Taking a quick break from talking about things like Mercedes-Benz transmissions, we saw that the Smart ForTwo Cabrios are going to be the cheapest convertibles available in the US with a price tag of under $20,000. Well, under $20k for the completely basic package – if you pick up one of these neat little economy cars, you’ll (likely) add enough options to get it a thousand or two more than you were expecting. Though, that still leaves it a super-affordable convertible.
You don’t normally associate Mercedes-Benz with a low MSRP — even its used cars are expensive, once maintenance is taken into account. Yet, starting this fall, the least expensive convertible — hell, the only convertible starting under $20,000 — will be a German, although it won’t have the three-pointed star on the hood.
After taking a gap year to find itself, the Smart ForTwo Cabriolet is returning for the 2017 model year. With an all-new look inside and out, this diminutive runabout will rock a starting price of $18,900.
That’s with a manual, though — spring for the dual-clutch gearbox, and you’re looking at $19,890, before options and tax and all that.
Its automatic canvas soft top is capable of stopping early and acting like a sunroof, or going all the way back for more of a proper top-down feeling, and you can remove the roof bars for even more airiness. Continue Reading
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