Defining an automobile as “Cool” is actually more difficult then you may think as tastes vary greatly amongst the automotive populous. For instance, some may consider cars like the Ferrari California to be a cool car, where others, like me, think it’s actually quite hideous looking and should be reserved for trophy wives with pocket dogs. Other cars like the Mazda Miata or Mini Cooper fall squarely into one of two camps, meaning you either love them, or you can’t stand them. What you have to look at though before you make your decisions are the fundamental elements that make up a car before you decide whether its good or bad. Take the aforementioned Mazda Miata for example. In my book there is simply no better sports car out there for the money. The Miata is small, light, handles like a rock star and is oodles of fun to drive at the limit. It also provides loads of open air fun if the mood strikes you.
Some people dismiss the Miata because they say it’s not manly enough or it’s two small. This is generally said by the unfortunate souls who have never driven one. Another example would be the new 2011 Ford Mustang V6. I’ve had friends say that they’d never buy the V6 model because you’d always be in the GT’s shadow. Now while that may be true to an extent, I see absolutely nothing wrong with 305 hp, 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and 31 mpg on the hwy. Hell, these are Mustang GT numbers from just 2 years ago. Listed below are a few cars that are constantly involved in a balancing act between being thought of as “cool” or “uncool”. Make sure to chime into the comments section and let us know what you think.