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2020 Mazda Miata MX-5 Club Review
Barely bigger than some cardboard boxes, my favorite roadster lacks map pockets, a conventional glove compartment and a spare tire. It steps stiffly over smooth suburban streets like some old man o... More ›
2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible
This week I’m bringing you something extra special. The first-ever Lexus LC 500 Convertible. And I have to tell you my jaw is still on the floor after my week behind the wheel of this stunning v... More ›
2019 BMW M850i Convertible Review
Luxury doesn’t always mean leisurely. Take the slinky 2019 BMW M850i convertible, for example, a sumptuously chiseled grand tourer seemingly built for casual cruises down sun-dappled boulevar... More ›
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF
Ah, there is nothing quite like like taking a Sunday afternoon drive in a Mazda Miata, especially when it’s a can’t-take-your-eyes-off 2019 MX 5 Grand Touring RF. What a week I had with th... More ›
2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible Review
I’ve got a real beauty for you this week, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertible, the largest ragtop of the BMW lineup. Exterior The M850i has beautiful body lines, front-end and fender ven... More ›
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF Review
Every time I get a convertible, it arrives on a day so cold I can chill beer in my front yard – and call it urban art. Code enforcement loves me. This time, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata that ... More ›
2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Review
Several times per year, I get a car for review that people just can’t resist. Such is the case with this beautiful 2019 Maserati GranTurismo convertible. By the way, GranTurismo translates to Gr... More ›
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet Review
This week I bring you a real beauty! I have the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet, a 200-plus thousand dollar ragtop. This car features a hand-made engine from AMG, the performance division of M... More ›
2019 Volkswagen New Beetle Final Edition Review
Not even an unplanned visit to my drill-happy dentist could put a lid on me recently. Heck, bring on my awful ex’s pit-bull attorney. On a semi-warm spring day, the top on my 2019 Volkswag... More ›
2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Cabriolet Review
This week I bring you the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Cabriolet, a beautiful sportster that went through a light freshening for the 2018 model year. By Mercedes standards, this is the entry-level model, ... More ›
2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 Cabriolet Review
This week I bring you the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 Cabriolet, an updated version of the 2018 E400.  The biggest difference is the addition of 33 more horses. Under the hood, the E450 has a 3-li... More ›
Here's Why The Mazda MX-5 Miata Is The World's Best-Selling Roadster
Life no longer throws me sharp curves – though I did discover a slight, uh, $2,000 hole in my checkbook last month. A mere four-figure bump in the road, I say, still wondering what might have... More ›
2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet Test Drive
Convertibles make me feel two inches taller and a tad shinier beneath Saturday-night neon lights. I mean, a folding top, like folding money, just gives you a rakish glow – and I’ll take... More ›
2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0T Convertible Test Drive
Once in a while, you fall so in love with a review vehicle you consider hightailing it to Mexico just so you don't have to hand back the keys.  Such is this case with the 2018 Jaguar F-Type c... More ›
2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet 4MATIC Test Drive
This week I bring you the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet.  This soft-top convertible grew 4” longer for 2018 as well as offering a host of new features. 2018 Mercedes-Benz E40... More ›
2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead Coupe Test Drive
This week I bring you the amazing 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead coupe.  FYI, Drophead is the British word for convertible.  The Dawn debuted in 2016 and is manufactured by Rolls-Royce&rsquo... More ›
2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition Review
Summer heat always seems to make my bad blood simmer. I get crazy thoughts deep into one of our steamy 90-degree nights – like, you know, maybe it’s not too late for a Mohawk and Peruvi... More ›
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Test Drive
Pint-sized four-cylinder cars rarely pop my bacon. Sorry, greenies. I need eight big growling cylinders in some burly sizzler that can’t pass a single gas station without stopping. Call ... More ›
2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Test Drive
This week, I bring you the 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster convertible.  This car was completely redone in 2013, and now again for 2017.  Although it does not look all that different from the pre... More ›
2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Test Drive
This week I am behind the very large wheel of a car that costs almost $600,000, weighs three tons, and is about the length of a Chevy Suburban. This is the 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Co... More ›
2016 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Convertible Test Drive
This week, I am behind the wheel of the just released 2016 Chevy Camaro convertible. As a quick history lesson, the Camaro came out in 1967 to compete with the Ford Mustang and this is th... More ›
Test Drive: 2015 BMW 228i Convertible Review
In the growing premium compact segment, BMW is putting some great choices out there for those people who want a fun vehicle with a nice interior and decent fuel economy.  Such is the case w... More ›
Test Drive: 2015 Porsche Boxster S Review
  As a professional auto reviewer, you don’t get many shots at a Porsche, so when one is offered up, you jump at the chance. I feel fortunate to have been able to spend a week w... More ›
2014 Infiniti Q60S Convertible Review and Test Drive
  If my test car this week looks familiar, but you don’t recognize the name, the problem is not with your TV set. You may or may not recall, but Infiniti changed all their vehicle na... More ›
2014 BMW 435i Convertible Review and Test Drive
  I’ve been a BMW fan for a lot of years; they are always unique and handle great, from the 228i to the 7-series. Now comes the 2014 BMW 435i, the replacement car for the 335i. It is... More ›
Test Drive: 2014 Jaguar F-Type Review
It is ridiculously fast and has a sound like nothing I have ever heard. I am talking about the 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S convertible, the first two-seater Jaguar has produced in 50 years. 2014 Ja... More ›
2014 Mercedes Benz E350 Cabriolet Test Drive
It is a great time of year for a convertible, and this week I have the newly refreshed 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet, a 4-seat cloth top convertible. This roadster comes with a 3.5-liter V6 eng... More ›
2012 Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible Review
  The Fall season is a great time to have a convertible. I was eager to have the Chrysler 200 Limited retractable hardtop convertible. I was pretty impressed when I reviewed the 2011 sedan... More ›
2013 Porsche Boxster Review
The first Porsche Boxster hit the United States in 1997 with a bang, and quickly rose to be the Porsche volume leader for a number of years. Now comes the all-new 2013 Porsche Boxster convertible,... More ›
Test Drive: 2013 Mercedes SL550 Convertible  Review
  The Mercedes SL came out in 1955, and the 2013 SL550 retractable hardtop convertible I am reviewing this week is the sixth generation version and has undergone some massive changes. &... More ›