Buying a brand new ride is an important decision. Most drivers look for something that is affordable, has low maintenance, and will still be cool in ten years, assuming they plan on keeping it around that long. But even vehicle owners who plan on selling their ride to upgrade to a new one will want to pick something that others will still be interested in a few years down the road. These fifteen vehicles are an excellent choice because they will never go out of style.
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C
The 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C is one of the prettiest sports cars on the market with a pure style that will still impress in ten years. It weighs about 2,500 pounds and has a 237 horsepower turbocharged 4 cylinder engine that goes from zero to sixty miles per hour in a little over four seconds. The two-seater Italian performance driven car has a six-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive with thirty-four highway miles per gallon.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio features a 2.9-liter V6 engine with 505 horsepower and 443 pounds per foot of torque. Meaning “four leaf clover” in Italian, the Quadrifoglio is a timeless beauty that kicks the crap out of the competition. It has an eight-speed automatic transmission and plenty of carbon-fiber bodywork, including the roof, to help the vehicle reach speeds of up to one hundred and ninety-one miles per hour. Expect to go from zero to sixty miles per hour in under four seconds.
2017 BMW M2
The 2017 BMW M2 is the perfect long-term car that has been worth the wait for BMW lovers. The hot rod German luxury brand’s newest performance car features a wide stance and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 365 horsepower. Drivers can take their pick from either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual clutch. It goes from zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.2 seconds and is an absolute demon on the racetrack.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
The newest version of the Chevrolet Camaro features a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine with 650 pounds per foot of torque and a matching 650 horsepower. With six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic options, the ZL 1 keeps its signature look of Corvettes in the late 1960’s with its classic hood bulge and is available as either a coupe or a convertible. In about 3.5 seconds, it takes its driver from zero to sixty miles per hour and makes quarter mile runs in about eleven seconds.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
With its old-school look and feel, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 will forever remain cool. Engine options are available as a 3.6 liter V6 with 306 horsepower or a 2.8-liter turbo diesel and an eight-speed automatic. It is also one of the more affordable picks on the list with starting prices listed at forty thousand dollars. The king of all trucks is sure to give Ford lovers whiplash with its impressive style and ability to be a daily commuter vehicle that plays hard on the weekends.
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is built on the same suspension, body and interior designs as the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but it has a bit more power. It is available as either a coupe or a convertible and has a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 460 horsepower with a sleek and trim style that is the perfect combination of performance, driveability, and price. For around fifty-six thousand dollars, sports car lovers can expect an eternally cool car that will always deliver.
2017 Dodge Challenger And Charger Hellcat
The 2017 Dodge Challenger and the Charger Hellcat are two of the most powerful American cars ever made, making them an enticing purchase no matter how old they get. Drivers can take their pick between the two-door Challenger and the four-door Charger, but both cars are mechanically very similar. They both feature rear-drive capabilities, but the Charger is a bit more family friendly due to its larger interior space. The Challenger is also available with a six-speed manual transmission to add a few extra bonus points.
2017 Ford Focus RS
This hatchback is a must in any family’s garage. The 2017 Ford Focus RS has a driver adjustable all-wheel-drive system, an adjustable suspension, Brembo brakes, and hits sixty miles per hour in 4.6 seconds. Located under the hood is a 2.3-liter twin-turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 350 horsepower. With a starting price around thirty-six thousand dollars, this is one hot rod the wife will not mind investing in.
2017 Ford Raptor
The 2017 Ford Raptor is a proven solid choice for truck lovers. It features an aluminum 3.5 liter V6 Ecoboost engine with 450 horsepower and a ten-speed automatic transmission. It has an all aluminum bed and body and four-wheel drive with a driver-adjustable terrain management system that comes with six different settings for the ultimate control in any type of environment. Starting at just under fifty thousand dollars, it reaches sixty miles per hours in just 5.1 seconds.
2017 Ford Shelby GT350
There is no way a Mustang will not be cool in ten years, no matter what year it was purchased. The 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 features a naturally aspirated, all aluminum 5.2-liter V8 engine with 526 horsepower, 429 pounds per foot of torque, and a six-speed transmission. No superchargers or turbochargers are needed here. Reviewers rave about Fords ability to finally make a car that corners well. Real speed freaks can save 0.4 seconds off their zero to sixty miles per hour run by choosing the GT350R.
2017 Jaguar F-Type S
Jaguar likes to advertise the 2017 Jaguar F-Type S as a faster and louder sports car that is utterly distinctive, agile and powerful, and most reviewers agree. It comes available as either a coupe or a convertible and with an all wheel drive or a rear wheel drive option. Going with the rear-wheel drive option will pave the way for a better choice of transmission, such as the automatic six-speed manual, which goes from zero to sixty in around five seconds.
2017 Land Rover Evoque Convertible
The driver who cannot decide between a convertible and an SUV needs one of these. The 2017 Land Rover Evoque Convertible features muscular shoulders and memorable lines for the ultimate head-turning appearance. Its Z-folding top roof is insulated for cold days and can fold down in just eighteen seconds while traveling up to twenty-nine miles per hour. It also has a lightweight aluminum 2.0-liter engine with independent valve timing, advanced turbocharging, and direct-injection technologies.
2017 Porsche 911
The 2017 Porsche 911 is the most expensive vehicle on this list with a starting price of just under ninety thousand dollars, but chances are high that this investment will still be well worth its money ten years from now. It comes available as either a convertible or a coupe with rear-wheel drive, three pedals, and 370 horsepower. Fuel economy is around thirty highway miles. Expect to go from zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.4 seconds.
2017 Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86
Most drivers want to save on price but not on style or performance. Enter the 2017 Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86. These twins run for about twenty-five thousand dollars and come with rear-wheel drive fun in less than a 3,000-pound package. They each have a 2.0-liter V4 engine and 205 horsepower with a standard six-speed transmission. Both vehicles are the perfect buy for someone who does not need all the bells and whistles of a more expensive sports car but still needs plenty of daily performance.
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro is a fun and affordable five-passenger SUV with four-wheel drive that is friendly enough to drive daily and beastly enough for a weekend adventure. The TRD Pro packages comes with a 4.0-liter V6 engine with 270 horsepower, an electronic locking component, and Crawl Control. It also has taller springs and Bilstein coil-over shocks for a smoother ride, as well as a multi-terrain select traction control system in case dad needs to take a short cut home.