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Top 3 Convertible cars less than £10000

When the summer arrives, you can make your motoring a little more fun by dropping the roof. If you’re thinking of trading in your tin-top for a soft-top but you want to keep a tight rein on the cash, you’ll probably be tempted by some of these convertible cars for less than £10000. The average price of a used car in the UK is £9,000 but we’re considering cars at £10,000 because cabriolets are always a little more pricey than their hard-top versions.

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BMW 635 Ci

If you’d like to drive in style, there’s no better convertible car for the money. This is a fine GT that still feels like a modern car. With £10k to spend, the wisest engine choice is the 3.0-litre straight six found in the 630 Ci Sport. You will also find examples of the 4.4 litre 645 for this money, but we’d recommend that you steer clear because the added performance isn’t offset by the increased fuel consumption.

Lotus Elise

You might not be aware that you can get your hands on a Lotus Elise for less than £10,000 nowadays. A decent Elise S1 will set you back £8,000. For that money, you’ll get iconic looks, great pace and incredible handling. Be careful to get one that’s got full service history as examples at this price range tend to have around 100,000 miles on the clock.

Jaguar XJS 5.3 V12

You’ll only need around £7,000 to get your hands on a Jaguar XJS. Most have relatively low mileage (50 to 60,000 miles). Although this is a car from the late 1980s and early 1990s, you’ll still enjoy the refinement the Jaguar offers. The V12 engine was well built, so you won’t be faced with major problems there but this car is now a classic so you may find replacement parts hard to come by.

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