|The Fiat 500C is one of the newest subcompacts on the market. Already sold in Europe, it'll likely show up in the U.S. in 2011 or 2012. Currently, it's available with a 99 hp 1.4-liter four cylinder engine. Note the unique folding top, too.|
|The Suzuki-built Geo Metro convertible was sold in the U.S. from 1990–1993. Fast? Nope. The 1.0-liter three banger made 55 hp, but only had to move 1,753 lbs. It did, however, have an EPA rating of 41 highway MPG.|
|MINI has sold its topless Cooper since 2005 here in the States. Offered with or without the aid of a blower (a turbo replaced the S-model's supercharger in 2007), all MINI Convertibles have great handling and outstanding driving dynamics.|
|The smallest convertible currently sold in the U.S. is the venerable Smart ForTwo Cabriolet. It also has the highest EPA gas mileage of any convertible in the U.S.: 33 city, 41 highway.|
|Toyota's two-door Paseo was sold as a convertible for just one year: 1997. Its 1.5-liter engine made 93 hp and 100 ft./lbs. of torque. Since this tiny topless Toyota was only made for one year, it's a pretty rare find.|
|Unfortunately never sold in the U.S. (although available in the UK and Japan), the Kei-sized '91–'97 Cappuccino was powered by a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 657cc three cylinder making 63 hp. So cool, so unobtainable—at least in the U.S.|
|It would be a disservice to not mention Mazda's ubiquitous Miata here. On sale since 1990, the Miata has been the staple small convertible across the globe, and continues to be a favorite among drivers, with good reason.|
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