Best and worst convertibles 2018

The summer sunshine is here, and that means now is the perfect time to buy a convertible car. We name the ones you should look for, and the ones to steer clear of come rain or shine

Words By Darren Moss

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1. Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 is the best convertible car around right now. We named it our Convertible Car of the Year at the most recent What Car? Awards because it's head and shoulders above the competition. It feels perfectly suited to UK roads and offers an outstanding ride quality and true sports car handling. Its interior is also classy and practical, and the engines offer low running costs. Put simply, the MX-5 is the king of convertibles.

Read our full Mazda MX-5 review

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The convertible cars to avoid

Smart ForTwo Cabriolet

It's great if you live in the city, but rivals are far better to drive and offer more comfort.

Read our full Smart ForTwo Cabriolet review

Vauxhall Cascada

The Vauxhall Cascada is quiet and spacious, but falls behind in too many other areas to be considered here.

Read our full Vauxhall Cascada review

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