What alternatives should I consider to a used Mercedes E-Class sports?
The Audi A5 was available not only as a coupé but also as an open-top cabriolet. Just like the tin-top version, the cabriolet was wilfully stylish and had a wide range of engine options. However, it's no sports car on a twisty road and the pedals are horribly offset in models with a manual gearbox.
If you fancy a flash two-door that handles nicely, take a look at the BMW 4 Series Convertible. In terms of practicality, the BMW beats the E-Class Cabriolet for rear seat space, but it has a slightly smaller boot, due to its bulkier folding metal roof.