Top 10: The Best Cars on Weekly Television

Best Cars on Weekly TV

Our favorite TV shows have us hooked, mind, body, and soul. When you find a TV series you love, it becomes all you talk about, all you think about, and all you look forward to. For some, we look forward to that one day in the week where we get to see our favorite character do what they do best, and there’s nothing more us gear heads love, than seeing them do it in a great car.

Here are The Best Cars On Weekly Television.

10.) Don Draper – 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille (Mad Men)

The old-school show deserved an old-school classic; the 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Don Draper is seen driving a 390 horsepower, 6.4L  V8 version on the show but a 429 horsepower, 7.0L version was also available as an upgraded option.

A good car with good specs, this kicks off our Best Cars on TV list.

09.) Jeff Winger – 2007 Lexus IS 300 (Community)

The funny and lovable leader of the Greendale Community College study group is always seen sporting a blacked out Lexus IS 300, 3.0L V6 in a ridiculous parking spot.

2008-lexus IS-F

08.) Walter White – 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT-8 (Breaking Bad)

Mr White’s badassery didn’t stop at cooking meth!

Although it debuted late in the series, Walter White drove a Chrysler 300 SRT-8 after selling his signature Aztek for just $50.

2012 Chrysler SRT-8

07.) Detective Raymond “Ray” Velcoro – 2014 Dodge Charger (True Detective)

In the show, the 6.1 L Hemi Charger can be seen camping out of Eddie Velcoro’s high school or following up leads all around the city of Los Angeles.

Dodge Charger

06.) Frank Martin – 2012 Audi A8 Quattro (Transporter Series)

Of course Frank would be driving an Audi.

He’s done so in the past million transporter films.

In the series, he is mostly seen driving a black Audi A8 4.2L FSI Quattro before upgrading to the R8. Compared to the cars on this list, it’s not the fastest but definitely one of the best looking ones.

Audi A8 Quattro

05.) Ari Gold – 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 (Entourage)

Our favorite power agent has had a long list of brilliant rides but we mostly see him in the S550 throughout the series.

04.) Ray Donovan – 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Coupe (Ray Donovan)

My personal favorite on this Best Cars list. A well-dressed “fixer” deserves a good-looking car.

Under his hood is a 4.7L twin-turbo V8 that fires up 402 horsepower to get Ray through his daily, uhm, client “visitations.”

Mercedes-Benz CLS550

03.) Hank Moody – 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S (Californication Season 5)

Although not the one he drives through out the series, he retained this upgrade in season 5.

Porsche 911 Carrera S

2.) Jay Pritchett – 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series (Modern Family Season 1)

The CEO of Pritchett Closets & Blinds is as angry as his car sounds. He drives a convertible SL65, with a 6L twin-turbocharged V12, that distinctly matches his personality.

1.) Russ Hanneman – 2015 McLaren 650S (Silicon Valley)

And the best ride on the list goes to the local valley douchebag, Russ Hanneman. Russ is packing a 3.8L V8 that gets him from 0-60 in 3 seconds and his ego from 0-100 in just under a second.McLaren 650S (Best Cars on Weekly TV)Share with us your own personal list of Best Cars On Weekly Television.

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About The Author

Picked up an Xbox controller, jammed NFS and I've been a gear head ever since. I'm a community associate at Skytel Africa and I handle social media content for Automoblog. I love writing editorial pieces and putting Mercs on a pedestal. I drive a 2004 Mercedes CLK 320 with the heart of a CLS 63 AMG :) I'm also a future S65 AMG owner (I have dreamt it and so it shall be). My love for cars has made me deeply involved in the Tanzanian rally scene and addicted to speed. Tweet us or me if you have any feedback or want us to cover something you'd like to read about.

4 Comments on "Top 10: The Best Cars on Weekly Television"

  1. Walter White is far and away my favorite. I would put him above Top Gear any day of the week. He’s honest, funny and not afraid to break the rules a little, like when BMW said “do not drift” and that’s the first thing he did!

    • beekay

      Hello Amy, thank you reading the post! Personally, Ray Donovan’s car tops it for me :) It seems to match his persona.

      We have a Fan Favorite on our twitter (@automoblog) where you vote for your favorite car of the day. You don’t wanna miss it.

  2. airportroadself

    That’s a mean thing to say about the Volvo V70. I have that identical car (same color), have driven it for nine years. She has 156,000 miles and all I have done is one oxygen sensor and front brakes. It DOES NOT take owning a chicken franchise to keep her running. She is valuable to me because she is so dependable. Classy, and gets 32 mpg on the highway.

  3. Mike

    Two of these cars are also the hero cars/ playable character personal vehicles in Grand Theft Auto V. Franklin Clinton’s Bravado Buffalo is the same car as Ray Velcoro’s Dodge Charger. Michael De Santa’s Obey Tailgater is Frank Martin’s Audi A8.

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