Convertible

Question: Has Honda's S2000 Hung On Too Long?
Question: Has Honda's S2000 Hung On Too Long?

The Honda S2000 will soldier on for another year in its current form--but has it stayed at the sportscar party too long? Honda says the "performance icon" will get new paint colors for the 2009 model year, but the essentials--the 237-horsepower four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible
Video: Nakamura Flogs the G37 Convertible

Last weekend, we showed you this first photo of the Infiniti G37 Convertible. Now, Infiniti's sent over this marvy video of chief Nissan designer Shiro Nakamura, talking about the style and substance of the new hardtop convertible. The new 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible uses a three-piece folding...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible: First Photo

It's been a long time since Infiniti offered a convertible--set your wayback machine for the M30 that launched with the original Infiniti lineup in 1989. Today, the upscale Nissan brand is rejoining the fray with its first hardtop convertible.The new 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible is spun from the...Read More»

2009 Nissan Murano
2011 Nissan Murano Convertible: Yep, It's Real

There's nothing more than a nod and wink from deep inside Nissan headquarters in Franklin, Tenn., but that Murano Convertible rumored on other Web sites is in fact a reality. A ragtop Murano doesn't sound like a logical product step, but TheCarConnection.com's own sources confirm it's a model in...Read More»

2008 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible
Toyota Camry Solara Sticking Around

It's been called "dated" and droopy by reviewers around the Web--but Toyota's sticking with the Camry Solara convertible for another couple of years, according to word from the annual management seminars taking place in Traverse City, Mich., this week. The 2009 Toyota Camry Solara and 2010 Toyota...Read More»

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe
Infiniti Bumps G Lineup with Big V-6, Convertible

Infiniti says the 2009 G lineup will include a new convertible version of its G37 Coupe, a four-wheel-drive G37 Coupe and a G37 sedan as the new versions roll out over the next six months. The big news is the long-anticipated convertible edition of the G37 Coupe. Set to launch in the first quarter...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang Is Here, Too

Like Glenn Close cookin' up a pot of rabbit stew, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is demanding you pay attention to it today. Ford, though, wants you to remember that it was the first pony car on the block, will remain on the block, and is also getting a major fluff job for the 2010 model year. To make...Read More»

2009 BMW 3-Series
BMW 3-Series Gets New Diesel, New iDrive

BMW's next-generation 3-Series is little different on the outside, but there's change under the hood--and change in the iDrive system that's found in some versions. Late last week, BMW released these first shots of the new 3-Series, which gets the mildest of exterior makeovers. New versions of the...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series
Benz Goes Back to Black with SL65 AMG

You knew it wouldn't take long: last year we brought you the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL range, and before the ink is dry on those road tests, Benz has ushered in a Black Series edition of the two-seat convertible that will require a whole new set of superlatives to be minted. It looks vaguely like...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible: First Peep

GM's hip with the Friday news--while the rest of the car world is putting down the mouse for the weekend, GM's gone and posted the first rough shots of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible. In a short missive on the GM Fastlane Blog, Chevy GM Ed Peper says the "overwhelmingly enthusiastic"...Read More»

2009 Porsche 911
Porsche 911 for '09: DSG Makes the Cut

The 2009 Porsche 911 arrives this September in the States, and for the first time Porsche's hallmark sportscar will offer a dual-clutch transmission--the type of semi-manual box that colleagues at Audi and Volkswagen have been installing in their cars for a few years. While Porsche plays catch-up...Read More»

Mazda Miata versus BMW Z3
Gas Prices' Flip Side: Roadsters Are Now Practical

Who among us hasn't wistfully wished for a summer or two with a two-seat convertible? Unfortunately, practicality reigns in most of our lives, and dreams of carefree, open-air motoring with some babe in a flowing scarf remain just a fantasy. But $4-a-gallon gas changes everything! If you've ever...Read More»

2009 Cadillac XLR
2009 Cadillac XLR Is Officially Official

A few weeks ago, I showed you the clearest spy shots of the 2009 Cadillac XLR that could be had--and now that Cadillac's shown the final version, the predictions about a mild change for the two-seat hardtop roadster have proven true. The XLR isn't winning any sales awards, but the midcycle...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Goes Back to Black with SL65

The most powerful Mercedes-Benz SL roadster ever goes on sale next year -- and this morning Motor Trend spilled their guts on the details of the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black Series. The Black Series takes the AMG V-8 engine and twists it until it screams -- upping horsepower by 66 to a total...Read More»

2009 Cadillac XLR, Caught Without Camo

Our spies have caught the 2009 Cadillac XLR without even an inch of camouflage – exposing the new front fascia, which includes a new grille and restyled fog lamps. In addition, the XLR will be wearing a bit more jewelry – in this case, it will be chrome vents on the fenders. Watch for...Read More»

Spy Shots: 2009 BMW Z4 Gets Folding Hardtop

Back in March, we told you that the 2009 BMW Z4 would be getting a retractable folding roof. This week some of the other blogs are picking up on the detail, with a little more information on the new Z4's powertrains. The new Z4 is expected to offer a choice of more powerful engines. Riding on the...Read More»

Consumer Reports Loves the Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen's on-again, off-again love affair with Volkswagen is on again, as the German automaker's Eos convertible took the top honors int he latest Consumer Reports comparo of seven convertibles. Pitted against the likes of the BMW 328i, Saab 9-3 Convertible, Volvo C70, Pontiac G6, Mitsubishi...Read More»

Dodge Viper Could Be History

Chrysler's new management team is wielding a sharp axe -- and one of Detroit's most respected reporters says the Dodge Viper is the next casualty of the cuts in Auburn Hills. John McElroy, in a guest blog over at Autoblog, says he's just gotten word that the Viper will be cut as Chrysler CEO Bob...Read More»

Spy Photos: 2010 BMW Z4 Spotted!

BMW’s next-generation Z4 sports car has been photographed quite often in various stages of its development. These latest shots show a test car caught in the streets of Munich. The Z4 will replace the current model that has been on the market since 2003, and it will be about the same size. The...Read More»

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