By now, Singaporeans seem to finally recognise that open-air cars are not really practical in our climate. We are talking scorching sunlight and wilting humidity, nothing like the warm sunshine and cool wind-in-your-hair experience in some other parts of the world.
It tends to be foolhardy foreigners, who have recently arrived from places where the sun don’t shine (as much) and hence cannot get enough of sunny Singapore, that we usually see driving with the top down despite the sweltering weather. (Here’s our editor David explaining why convertibles are ridiculous in the Singapore motoring context.)
Let’s admit it, getting a convertible is really more for the cool factor and implied lifestyle than anything else. (Here are two German convertibles you can consider.)