Ten Cars For Superheroes On A Budget

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Even with recent growth, Fed Chairman Bernanke says it'll be years before employment stabilizes. In this economy it's irresponsible for a superhero to drive anything over $40,000. With your help, we've identified ten cars for superheroes on a budget.

Note, there was some disagreement as to whether the question was asking if readers should invent superheroes or choose existing superheroes and give them thrifty cars. There are good answers for both interpretations, we went with the latter for the purposes of AOTD.

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10.) Captain America

The car: Ford F-150 Raptor ($38,995)

Why it's super appropriate: Able to cross the desert at 100 mph and leap small dunes in a single bound, the Raptor is a regular F-150 boosted to awesome levels by the Special Vehicles Team instead of a serum. It's also perhaps the most American vehicle ever mass produced.

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9.) The Wonder Twins

The car: Two 1st Gen Miatas ($2,500 each)

Why it's super appropriate: They're so matchy, and fast, and perfectly balanced. And cute. Don't forget cute.

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Suggested by: WheatieBoy

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8.) The Invisible Man

The car: Toyota Camry ($19,720)

Why it's super appropriate: The car's so beige and omnipresent it's like the car doesn't exist in all. If you saw a Lamborghini with no driver you'd take a picture. No one looks at the driver of a Toyota Camry because we all know what 55-year-old women look like.

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7.) The Ambiguously Gay Duo

The car: Volkswagen Eos ($32,390)

Why it's super appropriate: You can't always drive a giant wang around (and can you imagine the upkeep costs?), so why not a car that's equally ambiguous about the sexuality of the driver. I saw a straight guy driving one once. Once...

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Suggested by: Zaphod

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6.) Thor

The car: Surplus Military Sugga ($10-$15K)

Why it's super appropriate: A lot of debate over what Thor would actually drive, but the Nordic and tough Volvo Sugga military vehicle (think proto-Hummer) is just strange and awesome enough to suit Thor.

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5.) The Human Torch

The car: Ford Pinto (under $1,000)

Why it's super appropriate: Ideally, Torch would drive a Ferrari 458 Italia because it looks great and catches on fire all the time. But for under $40K? An early Pinto's also ready to explode.

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4.) Kitty Pride

The car: 1967 Mercury Cougar (~$20,000)

Why it's super appropriate: Kitty Pryde's vintage and cool and sexy and wouldn't want a car full of electronics. She'd want something mechanical. Something like a hot vintage Cougar.

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3.) The Flash

The car: Peel P50 (under $4,000)

Why it's super appropriate: The original flash was just some poor schmo working at a college lab and is granted super powers. How to hide them? With the slowest car... in the world.

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2.) Robin

The car: A Suzuki Sidekick ($900)

Why it's super appropriate: It's useful but mostly forgotten, cheap, and easily cast aside (or not cast at all). It's Robin! In a car.

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1.) Captain Planet

The car: 1986 Honda Accord (under $1,000)

Why it's super appropriate: Yeah, we know what you were thinking: Prius, Volt, Leaf... But screw that. Captain Planet mostly walks or flies (commercial) and is all about recycling. You know the kind of environmental impact the creation of Tesla batteries has? Reduce, Re-use, Recycle homeslice. Where's your heart? An old Honda Accord with a stickshift got 30 mpg on the highway... in 1986!

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