Night On The Town
*Power: 552 hp
*0-60: 4.6 sec.
*Top Speed: 198 mph
$169,990

Bentley Continental GT
By any definition, the GT packs incredible performance, but the car is absolutely in its element when you're just out for a cruise. Fit and finish on modern Bentleys boasts nothing less than artisan quality, particularly the interior. The GT's sleek lines and stainless steel accents on the exterior add to its panache. And for 2008, there is also the Continental GT Speed, history's first genuine 200-mph Bentley. You'll be able to arrive in unmitigated style an hour before everyone else.

IKEA Hauler
New For '08
*Power: 235 hp
*0-60: 8.4 sec.
*Top Speed: 130 mph (ltd.)
Price TBA

Volvo V70/XC70
The two of you are just starting out, you plan on offspring, but you haven't completely given up on life, so you can't stand the thought of an SUV. There are probably no cars more ideal for this scenario than the new Volvos. And with the rear seats folded down, cargo space is truly staggering. For the active, outdoorsy types, the XC70 offers more robust body cladding, a pumped-up ride height and four-wheel drive.

First Real Job
New For '08
*Power: 354 hp
*0-62: 5.1 sec.
*Top Speed: 155 mph (ltd.)
Price TBA

Audi S5
So you just graduated, beat out all the high-five-ing frat boys for the good job, but you're still driving the slammed and stickered GTI. It's time for something that has everything you want in a car, without looking like you're trying too hard. It can't have the stigma of a BMW or Benz, or the boss will think you're overpaid. The S5 is the answer. We love the 4.2-liter V8 and the car handles well, while maintaining a civilized demeanor over the roughest commute. Buy red if you want a little flash, but dark gray will look as classy as your new Cole Haans.

Full-Size SUV
*Power: 305 hp
*0-60: 8.3 sec.
*Top Speed: 130 mph
$76,535

Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover's reputation for off-roading prowess is well deserved and the company isn't afraid to show what its vehicles can do-from rock crawling in Utah to fording serpent-infested rivers in the jungles of Belize. There may be no more capable four-wheel-drive vehicle, in spite of the fact that 90 percent of them will never leave the pavement. Paradoxically, on-road manners are frighteningly good. You could cruise all day at triple-digit speeds and your passengers would never be the wiser.

2-Door Compact
New For '08
*Power: 420 hp
*0-62: 4.8 sec.
*Top Speed: 155 mph (ltd.)
$63,000 (est.)

BMW M3
As always, the most highly anticipated sport sedan across the board-even though it isn't available with four doors any more. Though, like Porsche's 911, it's facing its stiffest competition in 20 years of existence. So far, the M3 reigns supreme.

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