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Hardtop convertibles unheralded but more worthy

Ascending to an elevation of nearly 12,000 feet, the 2014 Lexus IS 350C had no problems.

The term hardtop convertible could be construed as an oxymoron. It’s not. By any name or derivative — removable hardtop to retractable hardtop — hardtop convertibles are an deal solution to their prevalent ragtop siblings. But for nearly the past decade, following a New York Times article touting the benefits of retractable hardtops, more car ... Read More »

2014 Lexus IS 350C: Day 1 driving the USA Pro Challenge

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The 2014 Lexus IS 350C, via the manufacturer’s description, is an entry level retractable hardtop offered by Toyota’s upscale line. It’s hard to think of a $55,000 car as an entry level machine, but I’m not here to squabble. The two-seat V6, 306 horsepower automatic is The Weekly Driver’s test vehicle during the USA Pro ... Read More »

PREVIEW: 2015 Ford Mustang: Sleek new convertible

The newly designed 2015 Ford Mustang.

The 2015 Ford Mustang fastback and convertible is available with a variety of engines, a newly designed, more efficient convertible top system, more connectivity options and a new exterior and interior design. The new engine type includes a new turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3-liter and an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 with more than 420 horsepower and manual or ... Read More »