The 25 Best Cheap Used Convertibles You Can Buy

Top-down motoring on a budget.


You don't have to break the bank to get a fun convertible for summer. Here are some cheap used options perfect for enjoying the weather on a budget, according to you.

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Nicholas Ashby Taucher

As far as small, light, affordable roadsters go, the MG B is among the best. It's incredibly simple and provides endless smiles behind the wheel. in good condition listed for just $6000.

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BMW M3 (E36)

Some consider the convertible version of the M3 the least desirable body style, but for cheap open-top fun, it certainly checks a lot of boxes. E36-generation cars are especially cheap right now. is currently up for bidding on eBay.

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Saab 900

If you're into weird and quirky cars, look no further than the Saab 900. Unique looks with a bunch of interesting design touches make it one of the most interesting old convertibles you can own. for sale on eBay right now.

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Jaguar XJ-S

The V12-powered Jaguar XJ-S of the 1990s may not be cheap to maintain, but it's certainly cheap to buy. you can own for just $5500, listed for just under $10,000.

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Nissan 240SX

Though most of them have been turned into drift cars (as shown above), there are still clean 240SX convertibles out there. And because they're less desirable compared to their coupe counterparts, they're cheaper to buy.

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Porsche Boxster (986)

While not everyone loves the look of the first-gen Boxster, there's no denying it's great to drive. With a mid-engine layout and a naturally aspirated flat-six, it's easy to see why. If you can get past the looks, it's one of the best-handling cars you can own for under $10,000. can be yours for just $8900.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata

Ask any enthusiast which convertible will get you the most smiles per dollar, and odds are they'll tell you the Miata. For years the Miata has been the go-to for car people everywhere looking for a reliable, good-looking, enjoyable driving experience. with an included hardtop you can own today.

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Honda S2000

We called the Honda S2000 the best all-around sports car back when it was new. That should tell you all you need to know about Honda's drop-top two-seater. is painted in a lovely shade of blue, and you can buy it now.

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Suzuki Cappuccino

The Cappuccino is a Japanese-market car that is now over 25 years old, making it eligible for importation into the US. It's a two-seater convertible with a peppy turbo three-cylinder engine and removable top. up for sale now with an asking price of $7500.

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BMW 3-Series (E30)

If classic motoring is more your thing, the E30 is one of the best cars to choose from. Convertibles are cheap, easy to locate, and come with a mountain of aftermarket support. up for bidding on eBay right now.

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Chrysler Crossfire Roadster

The Crossfire is one of those cars that you forget exists until you see one on the street, and it makes your day. Convertible versions are plenty cool, and quick too. Find an SRT-6 version for the right price, and you'll be sitting pretty. painted in blue can be yours today.

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Fiat 500C Abarth

Early used versions of the 500 Abarth convertible have depreciated significantly these past few years, and now, enthusiasts can take advantage. has just 12,000 miles on the clock, and you can own it.

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Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo Spider

Nothing beats the cool-factor of a classic Alfa. The Spider, sold in the US for decades, is no exception. Running examples in good condition can be found under the $10,000 range. on sale for $7500.

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Pontiac Solstice

The Solstice wasn't the American-made Miata many were hoping it to be, but it was still a great car in its own right. If you can find one for a good price, it's worth taking a closer look. has just over 60,000 miles on the clock, and can be yours for under $10,000.

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For a long time, the Z3 was the go-to car for BMW roadster fans on a budget. Nowadays, early examples of the newer, more modern Z4 have dropped in price enough to be noticed as well. If you're willing to deal with high-mileage, you can own for just under $4000.

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Toyota MR2 Spyder

The Spyder version of the MR2 might not be as loved as earlier hardtop and targa cars, but that doesn't mean it was bad to drive. In fact, thanks to its lightweight structure and mid-engine layout, it was incredibly fun to toss around corners. has just 47,000 miles on it, and it's listed for sale for around $8000.

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Mini Cooper

What better way to improve the Mini driving experience than to have the wind flowing through your hair? The convertibles are nearly as nimble as their coupe counterparts, and just as cheap on the used market. that can be yours today.

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Ford Mustang GT

Though we believe the Mustang is a car most enjoyed with a metal top, there's no arguing the fun factor of having a convertible. It might not be as rigid, but that extra V8 noise is totally worth it. is nicely specced, and can be yours for under $17,000.

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Jeep Wrangler

If off-roading is more your style, there's no reason not to have a Jeep Wrangler. Older examples like the TJ shown here can be bought for reasonable cash, and provide more capability than you could imagine. you can own for just $5200.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK

The SLK is often overlooked as a cheap fun roadster, and it's hard to see why. It looks cool, makes good power, and comes with a power-folding hard top. Plus, you could even get it with a manual transmission. can be yours for just $6200.

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Chevrolet Camaro SS

Like the Mustang, the Camaro isn't the most enjoyable cars to huck around corners in convertible form. What you get in return, though, is four-seat top-down fun and all the exhaust noise you could ask for. you can buy for just over $20,000.

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Honda Beat

Like the Cappuccino, the Honda Beat is a JDM car now old enough to import. The Beat, however, keeps its engine in the middle behind the driver, and sports a manual-folding soft top. on eBay can be yours today.

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Infiniti G37

The G37 is a great choice for those looking for something sporty yet practical and reliable. That doesn't change if you buy a convertible version, and because there's nothing blocking your ears from the exhaust, the car's V6 roar is that much more enjoyable. with reasonable mileage on sale for just under $17,000.

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Lotus Elan

Lotus didn't sell many of its front-wheel drive Elans here in the US, but when they do trade hands, its usually for a reasonable price. It was called one of the best-handling FWD cars out there when new, and it's probably still great to drive today. currently on eBay with an asking price of $16,995.

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Nissan 370Z

First-year examples for the 370Z convertible are starting to drop in price on the used market, and you get a whole lot of car for your money. for sale on eBay has low mileage and a manual transmission.

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