I was reluctant to do this post, because it’s been way overdone already. And true hipsters say that their kind died out circa 2005 or so, but we all know that’s just a ruse to keep indigenous populations down, for reasons of social significance. Since they do still exist, I have a question of great intrigue: What happens when Hipster Kitties break the chain on their fixie bikes? You can’t longboard everywhere, so what kinds of soul stealing metal coffins do the hipsters of anti- everything cherish?
Adjust your Duck Tales t-shirt, turn up some Fritz Helder and the Phantoms*, then finish your vegan falafel, there’s learning afoot. Or, if you’re more of the ADD hipster type, you can configure a new hipster car here.
*Most (all) bands listed are actually awesome and I hope they get bigger/get back together
Never heard of some of these cars before? Exactly.
#1 Best Hipster Car – DeLorean DMC-12
Doc Brown was kind of a hipster; he had awesome hair, sweet glasses, and was fond of vintage clothing. Then there was his car: There were very few DeLoreans built, and still fewer working models on the roads today. Perfect. Plus it’s got the 80’s retro vibe going. It is for all intents and purposes probably and unwise investment, but this is hipster logic. Only problem is that they’re going to attract too much attention. So what’s the alternative? Try Audi’s 2012 A6. I know, A6 doesn’t exactly fall into hipsterdom, but it’s got iPod/iPhone integration and Wi-Fi for the MacBook Pro you pretend to write on. It’s all the tech you’ll need for future fun now.
(configure a new A6 now)
#2 Best Hipster Car – Citroën Deux Chevaux
This French concoction has been described as “the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car,” but good luck finding/wanting one. This is true hipster gold; more practical is the 2012 FIAT 500. It’s still got that European flair but the 500 won’t break down on the freeway. Plus it’s small enough to maneuver around tight city streets on the way to your band’s Electro pop & ragtime fusion gigs.
(configure a new Fiat now)
#3 Best Hipster Car – Lumeneo SMERA
The downside? If you’ve seen one, you’ll know. There’s hardly any room for your American Spirits, let alone the synth. A Smart car is too obvious so let’s go with 2012 Nissan LEAF. Drive one and you WILL get hugged by a polar bear. It’s got world concerns at heart and you can use all the money saved on gas for your PBR. Speaking of which, isn’t PBR getting a little mainstream, guys? Let’s nominate a new hipster beverage; my choice is San Lucas.
(configure a new Leaf now)
#4 Best Hipster Car – Volkswagen Kharmann Ghia
(any of ‘em) Ah, old VW style. Pull up to the vintage clothes outlet in one of these and they’d probably hand you the key and walk off. But don’t overlook Volkswagen’s new hipster technology. Golf TDI gets you stylish clean diesel economy at 40 plus highway MPG. You’ll have to wait at bit for 2012 Golf, but it’ll give you time to practice your photography.
(configure a new Golf TDI now)
#5 Best Hipster Car – Volvo 240
It’s been said that this aesthetically unremarkable specimen is the ultimate hipster car. Which means that it’s not anymore? Either way, if you’re still driving the classic 80’s movie parents ride, it’s time to create the future hipster vehicle. My vote is for the 2012 Hyundai Veloster. It’s smartly tech savvy, good looking, and economically and environmentally sound. It’s the next best thing to walking and blogging while wearing oversized headphones.
(configure a new Volvo 240 now)
Whatever you choose, make sure and scoff at everyone else that drives the same thing. You were the first.