In summer, the last of the convertibles have arisen from hibernation to zip around town with gleeful owners behind the wheel. You may be tempted to join them, but is now the right time to indulge in your droptop fantasies?
Turns out, you’re better off resisting that temptation. Convertible prices rise and fall with the temperature; on Autotrader, prices for Boxsters, MX-5s, Corvettes, Z4s and SLs have all risen ~5-20% since March. Prices tend to plummet after November.
With modern convertibles, there’s little disadvantage to buying in winter; modern soft-tops are weather resistant, and you’ll save thousands.