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Keep Warm This Fall With Mercedes-Benz’s Airscarf

Autumn can be an awkward time for convertible owners. The weather is too beautiful to warrant putting the car away, but the temperature is often too nippy to leave the top down. What’s a convertible owner to do? Invest in a Mercedes-Benz. A few years ago, the German automobile manufacturer introduced its Airscarf technology. Mercedes-Benz’s Airscarf channels hot air onto the necks of both the driver and passenger via a vent in the front seat head restraints. Available on the E-Class Cabriolet, SLK-Class, SL-Class, and the soon-to-be-released S-Class Cabriolet, the…

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2015 Fiat 500c Test Drive

The 2015 Fiat 500c is the Italian brand’s take on a convertible city car. Based off of the popular 2015 Fiat 500, the 500c cuts out the 500’s metal roof and replaces it with a large folding top. Unlike most convertibles, the 2015 Fiat 500c keeps its B- and C-pillars. As a result, the 2015 Fiat 500c is less of a ‘convertible’ and more of a glorified sunroof; nevertheless, the ragtop Fiat is a compelling option for sun worshippers on a budget, thanks to its low starting price of $20,145…

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2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Test Drive

Every time a luxury brand launches a new “entry level” model, enthusiasts become immediately concerned. We’ve seen this before and more often than not, the outcome is not favorable. Sure there are those who would like to drive around in a luxury brand, but by the time options are added one has to ask themselves, is it really worth it? The 2015 Audi A3 seeks to change public opinion by giving consumers a compact sedan and convertible that are both high on luxury and sportiness, but easier on the wallet….

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2014 Infiniti Q60S Convertible

There is a dismissive, snarky old saw about convertibles: “Chop the roof off any car and you improve it at least 50 percent.” Now, forgetting momentarily that a fair number of enclosed cars treated to such shenanigans will snap shut like a bear trap, there’s truth in the sentiment. Structural engineers will go apoplectic, but open-top cars like yesteryear’s British roadsters bring you closer to nature, closer to the road, closer to the Sports Car Truth that lay in top-down driving, when Nigel Shiftright and Blippy McThrottlage rowed their own…

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2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible Test Drive

Meet the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible, the drop top version of the hot coupe that holds the title as the most powerful production Camaro ever. It has a big engine, lots of real estate, a million miles of headroom and some seats. Surrounding it is a body that’s both bodacious and ludicrous simultaneously, classifying it as the completely opposite of inconspicuousness. It makes you think of the Las Vegas strip, drag racing, burnouts, and handlebar mustaches. Or, it makes you wonder, did Bumblebee’s headless Decepticon doppelganger just arrive? That’s…

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