Everything a dad DOESN’T want on Father’s Day:
- Tie #43 – even if this one DOES have irresistible tiny golfers or race cars printed on it.
- Massage. “I’m too manly to get a massage,” Autobytel's Editor Tuner Tom said. “I got a Burke Williams gift certificate once; what am I supposed to do with that? Go have a spa day?"
- Beer cozy without the beer
- Grab and reach hand tool
- Back scratcher
- “Best Dad” trophy – or anything with “Best Dad” printed on it.
Everything a dad DOES want on Father’s Day:
- A brand spanking new car
Hey, a dad can dream, right? And who says a dream has to come true to make you feel good? Just fantasizing about selecting, owning, and driving your dream car can put you in your happy place. And isn’t that what every dad deserves on Father’s Day? We asked a bunch of dads what they would love as their fantasy car; here’s the Top 20.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette came in on top as the most popular vehicle amongst our poll of fathers.
For Carlos Lerma, who drives a Kia Spectra, his reason is less tangible. All he knows is that "it just feels right."
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Nissan GT-R
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Ford Mustang
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Porsche 918 Spyder
Why the Porsche 918 Spyder? "It's fast, good looking, and environmentally friendly," said Taren Peng, who drives a Lexus GS 300. "Perfect for those who may be going through a midlife crisis – if you can afford one."
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Ferrari 458
Why the Ferrari 458? "Ferraris are a piece of art: they have speed, style, and they're handcrafted in Italy," said David Kang, who drives a Honda Accord.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: McLaren MP4-12C
Why the McLaren MP4-12C? "I love the vehicle's look," said Al Sarabia, who drives a BMW 428i Gran Coupe.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Ford F-150 Raptor
Why the Ford F-150 Raptor? "It's the best truck made, and you can haul stuff anytime," said Allen Wilshire, who drives a Ford Ranger.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Porsche Panamera
Why the Porsche Panamera? "It is a Porsche - enough said!" said Tom Velarde, who drives a Chevrolet Volt.
Editor's Note: Maybe Tom should check out the Porsche Panamera Hybrid
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Lamborghini Aventador
Why the Lamborghini Aventador? "It's an exotic dream machine with a beautiful design, and a weekend fun car," said Kerim Isiksel, who drives an Infiniti G37.
Top 20 Father's Day Fantasy Cars: Audi R8
Why the Audi R8? "Because it won't fit any baby seats in the back," said Daly Yoo, who drives a Toyota Corolla.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Chevrolet Camaro
Why the Chevrolet Camaro? "It's sporty and fun to drive," said Thomas Kenaya, who drives a Ford Fusion.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Porsche 911
Why the Porsche 911? "It is a gorgeous automobile," said Mohammed Syed, who drives an Acura TSX.
Top 20 Father's Day Fantasy Cars: BMW M3
Why the BMW M3? "It's fast and luxurious with four doors," said Troy Vo, who drives a BMW 525i.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Ferrari 360
Why the Ferrari 360? "It's sleek and it's fast," said Scott Pechstein, who drives an Infiniti FX35.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Lamborghini Reventón
Why the Lamborghini Reventón? "It's badass, because of it's speed and it's style," said Chris Bormann, who drives a Subaru WRX.
Top 20 Father's Day Fantasy Cars: Tesla Model S
Why the Tesla Model S? "I have to drive about 45 minutes every two weeks to pick up my 5-year old daughter, and gas is taking away the money her and I could use to pay for more outings together," said Jimmy Lloyd, who drives an Audi A4 Avant 3.0 Quattro.
Top 20 Father's Day Fantasy Cars: Lamborghini Countach
Why the Lamborghini Countach? “It’s sporty and sci-fi,” said Chris Chavira, who drives a Scion XB.
Top 20 Father's Day Fantasy Cars: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Why the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am? “It was the first car I ever owned, and I still love the way it looks,” said Don Jordon, who drives a Honda Accord.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Why the Mercedes-Benz M-Class? "It's sleek, it's sexy, it's a head turner, and it oozes luxury all over the place," said Ben Fetalino, who drives a Honda Odyssey.
Top Father's Day Fantasy Car: Lexus RX 350
Why the Lexus RX 350? "It's luxurious, practical, and quality," said David Alfonte, who drives a Toyota Camry.