Choosing your perfect roadster

Added: 31 August 2017

Whether we call them roadsters, convertibles or cabriolets, open-top cars have a popular fan base, even with the famously unpredictable nature of our weather.

If you are interested in buying a new car that specifically follows the definition of a roadster, there’s a good chance you are looking for something that’s small, sporty and has two seats. If so, we have a variety of enticing options that fall under that criteria here at Agnew Group. 

We will help you pick your perfect roadster by answering the questions you’ve been asking yourself.

Which roadster produces the best performance?

If it’s performance you are looking for in your roadster, then the 718 Porsche Boxster is the pick of our bunch. Its two litre engine pumps out 300bhp producing a 0-60 time of 5.10 seconds and a top speed of 170mph. The famous Boxster chassis delivers the drive we have known to come and love and the rear engine sitting as it always does over the rear-wheel drive of the car produces effortless grip. It will come to you with no huge surprise that the Boxster is the premium of our roadster range, so if you are looking for something that is a little less pricey but can still impress in a straight line, then we recommend the Audi TT. The 1.8 Turbo FSI Sport engine produces up to 180bhp which will get you from 0-60 in 6.9 seconds and up to a maximum speed of 140mph. Audi themselves have admitted that the TTs in past have been more about style than driving experience, however with this one they have turned things around and given the TTs driving performance some real substance.

How often are you going to use your Roadster?

Whether you are going to be using your roadster daily or only once a week there are many different option to consider when it comes to things like comfort and economy. If you are going to be a daily user your best options will be either the BMW Z4 or the Mercedes-Benz SLC.

The BMW Z4 has a spacious high quality cabin that is decked out with a heady combination of spongy plastic and glossy trim. The driving position sits directly over the rear axle at a low angle which leaves you looking down the bonnet, just how you would want it. The miles per gallon is also more than acceptable for a sports roadster giving out 41.5mpg.

Although not quite as up to scratch as the Z4 cabin, the Mercedes-Benz SLC has a newly designed steering wheel that is comfortable to hold and the cabin overall has a quality well-made feel to it. You will however get slightly better miles per gallon from the SLC with it producing 43.5mpg, so the decision is yours.

If you would like to speak to an advisor about one of our roadsters then please click here.

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