When you're on the way out, you have particular needs as a driver. Jalopnik readers know ten cars perfect for those twilight years.

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Of course, grandma and grandpa wouldn't have to even choose a fitting car if we had driverless cars around. You could just stick Bernard and Eunice in the Google Car 3000 and it'd take them to mahjong and the health club and the one diner where the chef is extra nice. You wouldn't have to worry about their eyesight going. You wouldn't have to worry about their spacial awareness going. You wouldn't have to worry about their memory going. The driverless car would be their driver, which is really what a deteriorating old person needs.

And then, we would also recommend Top Gear's Rover James, but there's only one of them. It's not the most practical suggestion.


But with only ten slots on this list, we left off a ton of great cars we'd want to go out in. Which ones are missing here? Let us know in Kinja below.

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10.) Jaguar XJ

Who cares about reliability when you won't make it to the end of the warranty? Most of our readers prefer the new car, but the last-gen has better visibility.

Suggested By: Hoccy, Photo Credit: Jaguar


9.) Mercury Grandma

You can't spell Grand Marquis without "grandma."

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8.) Fiat 500

All-around visibility, simple dash, easy to park, and too small to cause too much damage. Good car for an oldie.


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7.) Honda Fit

Again, this one's easy to see out of and easy to park, only it has more space for the grandkids in the back.

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6.) Subaru WRX

You'd think that no elderly person would want a go-faster Scooby, but every so often you see a white-haired lady in a silver STI. What gets these people behind the wheel of a car like this? There's plenty of space, a reliable reputation, and all of that addictive, addictive power.


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5.) Scion xB

The king of the small, sweet, easy to see out of cars.

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4.) 1961 Imperial

If you're going to get a big old boat, get one with the strongest frame of its era and automatic swivel seats. Easy to get in and out of! Plus they look outstanding.


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3.) A 1950s Pickup

Really, you want grandpa to just stay slow and cruise. A '50s pickup will guarantee that he hardly crests 40, plus he'll look badass and have something awesome to pass on in the will.

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2.) Shelby Cobra 427

It's a last car no matter what your age. This thing's reputation is that whether you're young or old, this car will probably end you.


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1.) Mercedes S-Class

Like the Chrysler Cordoba, the S-Class has what you need. It's big, safe, prestigious, and comfortable as hell. Like cruising into the next life on a pillow.

Suggested By: Gamecat235, Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz