Top cars for a summer staycation in the UK
Summer is here and it seems like 2020 could be a great year for summer sun. With lockdown easing many are considering giving holidays abroad a miss this year, splashing out on a convertible to make the most of the warm air while social distancing seems like a great idea.
With that in mind we’ve put together a list of some of the best convertible cars to enjoy this summer, suitable for a range of budgets.
1 - Mazda MX-5
Arguably the best deal in the whole car market, this plucky Mazda has gained a cult following over the years with good reason. Ever since the ‘80s, it has provided top-down thrills without breaking the bank, and that means no matter your budget there’s an MX-5 for you.
Early cars now hover around the £1,000 mark – though watch out for rust – while the newest models start from around £24,000.
2 - Audi TT
Another model that’s gained a following is the Audi TT. It’s available as both a coupe and convertible with both just as fun to drive around the countryside on a summer’s day.
It was first introduced in 1998 and its futuristic design won many plaudits, while the latest models have a smart and premium look of their own. It’s available in petrol and diesel options, and economy and performance versions too, so it’s likely there’s something for everyone.
Early models have dipped below £1,000 now, while new you’re looking at a starting price of about £33k.
3 - Jaguar F-Type
The Jaguar F-Type has been one of the big British success stories since it was launched back in 2013, quickly establishing itself as one of the most desirable coupe and convertible sports cars thanks to its gorgeous styling and exciting engines.
While prices for new convertibles start at about £60,000, there are early used models available for around £25,000 now, so it’s not necessarily out of reach.
4 - Porsche Boxster
Another car that costs a pretty penny new is the Porsche Boxster - you’re looking at the best part of £50,000 to even get a sniff of a new one, in fact. However, its throaty Boxer engine and punchy performance make it a mighty appealing buy.
That being said, the Boxster name has been around for a while, and that Porsche badge loses no appeal regardless of the age of the car. Early Boxsters have now dipped below £5,000 and for that you get more than 200bhp and a silky smooth engine.
5 - Ford Mustang
For the longest time, you couldn’t buy a Ford Mustang in the UK unless you paid a lot of money to import one from the States. However, the latest generation went on sale in Europe in 2015 and quickly became the best-selling sports car here.
Five years have passed and that means the used market is flooded with Mustang coupes and convertibles. It’s available with a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, but it’s the 5.0-litre V8 you want with its lazy, burbling performance perfectly suited to a hot summer’s evening. A little over £20,000 is all you need.
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