Top 10 Most Affordable Convertibles for 2004


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 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.

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