

Convertibles are dream cars. If you can afford the added expenses of a roofless car--and live in a place where top-down driving makes sense most of the year--they're also some of the most engaging vehicles you can drive and own. Buying a new convertible can be a confusing prospect. Do I really need...Read More»

2015 BMW 2-Series Convertible
Hardtop Convertibles Dwindling: Are They A Passing Fad?

The more things change, the more they stay the same. And to some drivers, one of life’s little joys is one that involves putting down the top, opening up to the sky, and feeling a little wind in your hair—in one of many the many convertibles the market has to offer. Trouble is, of...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90
Ceiling Limited: Volvo Renewal Plan Puts Convertibles, Coupes On Hiatus

Where are the two-door models in Volvo’s lineup? With the sporty C30 hatchback and luxurious C70 convertible now both gone from the lineup, it’s a question that anyone familiar with the brand is bound to ask, come trade-in time. But as Peter Mertens, Volvo Cars’ R&D chief...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible
Study: People Who Own Convertibles Are More Educated & More Affluent Than Most Of Us

As with many professions, writing about cars has busy seasons and slow ones. Fall, winter, and spring are fast and furious, with countless auto shows demanding coverage and new models rolling into showrooms every day. In summer, on the other hand, we usually see a steep drop in the number and...Read More»

2015 Audi S3
Audi Prices 2015 A3 TDI, A3 Cabriolet, High-Performance S3

With the launch of the all-new 2015 Audi A3 sedan now out of the way, Audi can get ready to start selling some more exciting versions of its entry-level car. Before they put the gasoline A3 sedans on sale this summer, Audi announced the starting prices for the 2015 Audi A3 TDI (diesel) sedan, 2015...Read More»

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