Convertibles have always been a popular type of vehicle in the US as well as in some parts of the globe. Unfortunately the demand for convertibles was partially affected by the increasing number of vehicles that are equipped with air conditioning units and moon-roofs that allow the car occupants to experience riding a vehicle wherein they could see the sky above them without the need to remove the car’s roof.
However, this trend doesn’t mean that the car makers would totally place their production of convertibles to a halt since many buyers still want to buy their own convertibles. Due to this, a lot of car manufacturers have started producing convertibles that are quite affordable. Most of them have already introduced a number of models that are sold below $45,000. Among the most popular of these are the following.
1. Nissan 370Z
The Nissan 370Z convertible is one of the best models that are sold below the $45,000 range. It is currently sold at a starting price of $40,050 for the Base model and this could go as high as $42,750 for the Touring version. The Nissan 370Z is propelled by a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that pumps out up to 332 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to standard 6-speed manual transmission. In addition to this, Nissan is offering a number of optional features and packages for this model. However, a buyer needs to spend an additional amount of money in order to obtain these features and improve the vehicle’s overall performance.