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Summer's here, and the wind in your hair is calling! But before you pull the trigger on that convertible of your dreams, a crucial question arises: soft top or hard top?

Both offer the exhilarating open-air experience, but each has its own set of pros and cons. Here at Foster & Heanes, we want to help you make an informed decision.

Soft Top Magic

  • Classic Cabriolet Charm: There's nothing quite like the classic look of a soft top convertible. The ability to fold down the roof in seconds transforms your car into a head-turning summer statement.
  • Lightweight Performance: Soft tops tend to be lighter than their hard top counterparts, potentially leading to sharper handling and improved fuel efficiency.
  • More Affordable Option: Soft top convertibles are generally priced lower than hard tops, making them a more budget-friendly way to experience open-air motoring.

Let's Talk Soft Top Trade-offs

  • Weather Worries: Soft tops offer less protection from the elements. Rain, wind noise, and even extreme temperatures can be more noticeable with the top down.
  • Security Concerns: Fabric roofs are easier to vandalise than metal hard tops.
  • Maintenance Needs: Soft tops require regular cleaning and treatment to maintain their lifespan and appearance.

Hard Top Sophistication

  • Year-Round Versatility: Hard top convertibles offer a more practical solution. The metal roof provides excellent insulation from weather and noise, making them enjoyable for year-round use.
  • Enhanced Security: Hard tops offer a higher level of security against theft and vandalism.
  • Sleek and Modern Aesthetic: Hard top convertibles often boast a sleek and modern design, like the luxurious Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet or the powerful BMW Z4 Roadster.

Hard Top Considerations

  • Heavier Weight: The added weight of a hard top can slightly impact performance and fuel efficiency.
  • Storage Space: When retracted, the hard top can eat into boot space, limiting cargo capacity.
  • Higher Price Tag: Hard top convertibles generally come with a higher initial purchase price.

The Verdict? It's All About You!

At Foster & Heanes, we can find the perfect convertible for your needs.

Whether you prioritise affordability, classic charm, or year-round practicality, we can source the perfect car to match your lifestyle and budget.

Visit our online showroom to view the current catalogue of used cars for sale.

Currently, we have three terrific convertibles on offer:

Audi A5 3.0 S5 TFSI Quattro priced at £13,495

audi a5

This car has low mileage and is presented in Estoril blue metallic paintwork with a unique black/brown leather sport interior. It has a full service history and features include: handsfree bluetooth telephone connectivity, electric front seats, park distance control, leather multi-function steering wheel, automatic lights & wipers function & 19" alloy wheels. Find out more at

BMW Z4 3.0 SDRIVE30I Roadster priced at £10,795

bmw z4

Beautifully presented in black sapphire metallic paintwork with canberra beige kansas leather interior trim, this BMW Z4 has a fully receipted service history. Features include: BMW media system professional with wide/split screen satellite navigation, heated sports seats, electric seat adjustment with driver memory function, front & rear park distance control, BMW professional loudspeaker system, sports automatic transmission, leather multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters, wind deflector, electric folding & auto dimming door mirrors, USB & audio interface, Amazon echo auto (Alexa), automatic lights & wiper function and 18" multi spoke style 293 light alloy wheels.  Find out more at

Our friendly sales team is here to answer your questions and help you find the convertible that will turn every drive into an open-air adventure! Call us today on 01252 615657.


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