This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Convertible Sports Cars You Can Afford

Ford (F), Nissan (NSANY) and Audi unveiled convertible sports cars that cost a little more than $30,000, hoping that consumers will pay just a bit more for luxury in a battered economy. German carmaker Porsche introduced a more powerful Boxster that can be had for less than $60,000, a bargain when you consider it's almost as fast as the flagship 911.

Here are five convertibles guaranteed to make your summer days -- and just about any other day -- unforgettable.

2009 Porsche Boxster S; From $56,700: Now in its second generation, the Boxster re-energized Porsche when it was introduced in the late '90s as a less-expensive alternative to the 911. While the base Boxster, with a 255-horsepower six-cylinder engine, starts at about $10,000 less, the Boxster S, with its 310-hp six, provides a more spirited ride. Both versions feature a mid-engine design, which places the powerplant behind the two-seat cockpit but in front of a small trunk for better balance, handling and responsiveness. Add in a power soft-top that operates at speeds up to 30 mph and a wide range of upscale features, and you have all the makings of a perfect afternoon on the road.

The Boxster S packs a 310-horsepower six-cylinder engine that's placed behind the car's two seats.

2009 Volkswagen Eos Convertible Coupe; From $31,615: It's been a while since VW (VLKAY) offered either a convertible or a production coupe, but the Eos wraps both into one neat package. Borrowing some styling cues from Audi (they're owned by the same parent company), especially in the front grill area, the Eos comes equipped with a retractable hard top with an integrated sunroof, a first for the German automaker. The Eos is available in Komfort (basic) and Lux (upscale) trims, both powered by a 200-hp four-cylinder engine.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,078.23 -8.40 -0.05%
S&P 500 1,988.50 +1.49 0.08%
NASDAQ 4,473.9460 +0.2490 0.01%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs