I hear you on that yup! I still remember the day when I drove my first Ford Mustang Convertible that I rented; it was black and I was driving down the highway 1 between San Francisco & Los Angeles, I was 27 and it was also my first ride in a Ford Mustang; I'll never forget the senses I got driving along the ocean on this amazing road in a Mustang convertible.
After that I bought a coupe, cause it was cheaper, but rented many convertibles ones and did some awesome road-trips.
I have hesitated, but my 2011 Mustang will be convertible this time, even if it cost a few thousands more. And I think I'm gonna have also for the first time of my life an automatic, cause yeah, it is nice to drive without changing gears, with some fresh drink in a cup holder.
The wind, the scenery, the freedom and the road; only in a Ford Mustang Convertible...