What Car? Reader Awards 2009 - Open-top cars

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Strangely, considering our weather, UK buyers love their convertibles – so we've got hundreds of reviews on 22 open-tops.

So whether you're after a bit of cheap fun, want a lavish, luxury cabriolet or just want to find out how all of these convertibles are doing in the real world, our readers can help out.

The best: Mazda MX-5
David Evans
'I bought my Mazda MX-5 as an 'old man's' toy. It does exactly what the brochure – and every other owner – says. I should have bought one years ago.'


John MacKenzie
'What a cracking little car this is!
It never fails to put a huge smile on my face and, when the weather is better, I drop the top more often. I use it to commute on 18 miles of B-roads and it even makes me want to go to work.'




The worst: Ford Focus CC
Roger Gittins
'I bought a brand-new, top-of-the-range diesel model in March 2008.
It looked lovely and drove well, but at the first sign of rain, it leaked. I got a full refund in April 2008 via my dealer. I'm one of the lucky ones who got my money back and I won't be stuck with a car that's unlikely to have any residual value at all.'









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