There’s just something about summer and soft tops most people can’t resist. The 2001 BMW 330Ci convertible takes the allure to the next level with a new 3.0-liter 225-horsepower inline six-cylinder engine (try saying that three times fast). Moreover, engineers have incorporated a softer ride while retaining BMW’s legendary handling in this new and improved model. This car has only two downsides: a $42,400 base price and slight road noise. It makes up for both with cachet. Read more at www.insideautomotive.com.