Here at Topspeed, we love to keep our readers as involved in our pieces as possible and we figured there was no better way to do that than by engaging in a good ’ol hypothetical game of "Car-In-Your-Garage." Okay, so the game is completely made up, but it’s still something that gets us in the mood to think of five cars we’d love to have in our garages. As with any other game of this magnitude, though, there are some rules that we need to follow:

First, the price total of all five cars combined should not exceed $500,000.
Second, at most you can only pick up to two supercars. Third, you need to have FIVE cars on your list in the interest of variety and back-and-forth discussion. Fourth, you don’t have to hit the $500,000 limit exactly. If you’re happy with $300,000 worth, then that’s your call. You’ll be wasting $200 grand in fake money, but who’s really counting, right?

Once you’ve figured out your list, indulge all of us and put it down in the comments section below. If you feel the need to explain why you picked the car, feel free to elaborate.

Happy fake car shopping everyone!

Check out my list after the jump.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage (Price: $180,000)

The $500,000 Cars-In-Your-Garage Game Exterior
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It’s easy to pick a Ferrari or a Lamborghini for your supercar because, well, they’re Ferraris and Lamborghinis. But in my case, I’ll trade those two Italian stallions for this Aston Martin V12 Vantage any day of the week.

It’s classy, sexy, sporty, and powerful at the same time. Plus, it makes me feel like a British spy/debonair. The car’s 6.0-liter 510-horsepower engine and 190-mph top speed is plenty enough for me to satiate my speed fix.

Above all else, though, is that there’s something about sitting behind the wheel of an Aston Martin that makes you feel like you’re driving the very best of what British automotive has to offer.

Chevrolet Camaro SS (Price: $31,000)

The $500,000 Cars-In-Your-Garage Game High Resolution Exterior
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My list should have one muscle car on it. After all, it’s my list. While it’s extremely tempting to pick a Ford Mustang in this spot, I instead chose the Camaro SS because it looks great and at this price, the car’s 6.2-liter V8 engine with 426 horsepower and 420 lb/ft of torque is a pretty good bargain.

Sure, the Ford Mustang GT 5.0 is a little cheaper ($29,995) than the Camaro SS, but with such a slight difference in sticker price, it becomes a matter of preference.

Aesthetics and performance aside, the Camaro SS also offers plenty to play around with as far as upgrades are concerned. And just to be clear: Even if Bumblebee turned out to be a Mustang instead of a Camaro, I’m still sticking with the Chevrolet muscle.

Jaguar XJL Supersport (Price $113,00)

The $500,000 Cars-In-Your-Garage Game Exterior
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Complementing my choice of the V12 Vantage and the Camaro SS is another British import: the Jaguar XJ.

If I had played this game a few years earlier, Jaguar wouldn’t be anywhere on my list, but ever since they went on a different design direction, the British Cat has become the fierce feline I hoped it would be.

While a base model is a tempting choice because it saves some cash, what’s the point of owning a luxury car if you don’t go all-out on the luxury? So with that in mind, I opted for the tricked-out, all-options-included Supersport version, one that hits a price of $113,200 while coming with a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine that produces 510 horsepower and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

And hey, if this car can have all that and still offer plenty of luxury amenities, then sign me up.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo ($104,000)

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Isn’t it obvious by now that my garage has imposed a "no wimps allowed" sign?

The trend continues with my SUV choice, the smooth yet imposing Porsche Cayenne Turbo. For the weekend treks to the country with the family, this 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 500 horsepower and 516 lb/ft torque and a top speed of 172 mph is the answer. I could have opted for something like the beastly Audi Q7 V12 TDI, but there’s a certain limit to bulkiness and the Audi SUV is just way too big to fit in my garage. While it does offer a higher peak torque than the Cayenne Turbo, it’s not lost on me that I can have the Porsche SUV at a significantly lower cost than the price of owning the most powerful Q7 ($160,000) on the market.

Mercedes C63 AMG (Price $58,000)

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This German testament to power and ingenuity is my everyday car. Yeah, it’s a Mercedes C63 AMG and I’m head-over-heels in love with one. The fact that it has a price of only $58,000 makes me love it even more.

It combines the unmistakable Mercedes stamp of sporty luxury with an AMG-sourced 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces 451 horsepower and 443 lb/ft of torque with a top speed of 155 mph. Top quality German design and engineering to go with a powerful engine.

Yeah, what’s not to love?

TOTAL AMOUNT: $486,000.

What do you think?
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  (1) posted on 09.12.2011

1. 2012 ford supersnake (89070)
2. 2012 Audi TT RS (56850)
3. 2012 ford velociraptor 800 (64950) 810hp
4. 2012 Spyker c8 lavioletee (209995)
5. 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG (56950)
Total (477815)
All customized to how I want them so they won’t be the standard price

  (1) posted on 07.24.2011

To drive on the track:
Lamborghini lp570-4 (280,000)
Everyday car:
Mercedes SL63 (120,000)
To customize:
Infiniti G35 (30,000)
and 1968 Camaro (30,000)
Shelby GT500 (40,000)

  (407) posted on 06.21.2011

Wow!, what a price. At this point, I don’t think I can own a car like this. The price is so high! However, I think the price is appropriate to this car since it was really a very fantastic car.

TommyNelson  (1) posted on 06.18.2011

1.1968 BMW 2002 with S14 motor and pretty everything else upgraded as well - daily driver 21K
2. 2011 Fiat 500 C-25,749- for the missus
3.2011 Land Rover Defender X-Tech 34,900 SUV/Offroader
4. 2012 BMW 650i convertible- gran tourer 96,175
5. 2012 Mercedes CL65 AMG- for those fancy occasions 213,485
Total of 391,309- 108,691 left over

TommyNelson  (2) posted on 06.18.2011

1. McLaren MP4-12C ($229,000) summer car
2. Nissan Silvia S15 ($10,000) as a jdm
3. Ferrari 308 GTS ($34,990) Sunday driver
4. Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG ($162,000) business trips
5.BMW 335i xDrive Sedan ($63,500) Everyday car
Gas Money Left-$510

TommyNelson  (1) posted on 06.17.2011

everyday driver- 2011 bmw m3 79,595
weekend driver- 2011 benz sl-63 amg 152,600
business car- 2010 bmw 750 xdrive 112,300

offroad/suv- 2012 bmw x5m 102,800

classic car- 1970 dodge charger r/t 51,000

change 1705.00

TommyNelson  (1) posted on 06.17.2011

Business- 2012 Mercedes S600 with split screen:

  • $160,000

Weekend- 2011 Aston Martin V12 vantage:

  • $180,000

Groceries- 2012 Cadillac CTSV Wagon:

  • $64,000

Hauling- 2012 Ford SVT Raptor 4 door:

  • $42,000

Outback- 2012 Range Rover Evoque Prestige

  • $50,000

Total- $496,000
Balance- $4,000

TommyNelson  (762) posted on 06.16.2011

I think I won’t go that far for a car. It would take my annual salary with a blink of an eye. But having a Chevy Camaro is a dream come true to me.

TommyNelson  (1) posted on 06.16.2011

Fully Loaded Ford SVT Raptor- 53,168
Fully Loaded Mercedes Sls AMG- 239,850
Fully Loaded Chevy Camaro Convertible-44,537
Fully Loaded Chevy ZR1- 136,950
DD- Subaru impreza WRX-25,495
Total- 500,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TommyNelson  (2) posted on 06.16.2011

Aston Martin V12 Vantage($180,000)-Sunday drive
S63 AMG($138,000)-Fri/Sat
QX56 4WD($69,894)-loaded/Thursday
M56X AW($74,288)-loaded/Mon,Tues,Wed
Accord V6($33,608)-loadedd/when I want to lay low
Total=$495,790 $4,210 left for gas

TommyNelson  (7) posted on 06.16.2011

1. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 ($110,300)
2. Ford GT ($174,980)
3. Cadillac CTS-V Sedan ($63,660)
4. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ($47,000)
5. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 ($46,000)
Total: $441,940

TommyNelson  (2) posted on 06.16.2011

2012 Lexus LF-A: Who says luxury, performance, and value cant all live in peace? ($275,000)

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: For those days when driving on paved road is just not enough. ($50,000)

2012 BMW M5: My daily driver infused with some power to beat the rush our traffic. (that is when I get a job and a house smiley ($64,000)

2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca: You’ve gotta have a muscle car on your list right? So why not the most exclusive one on the market? ($48,000)

2012 Mazda RX-8 R3: And lastly, a car to just go out and have fun with. And with the extra money left over, customizing this car should be fun. ($32,000)

TommyNelson  (1) posted on 06.16.2011

For Business and Specail Occasions
Mercedes Benz S63

For some Weekends and Special Occasions
Audi R8 5.2 V10

For Inclement Weather Days
Land Rover Range Rover SC $95,815.00

Daily Driver

Weekend Fun Car
Ford Shelby GT500

Total = $499,965.00

Change = $35.00, keep the change...

TommyNelson  (1) posted on 06.16.2011

Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Black Diamond Edition- 68,615
2011 Audi Q7 Mr. Car Design- (72,000)
Audi S8- (95,000)
Maserati MC Stradale- 205,000
2012 Camaro ZL1 (50,000)

Why do I only see one other guy with the CTS-V on their list?

TommyNelson  (52) posted on 06.16.2011

Nissan R35 GT-R ($95,000)- Be the fastest guy on the road and daily use.

Maserati GranCabrio Sport ($150,000)- A topless is simply to show off when going to club or attending parties.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo ($105,000)- A powerfull SUV, just in case need some large volume vehicle, or a getaway car when there is zombie break-outs(LOL)

Lexus IS-F ($78,400)- A sedan for the fiance or wife, fast but wont exotic, avoid reckless lady destroy some cars.

Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab ($52,000)- A pickup truck, same purpose but more hardcore as the Cayenne Turbo.

Total $480,400 Reminder 19600

TommyNelson  (1) posted on 06.16.2011

1. BMW 2012 M3 COUPE $65,000 Just cant get a better Drivers Car
2. MERCEDES 2012 CLS-63 $95,000 Looks amazing
3. Mustang Shelby 2012 GT500 $60,000 Need muscle in my life and its the best option!!
4. 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo SUPERLEGGERA - $230,000 Italian Bull car says it all
5. Custom Mini john Cooper Works $46,000 always wanted one
Total: $496,000

TommyNelson  (3) posted on 06.16.2011

Ferrari 458 Italia ($270,000)
Maserati GranTurismo S ($122,500)
Infiniti G37S Convertible ($49,995)
Fiat 500 ($19,500)
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited ($34,800)


TommyNelson  (8) posted on 06.16.2011



— MB SLK 350 ($65375) FOR WIFE!


— $376646 TOTAL


TommyNelson  (12) posted on 06.16.2011

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 - $220,000

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 - $50,000

2011 Dodge Viper SRT 10 ACR- $100,000

2008 Porsche Cayman S - $46,100

Audi Q7 by MR Car Design - $75,674

Total Price - $483,774

Left Over - $16,226

TommyNelson  (4) posted on 06.16.2011

2012 nissan gtr black edition (95,100)
2012 mercedes cls 63 amg (100,000)
2006 hennessy dodge viper 1000 (225,000)
2012 nissan 370z Nismo (40,000)
2011 mustang gt (30,150)

leftover about 9750 smiley

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