Tag: convertibles

36 Posts

Why Are There No Four-Door Convertibles?
Apr 28, 2020

Why Are There No Four-Door Convertibles?

Dear Car Talk

Ray drops some knowledge on drop top design

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Sep 10, 2018

In Praise of Convertibles

Jim Motavalli

Ragtops rule. I should know, having owned one or more ever since high school. Wind in the hair, the smell of new-mown hay. Or maybe chemical plants.


Is It Time for a New Kind of Drop Top?
Aug 24, 2018

Is It Time for a New Kind of Drop Top?

Dear Car Talk

New technology voids the need for a convertible rain-detection system


Convertible-Loving Mom Needs a Taller Car
Jul 24, 2018

Convertible-Loving Mom Needs a Taller Car

Dear Car Talk

But will new technology drive her nuts?

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What to Do When the Drop Top Stops Dropping
Jun 15, 2017

What to Do When the Drop Top Stops Dropping

Dear Car Talk

A finicky convertible top might not be expensive to fix after all--it may just need an expert.

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Apr 14, 2017

There are Only 27 Convertibles Left in the United States (For Under $85K)


Everybody should own a convertible at least once in their life. Only now, they're getting harder and harder to come by unless you're a one-percenter. At no point since the 1970s have convertibles been more rare.

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Leave the top up or down?
Mar 09, 2017

Leave the Top Up or Down When Storing a Convertible?

Dear Car Talk

Frances has a VW convertible stored inside for months at a time. Should the top stay up or down?

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Review: Mazda Miata MX-5 hardtop convertible
Mar 06, 2017

Mazda 2017: The Miata's New Retractable Hardtop, and the Quieter CX-5 Goes Upscale

Jim Motavalli

Mazda has only two-percent global market share, but with the new Miata RF and CX-5, it's trying harder.

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Off-duty police officer wearing fanny pack
Jan 23, 2017

Will Hitchhike For Shrimp

Tim Cotton

Our blogger Tim Cotton on hitchhiking, police conferences and why it's always worth it to upgrade your rental car (when somebody else is paying.)

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1966 Datsun 1600 Fairlady roadster
Nov 28, 2016

Divine Intervention and a 1966 Datsun 1600

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What brought you and your car together? Fate? Divine intervention? Or just a really good sale?

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