1. Fiat 500C
More glorified sunroof than fully fledged convertible, but the cheeky Fiat is the cheapest way to get your top off. Pity about its rear vision...
2. Mazda MX-5
Not only is the MX-5 the second cheapest convertible in Australia, it’s also one of the most rewarding cars to drive, and a Wheels COTY winner.
Mini’s most affordable drop-top has a proper electrically folding roof for pure cabriolet motoring but also offers a second row of seating.
While most convertibles focus on a tarmac motoring experience, Jeep’s Wrangler promises fun both in the bush and on the beach.
Sharing much of the MX-5’s structure, the Abarth is another two-seat, rear-drive option wrapped up in a more serious performance package.