According to the best research on this subject, you own six cars in your life that seem to be low, but that's the average six cars has probably started like yours, with a magnificent piece of S $ # @! It was a used black 1987 Nissan Sentra sedan that I could not get over. All its amenities: a gray plastic interior (so smooth! ), a hazard warning front and center (just where my finger would like it in an emergency!) and easy to read displays (fuel!) was the lame car of all time (modern Sentras are absolute beasts by comparison), but I have it A car meant for me then no freedom, but a place of my own.
Since then I have used two used Accords and a used 199 7 Saab 900 Turbo (Swedish, komis ch, stylish, perfect and always in bad shape). After moving to New York, I did not own a car for ten years until my wife and I moved to the suburbs and bought a new gray Honda Pilot in 2017.
So I'm in the market for my sixth (and last, probably not) car – one that reflects where I am and where I want to go, just like the other five. I would be lucky if it were one of those six best and not terribly expensive cars I drove during a few months of testing. And if you're reading this, there's a car for you here – no matter what stage of your life you are .
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2019 Volkswagen GTI  There are few models of small cars that feel completely democratic – they are cheap but require no compromise. You can get a Corolla, but it has no power and not enough style (unless you are talking about the Corolla Hatchback 2019 in "Blue Flame"). You can get a Ford Fiesta ST, but it's tight. A Golf GTI costs less than $ 30,000, it's fun to drive, and it's fun to look at it. It's the perfect first car.
2019 Jeep Wrangler
I once drove a Wrangler outside of Detroit with the author Road & Track at large (and the best driver I know) Sam Smith and of the Passenger seat from Unprompted, he said, "If you do not like Wranglers, I do not want to be your friend." It's not that comfortable – though it's much more comfortable than before the redesign of 2018. It seems to annoy, under different conditions than off-road conditions to be driven. That's weird, because nobody does that. People buy it because it looks like that. All straight panels, latches and removable doors, it looks like a tool and screams possibility and fun (though you'll never really enjoy it).
2019 Buick Regal GS
If You Have Swapped With a blue and white BMW logo for the Buick Tri-Shield emblem, most people would assume that the GS was a variation of a BMW 3 Series. It's so slim, so athletic, so. , , Non-Buick-y. Does it feel like a BMW – sitting so firmly on the road that you wonder if friction really holds it back? Uh. , , No. Not at all. But it's tight and fun and everything you need. If you spend more than $ 40,000 on a car, you'll pay a badge premium. This is the car that will make you the most money for this $ 40,000.
GMC Sierra AT4
Why are not more people driving trucks? Why do not people drive on a Suburban with an F-150? A ram over a highlander? Nowadays you have plenty of space in the front and rear seats. And you get a big container in the back to put things in. Sure, this container is uncovered, but that only forces you to keep things in order. In a truck, seven sacks of goodwill stuff do not stay that long. You could get the Sierra 1500, but the Sierra AT4 four-wheel option is so much more fun and powerful. If you do not take all the crap out of bed, you'll get rid of it in the field.
2019 Porsche 718
For the $ 57,000 of the 718, you could get a beefed up Audi A5 or BMW 4 Series. Or two elantras and an air freshener. Or you could get one of the most powerful cars on the road. Choose between Cayman (Coupe) and Boxster (Convertible). The Cayman is not as popular as the Boxster (and generally more expensive), but we've always loved its silhouette so it looks like a 911 when you blink. It's a reward, but not extravagance.
BMW M2 Competition 2019
At some point everyone should experience a sports version of a car. The engines are too strong. The handling is too sharp. It's all too much. Take the rotors of the M2, the metal discs that protrude through the spokes of the wheel. They look like platinum albums. With absurdly massive red calipers it says: This car should drive fast on twisty roads, and the braking system will not let you fly off winding roads. Braking, handling and noise make driving tactical and technical. This is to alert you to being responsible for 3,600 pounds of metal. What makes everything intoxicating and safe.