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Father’s Day Special: Top 10 New Cars and Trucks For Dad

By Jacob Brown | June 17, 2011
We’re approaching Father’s Day, the day we recognize the men who helped us learn how to tie our shoes, showed us how to ride our bikes, and sat in bleacher seats, likely bored beyond belief while attending our extracurricular activities back in high school. For this year’s Father’s Day, we compiled a list of the top 10 vehicles for spending some time with dad. Paragraphimage The Ram 2500 Outdoorsman’s name explains what the truck encourages its owners to do: get outdoors. Whether stowing hunting gear in the lockable Rambox storage compartments built into its bed or towing a boat to the lake with its nearly 15,000-pound towing capacity, the Outdoorsman is just the truck to help you spend time in nature with your dad. Paragraphimage With 333 horsepower on tap, the Audi S4 has enough getup for a 4.9-second 0-60 time. And with five seats and plenty of creature comforts, the S4 has enough space and refinement for the times when dad just wants to relax. Paragraphimage Your dad probably owned fun cars before you were born and he was forced to consider a minivan or large SUV. With 412 horsepower, retro-cool looks, and the sky above him, your dad should have no problem cranking up the ‘60s channel on the satellite radio and falling back in love with this muscle car, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT convertible. Paragraphimage If your dad is at all like mine, he may have mentioned that longtime dream of racing in the Baja 1000. With Fox Racing shocks designed for off-road duty and plenty of power, the Ford SVT Raptor should give him more than enough truck to release his inner S.C.O.R.E driver. Paragraphimage As for the CTS-V wagon, it’s a wagon, and it has 556 horsepower. Your dad can drive it to a top speed of nearly 200 mph with all of the fixings for a picnic placed in the back. Why wouldn’t he want one? Paragraphimage The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the epitome of a small and lightweight sports car. As the best bang for the buck on the market, if your dad doesn’t want one now for Father’s Day, he’s surely going to revisit this roadster for a midlife crisis. Paragraphimage Maybe your dad doesn’t want insanity on wheels. Maybe he just wants sure-footed confidence of having one of the best-handling sports sedans at his disposal. The BMW 335i fulfills those requirements and more. Paragraphimage Thinking about a camping trip with Dad? Or maybe even a weekender to the Rubicon Trail. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon can get you there. Paragraphimage With precise handling and European pedigree, the smallest Porsche is also the one your dad wants. With two trunks for his golf supplies as a result of its mid-engine layout and razor-sharp handling, the Boxster S can do no wrong for Dad. Paragraphimage But if your dad’s idea of fun has more to do with going sideways at high rates of speed in the U.S.’s favorite sports car, look no further than the blisteringly fast Corvette Grand Sport.
  • 2010 Ford Svt Raptor
  • 2010 Porsche Boxsters
  • 2011 Audi S4
  • 2011 Bmw 335I
  • 2011 Cadillac Ctsv Wagon
  • 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
  • 2011 Ford Mustang Gt Convertible
  • 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • 2011 Mazda Miata Prht
  • 2011 Ram Outdoorsman