How do you pick the best car for you? There are basic metrics that you can find in a hundred different reviews, articles, and maker’s websites. The selection may vary considerably based on the driver’s needs and budget. Let’s not forget one of the biggest factors motivating the purchase, the buyer’s ego. In the end, I believe it is totally subjective, the opinion of the person in the seat. Here are my seat of the pants opinions of the rides of the year, and as someone with over 50 years as an automotive professional and a couple of decades as an industry journalist I think it counts for something. Of course, my kids may disagree with that.