The 2004 Jeep Wrangler has a stiff ride, offers about the same noise isolation as a motorcycle and has a soft top that's a nail-buster to operate, but if you're dying for a cheap convertible or an off-roader that can go just about anywhere, it's hard to beat the Wrangler.

Pro

Cheap, fun to drive, classic styling, go-anywhere capability.

Con

Soft top a handful to manipulate, difficult ingress-egress, slow steering, bouncy suspension on the street.