UK drivers still enticed by open-top motoring

MINI convertibleWe may only be able to put the roof down for a week each year, but the nation is still drawn to convertible cars when the summer sun starts to shine.

A survey by used car search engine has revealed that over three-quarters of respondents own a convertible just so they can enjoy motoring with the roof down on a sunny day.

In fact, 95% of current convertible owners are planning to buy another one in the future, with 65% on their second convertible.

Auto Trader lists about 21,000 convertibles for sale every month with the average price recorded at £10,500.

Nathan Coe, Group Director, Auto Trader said: "Our love affair with convertibles shows no signs of diminishing, despite our unpredictable weather and tough economic conditions. This is evidenced by the fact that the UK is still the second largest convertible market in Europe."

Research by the firm also revealed the UK's favourite convertibles. Check out the gallery below for the top ten models.

Nation's favourite convertibles

Nation's favourite convertibles

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