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Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

4 out of 5 4.0

The Mercedes-Benz two-seater roadster has celebrated its 20th birthday with a new look and a new name – gone is the SLK, replaced with SLC - a nod to the C-Class from which it is derived. As well as familiar Mercedes family looks, the updated car also features new technology and improved engines to help it take on the Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4 and... read more

PROS

  • Badge appeal
  • Stylish, premium design
  • Smooth automatic gearbox
  • Economical but powerful diesel

CONS

  • Interior largely unchanged
  • Not the most involving drive

Audi TT Roadster

4.5 out of 5 4.5

When it comes to sports coupes there’s none more stylish than the Audi TT, and removing the roof to make the new Audi TT Roadster only heightens that. Fighting it out with the Mercedes SLK, BMW Z4, Nissan 370Z Roadster and – more worryingly – the talented Porsche Boxster, it’s got a tough time ahead. Audi is, however, confident. Search used Audi... read more

PROS

  • Interior
  • Sharp looks
  • Punchy engines and performance

CONS

  • Evolutionary design
  • Current lack of quattro diesel
  • Rivals more focused

Jaguar F-Type

4.2 out of 5 4.2

The Jaguar F-Type is an all-new, two-seater open top sports car, something that the British company has not produced in many years. Front engined with a choice of three engines, it is exclusively rear-wheel drive and - for now - features a fabric roof. From looks to on-road behaviour, Jaguar has designed and built this car for one purpose:... read more

PROS

  • Sound
  • Handling
  • Ride
  • Design

CONS

  • Wind buffetting
  • Boot shape not practical

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