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Best cars for Father's Day

If you’re feeling super generous, or just fancy having a chat about ‘the good old days’, how about our pick of the best cars for Father’s Day? There’s a few classics in there, a few proper dad cars, and a couple of newer options too.

Words by: First published: 13th June 2018
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June. You’ve definitely still got time to pop to the shops and get him a last-minute card with the obligatory naff message on it: ‘You’re beer-illiant’ (picture of a pint), ‘something about being old and ranting at the TV’ (picture of creepy cartoon dad in pants watching the football)… or, do as I did when I was six and write him a card with ‘Happy Farther’s Day’ on it.

If you’re feeling super generous, or just fancy having a chat about ‘the good old days’, how about our pick of the best cars for Father’s Day? There’s a few classics in there, a few proper dad cars, and a couple of newer options too.
Jaguar E-Type
For the most dapper of dads, how about a proper classic, the iconic Jaguar E-Type. Enzo Ferrari called it ‘the most beautiful car ever made’, and you don’t want to argue with him.

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Alfa Romeo Spider
They say you should own at least one Alfa Romeo in your life, so why not make it the Spider? In our recent New Car Awards, owners said they had the most brand loyalty to Alfa Romeo too, so they must be doing something right.

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MG MGB GT
A classic, classic car. You might see a few of them around, but they look great, and you can pick one up relatively affordably. A fun project to work on.

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BMW 3 Series
Insanely popular on Auto Trader, and on the roads, how many dads don’t see themselves driving a 3 Series at some point in their lives?

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Land Rover Defender
Yes, unless you live on a farm or properly out in the countryside, the Defender might not make much sense for your average buyer. But there are a lot of people out there with a huge soft spot for the Defender, who won't care about its road manners or MPG figure...

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VW Transporter
Does your dad have a lot of stuff, and like to take that stuff with him? For the ultimate in practicality, how about a VW Transporter?

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Mazda MX-5
New or old, the Mazda MX-5 is a great choice for Father’s Day. It’s small, dad’ll be able to feel the wind in his hair, it’s great to drive, and it won’t break the bank either.

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Toyota GT86
If your dad’s at an age where he wants some uncomplicated coupe fun, wants something that he can throw around, but also something that’s not particularly powerful and a bit silly, how about a Toyota GT86?

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Ford Escort
It’s likely your dad might have owned one of these growing up, or at least had one in the family somewhere. What he probably really wanted was a Ford Escort XR3i…

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Porsche 911 Carrera
There had to be a Porsche on the list right? It’s an aspiration for a lot of people, and we’re pretty sure your dad wouldn’t complain if one of these showed up on the driveway on Father’s Day.

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