When you buy a convertible, you’re buying something that isn’t just about practicality; it’s about the open top experience that you can use to jet off into the sunset. Nevertheless, there are some very practical concerns that you should consider to get the best out of your convertible.
At Acklam Car Sales, one of the most respected car dealerships throughout the North of England that trades on an international scale, we’ve seen so many people buy convertibles. For them it’s all about the look. What kind of statement does it make? The thing is that there’s so much more that goes into buying this prince of cars.
First comes the consideration that comes from the name itself- the roof. Which will work better for you? Is it the open top convertible or the closed top? That’s the point, if you don’t want the roof that lifts off then you really shouldn’t be thinking about the convertible at all.
Then you need to think about how the roof lifts off. The older style convertibles have a top that you have to remove yourself whilst the newer ones are mechanised. Which one works best for your budget? Do you want a vintage look?
Now we move away from the roof and think about performance. As a class of sports car, convertibles are known for their performance capability and you need to think about what works best for your lifestyle. There’s no point getting a car that goes from nought to sixty in six seconds if you have kids that might be in it. Be sensible.
It’s also essential that you think about spec, as this can be a real issue for convertibles and sports cars in general. You need to think about the engine/gearbox combinations and trim levels. Certain combinations and trim levels are more favoured in the market place and can be used to secure a better deal. Ask for more details on this.
Finally, you really need to think about cost. Convertibles are luxury items and they can set you back a fair bit. Can you handle the cost? Would it be better to get it second hand? At Acklam Car Sales we regularly have a fantastic range of convertibles and you’re sure to find one that’s right for you.