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Best Cars for Cool Moms

Soccer moms drive minivans. Cool moms drive SUVs. Those are the stereotypes.


But how many of us mourn the dreams we once had of driving an actual sweet car? Maybe you’re one of the lucky few who actually has their dream car, or likes their van a heck of a lot.


If you’re like the rest of us, though, these cars for cool moms are the dreams of yesteryear, and it doesn’t hurt to look back and wink at them sometimes.



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Toyota Supra


I’m talking the fifth generation of this baby, and it’s amazing. You can check out more details from Top Gear in this video, but basically this beautiful sports car is what every mom would drive if she didn’t need the extra space for car seats.


It’s under $50k (barely), and if you can’t drive a stick you don’t need to worry. This car doesn’t come in a manual transmission, only the 8-speed automatic version. The Supra is a V6, but you may be able to save money if they decide to run a 4-cylinder version later.


Datsun Fairlady


How could we resist a nod to the great days of classic cars? So hard to choose only one to feature, but of all the muscle cars (here’s looking at you, Nova, Mustang, and Corvette Stingray, just to name a few) and sports cars and classic hot rods, the Fairlady won.


If James Bond’s car was a Datsun instead of the Aston Martin Vanquish that Handsome Rob drools at in The Italian Job, it would be this dainty classic. If you ever needed a reason to learn to work on cars, this is it. If only the cars didn’t cost so much to import overseas, because the price for this antique isn’t actually that much it’s the shipping that makes it crazy.


Fiat 124 Spider Convertible


Tell me you didn’t swoon the first time you saw the commercial for the Fiat 124 Spider. Back then, MSRP was $24,9000, and I was convinced it was cheap enough that someday I could afford it. After all, it’s only half, or a third, the price of some of these others listed.


There’s nothing better than the top down, cruising around a curve in your flirty little convertible. This could be the car to make that dream come true.


Jaguar F Type


The basic model starts at over $60,000, but there’s no question it’s worth every penny. The coupe comes in a hard-top version or a convertible, depending on your style. If you’re building your own, choose from the i4 engine, the V6, or the V8.


The absence of a backseat means you absolutely can’t take your kids (darn), but there is plenty of room for luggage in the trunk. You can even personalize your vehicle right down to the stitching. This is a great car for moms, especially if you need a little reminder that you’re sexy.


I’ve seen this car at Costco, and let me tell you, after spending all your money on this car, you’ll need to shop there to save money wherever you can.


Nissan Juke


This one you may be able to afford, but how many kids can you really fit into the vehicle? While its sexy hips and jutting curves make you salivate, the backseat leaves much to be desired in the way of space for car seats. Wave another tearful goodbye to a fun vehicle you have to wait to drive until you’re an empty-nester.


Passing On A Legacy


If all we can do is teach our little girls and boys to drool over sexy cars, too, then so be it. My girls love the Ferrari Hot Wheels cars the best, because Mama does. That’s not such a bad legacy to pass on in the midst of planning parties and ordering the right purple paper plates, right?


This list of cars for cool moms barely scrapes the surface, so tell me two things:


Which car would you restore if you had the skills and the time and the money? What classic auto is the top of your list?


What color dream car do you envision yourself driving? For some reason, every car above I picture myself in is a white one. It’s just right, you know?


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