Best used convertible cars for less than £25,000

It’s time to get a great used convertible before the sun disappears, so here's our top 10 list of the best examples for less than £25,000...

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What Car? team
03 May 2019

Audi A3 Cabriolet

1. Audi A3 Cabriolet

The A3 Cabriolet is exceptionally good, as evidenced by a price-point win at the 2019 What Car? Car of the Year awards. The 1.4 TFSI 150 petrol is a great engine, blending strong performance with excellent fuel economy. It was replaced by the 1.5 TFSI engine in 2018, and our money should find you one of these. This model is nice to drive, too, and because it has four seats and a decent boot, the A3 Cabriolet is a great all-rounder.

Its lightweight fabric roof can be operated at speeds up to 31mph, too, so you don't have to stop to open or close it. The A3 will be pricier to buy than some on the cars on this list, but running costs for some models are quite low, with the 1.6 TDI in particular being capable of 67.3mpg.

As with any used convertible, check the footwells for water damage and the roof for leaks. Make sure the sat-nav doesn’t creak when it slides in and out of the dash, and listen for engine rattles from the older 1.4 TFSI.