Tops down in 2011 - the best convertibles to drive this year

April 5, 2011 12:00 AM

Convertibles are always a fun type of car to drive around, but which 2011 models are the best to show off in?

MSN Autos has come up with a list of the best cars with the top down and, no surprise here, they're all pretty expensive and swanky.

The Audi R8 Spyder is a "sexy yet elegant" car that won the 2011 Drivers' Choice Award for Best Dream Machine by MotorWeek, according to the MSN experts. Much cheaper is the Porsche Boxster Spyder, which is fun to drive and gets 320 horsepower.

MINI Cooper's convertible is the most fuel-efficient car on the list getting 29 to 32 mpgs combined city/highway. The soft top has a built-in sun roof, giving drivers the option of a little bit of fresh air or lots of it.

Favorites like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang and Infiniti G37 are all on the list as well.

The BMW 335is Convertible is the "ultimate driving machine," states MSN, referring to the automaker's slogan. "This folding hardtop is a fantastic package for anyone who wants a BMW with 'M' specs but who can't afford it." In addition, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet was included on the list of fun cars to drive. 

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