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.