The ’57 Chevy. The Rolls-Royce Wraith. The Pink Cadillac. Each one has come to define its era and inspire awe in today’s motorheads. Take a look out on the roads today. Is there anything with that kind of enduring style? What will the motorheads of the future mark down as the turn of the century’s classic rides?
2014 Smart Fortwo
Love it or hate it, the Smart Car is one of the most recognizable cars on the road today. It’s hard not to find room in your heart for a car that fits sideways into a parking space!
2010 Saturn Vue
The 2010 Vue was the last model year for Saturn before they were shut down for good. A piece of automotive history!
2012 Chevrolet Volt
With a gas tank to back up the electric motor, the Volt helped herald in the electric revolution, by still running on gas. Early adopters could still fill up at the pumps without needing a whole new infrastructure of charging stations.
2010 Pontiac Vibe
Sportier than a four-door hatchback has any business being, with a stylish control panel and luxury seats. Again, this was the last model year for Pontiac before GM dissolved them, so this is the end of a classic name in American cars.
2015 Tesla Model X
Tesla’s been teasing us with this one since 2012, but when it finally rolls out, it’ll be an instant classic. Gull wing doors!
2008 Pontiac G5 Coupe
Another one of the last Pontiacs, this one was a fun, zippy two-door coupe. It’s also a reskinned form of the Chevy Cobalt, which was a great car, but will only ever be famous for getting recalled.
2009 Nissan Cube
You can’t mistake a Cube for any other car. That unmistakeable style is what makes gearheads nostalgic for it fifty years later.
2008 Subaru Impreza
Known among Subaru fans as “the sporty one”, the Impreza takes corners like a kid on the merry-go-round and handles like an extension of your own body.
2012 Volkswagen Up!
The up! won World Car of the Year in 2012, has Volkswagen’s pedigree behind it, and has something no other car on the list has– an ! in its name.
2013 Buick Encore
The hood vents and that massive grill will the Buick badge just scream pedigree in a language only gearheads speak.