Ah, the road trip. The very words conjure up thoughts of escape, adventure, and romance. On a day-to-day basis, we use our cars as appliances. They take us to work and back. They get us to the grocery store and the dry cleaners and the drug store. They help us fetch our fast food when we are running late. But whenever we run these routine errands always in the back of our mind is the knowledge that once we are in our cars, we can just keep going. The open road awaits and nothing can stop us — nothing that is but our sense obligation and our bank accounts.
But just because we have things we feel we have to do doesn't mean we can't dream of the perfect road trip, the perfect escape from the mundane existence we plod through. And of course, the perfect road trip wouldn't be perfect at all without the right car. This list of the 10 best cars for road trips shares the sedans, coupes, and convertibles we'd love to take on such a journey.