Convertibles are always in season. Even though you can’t really drive with the top down in the winter, that doesn’t mean that you have to keep it in the garage. There are convertibles on the market today that have hard tops, which means that you can drive it in all seasons. Also, you may end up driving the vehicle somewhere that doesn’t get a heavy winter, which means that year round is convertible season.
No matter where you live, you need to take some time to think about your purchase before you make it. There’s a certain thrill to buying a convertible. The experience will leave behind memories that will last a lifetime. Therefore, it’s key that you don’t get too sucked into the process. Think a bit more clinically, and you’ll save plenty of money.
For example, do you know if you want to go with a used, new, or vintage model of convertible? The reason why we draw a line between used and vintage (even though they’re technically the same thing) is because vintage carries a very different price structure than simply used. Vintage gets people thinking about the “good old days”, and nostalgic thoughts can cost you big money over the long run. Do you have what it takes to properly maintain a vintage convertible? If you’re not willing to put in the time and expense, perhaps it’s best that you don’t drive such a vehicle. On the other hand, there is something to be said about the vintage look. It attracts plenty of attention and makes people feel very good about their purchases.
A used convertible avoids a lot of the depreciation of a new vehicle, but it may invite mechanical problems depending on the age of the vehicle. [Read more…]