Five Gas-Guzzling Convertibles

What's that you say, you own stock in oil companies and want to use as much gas as possible? Well, have we got some guzzlers for you; and since the summer is about to begin, how about looking at a list of the five thirstiest convertibles on the road?

5th Place: Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT Automatic

(EPA 16/24: Combined 20 mpg)

Compared to the other cars in this list, the Eclipse Spyder is a stealth choice -- it's hard to believe that this convertible is as thirsty as it is. Then again, it's a 3700-lb car with a 3.8-liter V-6 and a five-speed automatic.

With an entry price of just under $29,000, the Eclipse is the cheapest entry into the open-top guzzler crowd -- of course it's also the slowest of the bunch, so expect some dirt in your eyes as the others leave you behind.

4th Place: Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Automatic

(EPA 15/25: Combined 20 mpg)

Compared to other cars with as much performance capability as the Corvette has, it's actually a fuel miser. If you drive it nicely, it'll get you 25 over mpg on the highway. Then again, if you're going to drive nicely, we recommend skipping the Vette -- after all, this is a muscle car. And muscles deserved to be flexed.

The Corvette is a fantastic value -- performance for dollar -- and once you become addicted to that V-8 grumble, there's little chance you'll be seeing MPG numbers anywhere near that 25 mark.

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