It's a typically American scene.
The sun is out, temps in the 70s, the road stretched out in a ribbon — and the roof down.
Convertibles offer the best of two worlds: the safety and features of a car with the freedom of the open air.
Here's a list of drop-tops for sale around Rhode Island — click the blue links for more information.
And to find more convertibles for sale in Rhode Island, visit the AOL Autos Convertibles page.
The compact 1-series by BMW is considered the company's entry-level sedan, powered by a 3.0L inline six that pushes 230 hp. A power soft-top is standard on the convertible, according to cars.com
For sale at: BMW of Newport, Middletown
This red-over-black Chevy carries a 3.6L V6 that produces 323 hp and a power roof. Also features AM/FM/satellite radio with controls on the steering wheel.
For sale at: Hurd AutoMall, Johnston
VW's newest addition offers a sporty feel with great fuel mileage from the 2.0L turbo that cranks out 200 mph. The Eos carries a five-piece hardtop that the company says folds down in 25 seconds, and includes an integrated power moonroof.
For sale at: Speedcraft Volkswagen, Wakefield
With a 92-in. wheelbase and 158 hp packed inside the 2.0L inline 4, this two-door Mazda boasts great handling. This black-on-black cruiser has a manual roof.
For sale at: Tasca Automotive Group, Cranston
What it lacks in price and size [just 91 in.] scales, the Fiat makes up in the coolness factor — a one-button control allows for retracting the cloth roof part-way, or stowing it completely. It may not be a "true" convertible, in the sense that the roof structure remains in place, though that helps with the handling.
For sale at: Metro Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, Johnston
If money were no object...
Start with the gearhead numbers: 4.6L 32-valve V8. 429 ponies at the rear treads. 7-speed transmission. 102-in. wheelbase. 275 lbs. lighter than the last SL-class. 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
Then, get into the toys: retractable roof, air-ride suspension, Harman/Kardon speakers to handle the AM/FM/HD/Satellite Radio, Active Parking Assist, something called "Magic Sky Control," and an innovation named "Airscarf," where vents in the head rests blow warm air at the driver's and passenger's necks when the roof is down.
Trimmed in leather, wood, and metal, and dressed in metallic gray skin, the SL550 offers the height of Benz engineering — and a dream ride.
For sale at: Viti Inc., Tiverton