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Used car buying guide: best-selling convertibles

Best-selling convertibles

With the hoped-for arrival of hotter weather, many drivers’ thoughts turn to buying a convertible. Here we look at the country’s five best-selling convertibles. But rather than forking out for a new one, there are plenty of used bargains to be had with some models selling for hundreds rather than thousands of pounds.

Mercedes SLK

This was the car that started the modern trend for folding hard tops. Although the first generation model was far from perfect, the concept was clearly right because Mercedes is still making the SLK 20 years on. And as with the Mazda MX-5, there are models to suit all budgets.

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Convertible roof repair: cleaning, caring for or replacing you car’s hood

Convertible roof repair
With the chimes of Hear Comes The Summer now a distant memory, drivers of soft-top cars should think about convertible roof repair before the winter weather sweeps in.

The life of a fabric or vinyl hood for a convertible, cabriolet or roadster can be greatly extended by cleaning it correctly and then reapplying a waterproofing agent. At the same time, any nicks and tears can be patched up, much like a child’s pair of jeans, and electrical or mechanical problems can be fixed without resorting to a complete replacement of the hood.

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