Not everyone is in a financial position to buy their ultimate dream car. Maybe you're working on it, and you're sure that by the time you retire, you'll probably have enough for a down payment.
But right now you're still rocking a hand-me-down Oldsmobile that's held together with duct tape. Nothing makes a Monday morning seem more monotonous than commuting in a car that screams junk yard. And unfortunately the chances of winning the lottery or becoming best friends with a millionaire are pretty slim for the vast majority of us.
But there is a middle ground where you can have your cake and eat it too. Did you know that you can rent some really mean models to give yourself the full, high performance experience? You get to drive something sporty without having to sign over your soul.
Instead of your next rental involving a gray compact with a french fry stuck in the seat cushion, it's time to spice things up. Make it unforgettable (in a good way) with these truly epic rides.
Though you might only be able to afford one tank of gas during the entire rental period, getting behind the wheel of a Hummer is sure to make you feel pretty darn powerful.
Trump all the boring sedans around you, pack in all your peeps, and pump up the jams. Yes, sitting way up there in the cabin of a Hummer really does make you feel like a celebrity. Savor the extravagance of a high-class interior with its bold styling. And put the heavy duty engine to work as you set out for some major adventure.
You can rent Hummers from a number of different companies including Avis and Budget. Give yourself an ego boost by rolling up in one of the baddest looking vehicles ever produced.
Grab the chance to act out your Gone in 60 Seconds fantasy in a seriously powerful Mustang. Its classic pony car looks will draw attention from everyone you pass.
And you'll be passing lots of people with that much horsepower at your disposal. Hit the highway and hear the engine purr. Letting a Mustang rip on the wide open road is the quintessential American experience.
You can have some old school kicks in a car with top-of-the-line engineering and technology. The latest Mustang is where style and performance meet. Its V8 will have your heart beating faster the moment you turn the key in the ignition.
If a Chevy is more your style, then sign up for an overnight with this exceptionally crafted throwback. But be warned, the perfect blend of vintage and modern may make you drool just a little.
You and your friends can share your passion for the Camaro's out-of-this-world V8 because the SS has seating for five. And if you're taking off for the weekend, consider going for the convertible. Drop the top and watch every pedestrian turn green with envy. It's your turn to enjoy the unbelievably entertaining ride the Camaro has to offer.
Fitted with 20" aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, and track-ready suspension, it's ready to rock and roll. The only problem is you may not want to give it back.
Dodge's Challenger R/T has been all the rage recently and with good reason. You can't get a whole lot cooler than its beefy muscle car body, high performance design, and retro vibe.
Make your rental period your personal play time and power it with 372 horsepower. If you rent from Hertz, you can get your Challenger in Toxic Orange with slick black stripes. Just lean against it in the parking lot, and you'll be handing out your phone number left and right. If there was ever a car to make you feel like king of the road, this is it.
Just settle into the premium leather seats and fire up the V8 HEMI. Don't forget to figure out what soundtrack you want playing out of all 7 speakers as you leave the parking lot in a cloud of dust.
There's nothing quite like a Corvette. Put yourself in the driver's seat of one of the most iconic cars in history. Top down, music on, and engine revving---you'll make some legendary memories in this baby.
If you've always wondered what it's like to maneuver an exotic, this is the perfect opportunity. Take a few corners, and you'll feel like you've been racing for years.
Settle back into your leather bucket seat and marvel at the responsive handling. The Vette has a ton of punch built into a strikingly sleek design. Don't let that 400+ horsepower go to waste.
So next time you feel a road trip coming on, don't settle for old reliable. Go for a car that will leave a stupid grin on your face for weeks. A day off never felt quite so good.