Driving With the Top Down

Growing up, I always wanted a convertible. When I was a kid, I dreamt of driving a pink Barbie Mustang. Then, as a teen, I still hoped to own a Mustang, although I decided to lean toward a different color. Before I turned 16, my parents bought me the Mustang I always fantasized about, except it wasn’t a convertible. I really loved that car, but after owning it for a little more than two years, I eventually traded it in for a Jeep Wrangler.  I never regretted my decision to trade my beloved Mustang because I finally got a convertible. Sort of.

After a painfully hot and what seemed like a very long summer, fall is finally making its glorious appearance. It’s my favorite time of year. I can bring my boots out of hibernation, drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks and take the top off my car!

I particularly enjoy having a convertible when the weather is brisk, but still warm enough that I can actually enjoy the outdoors.  There is nothing like driving with the top down and having the wind blow in my face while listening to one of my favorite bands.  It’s one of my guilty pleasures, and always helps me feel free. I would hope almost everyone would agree with me when I say that it’s hard to find something even comparable to driving with the top down, especially on a crisp autumn night. Cupcakes are probably comparable and St. Louis style pizza definitely is, but those things are on a completely different realm of the finer things in life.

Driving with the top down lets you experience the world around you and take in your surroundings. It also makes every journey a bit more fun. So as temperatures continue to cool down, take time to enjoy one of the simpler things in life by cruising with the top down on your vehicle. If you don’t own a convertible, I hope you have a very generous friend who does and is willing to let you borrow their car or take you for a spin around the block. You can also roll the windows down for a similar effect.



About Brittney French

Brittney is a journalist and media relations specialist who lives in St. Louis, Mo. When she's not blogging for Lebanon Ford, she is the author of a women's column and also writes about music, events, and St. Louis sports. Having little knowledge in the automotive industry, Brittney provides valuable insight on cars for those who may be in the same boat. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter @brittfrancois.

  • Tien

    I agree.