Neat styling with the roof down, turbo performance, good value
Awkward rear styling with the roof up, poor rear passenger space
If you're after a small and affordable convertible then the Mitsubishi CZC is worth considering. It uses a metal folding roof which means it's refined at higher speeds and gives it added security. The downside is that while the CZC looks good with the roof folded, it appears awkward with it in place and lacks the style of many other small drop tops.
Inside it's pretty roomy up front, but as with many cars this size, the rear seats are pretty useless. There are two engines available including a zippy turbocharged version with 150bhp but the standard 1.5-litre offers decent performance and respectable economy.