Sun or no sun, convertibles and cabriolets still have to offer more than just good looks. Sure, a drop-top is never going to be the most practical choice for families, but it still needs to be refined, comfortable and economical enough to drive every day, whatever the weather.
Of course, all this is pointless if the car isn't any fun to drive, so the best open-tops out there need to strike a good balance between performance and practicality.
Here are our favourite convertibles, and the ones you should avoid.
The best convertible cars
10. VW Golf Cabriolet
There's no denying that in terms of practicality, the VW Golf Cabriolet isn't up to the same standards as the best-selling Golf hatchback. That said, it's certainly a charming car, and remains enjoyable to drive. There's genuine space for four inside, and there's a version to suit all tastes - including a hot 261bhp R version, if you desire a whole lot of speed from your drop-top.
Our pick: 1.4 TSI 125 SE
9. BMW 2 Series Convertible
With prices for the BMW 2 Series Converible starting from £26,730 it's far less expensive many of the models listed below. That said, it's fun to drive and comfortable over long distances. Our favoured SE trim gets you everything you're likely to need - including rear parking sensors, climate control and automatic lights and wipers - and the 220d engine we recommend is punchy yet reasonably economical.
Our pick: 220d SE
8. BMW 4 Series Convertible
We're sensing a theme here, but the fact is that BMW offers some of the best convertibles on the market. The 4 Series isn't the most spacious four-seat offering out there, but it does offer striking looks outside, and a quiet, upmarket experience inside. Again, we'd stick with SE specification, which has most bases covered, and team it with the smooth 420d engine.
Our pick: 420d SE
Keep reading to see more of our top convertible cars, and the ones you should steer clear of
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