The Ten Most Weirdly Practical Cars Ever

Who needs a minivan when you could have one of these?

10.) Fox Body Mustang


One doesn't hear "Mustang" and think "practical car" but that person clearly has not experienced the greatness of the hatchback Fox Body. Fold down the rear seats and it'll carry way more than you think a Mustang should.

You could also have these with a turbocharged four that made as much power as the 5.0 V8 and was more fuel efficient. A no compromise pony car.

Suggested By: Green Pig, Photo Credit: Ford

9.) Honda Element


The Honda Element is not a large SUV. That doesn't stop people from fitting motorcycles in the back, however. It had rear seats that could be tucked up against the sides or reclined all the way for sleeping, and you could wash the interior out when it got dirty.

A true Honda if there ever was one.

Suggested By: clutchshiftington/F50F60, Photo Credit: Honda

8.) Willys Jeep


Originally designed as a simple, lightweight 4WD troop transport, but nobody expected the Jeep to be as good as it ended up. The Willys ended up being one of the most versatile vehicles ever conceived. After the war they were used for everything from farming, to postal delivery.

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7.) Saab 95 Wagon


This 14 foot long, 3-door wagon had seating for seven. Seven! You could probably cram more in there if you felt like getting creative/flouting safety. Only Saab in their early days would think this is a good idea.

Suggested By: punkgoose17, Photo Credit: Alden Jewell

6.) Tesla Model S


Typically, big sedans are fairly practical, but thanks to its electric drivetrain the Tesla Model S is extraordinarily practical with its large rear hatch and frunk. You can also have one with a rear-facing jump seats just like the much less safe Saab above.

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5.) McLaren F1


Most people remember the McLaren F1 for its epic performance and gorgeous styling, but with clever luggage compartments on both sides of the car, it had the same amount of storage as a contemporary Ford Fiesta.

Couple that with the three abreast seating and you have no better way of getting you, two friends, and your luggage beyond 230 mph.


Suggested By: Kaufmania, rolls with the back seat down pretending its a shooting brake, Photo Credit: McLaren

4.) Honda City


You may think your hatchback is practical, but I can guarantee that it isn't as practical as this Honda that was designed to hold a tiny matching scooter in the back. Genius.

Now Honda just needs to start selling Fits with Groms in the back.

Suggested By: Brian, The Life of, Photo Credit: Jason Torchinsky/Jalopnik

3.) Porsche Cayman


Clearly, the people at Porsche didn't get the memo that mid-engined sports cars were supposed to be impractical because the Cayman has a decent trunk, a parcel shelf on top of the flat-six, and a generous frunk.

Also, it's the most precise sports car that you could feasibly daily drive with going insane. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to search the classifieds for a cheap first-gen.


Suggested By: For Sweeden, Photo Credit: Porsche

2.) Ferrari FF


If you have the money, there is no better no-compromise vehicle than the Ferrari FF. Four-wheel-drive, four seats, giant rear hatch, and a 660 hp V12 mated to a dual clutch gearbox.

It's the car that no one ever thought Ferrari would make, and we're so happy they did anyways.


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1.) Nissan EXA


It's a coupe! No wait, it's a targa! Now it's a targa with no rear window! Hold on a minute, it's a wagon! It's a wagon targa?

The Nissan EXA (sold as the Pulsar NX in North America) is everything. It is all of your hopes and dreams wrapped up into one stunningly practical package. You don't just want one, you need one.


Suggested By: themanwithsauce, Photo Credit: Nissan

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