SAO PAULO — Brazilians have a love affair with convertibles. Even if they don't buy them, they dream about them. They rent them when vacationing in Florida and drool over them on showroom floors of imported car dealerships in Brazil. Yet, virtually no convertible currently is being produced in the country except sandbuggies. The weather's right for convertibles in Brazil but the sticker prices are not. Two weeks ago, Volvo Car began selling its C70 Carboy for US$104,000. A worker who earns ...

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