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30 Cars That Can Help Drivers Survive A Midlife Crisis

Vukasin Herbez July 3, 2020

17. Low Rider

For those in a midlife crisis who want to show that they are still keeping it real, a low rider is the ultimate ride. Just imagine hopping in one of those glorious machines and blasting some old school music. You could even pick your kids at school with the front wheels up in the air.

Most low riders are not expensive. However, beware of crude jobs, faulty hydraulics, and bent frames. It is better to invest more and create one yourself. That way, you can personalize it to your tastes.

16. Lamborghini Huracan

This list has to feature at least one Lamborghini because this brand represents the ultimate midlife crisis company. From the Countach days in the ’80s to the latest Huracans, Lamborghini will always be a favorite of rich guys looking to be noticed.

If you are one of them, the latest Lamborghini Huracan is a fantastic supercar that delivers brutal performance. Also, it comes with advanced technology and that signature wedge shape. But it also comes with an extremely steep price tag.

15. Jeep Wrangler

For off-road enthusiasts, the Jeep Wrangler is the perfect midlife crisis car. It’s good enough for everyday driving and perfect for trips to enjoy nature or the desert. Over the years, Jeep has produced numerous models and Wranglers are not expensive machines to own.

Also, lots of Wrangler owners tend to modify their cars. Not just for aesthetic purposes, but for serious off-road capability. Compared to the other cars on the list, Wranglers are among the coolest and most usable on the road and in the mud.

14. Dodge Ram 2500 Longhorn

The Dodge Ram 2500 Longhorn was the pinnacle of Ram’s lineup a few years ago. It is one of the most luxurious trucks Dodge ever made. It featured a special color combo and interior. They also added unique decals and top-of-the-line equipment and engines.

With its high price, limited production, and street presence, it was the best truck for men in a midlife crisis who need a big truck but still want to show off a bit.

13. Lexus LC 500

One of the coolest coupes to hit the market in recent years is the new Lexus LC 500. This car perfectly blends sports car performance with the comfort and luxury of a Gran Turismo coupe. Under the hood is the 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers 461 HP.

Also, with its smooth character and comfort, it is a great midlife crisis car because it looks like a sports coupe with a dynamic appearance. It still is a comfortable cruiser for middle-aged men.

12. Toyota GT86

Toyota introduced the GT 86 and its twin brother the Subaru BRZ in 2012. Both vehicles immediately drew attention from performance car lovers for their raw driving dynamics. Add to that their low weight and uncompromised handling to deliver a lively performance.

For those in a midlife crisis who wants to feel driving dynamics in its purest form, this is the perfect set of wheels. The GT86 provides much excitement, good looks, and all at a modest price.

11. Smart ForTwo

Some folks in their 50s buy Smart cars just for the sheer practicality of the package, usability, and easy parking. And of course, for the idea of them being cool for driving a quirky car.

However, a gray-haired dude in a Smart car looks a bit silly. So even though the car is tremendously easy to drive and park, your midlife crisis deserves a better, more mature set of wheels.

10. Classic Mustang

One of the most common classic cars you can find and enjoy is a classic Mustang. With over two million of them made between 1964 and 1973, there are plenty to choose from and they are relatively inexpensive. That is why this is one of the favorite cars for men experiemcing a midlife crisis.

The Mustangs are cool, look great and they are perfect cruisers. A Mustang will take you back to your youthful days and immediately transform you into a younger version of yourself.

9. De Lorean DMC12

The favorite movie car of car lovers who grew up in the ’80s and are now approaching middle age is the legendary DeLorean DMC12. Although not exactly a great sports car and pretty slow compared to modern machines, the DMC12 is still an extremely cool and interesting car.

The Gullwing doors, stainless steel body, low silhouette, and instant recognition make this DeLorean the perfect choice for middle-age enthusiasts.

8. Lincoln Navigator

The quintessential luxury SUV is the Navigator. Just like the Cadillac Escalade, the Navigator is the perfect calling card on wheels. It says that you’ve made it, are successful, and want to show it off.

Also, it says that you prefer luxury and comfort over performance and handling, a clear sign of you getting older and forgetting about the dream of owning a true sports car someday.

7. Ferrari 488 GTB

Based on the 458 Italia, the 488 marks the return to the turbocharged V8 engines last used in the ’80s. Modern technology and competition made naturally aspirated engines obsolete and Ferrari needed to go the route of turbocharging.

Needless to say, the Ferrari 488 is again one of the best cars in the class. Also, it’s a typical midlife crisis car because it is flashy, fast, and expensive.

6. Range Rover

Another luxury SUV favorite by successful middle-aged guys who want to show the world they have a little class, not just a big bank account. Modern Range Rovers are perfect SUVs with plush interiors, powerful engines, highly capable drivetrains, and elegant design.

Too bad that all of those great machines will be spending their time on highways and in shopping mall parking lots.

5. Tesla Model S

The Model S is not the first car Tesla produced, but it is by far the most popular and most influential globally. It is the first fully-electric sedan produced in significant numbers and a car that singlehandedly created the electric car market.

Along with fantastic performance and loads of interesting technology, it makes a perfect middle-age crisis car for all IT engineers out there.

4. BMW M4 Convertible

The BMW M4 is a magnificent street racer with sublime handling, a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, and 460 HP. It has brutal performance and it is made for that perfect mountain road and breaking lap records.

However, in its convertible form, it is a common choice of middle-age men who want to show off. Of course, equipped with automatic and driven at 15 mph.

3. Jaguar XK Convertible

You crave for an imported luxury convertible, but you have a middle-class income and a strong case of midlife crisis. Why not opt for a used Jaguar XK Convertible. Introduced in 1996, there are numerous well-kept examples on the market.

For the price of an average used compact car, you will find yourself driving a luxury convertible with V8 power and leather interior.

2. Audi A5 Coupe

You want to differ from your neighbor’s Mercedes or your colleague’s BMW? You want to have a sleek coupe body with all-wheel-drive traction and powerful engine?

Well, the A5 Coupe is the right car for you. Of course, if your midlife crisis is particularly strong, you can move up to the RS5 and have 444 HP and fantastic performance.

1. Lamborghini Countach

There isn’t a better feeling than when you finally afford your childhood dream car. For most of today`s middle-age guys, that car was the legendary Lamborghini Countach. Introduced in the early ’70s and produced all the way up to the early ’90s, the Countach was the car of the generation.

For a long time, their prices were kind of low but recently they started becoming quite pricey. Obviously, the midlife crisis is strong with some buyers and they are eager to snap this piece of their childhood dreams.

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