Tag: convertibles

36 Posts

Fun convertibles
Apr 21, 2016

Convertibles of the '60s Looked Like a Lot More Fun

Craig Fitzgerald

Compared to the pictures of the new Buick Cascada, convertibles appeared to be a LOT more fun in the 1950s and 1960s.


Convertible top was ruined in heavy rain
Apr 07, 2015

The Convertible, the Rain, and the Mold

Dear Car Talk

John drove his convertible during a heavy rain, not realizing that the top had worn out. Now he has a little mold problem. Car Talk explains his options, right here. 


Buick Cascada
Jan 14, 2015

Buick Cascada

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Looking for a four seat convertible? Our blogger Jamie Lincoln Kitman thinks the Buick Cascada might fit the bill. 

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Jul 09, 2014

Slow Summer Sales for Convertibles

Jim Motavalli

All but two of the Top Ten cars stuck on dealer lots this month are convertibles or coupes. What's it say? My guess is that the summer-car buying season is over.


Jensen Interceptor classic car
Jan 31, 2014

Jensen Interceptor: Leather, Wood, and The Fates

Guest Bloggers

The Fates sometime communicate with us in mysterious ways, but today they all but club Jim Hanna in the head with a clear message about this marriage of British spirit and American muscle.

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Dec 05, 2013

Ford's 2015 Mustang Debuts, Goes Global

Jim Motavalli

The Mustang has always been an American icon, but now Ford wants to spread its appeal to Europe and Asia (where it has long had cult status).

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What's a used, safe and affordable convertible
Oct 29, 2013

Today: Best Convertible for a Nonagenarian?

Dear Car Talk

Anne's ready to trade in her Subaru Outback for something a little more fun. She wants a convertible. But she's also looking for something safe with good gas mileage; a 93-year-old lady has to be a little bit practical. What do Tom and Ray suggest? Something in red, obviously. 

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What's a good convertible for cross country driving
Jun 27, 2013

Car Advice: 70th Birthday Wheels

Dear Car Talk

Ann is turning 70 in a few years and she's looking forward to it already. But she needs Tom and Ray's advice--she's buying a convertible as a gift to herself and isn't sure what to get. Find out what Tom and Ray recommend for the cross-country road trip she's planning, right here.


1961 Jaguar E-Type
Oct 11, 2012

Lana Del F-type: Launching the New Jaguar Sports Car

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jaguar launches its new F-Type, but an auto show from more than 50 years ago still looms large. Jamie Kitman explains.

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May 25, 2012

The Miata's Second Coming: As an Alfa-Romeo

Jim Motavalli

Mazda and Fiat are partnering to spin off a second Alfa-branded car off the all-new, back-to-basics 2013 MX-5 platform. The Miata is the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, largely because it's both fun and dead reliable. By marrying the two brands, we have the prospect of a problem-free roadster with an Italian soul and great, distinctive styling. Where do I sign up? On second thought, maybe I'll buy a good used Miata first.

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