The 2012 Volkswagen Eos and the 2012 Lexus IS C are two types of hardtop convertibles. As of Oct. 2012, both of these cars have very good ratings on car-rating sites for a variety of reasons. The Eos is credited with sitting right in the middle between an affordable everyday car and a premium luxury car.
The Lexus is a fully fledged luxury vehicle. Another hardtop convertible is the Mazda MX-5 Miata. According to Autobytel, one drawback of this car, as of 2014, is that the retractable hardtop roof adds a little weight onto a vehicle that is rather light in stature.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a hardtop convertible car that carries a best-in-class rating when it comes to handling due to its top-of-the-line power steering. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine can produce 302 horse power, which makes this a rather fast, agile addition to its line.
The BMW 3 Series coupe has the ability to include a hardtop that can be raised or lowered depending on the mood of the driver. The BMW 3 Series is a luxury car that has strong engine power and tight handling. Hardtop convertibles have less trunk space and are more mechanically complex than soft-top convertibles.