Best used convertible cars for £5000
£5k is all you’ll need to bag yourself a great used convertible. Follow our guide for 10 of the best – and avoid the washout at the bottom of our list...
1. Mazda MX-5
The undisputed king of cheap convertibles, the MX-5 has soared like a colossus over this class for years; no other car comes close to offering such a blend of tactile delight and sheer driving pleasure in such a competitively priced package. Above all, it’s tremendous fun. There’s more than enough straight-line speed, beautifully direct steering, wonderfully eager handling and, always easily on hand, the sensual pleasures of drop-top motoring – all in a well-built and relatively cheap-to-run car with a top-notch reliability record.
We found 2007 2.0 Sport, 49,000 miles, £3995
And the used convertible car to avoid…
Quite how a manufacturer as gifted at making cars as Lexus, which regularly tops reliability and customer satisfaction surveys and whose cars are a paragon of interior quality, could have produced a car as bland and poor to drive as this heavy convertible is something we’re still trying to fathom.