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Summer is at its wondrous glory and nothing compares to a drive in the open air in a fine convertible automobile – at least for some. Right now several manufacturers have their hard or soft-top “decapotables” going for a discounted price, in some cases up to 11 percent. If you apply that to a BMW 3 series roadster, that can add up to nearly $5,000, but deals are also to be found on less expensive, higher mileage models.
Posted: June 22, 2011 - 7:06PM
Author: Don Bain


"More manufacturers than ever before are offering vehicles with a convertible option for consumers to choose from," said Jesse Toprak, VP of Industry Trends and Insights for "The prices for convertibles can vary from $20K for a Fiat 500C to over $1 million for a Bugatti Veyron Convertible."

So before you rush out to get your Bugatti, consider the other savings to be found. For instance, the 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder is discounted an average of 11.7 percent according to’s report. That brings the average price paid on this 23-mpg ride down to $25,418.

The ever-popular 2011 Ford Mustang convertible is going at a usual discount of 10.2 percent, lowering the price to $31,878 on the pony with a combined mpg of 22.8. Even the highly prized 2011 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is discounted up to 9.9 percent bringing its sticker below $50K.

The luxury and performance of the BMW 3-series or the Infiniti G37 convertibles are also marked down. The 7.8 percent off the Beamer takes the price on the 20.9 mpg roadster to $55,778 while the 18.8 mpg G37 comes down to $47,116.

Still you need not spend $50K to have a nice open air ride – from $22,315 to $31,566 you can drive the 2011 Mazda MX-5, the 2011 Chrysler 200c or the 2011 VW EOS roadster. These cars all get mileage from 21.7 on the 200c to 24.6 with the VW.

Even the 2011 Volvo C70 and the BMW 1 Series convertibles are discounted as well with the 22.2-mpg C70 dropping below $40K and the Beamer down to $33,547.

So get out of your beater and into the fresh air of the foothills or farmlands near you in a new convertible. A little sun will do you good.