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Verdict Should you buy a Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet?

It's an opinion-dividing one, this. If you're after an open-topped car that's not too impracticalto push into day-to-day use, your options are limited – as more traditional convertibles are being pushed out of the market. Just as back in the 1980s and '90s when an open-topped Golf was your go-to soft-top, it could well be that the same thing happens again with the T-Roc. Especially as you can't buy a Golf Cabriolet anymore.

The one thing that you can say is that the T-Roc Cabriolet certainly turns head, and works far better than you expect it to. But after all, SUVs are now becoming the default-choice family car, it makes sense that convertibles based on them will become a thing. Well, that is what Volkswagen is hoping.

So, do we recommend one. Well, yes, given that right now, the T-Roc Cabriolet is the only choice of thise type on the market right now. You could buy a MINI Convertible and enjoy a sharper driving experience, but if you need space, this is by far your best option.

In fact, the T-Roc Cabriolet’s most appealing aspect is how much like a normal SUV it feels like to drive. This kind of accessibility is rare for a convertible, and the fact you can treat this just like a regular car – but one without a roof – is something we think will endear it to more buyers than sceptics would have you believe.

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