Introduction

As you’re looking at the best cheap convertibles, you might notice the open version of a car costs more than the hardtop. It’s funny how a car with no roof can cost more than the same car with a roof. It’s like carmakers charge more for less car. However, there’s actually more work to designing and building a Convertible. When you remove the roof, you compromise the structural integrity of the design. Thus convertibles have to be designed to retain their rigidity without a roof. This is why convertibles typically weigh more than their closed counterparts. Further, particularly when you have a power-operated top, the mechanisms responsible for retracting and raising the roof add complexity and cost to the design. This is why few truly cheap convertibles exist. Some, however, do cost less than others. Here are the best cheap (okay, the lowest priced) convertibles offered today.