10 Best Convertibles for Summer 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) -- Blizzards and bitter could may not be distant memories as of yet, but those long stretches of blue sky and slight uptick in temperatures should be enough to make drivers consider unsealing themselves from their winter cocoons.

Spring is here, summer is on the way, sunroofs are sliding back and windows are descending below elbow level. Considering last year's record-high temperatures, should this be the year you spring for a convertible?

The folks at TrueCar took a look at convertible buying habits and found that folks in California, Florida, Texas, New York and New Jersey are already gearing up to take their cars' tops down. Those are the states that tend to invest in convertibles most, while Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana and Idaho don't feel it's particularly necessary to own a car that can't keep the breeze or rain out for long stretches at a time.

Still, for car buyers 35 to 54 years old and nearly 40% of the female car-buying public, the convertible is the way to go this time of year. With help from TrueCar, we put together a list of the Top 10 convertibles on the market for those willing to feel the wind in their faces. These cars aren't for everyone, but if you don't mind mussed hair, exposure to the elements or the occasional swallowed bug, these may be your rides of choice: