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New Car Financing: Winter Deals Available on New and Used Convertibles

As cabin fever sets in, drivers are itching for spring and the freedom of the open road. For many drivers, the perfect car for a joy ride is a convertible, and now during the winter months, dealerships want to give car shoppers an incentive to spring for their dream convertible.

In a recent interview for Philly.com, Kerry Pacifico of Pacifico Ford in Philadelphia encouraged drivers shopping for a new convertible to buy now. He claims that buyers will get a better deal if they just order the car instead of purchasing it off the showroom floor since they avoid floor-plan expense. Besides that, there is less demand for convertibles in winter time, and dealerships will be more willing to strike a deal.

If a convertible seems out of your reach, here is a rundown of some of the more affordable convertibles on the market right now.

2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible – Starting at $27,100
Estimated MPG: 18 city, 29 highway
Standard Features: Air Conditioning with Automatic Temperature, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, and more.

2014 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible – Starting at $26,995
Estimated MPG: 19 city, 29 highway
Standard Features: Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, MyKey, Auxiliary Audio Input Jack, Cloth Front Bucket Seats, Stainless Steel Dual Exhaust, and more.

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Starting at $22,424
Standard Features: Black Z-Fold Vinyl Soft Top, 16-Inch Aluminum-Alloy Wheels, 5-Speed with Short-Throw Shifter, 6-Way Adjustable Driver’s Seat, 4-Way Adjustable Passenger Seat, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and more.

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Edmunds Announces Best Used Cars of 2012

When it comes to car shopping, many people rely on Edmunds’ detailed reviews and fair ratings to narrow down the make, model, and year. Their opinion carries a lot of weight with consumers, which is why it was a big deal when they released their 15 Best Used Cars for 2012 earlier this week. Whether someone is looking for a convertible, an SUV crossover, or a minivan, Edmunds has the best of every car type available on the market today. Check out their full list below.

Best Compact Sedan: 2005-2010 Hyundai Elantra

Best Midsize Sedan: 2005-2010 Nissan Altima

Best Large Sedan: 2006-2010 Hyundai Azera

Best Coupe: 2005-2010 BMW 3 Series

Best Convertible: 2005-2010 Mazda Miata

Best Wagon: 2005-2010 Pontiac Vibe

Best Compact SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Honda CR-V

Best Midsize SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Ford Explorer

Best Large SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Chevrolet Tahoe

Best Minivan/Van: 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey

Best Compact Truck: 2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma

Best Large Truck: 2005-2010 Ford F-150

Best Luxury: 2005-2010 Infiniti G35/G37

Best Hybrid: 2005-2010 Toyota Prius

Best Sport Compact: 2005-2010 Subaru Impreza WRX

Edmunds did a fantastic job with the list. Looking over the cars listed, it is clear that used car shoppers have so many options open to them, and by shopping smart, consumers can get a great car at a price that is hard to beat.

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One-Half Boat, One-Half Sports Car, 100 Percent Awesome

Stevie Johnson owns what I’m sure will be the most envied powerboat ever. It might seem strange to be discussing a boat on a car blog, but this particular boat is different. This is a boat built for a car lover.

One half lobster boat, one half 1994 Pontiac Sunbird convertible, the water has never seen anything like Stevie Johnson’s unique creation. The cool blue Pontiac Sunbird is mounted to the top of the boat, and the vehicle is rigged up so that Stevie can drive the boat from the front seat of the car. While it is not the fastest boat in the Maine lobster boat races, Stevie’s boat dubbed the “Sunbird” is drawing crowds and admirers wherever he goes.

Stevie has a history of racing unconventional vehicles in Maine lobster boat races. He has taken on competitors in a seaplane, and back in 2009, he told the Wall Street Journal that he was looking into purchasing an Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. There is no word as to whether he successfully acquired that Weinermobile, but I can only imagine what kind of boat he planned to build out of it.

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