Converting a hardtop vehicle to a convertible primarily involves cutting the existing hardtop roof from the vehicle and installing a convertible top. However, convertible conversions are extremely complex in many cars due to the load-bearing functions of the car's roof and the need to fit the conver
The 2015 models of the BMW Z4, Lexus IS C, BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG are examples of hardtop convertibles. This type of convertible offers protection from the cold weather, but the retraction of the hardtop can reduce the back passenger and trunk space.
Some good hardtop convertibles include the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, 2015 Mazda Miata and 2015 BMW 4 series, as noted by Edmunds. Each vehicle has its flow of design and features made specific for its model, such as the aggressive hood-line featured on the Camaro or the small balanced design of the Mia
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
Some highly rated hardtop convertibles include the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Class and 2015 BMW 4 Series, based on the 2015 Convertible Buying Guide at Edmunds.com. The Mercedes-Benz SL Class received an A rating from Edmunds.
As of 2015, there is one popular Chrysler hard-top convertible called the 200. The 200 is a two door coupe that features enough seating for up to four people and has starting costs listed at $27,950.
As of 2015, current model cars with convertible hardtops include the BMW Z4 sDrive35i, Infiniti Q60, Mercedes-Benz SLK250 Roadster, Volvo C70 and Volkswagen Eos. Other hardtop convertible vehicles include the Chrysler 200, Lotus Elise, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Chevrolet Camaro and Jeep Wrangler.
A hardtop gazebo can be purchased at HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Walmart.com and Amazon.com. Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart all offer sales in-store, online and by telephone.
As of 2016, Miata hardtops are available at GoMiata.com, SmoothLine.com and TreasureCoastMiata.com. GoMiata.com features MX5 Miata hardtops from 1990 to 2015, including fiberglass racing hardtops and original equipment manufacturer hardtops for 2006 to 2014 vehicles. SmoothLine.com offers its custom
The BMW 2, 4, 6 and Z4 series vehicles, including each series M package, are all available in convertible models with a retractable hardtop, as of 2015. BMW retractable hardtops can automatically retract into the trunk and close during operation.