BMW 3 Series Convertible - £8k-£11k: Best cheap convertibles
320i SE (2011/60 reg, 74k miles)
Convertibles are all about being seen, so don’t expect the open-top 3 Series to deliver the kind of sharp handling that you get from the rest of the range.
The car features a three-piece aluminium folding metal roof, which provides the security and refinement of the 3 Series Coupé when it’s in place, and folds in a leisurely 23 seconds. The downside is that the mechanism adds a lot of weight, so go for the 320i for acceptable performance and decent running costs.
Price new: £32,910Now: £8,995Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl, 168bhpEconomy: 41.5mpgEuro NCAP: 5 stars (2005)