WhichCar
Powered by
  • WheelsWheels
  • MOTORMOTOR
  • 4X4 Australia4X4 Australia
  • Street MachineStreet Machine
  • Trade Unique CarsTrade Unique Cars

Convertibles under $60K: Australia’s Best Value Cars

By James Whitbourn, 20 Nov 2016 Best Value Cars

Convertibles under $60K: Australia’s Best Value Cars

Drop the top, and drop the costs. Introducing the Fiat 500C Pop, Fiat Abarth 595C, and Citroen DS3 DSport.

Drop the top, and drop the costs. Introducing the Fiat 500C Pop, Fiat Abarth 595C, and Citroen DS3 DSport.

Fiat 500C Pop

2016-Fiat -500C-Pop -frontBeing the smallest, least-expensive convertible on sale virtually guarantees the Fiat ragtop a Gold Star gong. Its attainable $22K purchase price doesn’t contribute directly to its score, but works with Glass’s three-year retained value of 58 percent to contain the drop in value to a manageable $9240, little more than $3K per year. This figure easily outweighs other costs, including low insurance (under $800) and fuel use. A three-year warranty, while not industry-best, is as good as many. 

Fiat Abarth 595C

Fiat -Abarth -595-rear -sideYou won’t take a bath (sorry) on cost of ownership in this hotted-up Fiat 500 derivative, which offers twice the torque of its more sensible sibling and consumption that’s just 1.1L/100km higher.

Citroen DS3 DSport

2016-Citroen -DS3-DSportOur bronze medallist puts a Gallic slant on the small cabrio and majors on peace-of-mind motoring with Citroen’s six-year warranty to narrowly beat the drop-top Mini Cooper.

MORE GOLD STAR COVERAGE

WHEELS GOLD STAR VALUE AWARDSWHEELS GOLD STAR VALUE AWARDS
What if someone could expose the hidden costs, crunch the numbers, present the data, and draw conclusions about how to best spend your hard-earned on a brand new car? Enter Wheels’ annual Gold Star Value Awards.
Find out more

Australia’s Best Premium Compact cars under $50KBEST PREMIUM COMPACT CARS under $50K
These three compact cars, Audi A1, Mini Cooper and the BMW 118i, will give you greater economy in a nifty city-car size, with a touch of class.
View the results