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Look cool and feel cooler in one of these 5 summer-ready convertibles

Drive away in a drop-top gorgeous set of wheels.

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CONVERTIBLES ARE THE ultimate in glamorous motoring.

Driving along with roof down and the wind in your hair and the sun on your face is a marvellous feeling. If the weather outside cools down, simply switch on the heated seats, turn the heating up and fake it ’til you make it.

We’ve rounded up some of the best on offer right now, from the top-end drop-top to the distinctly affordable…

Under €74k

2018 Ford Mustang Convertible, €73,500

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Perhaps the most iconic American car ever built, the Ford Mustang Convertible looks much the same as the coupe, apart from the fabric roof. That means it turns heads just as much and looks every bit as cool too, if not cooler. This is the epic 5.0-litre V8 version.

Under €61k

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet, €60,374

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This four-seat luxury convertible is refined and beautifully made with a wonderful fit and finish. The multi-layered fabric roof  can open and close in around 19 seconds, and there are some nifty features like a rear wind deflector and special windscreen rail that are designed to make open-top driving as comfortable and quiet as possible.

Under €36k

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible, €35,900

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The BMW 2 Series compact convertible is an almost practical and everyday way to enjoy top-down driving as it has two back seats and a boot that actually has room for more than just one small bag (you might get two small bags in there).

The roof can open and close in around 20 seconds so you can make the most of the sporadic dry Irish weather. This particular model is the 220d in well-specced M Sport trim.

Under €29k

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2008 Jaguar XK Series Convertible, €28,950

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The Jaguar XK drop-top GT is right up there with the best of them. Its fabric hood retracts quickly to make the most of any sun that does shine – and if it gets cold, this 2008 example also comes with heated seats and dual climate control.

Under €28k

2010 Porsche Boxster, €27,950

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The two-door Boxster really is a sweet sports car that feels at home on the race track yet is comfortable enough to use everyday. This particular model is the 2.9 GEN II with Porsche’s sublime PDK transmission. It is powered by a 2.9-litre engine and comes with 17-inch wheels.

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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