Two-thirds of convertible drivers don't use drop top

Jay Nagley

With the appalling British weather, it's hard to believe we're one of the biggest markets for convertible cars. And now, new research shows that despite our love of cabriolets, only a third of soft-top owners drive their motor with the wind in their hair.

Just under two thirds of Britain's convertible owners (64%) either never or rarely take the roof down, according to the research by Audi, which has four convertibles in its model line-up.