The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is an excellent driver's car that is best experienced without expensive bells and whistles. Skip the options and just enjoy the ride.
We fell in love with the gorgeous curves and excellent performance of the 2014 Jaguar F-Type, but middling tech and a very big price tag have us looking twice at its German competitors.
The 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is is an expensive toy with great power and tech, but at this price we'd recommend that driving enthusiasts choose the Porsche Boxster.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster is an excellent luxury convertible that doesn't rely heavily on tech gimmickry; however, its new Comand Online system falls short of the bar set by Audi and BMW.
Roadsters have a long and fruitful history in the story of British motoring, but in recent years the scene has dried up. Is the Mini Roadster the antidote?
The roof is power-retractable, the dashboard display is motorized, even the transmission is automatic; the 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive35is is fun, but it's anything but simple.
Exige is a name given to the most potent cars Lotus produces, but does removing the roof dumb it down?
The Lotus Exige S Roadster takes the roof off the hardcore Exige and makes it a little more sane for road use. It's still pretty crazy, though.
You can't go wrong with a Mini, really. They're fun, great to drive and good looking, but the Roadster has a problem -- it's not a hot hatch.
XCAR recently filmed six BMW roadsters from the '30s to the present day. Take an exclusive look behind the scenes at how we captured it on film.