“Sex Sells” has long been a popular tenant in advertising. And sex appeal has typically made it easier to sell cars. The movie industry has always favored convertibles for their leading men and women, whether Carey Grant, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Kevin Costner or Susan Sarandon.

Virtually any car becomes sexy when you chop the top, but I did say virtually. Here are five cars that resist the glamour and glitz that often come with convertibles.