Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Summer sampler: Ups and downs of convertibles

We sample eight cars with good, and some not so good, removable tops.

Volkswagen Eos
Volkswagen Eos
The car: A small four-seater with the power, sophisticated ride and sharp handling one expects from a European car. The complex, glass-paneled top makes the Eos somewhat heavy, though, which blunts the thrills despite a gutsy turbocharged engine.

The cost: About $28,000 to start

The top: The Eos offers one feature that, until now, has been absent from convertibles: an actual sunroof. A large glass panel can move back while the rest of the roof stays in place.

The back seats on the EOS, while not huge, are surprisingly comfy for a convertible. Trunk space is good, too.


Continental

C70

Eos

G6

Sky

Cooper

Miata

Wrangler
Think a GMC Yukon Hybrid sounds silly? It can save more gas than a Civic Hybrid. (more)
SUVs are becoming less popular among teen drivers and performance cars don't make the list. (more)
The future of green motoring as shown at auto shows around the world. (more)