For drop-top fun in the sun, you can't beat a quality convertible. Convertibles give you the flexibility of open-air driving enjoyment or protection from wind, weather and noise by simply putting the top back up turning the car into a stylish coupe. Popular models include the Ford Mustang, Mercedes-Benz SL Class, MAZDA MX-5 Miata and Chevrolet Corvette - and they're all a popular choice for sunny climate drivers who prefer as little metal between them and the great outdoors as possible.

Roll back that restricting top and start your search for the perfect convertible right here. Learn more about this vehicle style below where you can search by make/model or manufacturer, read convertible reviews and news, skim the pros and cons and find an option perfect for your family's needs right in your local area.

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Convertible Pros and Cons

Although almost all convertibles have two doors, they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. There are a few affordable small roadsters like the Mazda Miata and the Fiat 124 Spider, muscle cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang, and drop-top luxury cars from a lot of the big luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi.

It might sound weird, but there are even a few convertible SUVs on the market. Perhaps the best-known convertible SUV is the Jeep Wrangler that's famous for its available removable roof, but there are a few others including the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible and a few discontinued ones you can find on the used market like the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and early examples of the Toyota RAV4.

Pros: There's nothing quite like the open-air driving experience that a convertible offers. It might get a little noisy, but the wind in your hair and the sun on your face can make it worth it. Just don't forget your sunglasses.

Convertibles are often cars that are designed and engineered to fun to drive. For example, you can now get the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, the most powerful version of the Corvette, as a convertible and Chevy claims that there's no compromise in performance when you opt for the convertible. On the more affordable side of the spectrum, roadsters like the Mazda Miata can offer big driving fun on a small budget.

Cons: Depending on the climate you live in and the forecast, driving a convertible can be a gamble. If you're driving with the top down and it starts raining, you may need to make an unplanned stop to put the top up while getting wet in the process. This is when power-retractable roofs come in handy.

If you drive a soft-top convertible, the "rag top" can wear over time sometimes being prone to leaks and can eventually need replacement, which is an expense that's unique to convertibles. Also, no matter what kind of roof you have on your convertible, it adds more moving parts to your car which means more things that could potentially break