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Buying a modern classic convertible

I am nearing retirement and would like a reliable and economical soft top. The Mazda MX5 just seems too popular, I like the idea of a MK1 or MK2 Volkswagen Golf, but rust scares seem to be rife.

Living in the real world I need to convince my wife that I am not buying a money pit. I am not interested in speed, just comfort for two adults and room for the dog in the rear. What do you suggest?

Asked on 10 November 2014 by Auchenten

Answered by Honest John
Think outside the box. Peugeot 306 convertibles are much prettier, handle better and are no worse mechanically (many would say better).
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