For most of us, our dream cars are just that — dreams. When we first get our license we fantasize about the kind of car we'd love to cruise around in, whether it's a sexy coupe, sleek sports car, or the ever-popular convertible. To us, these cars spell fun. Unfortunately, by the time we actually establish our careers to the point where we can afford one of these rides, other factors get in the way, like having families. While some coupes and convertibles might have four seats, you'll be hard-pressed to fit a human being over the age of 10 in most backseats. As thrilling as many of these rides are, their practicality rating plummets if you have kids. But, if you're single, these are the rides you should be living it up in now, while you still can.

While some coupes and convertibles might have four seats, you'll be hard-pressed to fit a human being over the age of 10 in most backseats. As thrilling as many of these rides are, their practicality rating plummets if you have kids. But, if you're single, these are the rides you should be living it up in now, while you still can.

2016 BMW Z4

Z4

The 2016 BMW Z4 ($49,700 base MSRP) is one of the most beautifully designed roadsters out there. Whether you opt for the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or 3.0-liter 5-cylinder, you're getting turbo power that starts at 240 hp, and tops out at 355 hp in the sDrive35is. All three trims comes loaded with standard equipment, and the 4-cylinder gets pretty good gas mileage at 34 mpg on the highway. The Z4 is ready to whisk you away with its muscular, yet lean body. Rain or shine it has you covered, with a hardtop that can open or close in just 19 seconds. With options for Hyper Orange details on the interior or Ivory White leather with Fineline Brown wood trim, the Z4 is the perfect mix of sport and luxury. 

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2016 Porsche Boxster

Boxster

The 2016 Porsche Boxster ($52,100 base MSRP) is a thrill to drive. The two-seater is an agile, track-focused sports car, with a strong emphasis on performance. Offered in five trims, it can get kind of pricey if you max out the options, but it delivers in spades in driving dynamics. All models come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, but a 7-speed paddle-shifted automatic is also available. The base Boxster gets a 2.7-liter flat-6 engine putting out 265 hp, with a 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds. The Boxster S adds 50 more hp, and the most powerful 375-hp 3.8-liter flat-6 hits 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, making it the fastest Boxster out there.

2016 Chevy Camaro

Camaro

Redesigned for 2016, the new Chevy Camaro is offered as a coupe ($25,700 base MSRP) or convertible ($32,700 base MSRP). It comes standard with a 6-speed manual, but there is an available 8-speed automatic. A 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder with Variable Valve Timing is standard with 275 hp, with an available 3.6-liter direct injection V6 with 335 hp. If you really want to show off the muscle, you can opt for the top-of-the-line 6.2-liter V8 direct injection engine putting out a whopping 455 hp. With its powerful engine lineup and aggressive sheet metal, the Camaro provides the movie-star styling you long for with just the right amount of growl.

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Ford Mustang

Mustang

The 2016 Ford Mustang ($24,145 base MSRP) is served up four different ways, all with the iconic fastback flair. Whether you opt for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost at 310 hp, the 5.0-liter GT at 435 hp, the 3.7-liter V6 at 300 hp, or the Shelby GT350 at 526 hp, you're going to have one hell of a time. Selectable drive modes let you choose the riding style most comfortable to you, with manual transmissions available. A well-appointed interior gets the new Sync 3 infotainment system to keep you entertained when you aren't trying to drag race with it. And, of course, there are optional convertible styles with the V6, EcoBoost, or GT ($29,645 base MSRP).

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2016 Mazda MX-5

MX5

With a starting price as low as the Mazda MX-5's ($24,915 base MSRP), an adrenaline-producing sports car is within everyone's reach. Offered in three trims, the MX-5's only engine offering is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. While these numbers might not seem that impressive, once you hop inside this ultra lightweight roadster, you'll see it's plenty powerful to whip you around the road, putting a smile on your face like you're a kid in a candy store again. It's go-kart like driving dynamics make it incredibly thrilling to drive, with a sleek profile, and long rakish hood giving it just the right mix of retro and modern flair. This is a car for driving purists.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Evoque

The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque ($41,475 base MSRP) is available in both coupe ($46,675 base MSRP) and convertible ($50,475 base MSRP) models — are we sensing a theme here? It might seem like an oxymoron to have an off-road capable convertible SUV, but Range Rovers were never about modesty. After all, the convertible comes on 18-inch wheels with a Sparkle Silver Finish — this is a car that wants to get noticed, and will. Its 2.0-liter inline four is paired to a 9-speed automatic for 240 hp, and up to 28 mpg on the highway. Leather seating and textured aluminum trim make it a comfortable place to get settled in, with  rugged looking exterior that's just waiting to take you on an adventure.

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