10 New Convertibles That You Can Probably Afford

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DROP THE TOP AND GO

Convertibles represent the ultimate in highway leisure and luxury, but that doesn't mean you have to pay luxury prices to drive with the top down. 2017 witnessed the release of several convertibles with price tags that resemble those scribbled on the windshields of regular old boring hard tops. All prices listed are the manufacturers' suggested retail prices.
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FIAT 124 SPIDER

Price: $25,990
The Fiat 124 Spider Classica is a two-door convertible with a six-speed manual transmission. Its four-cylinder, 1.4-liter, 160-horsepower engine gets 30 combined miles per gallon.

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SMART FORTWO CABRIO

Price: $19,825
The bare-bones Passion is the entry-level model of the cabrio line. The two-door, two-seat convertible from France comes with a five-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The 1-liter, 89-horsepower engine gets 35 combined miles per gallon.

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MAZDA MIATA MX-5

Price: $25,750
The MX-5 Sport is Mazda's entry-level convertible. It features a six-speed manual transmission and a four-cylinder, 2-liter engine that's capable of producing 155 horsepower. The Japanese two-seater gets 29 combined miles per gallon.

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FIAT 500 C

Price: $17,485
The two-door Pop Cabrio is a mini-compact with a five-speed manual transmission and a four-cylinder, 1.4-liter engine. With 101 horsepower, it gets 34 combined miles per gallon.

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AUDI A3

Price: $38,550
The Audi A3 is a four-door cabriolet-style convertible with a four-cylinder, 2-liter turbo engine. The car delivers 186 horsepower and gets 28 combined miles per gallon.

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BUICK CASCADA

Price: $33,990
The Cascada 1SV from Buick is a front-wheel drive, two-door midsize convertible with a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Its four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine drums up 200 horsepower and gets 23 combined miles per gallon.

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CHEVROLET CAMARO

Price: $32,900
The entry-level LS style Camaro is a two-door compact convertible that seats four. It's powered by a four-cylinder, 2-liter engine that generates 275 horsepower and gets 23 combined miles per gallon.

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FORD MUSTANG

Price: $31,585
The V6 Ford Mustang has a 3.6-liter engine that produces 300 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission. The tradeoff for all that power, however, is 21 combined miles per gallon for the rear-wheel drive four-seater.

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MINI CONVERTIBLE

Price: $26,800
The Cooper style MINI convertible gets 32 combined miles per gallon. The U.K.-made vehicle features front-wheel drive and a three-cylinder, 1.5-liter turbo engine that produces 134 horsepower.

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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

Price: $25,545
One of history's most iconic cars, the VW Beetle offers a two-door convertible that seats four. The German front-wheel drive subcompact is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine that cranks out 170 horsepower and gets 28 combined miles per gallon.