Top 5 Summer Car Leases of 2017

With the terrible weather hopefully behind us, we can look forward to what the leasing world has to offer when it comes to cars that are not only affordable but also have that summer sunroof aka convertibles! This isn’t a definitive list of all the convertibles available to lease on the market but it is my personal list of best convertibles to get this summer 2017.

Here my list of five of the best affordable convertibles that’ll help you soak up those 2 weeks of summer rays in the UK…

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

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Mercedes-Benz C Class

C250d AMG Line Premium Plus 2dr Auto

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  • 9+23
  • Mileage:
  • 10k

£359.99

Per Month, INC VAT

£3,599.91 initial payment

Personal Leasing Deal by: Carleasing-Online

The Mercedes C-Class is one of the most popular cars on any leasing website and there is no shortage of reasons why this is the case. It has the classy looks, a luxurious interior/exterior and plethora of class-leading engines put it ahead of its  closest cost competitors. This doesn’t even include the fact that there is even a convertible option for those sun lovers.

The wide range of engines to choose from include the punchy and refined diesels being the go-to choice for many offering all the power of the petrol variants, all while keep those pesky running costs in check too. Unlike most of convertibles on the market, this is one that’s a true four-seater, so it should be a hit with every family of 4.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

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Alfa Romeo 4C

1.75 TBi 2dr TCT

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  • 9+23
  • Mileage:
  • 8k

£382.12

Per Month, INC VAT

£3,799.08 initial payment

Personal Leasing Deal by: Blue Chilli Car Contracts Ltd

Many praised the German-troling Giulia as a fresh start for the  Italian brand, but short memories comes to mind. Honestly, it was the 4C sports car that really put Alfa back on track when it arrived on the scene a few years ago.

There’s no doubt in my mind that the 4C Spider is probably one of the best-looking drop-tops that can be had at this price, but thanks to a clever carbon-fibre body and its centre-mounted engine, it is the most fun to drive too. If you’ve got a taste for Ferrari but haven’t the budget to match said taste, then this Alfa is going to be your new best friend.

Mazda MX-5 RF

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Mazda MX-5

1.5 SE-L Nav 2dr

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  • 6+47
  • Mileage:
  • 10k

£288.00

Per Month, INC VAT

£1,908.00 initial payment

Personal Leasing Deal by: CarLease UK

The latest addition to the MX-5 range has been designed to look more of a coupe than a roofless roadster. The sleek metalwork has replaced the ragtop, but you can still fold it away nicely should you want to or feel the need for a Sunday drive in the sun.

I think it takes the form of a fastback rather than an all-out convertible but, with our amazingly unpredictable weather here in the UK, we’d actually argue you’ll be glad of that extra protection from the elements 52 weeks of the year.

Audi A5 Cabriolet

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Audi A5

2.0 TDI 150 S Line 2dr [Nav]

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  • 9+47
  • Mileage:
  • 8k

£397.69

Per Month, INC VAT

£3,759.21 initial payment

Personal Leasing Deal by: CarLease UK

The Audi A5 Cabriolet has been a bit of a hit in the UK for years, and the recently updated version now sits on the company’s newest MLB platform. This means it actually gets exactly the same sharp handling and an identical set of engines as the highly praised Coupe verions.

Wearing the most desirable badge in motoring industry is one thing, but it’s the interior that really impresses me. Put the roof in position and you will be hard-pressed to tell you’re even in a soft-top, but put it down (in under 20 seconds), and it makes the A5 that extra bit special.

Smart ForTwo Cabriolet

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Smart Fortwo Cabrio

1.0 Prime Premium 2dr

  • Profile:
  • 9+35
  • Mileage:
  • 8k

£149.84

Per Month, INC VAT

£1,708.56 initial payment

Personal Leasing Deal by: V4B Ltd

If your monthly budget can’t quite stretch to the monster cars above, then have no fear, I have your back. The answer could come in the form of the miniature Smart ForTwo! Yup, the iconic city car is actually available without a roof, and is the least costly convertible online to lease.

While it’s a little less lavish than an S-Class inside, Smarts are actually built by Mercedes believe it or not, a company well known thanks to their top notch materials and very solid build quality. Not only is it cheap to lease, but very cheap to run too – with its 69bhp variant is capable of up to 60mpg which means a full tank will net you around 450 miles.

Written by Gary Fixter

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