Nobody can deny that convertibles are the ultimate status symbol. Imagine feeling the wind in your hair and getting a little bit of sunshine at the same time. Yes, having a roof for your long journey is something to consider – but there’s always a place for convertible cars in life.
However, not all convertibles guarantee style and comfort – we have seen some pretty bad models. So, instead of talking about the best convertible cars, we’ll give you a list of the ones you should avoid. Don’t even think about them!
First of all, this is not a car from Hot Wheels! This is a two-seat roadster, a pickup truck, and yes, a retro-styled convertible, which makes it really weird. It’s still a mystery how this “thing” came to exist in the first place as it doesn’t perform well, neither as a pickup nor as a convertible. The only plus might be the cigarette lighter power socket in the trunk.
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Okay, this is going to be a short one. Just look at it. This is probably the only car that had a supermarket shopping basket on the design board. And it passed. Let’s be honest here, this is a no-no option without going into further details.
Citroen C3 Pluriel
The Pluriel is a perfect example of why cars should not combine everything we want, and should learn to compromise. Especially when your goal is to build a budget-friendly vehicle. You could have a closed or peeled-back roof, you could unclip the heavy roof sections and have a full roadster, you could also drop the back seats and have a pickup truck. How is that an issue? Well, there is nowhere in the car to store all the massive roof support, which is why most people who bought the Pluriel use it as a regular car without a sunroof.
Mitsubishi Colt CZC
Mitsubishi did an impressive job engineering a folding hard top roof and finding space for two adults up front, plus two occasional seats behind into a wheelbase – especially since the prototype was based on their existing Colt five-door hatch. They managed to convert, but the results are just not worth any aesthetic award.