The majority of us will go through a mid-life crisis of some sort. One day, everything is fine and dandy but the next, you’re questioning everything you’ve devoted your life to over the last couple of decades.
One of the easiest ways to relieve your doubts and confusion is to buy a new car, a vehicle that’s different to anything you’ve owned before – and often highly impractical.
So whether you’re after a vehicle that satisfies your cravings for speed, adventure, or class, the LeaseCar.uk team have compiled a list of five of the ultimate mid-life crisis cars – but some of these come with a hefty price tag.
Each of these cars offers something a little different, but all can be personalised if that’s your thing. Extra points are awarded if you choose a particularly bright colour, such as red or yellow!
- The need for wind – Audi TT
For a lot of people suffering a mid-life crisis, only a convertible can help regain a sense of self and purpose, because there’s no feeling like having the wind through your hair. Driving past someone you know? Winding the window down is so last year, and you must admit you’ve always wanted to jump into a car over the side instead of simply opening the door.
- The need for adventure – Jeep Wrangler
If you don’t want to get closer to the road to feel the speed, perhaps getting high above it all for a bit of off-roading is what you need as you enter later life. The Jeep Wrangler offers the opportunity to do just that, as well as more bells and whistles than you’d ever realistically need or use.
- The need for class – Bentley Continental GT
Bentley encompasses everything that British motoring is about. The history, the luxury, and not to mention the fact that James Bond drove one. Always dreamt of being a spy? Buying a Bentley GT as your mid-life crisis car means you practice doing just that – just make sure you don’t get caught!
- The need for speed – Tesla Roadster
Want to grow old disgracefully but look after the planet at the same time? This is the car for you. With a tiny boot, extremely low driving position and the smooth sleek shape, this is every middle-aged motorhead’s dream. It can go from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds, and you’ll look pretty classy whilst doing so.
- The need for adrenaline – Caterham 620R
If you’re going for a mid-life crisis car, you don’t want it to look like all the other cars on the road, right? Well the Caterham 620R has no roof, weighs just over half a tonne and has a racing harness instead of a seatbelt. Channel your inner racing driver with this vehicle.