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5 convertibles for cool cruising in summertime

Less car, more fun.

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SUMMER IS HERE and it’s time to get out and enjoy the great weather… as long as it lasts.

One of the best summer motoring experiences is putting the roof down and heading out on a winding road, preferably one that hugs the coast.

We’ve rounded up five fun and fabulous convertibles from the dream car to the (slightly more) affordable.

Under €58k

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, €57,946

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The C-Class Cabriolet is glamorous and sexy with an accomplished drive, everything you could possibly want from a convertible. It comes in sporty and well-specced AMG Line trim and is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to an automatic transmission.

Under €50k

2014 BMW 6 Series Convertible €49,995

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The BMW 6 Series convertible is a very handsome car and looks the part with the roof up or down. This 640d model is powered by a 313hp 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged diesel. It has a massive 630Nm of torque, which makes the car feel fast at any speed in any gear.

Under €40k

2015 BMW 4 Series Convertible, €33,950

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The BMW 4 Series Convertible offers comfort, refinement and a relaxing drive whether you choose to have the roof up or down. The folding hard-top roof folds away in about 20 seconds at speeds of up to about 15km/h. Luggage space is usable 370 litres with the roof up and 220 litres with the roof down.

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Under €35k

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF, €32,950

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If you love the idea of the fun soft-top Roadster but want something a bit more mature and secure then this RF (retractable fastback) model is the perfect car for you. It has a hardtop giving you the security of a coupe when you need it and the fun of a convertible whenever you like. The roof takes about 13 seconds to open and can be operated at speeds up to 10km/h.

Under €20k

2008 Audi TT, €10,950

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The Audi TT two-seat Roadster’s super-fast soft-top is well suited to the Irish ‘summer’ as it can close in around 12 seconds at speeds up to 48km/h. So no need to pull over to get the roof up when the summer showers start.

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