Summer is finally here and what better way to start a vacation than with a good old-fashioned road trip? Road trips were one of the original American pastimes before people got hooked on the internet and started refusing to move anywhere without a proper Wi-Fi connection. In the days before GPS navigation, in-car infotainment systems, and interstate highways, road tripping was the favorite way of exploring the many vast spaces of this magnificent country.
But there is no perfect road trip car. It is the car that makes you happy, doesn’t break down and provides you with the constant pleasure of driving. Sometimes, the perfect road trip car isn’t fast or comfortable, but it is interesting and makes the whole experience memorable. So here are 18 of the most interesting road trip cars to drive. So, just turn the radio on and enjoy your vacation.
Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser 442
Going on a road trip through rural America in a muscle car is so cliché, but it is something you should do at least once in your life. Any muscle car will do, but here is a combination of the two opposite sides of the automobile spectrum. On one side is a muscle car and on the other is a family station wagon.
You are probably thinking how could a family station wagon be a muscle car? Well, it can because you could order the 1970 Vista Cruiser with a 455 V8 monster of an engine. And basically, it was the same powerplant from the famed Oldsmobile 442 muscle car. This transformed an otherwise ordinary ’70s American suburban wagon into a fire breathing muscle car they disguised as practical family transport.