You could be forgiven for thinking that a cabriolet can get away with doing what it does best just when the sun comes out. Not so. These days, cabriolets are bought as daily drivers, so there's no room for style over substance. While a compromise on practicality is only to be expected, ride comfort, efficiency and refinement have to be spot on; we're after an ideal balance in a car that provides the fun factor that every cabriolet driver craves.
Audi A3 CabrioletBest buy £25,000-£35,000
Audi's A3 is no stranger to these awards, and its impressive run of form continues in its latest Cabriolet form.
Citroen DS3 CabrioletBest buy less than £25,000
Open-top buyers tend to put style at the top of their shopping list, and the DS3 has that in spades.
Mercedes E-Class CabrioletBest buy more than £35,000
Face-lifts aren't usually significant, but in the case of the E-Class Cabriolet it was big enough for us to change our view entirely.