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Dad's dream cars

Over the years, dad probably had to make a few compromises, like getting that minivan instead of his dream car. If you're ready to make that big gesture for Fathers' Day, here are the kinds of cars that dad deserves.

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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The classic American sports car got a major update last year, making it better in every way. Dad's going to love feeling the rumble of the 460 horsepower 6.2-liter V-8. In fact, if he take off in this beast, you may never see him again.

Read more about the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

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Ford Mustang

Another classic on the American car scene, the Mustang gets redesigned for the 2015 model year, incidentally its 50th year in production. Dad probably admired different versions of this car throughout the years, so maybe it's time he got to drive one.

Read more about the Ford Mustang.

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Audi RS 7 Quattro

The RS 7 is one of those that performs like a supercar without sacrificing a spacious backseat and room in the boot for groceries, things that dads should be able to appreciate. It's also not just a powerful, dumb brute. Dad can meticulously adjust the performance from comfort to dynamic and access a wealth of bells and whistles via the high-tech dashboard interface.

Check out the Audi RS 7, our Editors' Choice.

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Tesla Model S

The newest kid on the block, the Tesla Model S has captivated progressive thinkers for its electric drivetrain. Another American original, a Model S will show that dad is no old fogey.

Read more about the Tesla Model S.

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Jaguar F-type

The F-Type is one of the best sounding and best performing cars that Jaguar has ever made. Dad will agree that it's also one of the best looking cars on the road today.

Check out the Jaguar F-Type roadster.

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Toyota Avalon

A car doesn't have to be outlandish to be lustworthy. Dads who appreciate a good deal and more modest, reliable rides will see value in the Avalon's good looks, luxury features, and reasonable price. Opt for the Hybrid model to save bucks at the pump.

Check out the Toyota Avalon.

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Rover Range Rover Sport

The new Range Rover Sport is capable on the twisty road and the dusty trail, a phenomenal all-around performer with a luxury interior. It's a perfect car for the dad who crosses all boundaries with confidence.

Read more about the Range Rover Sport.

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Dodge Durango

The new Durango takes the idea of an SUV and brings it into the new century. Dad can feel modern while driving this versatile vehicle on road trips, to the hardware store, and even on a daily commute.

Read more about the Dodge Durango.

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Ford F-150

Even if dad is a Chevy or Dodge guy, the new Ford F-150 is worth a look. Ford reengineered America's best-selling pick-up truck for fuel economy and utility.

Read more about the Ford F-150.

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Mazda Miata

A good dad is an expert in coaxing out grins and giggles, just like the Mazda Miata. This simple roadster isn't expensive, powerful, or a status symbol, but it is pure driving enjoyment in a classic package. The slightly embarrassing dad who values a good laugh will find the Mazda to be a kindred spirit.

Check out the Mazda Miata.

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