The Richmond Auto Mall Blog

May 31, 2017


Welcome to the season of open roads, ocean views, scenic routes, dropping the top, and driving for the love of it. Summer is here and good carma is at every turn.

At Richmond Auto Mall we have something for every kind of somebody. Below we have curated 5 cars that will help you make the most of summer. Whether you’re the family road-tripper, are playfully sporty, are the luxurious type or the ultimate adventurer, we have something for you, drizzled with good carma, of course.

1. Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 is inspired by fun. According to the Chicago Tribune its ‘the world’s best-selling two-seat roadster that’s tighter, leaner, and sportier,’ winning the 2016 World Car Design of the Year Award

“One fine summer’s drive is all you need to see why Mazda sold a million of these.” - Nick Trigianis,

The Telegraph rates this car 9/10, admiring its ‘lightweight feel and perfect synthesis of driving pleasure, convertible appeal and common sense ergonomics.’ Despite the car’s small size it doesn’t feel cramped and the materials are mostly high quality.

2. Mercedes-Benz S-class Cabriolet

When we daydream about a summer car this gem makes it to the top of our list. The Mercedes S-class Cabriolet is the definition of luxury. With an engine you’d lower the roof down just to listen to. According to Car and Driver, ‘switching to sports mode raises the steering effort levels slightly, and it’s easy to get into a rhythm with the S-class on a serpentine road.’ There’s no better way to explore summer daydreaming than in this beauty.

3. Audi TT Roadster

The Audi TT Roadster’s ability to keep the sound out is a huge plus, along with its interior quality and finish.

‘The 2017 Audi TT isn’t quite a pure sports car, but its driver-centric interior design, leaner driving character, and everyday practicality provide an ideal sweet spot for the real world.’ - Bengt Halvorson, The Car Connection

While this is a car made for summer driving the neck-warming seats allow you to drive top-down even when the temperature drops.

4. Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler, while not a sports car or technically a convertible in the conventional sense, it’s a summer no-brainer. Its roof and doors come off to give the driver the ultimate outdoor driving experience. It’s quick enough to be lively and has fun written all over it. And space is never an issue. If adventure is your thing the Jeep Wrangler is your car.

5. Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is on our list for one reason- it’s the perfect car for summer road tripping. Designed for those who find comfort in numbers. The optional award-winning panoramic sunroof gives this van a convertible feel. And, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, a PHEV, now makes summer road trips more efficient and environmentally friendly. If you’re into watching the stars from a DIY bed in the back of your van then this is the summer car for you.

Enjoy the roads this summer and tell us on Facebook or Twitter how you like to make driving better.