What Car? says...
How’s the weather looking if you glance out of your window right now? If you’re reading this in the UK, the chances are that it’s overcast, perhaps drizzly and with a cold bite to the breeze. If the sun happens to be shining, you’ve definitely struck it lucky, and it’s on days like these that the Mini Convertible really comes to life.
It’s our collective yearning for sunny days that makes Britain one of the biggest markets in the world for convertible cars, and you’ll find small offerings like the Mini and its Fiat 500C rival being enjoyed all year round – often roof-down in even the chilliest conditions – their warmly dressed occupants keen to capitalise on whatever sunshine they can catch.