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Drop the top on these 3 convertibles

Drop the top on these 3 convertibles

Editor’s Note: The Beach. She beckons. Heed the call this summer, but first make sure your vehicle of choice is beach-approved. In this limited series we reveal our favorite beach cars; in this edition drop-tops that are perfect for sunbathers.

convertible; noun. Definition: 1) a car with a removable roof. 2) the perfect summer car.

Does it really count as a trip to the beach if you don’t feel the wind in your hair? The convertible has earned its place as an icon of American automotive engineering because it goes hand in hand with the effortless coolness of summer afternoons on the water. We’ve put together a list of the best convertibles of 2022 for those weekends when you just want to roll down and feel the ocean mist.

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For a weekend getaway to Miami Beach, look no further than the MX5. The Mazda Miata is one of the best-selling convertibles in history, and for good reason. They’re agile, sleek and most notably, they have all the panache of a convertible without breaking the bank. The MX5 is a modern car with the styling of a classic 1960s convertible, whether you’re looking at a classic NA Miata, the original or a modern one. If you find an immaculate turn-of-the-millennium MX-5, you’re likely to find a huge bargain, too.

Also consider: Toyota MR2 Spyder, Audi TT Mk1

Read further: Everything you need to know before buying the Genuine Mazda Miata

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Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Heading to the Hamptons for the weekend? The Porsche 911 is practically built to give drivers an exhilarating ride on winding roads. Few cars have been virtually unchanged in design for 50 years; the 911 is one of them for its classic, almost Bond-era luxury styling, and its unparalleled handling, thanks to a rear-engine. At the moment, despite their disappointing styling at the time, the 996-era (1997-2006) 911s are increasing in value, but they can still be bought at reasonable prices.

Also consider: Chevrolet Corvette convertible, Mercedes-Benz SL-500

Read further: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying the “Unloved” Porsche 911 996

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It’s hard to imagine a more iconic American convertible than this one. The Mustang was the OG pony car, the one that started it all. The 2022 GT has muscle car styling and performance, with a rare four-seat option. The Mustang’s supercharged Shelby upgrade makes it the perfect convertible for a summer road trip to Daytona. Base convertible models have an efficient and very powerful EcoBoost engine rated at 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft — yet still at just $33,000.

Also consider: Chevrolet Camaro, BMW Z4

Read further:The Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP Review: The boost is loose

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