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Take Your Top Off: New Convertibles for Spring

Let's face it; most people don't buy a convertible for practicality. It is not the kind of car you purchase for family vacations or to haul cargo when you move. Convertibles are synonymous with freedom and fun. Once the weather warms up, and the top comes down, there's nothing quite like the feeling of the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair. People buy convertibles because there is something uniquely engaging about them. According to Edmunds, here are some convertibles you'll want to check out this spring. 

 

Ford Mustang – Packed with modern technology and the trademark swagger that has defined it for decades, the Ford Mustang convertible is worth a look. With lots of interior upgrades, including technology, the new Mustang has a classier vibe than older models. The engine options include a turbocharged four-cylinder, V6, and a V8 for those who like the infamous roar. With a small backseat that is cramped for adults, the Mustang is an excellent choice if you're riding alone in style, or with a special someone. 

 

Chevrolet Camaro – With superb handling capabilities, this muscle-worthy car is truly impressive. The V6 and V8 engines offer potent acceleration with a relatively smooth ride. It's far from practical with its tiny backseats and limited trunk space, but it's fun to drive. The 2017 model comes standard with noteworthy infotainment system and can be outfitted with a variety of safety options.

 

Volkswagen Beetle – This retro-themed convertible is not only stylish, but it's also functional and easy to drive. The turbocharged engine provides a good mix of power and fuel economy for those looking to save at the pump. The Beetle is a great car to take on your next road trip for two, as it provides a comfortable ride. Passengers in the rear seats would feel cramped on a long distance trip. The small trunk is suitable for a few bags, but not much else. 

 

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – For a luxury top-down driving experience, there is probably nothing better than the Mercedes Benz SL-Class. With its well-appointed interior, superb engines, comfortable ride, and standard features, this vehicle is worth checking out. Even at the entry level, the acceleration is effortless, the handling is excellent, and the cargo space is decent. The safety features are equally as impressive. If you can afford it, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is the way to go.  

 

BMW 4 Series – Keep this vehicle at the top of your list if you're in the market for a luxury convertible. With its upscale interior and straightforward design, drivers will enjoy a comfortable ride. The fuel-efficient engines will not sacrifice power when it comes to performance on the road. Enhancements for the iDrive infotainment systems are new for 2017. 

 

Mini Cooper – For those seeking a smaller ride, the Mini is glued to the road and handles beautifully. It's quick and fuel efficient, with a classy and upscale interior. Besides the top-down experience, it's easy to park, and fun to drive. With endless ways to customize the Mini convertible, what's not to like about it?

 

Mazda MX-5 Miata – If you're looking for a different kind of convertible with a distinct new style, the new Miata delivers. The redesign retracts the overhead roof panel and rear window instead of the entire roof. The open-air experience is a little different than a full convertible but cool for a two-seater sports car. Although the cabin is small, attention to detail makes up for it.

Convertibles are perfect for road trips, especially when you want to experience the sights and sounds on your adventure. Let AAA Travel help you customize the best route with fun things to see, eat, and do along the way, as well as a discounted hotel stay when you get where you are going. Don't forget to pack your AAA discounted sunglasses from Target OpticalLensCrafters, or Glasses.com. Shop Lids for a new hat to keep your head covered and the sun out of your eyes with locations at Tanger Outlets in Charleston & Myrtle Beach. Get a FREE VIP Coupon Book when you show your AAA Membership Card at the information desk. Be sure to get a car wash before and after your trip with your Sam's Xpress discount, too. 

When you are ready to check out the 2017 convertibles this spring, be sure to reach out to AAA Auto Buying for assistance. Our experts can help you find the right car at the right price and we can insure it for you, too. Call 1-866-710-6226 so you can drive off in your new convertible today.