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Dublin: 3 °C Tuesday 11 December, 2018

5 of the coolest convertibles for different budgets

Drop the top and feel the wind in your hair whatever your budget

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CONVERTIBLES ARE GLAMOROUS and cool and there really is no better feeling than driving along with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face.

OK, there is very little sun this time of year but if you switch on the heated seats and turn the heating up to 11 you can still enjoy drop-top driving even in the cooler months.

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

Under €65k

2017 Ford Mustang Convertible, €64,990

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The soft-top version of the Ford Mustang looks just like the coupe model but the fabric roof adds even more sex appeal to make this motoring icon even cooler. It looks fantastic in this Race Red colour with contrasting black roof and it has the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine under its long bonnet. This car has real road presence.

Under €50k

2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC, €41,950

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The Mercedes-Benz SLC a gorgeous looking roadster that really cuts a dash out on the road. It has a nifty retractable hardtop that can be opened and closed in just 20 seconds at speeds up to 40km/h.

This particular model is the SLC 180 with a turbocharged petrol 1.6-litre engine, delivering 156hp and 250Nm. It comes in AMG Line trim.

Under €40k

2017 MINI Cooper D Convertible, €31,995

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THE MINI Cooper D Convertible offers a great combination of brilliant handling and thrilling open-top motoring. It really is a young, fun motor that puts a smile on the face of those who get behind the wheel.

This particular model comes very well specced and has nice touches such as the leather multi-function steering wheel and reversing assist camera.

Under €25k

2011 BMW 3 Series Convertible, €21,900

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The BMW 3 Series convertible is a more 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.

The roof can open and close in around 23 seconds so you can make the most of the sporadic dry Irish weather. This particular model is the 320d in M Sport guise.

Under €21k

2012 Audi A3 Cabriolet, €20,495

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The Audi A3 Cabriolet is a good looking motor with a great interior. It handles well too and is great fun to drive. This particular model is powered by the 2.0-litre TDI engine which offers a good combination of power and economy. It comes in high-spec S-Line trim.

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