I don't really get them.
My current car (Inherited from my late Father) is an E93 BMW 335i convertible.
Its a lovely car in most ways, but for me I think having a roof which goes down is a mixed (at best) blessing.
You put up with several downsides, such as extra weight - approx 200kg over thecupe version, worse structural rigidity, extra complexity due to the roof itself, water leaks and rubbish boot space. If you have a soft top you also have worse security and more noise with the roof up.
What you get in return on the few days of the year that you can put the roof down are sunburn on your head and face (worse if you are bald), smells of rapeseed, horse and cow sh*t, diesel fumes, cigarette smoke from the car in front or people on the path, wasps and other insects buzzing around. Plus you either feel too hot or cold and never just right.
People also look at you all of the time which makes me feel a bit of a berk.
Am I missing the point here?
Giulietta 2.0JTDm (170), BMW 335i Cabrio