Few things in life can beat the feeling of speeding down a highway in a sporty drop top, the wind roaring in your ears and the power of it thrumming beneath your thighs. It’s enough to throw you back in your seat and make you thank some higher being because you’re alive and getting to enjoy it.

You don’t have to spend a fortune to indulge in the experience. Although the aching glamour and exquisite designs of the best convertibles give them a price tag well beyond the means of most of us, it’s always possible to buy second-hand – and at a fraction of the cost.

If you’re dreaming of enjoying the summer sunshine from behind the wheel, here are the cars we recommend keeping an eye out for…  

#1: Jaguar XK

There’s little in life that can beat a good Jaguar, and the XK showcases all of the best attributes of the brand. Long, low, and effortlessly elegant, it is powered by a fantastically sporty V8 engine, and has the looks to match what it’s packing under the bonnet. Offering a luxuriously comfortable driving experience, its smooth suspension will simply eat up any bumps in the road.     

#2: BMW Z4

The Z4 is arguably one of the most exquisite convertibles around, with the ride and handling to make it one of the most sought after drop tops in its class. Offering quality and comfort combined, its sharp steering and grippy nose mean that it’s also great fun to drive, and with plenty of punchy engines to choose from, it should give you a ride that you’ll never forget.  

#3: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This list simply wouldn’t be complete without a Merc on it, and the E-Class is our convertible of choice. Masterfully designed with intelligent aerodynamics, it’s made to provide the most luxurious of rides, and will not only keep you sheltered from the wind, but supremely comfy as you sink back into its decadently stuffed seats.   

#4: BMW 6 Series

Now for the second BMW on this list: the 6 Series. Opulently proportioned and classy too, its big size belies its agility, which keeps it fun even if it is scaled up and serious to look at. Available in every engine option imaginable, its various incarnations gift drivers with a universally smooth ride, stylish aesthetic, and plenty of speed when it’s called upon to deliver.   

What drop top will you choose to invest in? Contact a company like Unbeatable Car today to see what’s on offer.

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Will Hopstetter

Will is an automotive market enthusiast living in the United Kingdom. He holds a diverse background in automotive and enjoys utilizing that to produce insights into the inner workings of the industry.

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