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5 of the Best Used Convertibles You Can Buy for Under $25K

Convertibles get a lot of flack for not being practical but that’s not even the point of these cars. We love convertibles simply because they can make a simple trip more fun. If you’re in the market for a convertible but don’t necessarily want to get one that’s brand new, we have gathered some of the best droptops you can buy used based on data from Kelley Blue Book. 

2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2019 VW Beetle Convertible | Volkswagen

Unfortunately, the VW Beetle officially stopped production in 2019, but you still have a chance to own this iconic, historical car. The mass appeal for the Beetle was always about looks and the 2019 version pays homage to the original that was first introduced in the ‘90s.

 This model comes with a powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and good fuel economy. The 2019 Beetle also has a trendy interior. As far as technology goes, you can get Apple Carplay and Android Auto on all trims except for the entry-level S model. Blind-spot monitoring and a rear-view camera come as standard safety features. 

2019 Fiat Spider

2019 Fiat Spider | Fiat

The 2019 Fiat Spider serves classic Italian flare and lively handling. It’s definitely one of the more charming convertibles out there, but the actual sports capability is debatable, to say the least. On the plus side, this model has a great fuel economy rating and the soft top is easy to fold. If you want a roadster that’s simple and agile, then this Fiat is right for you.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2019 Miata | Mazda

It’s hard to have a list of affordable convertibles without mentioning the Miata. The Miata is one of the best in its class because of its dynamic handling, punchy engine, and classy interior. This model is also a great car because of its good gas mileage, attractive body style, and awesome tech features. It does have a few downsides though. The cabin gets pretty loud, especially on the highway, and the interior is narrow. 

2012 Porsche Boxster 

2012 Porsche Boxster | Porsche

The 2012 Porsche Boxster gets pretty noisy on the inside and the interior space is snug, but this car makes up for that with superior handling and impressive power. This Boxster comes standard with 6-speed manual transmission, but it’s especially known for its 7-speed automated manual that offers even more greatness. It also gets a decent fuel economy. Even though the cabin is snug, the high-quality, luxury interior materials help to maximize the level of comfort.

2010 Chevrolet Corvette 

2010 Chevy Corvette |Chevrolet

This particular Corvette earned a “best buy” award thanks to its fantastic sports performance, affordability, and practicalness. The 2010 Corvette features a V8 engine with a 430-horsepower, making it one of the meanest models out there. 

Even though it’s a powerful machine, the 2010 Corvette is still great for daily driving. The cabin is also very comfortable to ride in and the cargo space is plentiful. This convertible also has a higher reliability score and is fuel-efficient. Although, a potential drawback on this model is that it may be a little challenging to get in and out for some.