PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- It's a long leap from a greeting card holiday to a bow-on-the-car occasion, but there are dads out there who wouldn't mind making it.
Sorry, but if Mercedes Benz gets to make any old 1 percenter's Christmas a "December to Remember," there's no reason the fathers of America can't upgrade their well-worn family cars for something with a little more charisma. We're not talking about youth-recapturing sports cars or social camouflage pickups to convince themselves they're not suburban office drones, but calloused cattle ranchers.
We're looking at family vehicles that, while somewhat lacking in cool, represent a comfortable, stylish upgrade from the vehicles they've sacrificed to road trips, school shuttling, sports practices and endless commutes. With dad in mind, we hit up the folks at Kelley Blue Book for some family cars he'd love. With their help, we've come up with 10 that will be more appreciated than a tie or Fudgie The Whale ice cream cake:
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