Convertibles, our interest in them is about gone... just like stick shifts

According to Car and Driver magazine's article in the Feb 2014 issue, new convertible registrations are only 1% of the new car market. In 2006 they were only 2%

Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota - don't make a single drop top, and they make 4.2 million cars a year

GM only makes the Camaro and Corvette in convertible

Ford? only the Mustang

Nissan? the 370Z, the Murano, and Infinity Q60

The Smart, the Fiat 500, and the Miata still are available in convertibles.

Info from Car and Driver, via R.L. Polk & Company

Most cars began as open wheel, no tops, and getting a top on them was a big deal, known as the Turret Top by GM in 1934.


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