July 18, 2013

What is the Best Mid-Life Crisis Family Vehicle? Part 1

I'm 32 years old.

In the eyes of my day job co-workers, I'm older than dirt.  My co-workers are 11 to 13 years old(I teach middle school.)...  In the real world (because as we all know, middle school is not the "real world.") I'm not old at all.

My oldest son is starting Kindergarten this year and my youngest is two.  Both are still in child safety seats.  Now that Kid 1.0 is headed into the school system, I'm starting to feel my age.

I'm been teaching for a decade, writing about cars for two years, and I'm still searching for that dream job.

I'd like to think that this is my Professional Mid-Life Crisis.  The one where I switch jobs, careers, nationalities, etc.  I probably won't switch nationalities; being American is pretty boss.  I'm definitely too old to say, "boss," but also too lazy to change it...

The Professional Mid-Life Crisis got me thinking about the best Mid-Life Crisis family vehicles.

If someone is in their 30's and had two young kids, what would they drive?

This is Part 1 in that series.  Here's my choice.

I don't know how many of these I can pull off.  I plan to pick vehicles for Mid-Life Crises in the age groups: 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's. 

I'm assuming that the hypothetically consumers are car people.  At least car people who have the same sensibilities as me when it comes to cars.

These are my opinions and I reserve the right to change all of them. 

Thanks for watching!  Cheers.


  1. Cool video Chris! I'm excited to see part 2. I was surprised that you picked the Wrangler as a "family mid-life-crisis car" and your comments seemed to be spot on. I actually saw a wringer limited (top down) on the freeway the other day with two car seats and two kiddos in them. The only thing I thought about was, "that seems like it would be too loud for those kids". Anyway... great video!

    -Mike B

    1. Being loud is the best part. It drowns out the whining, fighting, and complaining! :)