Where did the tradition of the "road trip" come from? Back in the 1600s, it was common in Europe for young men and women of means to travel the continent, learning what there was to learn and experiencing everything they could before settling down later. The "Grand Tour" was an important rite of passage back then - and it still is today.
Here in America, the tradition of the Grand Tour became something wholly less formal. But even so, road trips are still seen as a rite of passage on these shores. Oh sure, the ideal time to do it is in your late teens or early 20s, but some just don't get to it until later in life, when they can afford a car that will actually make it across the country.Here's our list of the best road trip cars for sale today. There are surely better ones in history - any number of old station wagons, convertibles, and shag vans would probably qualify (as would RVs and campers, obviously) - but for this list, we're sticking to the top road trip vehicles available in 2015.