Summer is one of the best times of year to go for a drive. Scorching hot days followed by cool evenings and a sun that takes its time to set. Whether it’s a short trip to a barbecue or an escape to the coast or countryside, the summer months are the perfect time to get behind the wheel of your car. That is, if you have the right car.
Let’s be honest. Some cars are best suited for those drizzly days where your view alternates between raindrops and windscreen wipers. If you really want to make the most of the summer, you need a car that has been made for good weather and good times. Here are the best used cars for summer fun.
One of the most iconic cars in driving history, there’s something inherently fun about the MINI. Maybe it’s because of the fun advertising campaign that announced its relaunch, or maybe it’s the memories of the iconic The Italian Job chase scene. The MINI can’t help but put a smile on your face.
But for summer fun, you need an extra ingredient. How about a convertible roof? So you get the style and charm of the MINI, and you can put the roof down to really embrace the sunshine.
Another classic model that has been revamped into the ideal summer car is the Fiat 500. The original is beloved by fans of Italian culture and its quirky design, the Fiat 500 stands out on the road for all the right reasons. Relaunched with modern safety technology and engines, it still has that charm that has cemented it in the hearts of car connoisseurs since its debut in the 60s.
The new convertible version is the icing in the cake. If you want a car for the summer that’s ideal for road trips with your friends, then the Fiat 500 convertible ticks all the right boxes. Stylish, comfortable and cool – with or without the roof down.
Convertibles are always best suited for the summer (unless you are a fan of wind and rain). For long journeys to the coast, you’ll want a car that can keep you cool, keep you comfortable and keep you entertained. The BMW 4 Series convertible ticks all the right boxes.
It’s fun to drive, especially if you go for one with a sportier engine. Inside, the seats are super-comfortable, and with climate control you can adjust to whatever temperature is right for you. Pop the roof down at a push of a button, and you get that extra summer driving experience.
Summer isn’t just for cruising along sedately. You might want a car that’s a bit more fun, for weaving through the busy beach traffic. A coupe is ideal for this sort of driving, and the Mazda MX-5 is both affordable and stylish. Relaunched in 2015, the most recent iteration takes the styling that made the previous versions, adds in modern safety tech and engine efficiency, and wraps it up in that undeniable satisfaction that you get from driving a cult classic.