My first new car was also a convertible - a 1967 Dodge Dart GT with bucket seats. Other convertibles owned over the last sixty years were: 1963 Morgan 4/4 in 1963, 1993 Mazda Miata, 2003 Miata, 1999 BMW 328i, 1998 Jaguar XK8, 2003 Porsche Boxster S, 2007 BMW Z4, and finally, two weeks ago, the Mercedes Benz. None of them was ever driven in our Canadian winters.Just bought a 2016 SLK 350. 1st car I bought was a convertible. (1968 Fiat 850 spider) and have owned a convertible ever since. Now I have a daily driver, again.