9. Audi A3 Convertible
The Audi A3 Convertible makes it into this price range, but barely. The two door cabriolet model offers buyers a luxurious interior, both significant power and good gas mileage and a generous standard package. Though the base price is only one below the $40,000 threshold, it should make most motorists happy. The gas mileage runs 24 city/35 highway. This front wheel drive convertible has a 1.6 liter inline four cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 200 ft/lbs of torque. It offers two eight-way adjustable leather bucket seats, cruise control, external temperature display, audio controls on the wheel, ten speakers, Bluetooth wireless phone and audio. The A3’s handling and power at the price they’re asking makes this an excellent buy.