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How Do I Choose the Best Coupe Convertible?

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  • Written By: Dan Cavallari
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 15 July 2014
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A coupe convertible is a fun automobile to drive, and it can be functional as well. You will need to start by determining how you are most likely to drive the car, as well as how many passengers you will be transporting at any given time. By nature, the coupe convertible tends to be quite small, which means there may not be a lot of room for passengers; many coupes do not even have a back seat, or if they do, they are small enough to be fairly uncomfortable. If passenger space is important to you, be sure to look into coupes with functional back seats.

Be sure to draw up a budget for purchasing a coupe convertible. Convertibles tend to be more expensive than other types of vehicles, and depending what additional features you want included with the coupe convertible, you can end up paying a significant amount of money for the car. Leather seats, for example, will raise the price tag, as will heated seats, CD players, MP3 players, cruise control, and so on. Decide which features you want, which ones you need, and which ones you cannot live without; then compare these features with the budget you have drawn up and try to come to a compromise.

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Go online to research the fair market prices of the coupe convertible models you are considering purchasing. Research any recalls or other issues common with the cars you are considering so you can be prepared to ask the dealer questions about these issues. Ask about any warranties included with the purchase of the vehicle, as well as any perks such as free tune-ups, upgrades, and so on. Be as educated as possible about the coupe convertible models you are considering to ensure you get the best car at the best price.

Test drive each car you are considering purchasing. You may love the look of one model, but it may not handle the way you want it to. Conversely, you may not like the overall look of one car, but it may be the most comfortable, affordable, or fun to drive. Take each car for a drive and take note of the handling abilities, the braking capabilities, the comfort of the seats and cockpit, the ease of use when reaching for the radio or other controls, and so on. Choose the car that most closely suits your needs and aesthetic desires.

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