The wide range of automobiles, both the ordinary, regular-guy affordable ones to the grandest and most luxurious of brands always creeps its way to auto fanatics always longing for a good ride hearts and sometimes buy-now-worry-later minds, pun intended! However, no matter how good looking the cars are, or how affordable or extravagant they get, it is imperative to be informed and be knowledgeable on the different choices and options from the cost, reliability and dependability to its efficiency in fuel consumption. To those of us who can afford it, well, let’s not settle for something ordinary, let’s get luxurious, shall we?
10 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet
The Audi A3 Cabriolet is under a line of first generation small family or subcompact cars manufactured and introduced to the market since 1996. It was first sold in the United Kingdom in November of 2006.
This four-seater ride is powered by a 1.80-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 170 horsepower to the front wheels. A 2.0-litre engine delivering 220 hp came exclusively with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive. The Audi A3 range has been revised and upgraded a number of times with the latest being the introduction of a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2016 Audi A3 received a Vehicle Dependability rating of 9 out of 10.
9 2016 Audi A5
Produced by the German automaker Audi since March 2007, and receiving a Vehicle Dependability rating of 10 out of 10, is the 2016 Audi A5 that replaces the Audi RS5 after its cancellation, geared with a turbocharged four-cylinder A5 and supercharged V6 S5 in both the coupe and convertible styles, with Quattro all-wheel-drive standard for all variants.
The A5 made its debut with a V6 engine 3.20L FSI pumping 261 horsepower (265PS; 195 kilowatts), and was launched in June 2007 with V6 3.2L FSI Multitronic engine along with 3.0 TDI (Diesel) Quattro 6 speed, and was designed with a fabric roof instead of the conventional retractable hardtop.
8 2016 BMW 2 Series
Manufactured by German automaker, BMW is the BMW 2 Series that came out in coupe and convertible styles and later on was produced in a newer version that’s called an Active Tourer which is a subcompact version body type version of the series. There are particular well known models of the 2 series coupe and Cabrio such as the 228i, packed with a turbocharged four-cylinder producing a 240 horsepower and the M235i with a turbocharged six-cylinder units pumping 320 horsepower – both gearing manual transmissions powering the rear wheels.
An automatic transmission with all-wheel drive system under BMW UKL platform was made available for Active Tourer compact MPV units. The BMW 2 Series cars scored 9 out of 10 on Vehicle Dependability.
7 2016 BMW 4 Series
Perhaps an upgraded version of the BMW 3 series of coupes and convertibles is the BMW 4 series since the year 2013 that’s been sold in coupes, convertibles and fastback models such as 428i, 435i, and M4 models that all packed standard equipment with enhancements on its active parking system and new Track Handling package. The first generation of BMW 4 series was powered by a turbocharged three-cylinder for petrol and four –cylinders and six-cylinders for diesel-powered engines.
The 428i is a four-cylinder engine powered while 435i had the six-cylinder engine and the M4 was produced in a twin-turbo six. Both manual and automatic transmissions were available. The BMW 4 series toys were given a score of 9 out of 10 on Vehicle Dependability.
6 2016 Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 model dates back to the 1960s produced as a high-performance rear-engine sports car which was by then offered in coupes and convertibles. Powered by a flat-six-cylinder engine that is mounted at the rear of the car with an all-around independent suspension. A manual and automated manual, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive transmission were made available.
The Porsche 911 came out with many different variations with unique bodyworks, drivetrains, and even performance capabilities. In the mid-1970s, Porsche 911 was modified to improve capabilities for racing and rallying and became one of the most successful competition cars. To date, the Porsche 911 is one of the oldest sports cars to be still in production up until the year 2017. It received a Vehicle Dependability score of 10 out of 10 and received an award for being the most dependable model in the J. D. Power 2019 VDS.
5 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5
The Mazda Miata MX-5 or most commonly known as Miata in North America has continuously gained popularity and praise with its topnotch open-air drive design, the latest edition hails to be the best-selling roadster. The Mazda MX-5 is a light-weight design of two-seater convertible with minimal complexity in design that is both modern and sophisticated.
The 2016 Miata model is powered by a 2.0-liter SKY ACTIVE-G engine and a body similar to the first generation of the Miata and installed with an easy-to-operate Retractable Fastback (RF). The word “Miata” was derived from an Old High German for “reward,” and true to its word, the Mazda Miata MX-5 truly is a reward for the hard work of the fanatics.
4 2017 Chevrolet Camaro
The Camaro is an American, which Chevrolet manufactured and came out to the market under many names such as the muscle car and pony car. Historically, the Camaro was set and designed to compete with Ford Mustang, its platform, and other design components was shared with the Pontiac Firebird in 1967.
The 2017 Camaro model pumps out 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) paired with a six-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Match, a fully automatic soft-top sure captures the love for exquisite open-air trips. Although the Chevrolet Camaro isn’t the first best and most reliable convertible ever listed, it tops the list in J. D. Power VDS in the last five years.
3 2017 Porsche Boxster
The German automobile manufacturer and top-rated brand Porsche has yet again released another competitive line of convertible, sporty road machine called Porsche Boxster. It is a two-door, two-passenger top-down sports car with a 2.50-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps 350 horsepower that can accelerate to track speed of 177 mph. It also boasts a steering wheel that comes with a mode selector switch that promotes a snappier throttle response at the lowest fuel consumption and featuring its best power-retractable fabric roof that records a fast 9 seconds. The name Boxster was a reference to its flat or boxer engine.
2 2017 Audi TT Roadster
Now on its third generation of classy and reliable convertibles is the Audi TT Roadster, designed as a two-door, two-seater. The TT Roadster is available in two versions called TFSI producing a 227 horsepower and 306 horsepower with Quattro all-wheel drive and TDI, producing 181 horsepower powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four engine, front-wheel drive configuration.
This third generation of the TT Roadster has a more enhanced interior ergonomics HVAC design with temperature and airflow controls. According to Consumer Reports, the 2017 Audi TT Roadster takes first place in 2017 Overall Vehicle Quality with reliability as the major criteria.
1 2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet
The Mercedes Benz E-Class, emphasizing the suffix E for “Einspritzmotor,” which means the fuel-injection engine has been creating classics for a long time. The product line is the sells one of the best models and originally came with a five-door station wagon, four-door sedan and two-door convertible along with a two-door coupe and. In 2016, two out of the four models of the E-Class cabriolet came in: theE400 and E500 series. The E400 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 329 hp, while the E550 is powered by a turbocharged V8 pumping 402 hp both an all-wheel drive. These cabriolet models feature a power air deflector and a neck-warming heater called AirScarf. This magnificent ride earned 9 out of 10 score on Vehicle Dependability.