Category Archives: convertibles

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 RF – Drive Report

Mazda’s 2017 Miata MX-5 RF, the retractable fastback, functions quite well around Chicagoland. Push the switch for the top and it’s down, or up, in 13 seconds. That makes things pretty convenient for buzzing around in the open air and … Continue reading

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider – Drive & Review

With the great summer weather we’ve just experienced many folks probably were wishing for a convertible to drive. The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, reminiscent of the 1966 edition, is another new choice among the 2- and 4-seat drop tops … Continue reading

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Mazda MX-5 Cup at Road America

The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires reached the halfway point of the 2016 season with a Father’s Day doubleheader weekend at Road America. The Mazda MX-5 Cup kicked off a new era for the series … Continue reading

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