34: Audi A5 Cabriolet
When you think of Audi models the A5 is a relatively new offering in the lineup. The A5 has a unique look to it as well as being one of the last convertibles on the road. Convertibles are not generally known for being the pinnacle of performance, but the A5 Cabriolet was designed to sort of cross that bridge. In addition to all that the A5 Cabriolet was largely a carryover from the previous generation of the A5. There are subtle improvements in the car but nothing that warrants the high price tag. The overall design of the Cabriolet builds on the popularity of convertibles but sells the buyer short at the performance. The Cabriolets that have hit the market over the years all varied in design and performance. Audi is one of the few automakers that has tried to stay in the game for as long as it has.
The interesting thing about the A5 Cabriolet is that it shares almost all of its components with the standard A5 with no unique design elements. Volvo was one of the first automakers to try and make the convertible sporty and luxurious. Other automakers have tried to copy that same formula to no avail, hence the A5. With smaller dimensions and a generally aged design, the A5 Cabriolet isn’t bringing anything spectacular to the table. Many of these convertibles have gone the way of extinction in the last decade, and the A5 is at the forefront. We’re not sure when Audi is going to cancel the A5 but we are sure that it is on the horizon for the lowly convertible. It just doesn’t offer enough in the way of performance and the contrast in price doesn’t help things out.