Tuesday, April 05, 2005

There is a such thing as a practical convertible

What makes a practical convertible? Right now, GM is pushing its new G6 hardtop convertible in the US as the utlimate in convertible practicality. But if you're really looking for practicality, hop over the pond and check out the Opel/Vauxhall Tigra roadster. This pint sized roadster comes complete with a retracting hardtop and a very practical 1.3-litre diesel engine. Yes, you read that correctly - a diesel engine. There are a few other diesel convertibles available in Europe, but none are as cute and cuddly as the Tigra. Packing a pint sized 70 hp, the Tigra isn't going to win over true driving enthusiasts, but in terms of practicality you can't beat it.

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