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Perfect Cars for your Mid Life Crisis

Perfect Cars for your Mid Life Crisis

There comes a time in everyone’s life where we either have a mid-life crisis, or certain give it a whole lot of thought!

New clothes, maybe a new and younger partner, overseas travel, bungee jumping, something/anything to get the adrenaline pumping.

When/if you have a mid-life crisis, here’s some cars you might want to consider…

Ferrari 488

Perfect Cars for your Mid Life CrisisSex on wheels, and fast wheels at that. Powered by a 3.9 litre Twin Turbo V8 the Ferrari 488 develops 493kW and 760Nm delivering a sprint time to 100km/h in just 3 seconds.

Unfortunately, unless you come from the world of high finance, or you’re some kind of gangster or drug dealer, you may find it difficult to stump up the $469,988 asking price.

Range Rover SV Autobiography

Perfect Cars for your Mid Life CrisisSports cars don’t necessarily define a mid life crisis car. You can just as easily get around in the car of choice of US gangsters and still get the same distraction from the mundane.

Try the king of the Range Rover line-up. Starting at $372,400 this V8 go-anywhere powerhouse is about as luxurious as it gets.

Porsche Boxster S 718

Perfect Cars for your Mid Life CrisisThe Boxster defines the mid life crisis car. Just think about how many pudgy looking dentists with comb overs you’ve seen driving them.

The best part about the Porsche though is not its image of a car for a seedy old man, but for the sheer joy you get from driving one.

It’s the essence of everything a sports car should be, fast, agile and an enormous amount of fun.

BMW M2

Perfect Cars for your Mid Life CrisisThe M2’s older brother, the BMW M3, has been setting the bar since the late 80’s.

The M3 has grown in size and weight over the years, opening the door for the M2, which just like the original M3, is a lightweight, rear wheel drive, straight six-cylinder that produces blistering speeds and handles like a precision instrument.

You’ll need to be quick to get one of theses hotties though, they’re in huge demand worldwide and there’s only limited cars available in Australia for the $89,900 starting price.

Mazda MX-5

Perfect Cars for your Mid Life CrisisIt’s generally accepted that the true mid-life crisis car should be a convertible (see the Porsche Boxster above).

But if you’re budget doesn’t stretch to the $100,000+ asking price of the Porsche, try the little Mazda from just $31,990.

The new MX-5 is a hoot to drive, is beautifully built and with the top down, all those 20-somethings standing around outside Uni will get a good look at you as you drive past.

Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ

Perfect Cars for your Mid Life CrisisIt might be cheap with prices starting from $29,900, it might not be blessed with huge reserves of power, think 147kW, but it is one hell of a fun machine, the perfect mid-life crisis car for those on budget.

With tyres the same size as a standard Corolla, the 86/BRZ twins love to act like a hoon, happy to let the bum hang out at every opportunity.

It’s the control you have in the 86/BRZ that’s the most fun, it’s akin to driving a go-kart and just about as easy.

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About Chris Miller 678 Articles
Chris is a writer, co-host of the Behind the Wheel podcast and a self declared car tragic . He is a radio broadcaster by trade and reports traffic for 774 ABC Melbourne, FOX FM and Smooth FM. He also presents a national traffic report on ABC News Radio.

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