Like its coupé sibling, the Ford Mustang Convertible is a four-seater that screams Americana. Available with a choice of either a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder or Uncle Sam’s favourite, a 5.0-litre V8, it has plenty of bang for your buck.
Both engines make the Mustang Convertible quicker than similarly priced rivals, especially the V8. Working out what those rivals are is a little tricky – it costs around the same as a well specified BMW 2 Series Convertible or Audi TT Roadster, but is comparable in size to the larger BMW 4 Series and Audi A5 drop tops.
While the price may make it seem something of a bargain given the car's size and performance, neither engine will prove overly cheap to run. Both emissions and economy are on the high side, especially for the V8.
While that may matter less for private buyers who treat it as a second car, company car drivers will have to fork out thousands in tax. Even so, the Mustang Convertible certainly has its charms.