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Top 10 Hardtop Convertibles for 2007

Source: Businessweek

Metal-roofed convertibles are sturdier, safer, and offer better handling and a dramatically quieter ride than any ragtop. They are sexy, unsafe, pricey, cramped, and eminently unsuitable for families.

As a result, many prospective car buyers just glance at them longingly in the showroom before driving off in a minivan or crossover. But safety is increasingly less of a factor. That’s because these days auto makers offer convertibles with the sensuality of a ragtop and the solidity of a hardtop. Best of all, the roofs can be raised and lowered with the touch of a button.

Top 10 Hardtop Convertibles for 2007

The newest hardtops are also technological wonders. Their tops dance mechanically, folding back onto themselves, drawing stares from passersby, and helping to establish an auto brand’s high-tech bona fides. Even the most affordable new models put a premium on sporty performance, which only boosts sex appeal.

Speaking of premium, all this extra gadgetry doesn’t come cheap. For example, the Mercedes-Benz CLK350 coupe starts at $46,200 and the cabriolet version rings up at $54,200. Fortunately, not all hardtops are so expensive. At the lower end, the Miata Mx-5’s MSRP is just under $25,000.

Top 10 Hardtop Convertibles for 2007

Top 10 Hardtop Convertibles for 2007




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