2007 Volkswagen Eos 2.0T 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
This vehicle is everything it's comparable rivals are plus more. The hard top is obviously the biggie, however the additional sunroof (huge) is the extra. Closed, the outside noise is low and you'd never know it is a convertible. The bells and whistles are abundant and you get a great bang for your buck. The base is more than what the other can even touch for the price. Yes it can be expensive, but it is a great built vehicle and a blast to drive.
The manual transmission is great and adds to the driving experience though it is hard to find at dealers. The convertible top is great and the sunroof is large. It has tons of pep and decent gas mileage.
Include the rear wind blocker for all models as it is an essential piece for highway driving.