(Editors note: This being the traditional deadline week for filing federal income taxes — yes, we realize that deadline has been extended this year because of the pandemic — nonetheless were focusing the Pick of the Day selections to vehicles being advertised for sale for four figures. The thought is that you might be getting enough of a refund to buy this 1996 Volkswagen Cabriolet, or after paying Uncle Sam, you might have enough left over to consider one of our other suggestions.)

The Pick of the Day is a 1996 Volkswagen Cabrio, VW’s compact and affordable convertible that replaced the beloved Beetle convertible when it hit the U.S. market in 1980.

“Drop the top and hit the power window switches to let in the sunshine and fresh air!” says the Palmetto, Florida dealer advertising the Cabrio on ClassicCars.com.

Building off the first-generation Golf’s popular features, the Cabrios were given a five-layer roof that folded down and a permanent roll bar attached to the B-pillar, giving the car its picnic-basket look.  

Volkswagen released the second and final generation Cabrio in 1995 with such modern upgrades as an optional power roof and rear glass window.

“These Cabrios and Rabbits have really gained in popularity in recent years as people have discovered how dependable, fun and economical they are,” the dealer says.