Category: convertibles

  • 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Drive Review

    2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Drive Review

    The 2022 Corvette Stingray comes in coupe or convertible body styles in 1LT, 2LT or 3LT trims. Nicely packaged in the space behind the cockpit is a 490-hp 6.2-L V8 mated to a Tremec 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. 2023 marks the 70th anniversary of Corvette, the longest running nameplate of any car on the road today. A […]

  • 2022 MINI Cooper S Convertible – Drive Review

    2022 MINI Cooper S Convertible – Drive Review

    MINI has freshened the Cooper for 2022 with new front and rear styling, new wheels and new colors. More tech, safety and comfort features have also been added. The powertrain choices are unchanged and price has been bumped minimally. Check out the new MINI here. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible – Drive Review

    2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible – Drive Review

    BMW has brought back a soft top on the 4 Series convertible. Riding on an all new platform the soft top also brings weight reduction, greater cargo space and a lower center of gravity for improved handling. There’s a choice of the 430i convertible powered by a 255-hp twin-scroll turbo 2.0-L 4-cylinder. Or, the M440i […]

  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Drive Review

    2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Drive Review

    Think Spring! If you were buying a new Corvette would you choose the coupe or the convertible? The Corvette Stingray got a few updates for 2021 with new colors and stipe packages as well as some equipment changes. In spite of it being winter I was in a milder climate and got to enjoy a […]

  • 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

    Over a million MX-5 Miatas have been produced during the more than 30 years it has been on the road. The fun-to-drive Miata is plenty comfortable for two average size adults and its free-revving 181-horsepower 2.0-L gets you going quickly. And now Mazda is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with a new limited edition 100th Anniversary […]

  • 2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible – Drive Review

    Seats for four to experience the twin-turbocharged 4.4-L V8 with 600-HP that’s boosted to 617-HP on the M8 Competition. An 8-speed automatic drives the xDrive all-wheel drive system that is standard equipped. Zero to 60 is in a very quick 3.2 seconds, and one-tenth less in the Competition. Top speed is 155 mph with an […]

  • 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster – Driven

    All new for 2019. Long, low and sleek. Available with 255 or 382 horsepower. It’s plenty fast and loads of fun on the track. Add a touch of practicality with a fairly roomy trunk, as it goes for 2-seaters. It’s a classic. Read a bit more to get you excited now. @1ChicagoCarGuy

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF – Drive Report

    More power to the people. For 2019 the MX-5 Miata gets 26 more ponies bumping the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-L engine up to 181-HP. Seventeen percent more horsepower is a big move in any engine. Engine torque is up a bit too along with higher engine revs. Whether you  choose the folding hardtop RF or the soft […]

  • Fiat 124 Spider Abarth – Tracked

    A one-day Fiat Track Experience at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois under the tutelage of the pros at Skip Barber Racing School gave me plenty of seat time in the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.  Driving the 124 Spider Abarth as well as the 2-door 500 Abarth on the track road course, in an autocross […]

  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler – First Drive

    For 2018 the Jeep Wrangler is all-new with much improved road manners and even better off-road capabilities. There’s a 285-HP V6 and a 270-HP mild-hybrid 2.0-L 4-cylinder. A Diesel is coming in 2019. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual and an 8-speed automatic. I drove the new Wrangler on the road and off-road in the […]