10 Best New Car Convertibles for the Money in 2016
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider MSRP $65,900
Spring is right around the corner, this means warmer temperatures and beautiful weather. There's nothing better than zooming down the road in your brand new convertible car.
Today's convertible vehicles are much more stylish and faster compared to when they first appeared on the scene.
Convertibles come in all shapes and sizes, from the off-road driver to the super luxurious. The one thing they all have in common is they're all really fun to drive.
Most people will not buy a convertible for the practicality of the vehicle. They buy them to feel the wind through their hair and enjoy the freedom of top-down driving. New convertibles tend to cost more than their hard-top counterparts, most only provide two-seats instead of four, and most have to sacrifice cargo room to create space for the top when it's retracted.
Even though many experts suggest convertibles are not as safe as solid roof construction cars, studies show they don't lead to more fatalities. Keep in mind that new cars are well equipped with supplemental safety equipment.
Even though it has a sliding ragtop and not a true removable top, the 2016 FIAT 500C is classified and sold to the public as a convertible. It has an accordion style top that runs along rails. It gives the vehicle a nice retro look that overall compliments the vehicles appearance. The 500C enters the market at $20,345 and comes equipped with a 101 horsepower 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder. It's mated to a six-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission depending on which you prefer. You can even get the 500C in the Abarth model that comes with a turbocharger.
The most expensive convertible on the list is the beautiful 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. This is its second year on the market and comes in at $65,900. It's fairly loud and uncomfortable to drive, difficult to get into and out of, and has very little cargo storage. Many owners of the vehicle say it can be nerve-racking to drive because of all blind spots from the driver's seat. The 4C Spider is powered by a 1.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed automated manual transmission. Many owners say the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a fun car to drive, but the only way they would buy the vehicle again is if they were shopping for a third vehicle.
Check out all the convertible's that made it on the best value for the money list below.
Do New Car Price Research Online Beforehand
Before visiting a dealership, do your homework and figure the dealer's true new cost and then determine how much you should offer a dealer for the vehicle you want to buy to guarantee you pay the lowest price.
When negotiating a new car's price, it's important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won't know what's a good price to pay for the car.
As always, I highly recommend using an online referral service such as CarClearanceDeals or Edmunds, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.
Top 10 Best Convertible New Cars for the Money in 2016
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||Convertible New Cars
||2016 FIAT 500C
||1.4 Liter 4-cyl.
||2016 Jeep Wrangler
||3.6 Liter 6 cyl.
||2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
||2.0 Liter 4-cyl.
||2016 Volkswagen Beetle
||1.8 Liter 4-cyl.
||2014 Chrysler 200
||3.6 Liter 6-cyl.
||2016 Ford Mustang
||3.7 Liter 6-cyl.
||2016 Buick Cascada
||1.6 Liter 4-cyl.
||2016 Chevrolet Camaro
||3.6 Liter 6-cyl.
||2016 Nissan 370Z
||332 to 350?HP
||2016 Alfa Romeo 4C
||1.7 Liter 4-cyl
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