#7. Chassis and body flex are virtually non-existent.
Once an unfortunate feature of nearly every drop top that shared its underpinnings with a coupe and/or sedan sibling, body flex has largely become a phenomenon of the past. Where drivers once dealt with cars that twisted and creaked when traveling over bumps or winding through corners, newer convertibles offer tremendous improvements in terms of structural rigidity.
These advancements are particularly noticeable in the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, which even with its top down feels just as solid as a comparable hard top. Even when tackling a set of railroad tracks on your favorite back road, you won’t feel the body bend or fight to prevent the interior rearview mirror from vibrating.