IRVINE, Calif., March 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The editors at Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL), pioneer of the automotive Internet and the company dedicated to connecting automotive consumers with dealers, recently selected six rides they say would be a dream for this year's spring breakers.
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"I've been helping my college-age daughter plan her spring break road trip for over two months now," said Michelle Naranjo, editor-in-chief of Autobytel Inc. "She'd love to drive any one of the cars on this list. These vehicles are sexy and fun, whether you're headed to the beach, the mountains, or somewhere in between."
Following is the complete list, in alphabetical order by make.
Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible
Simply put, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 looks great, produces tremendous power, has a convertible top, and is equipped with a back seat roomy enough for picking up new friends. With ultimate performance and ultimate looks, it's great on the open road or parked front and center at the shore.
Ford SVT F-150 Raptor
Fully capable of tackling the surf, the sand, or the dunes, the Raptor is the ultimate spring break truck. Get the crew cab and pack in your friends for an off-roading adventure in the desert or in the mountains, or get in 'digital synch' with SYNC® with AppLink™, MyFord®, or MyFord Touch®.
Nothing beats the Ridgeline's in-bed trunk, which has a drain in case you need to use it as a cooler, and the fold-down tailgate is perfect for watching the action on the sand. The Ridgeline is probably one of the most enjoyable trucks to drive too, with good safety ratings to boot. Its forward-thinking styling (particularly in the rear) makes it a standout.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
With seating for five, no top, no doors, and 4WD mode engaged, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the perfect beach machine. Driving around town is just as fun given its go-anywhere and do-anything personality. Plus, there's plenty of power under the hood. Turn up the volume and make an ultra-bold statement in paint colors Hydro Blue or Amp'd.
Toyota 4Runner Trail
Power down the windows (including one for the tailgate) and open the sunroof for the windblown, sun blasted experience of a true convertible in a rugged SUV, then throw in a stereo with tailgate speakers perfect for sharing your favorite music. Plenty of cargo space, complete with an optional sliding cargo floor that serves as the ultimate party tray, makes the 4Runner Trail a spring break dream.
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Nothing says fun at the beach like a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. Whimsical paint colors draw attention to your crew, and the optional turbocharged 4-cylinder delivers a speedy getaway when the more unsavory members of the crowd are paying you too much attention. Using the new Car-Net system, pair your smartphone to the premium sound system and turn this Vee Dub into a rolling concert.
For the full article, visit http://www.autobytel.com/car-buying-guides/features/6-spring-break-dream-rides-122861/.
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