Tag: convertibles

32 Posts

Jensen Interceptor classic car
Jan 31, 2014

Jensen Interceptor: Leather, Wood, and The Fates

Guest Bloggers

The Fates sometime communicate with us in mysterious ways, but today they all but club Jim Hanna in the head with a clear message about this marriage of British spirit and American muscle.

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Dec 05, 2013

Ford's 2015 Mustang Debuts, Goes Global

Jim Motavalli

The Mustang has always been an American icon, but now Ford wants to spread its appeal to Europe and Asia (where it has long had cult status).

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What's a used, safe and affordable convertible
Oct 29, 2013

Today: Best Convertible for a Nonagenarian?

Dear Car Talk

Anne's ready to trade in her Subaru Outback for something a little more fun. She wants a convertible. But she's also looking for something safe with good gas mileage; a 93-year-old lady has to be a little bit practical. What do Tom and Ray suggest? Something in red, obviously. 

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What's a good convertible for cross country driving
Jun 27, 2013

Car Advice: 70th Birthday Wheels

Dear Car Talk

Ann is turning 70 in a few years and she's looking forward to it already. But she needs Tom and Ray's advice--she's buying a convertible as a gift to herself and isn't sure what to get. Find out what Tom and Ray recommend for the cross-country road trip she's planning, right here.


1961 Jaguar E-Type
Oct 11, 2012

Lana Del F-type: Launching the New Jaguar Sports Car

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jaguar launches its new F-Type, but an auto show from more than 50 years ago still looms large. Jamie Kitman explains.

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May 25, 2012

The Miata's Second Coming: As an Alfa-Romeo

Jim Motavalli

Mazda and Fiat are partnering to spin off a second Alfa-branded car off the all-new, back-to-basics 2013 MX-5 platform. The Miata is the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, largely because it's both fun and dead reliable. By marrying the two brands, we have the prospect of a problem-free roadster with an Italian soul and great, distinctive styling. Where do I sign up? On second thought, maybe I'll buy a good used Miata first.

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How to make a Mazda Miata ride smoothly
Jan 03, 2012

Today: This Mazda Miata is making my wife sick!

Dear Car Talk

Pedro just purchased a "fun to drive" convertible that gives his wife motion sickness when she rides with him. Is there anything he can do to soften up the ride for passengers?

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Can a damaged Fiat be repaired
Jul 01, 2011

Nora's mom loves her damaged Fiat. Is there any hope?

Dear Car Talk

My mom is great. I love her, and I need to know how to help her. She has a '74 Fiat Spider convertible. It's adorable and fast, and she loves it. But, it's not running. AGAIN. It's been parked for...

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Oct 01, 2008

Today: Is Margaret's convertible safe in a thunderstorm?

Dear Car Talk

I LOVE my 2000 VW Cabrio. It feels solid on the road, and the functioning roll bar completes the safe feeling (no, I haven't had to use it). But I'm wondering about how safe it is when there's lightning all around...

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car recommendations for a miata lover who doesn't want to get crushed by an suv
Jun 01, 2005

Do I have to sacrifice safety for a convertible?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Mazda Miata I'm the original owner and have driven -plus miles without a repair if you don't count the electronic antenna getting stuck I love my Miata However out here in Southern California I figure I am...

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