Which convertible?

My wife has a Saab 9-3 convertible (53) which she has loved.

Recently things have started to go wrong, mostly electrical - windows, central locking and trim breaking.

She would like to have a similar car but perhaps a little better built. I was favouring a MINI or Golf, either new or ideally 1-2 years old, but accepts that the MINI might have too little shopping space.

Our small dog sits happily on the back seat (with seat belt). We did consider a used Mercedes last time.

Good economy would be nice but milage is only 7k/yr. Budget is up to £22k but I would happily keep some of that in the bank as I prefer to buy after some of the eye watering depreciation has happened.

Asked on 3 January 2012 by cd65

Answered by Honest John
The R57 MINI convertible is quite sweet: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/mini/mini-converti.../ At the other end, the Lexus IS250C is amazingly refined, top up or down, but probably a bit more than £22k. Maybe an Audi A3 convertible. Eos a bit of a worry because of leaks. 308CC not bad.
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