Convertibles

SOMETHING is definitely up with the climate. Every time I have tried out a two-seater convertible in the past, Mother Nature has thrown...

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THE sun was out, the sky was blue when a big powerful roadster went flashing by me. "All right for some," I thought - and then it struck...

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FOR any car to be a true success is remarkable, but to do it twice is, well, sensational.There is no doubting the fact that the Fiat 500...

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WE Brits love our open-top motoring and with the slightest hint of sunshine on the horizon, it's down with the roof and crank up the...

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TO Mini enthusiasts, the Mini Cooper resonates with high performance, after first making an appearance in the early 1960s and going on to...

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JUMPING to conclusions can be a practice with a habit of backfiring.Take the Ford Mustang. I'm hooked, love it to bits, but was horrified...

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VENTURING out in the winter sun may be crisp, sharp and bracing for a leisurely walk, but for convertible car drivers it can quickly lead...

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ALWAYS desirable, even when going through previously indifferent periods, Mercedes and its iconic three-pointed star remains something...

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LET'S get over this bit quickly. Yes, the Fiat 124 Spider is based on the suspension and underbody of Mazda's world-conquering MX-5.Yes,...

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AS luck would have it a roadster arrived during a week of near constant rain so I was unable to sample the delights of Fiat's 124 Spider...

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THE Range Rover Evoque proved a huge hit - a model that really helped to invigorate the Land Rover brand at a crucial time, while...

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BACK in June I got my first view of the sensational McLaren 570S Spider when it made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.The Spider...

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LAST August I got behind the wheel of the new Ford Mustang convertible for the first time and wet weather denied me the opportunity to get...

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AUDI knows a thing or two about successful niche marketing and the revised A5 Cabriolet is a brilliant example of the brand doing what it...

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A YEAR ago Land Rover launched what it called the world 's first luxury compact SUV convertible.It was an intriguing new beast and interest...

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ITALIANS love their food almost as much as they love cars like the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider.Meals can swing between the heavy classics to...

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FOR its first foray into the two-seater sports car market for more than a decade Fiat decided to enlist the help of the current best in the...

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FOR the first time in recorded history the arrival of a soft-top for me to try out was greeted with sunny skies and not the hint of a...

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WITH the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 having rolled off the production line in April 2016, the world's best-selling two-seater sports car...

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IT'S the forgotten princess of BMW's range.Elegant, immodestly large, serenely comfortable and surprisingly rapid, the current 6 Series...

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IT'S more than 50 years since its namesake shook up the sports car scene of the Swinging Sixties but the Fiat 124 Spider is making up for...

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THERE'S no denying the overwhelming charm that goes hand in hand with the Volkswagen Beetle but when you introduce a cabriolet model into...

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WE British love our drop tops despite having a climate which could hardly be described as Mediterranean.There is something about getting...

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JUST when many thought that big 4x4 sales had reached the end of the road, the arrival of the Evoque Convertible has taken them down a new...

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