Dying for the pleasure of top-down driving but constrained by a budget? As temperatures rise in anticipation of summer, we've compiled a list of the 10 least expensive convertibles (based on MSRP, plus destination). Some are family-friendly four-seaters, while others are carefree roadsters, but all have a removable top so that the sun can warm your face and the breeze can ruffle your hair. Note that the first eight cars on this list have MSRPs under $30,000, and of course many of them can be purchased much closer to invoice (check the Edmunds.com True Market Value® for your region before going to the dealer).
1.Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, $19,995 (The PT Cruiser Convertible is technically a 2005 model, but it was already on dealer lots at the time this list was written)
2.Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible, $21,475
3.Mazda Miata, $22,388
4.Ford Mustang Convertible, $24,510
5.Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, $24,994
6.Toyota MR2 Spyder, $25,410
7.Chrysler Sebring Convertible, $25,860
8.Toyota Camry Solara Convertible, $26,465
9.Honda S2000, $33,260
10.BMW Z4, $34,295
* Based on 2004 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP), including destination charge.