What is it?
We Brits are second only to the Germans when it comes to the number of convertibles, such as this Audi A5 Cabriolet, sold in the, err, Milky Way? Or is it Europe? Anyway, it doesn’t matter because it’s trite. We’ve heard statements such as these a million times before, and so what - who cares about prosaic sales figures? It’s the emotional side of cars we enjoy, and what we should be asking is 'why?' Why, on an island where drizzle counts as clement, do we buy so many open tops?
Two reasons, perhaps. The plucky Brit’s stiff upper lip for one: 'Balderdash to bally drizzle; we’ll not let a drop of water stop us!'; and secondly, our optimism and sense of fun. Yes, it’s raining now, but so what. At some point the sun is bound to peekaboo from behind a cloud, flushing our veins full of the essence of life as we whizz down the B1243 towards nirvana, with nothing but God above with a thumbs-up, smiling down as we smile right back. Well, something to that effect.
Above all else then, this all-new Audi A5 Cabriolet needs to be fun and make us smile. So, does it?