McCain's Cars: Fiscally Responsible?


One of the hottest political stories flying around the internet today is about John McCain’s 13 cars and how they’re not all American brands nor American built. What no one is discussing, though, is that all the cars mentioned are pretty darn inexpensive, and many are more than four years old.

Most are also owned by his very wealthy wife, Cindy. When you have millions of dollars and the most luxurious car nameplate in one of your six or seven garages is Lexus, you’re not being irresponsible with your money. Check out these cars and see if you would pick differently if you were worth millions:

  • 2004 Cadillac CTS
  • 2005 VW Beetle convertible
  • 2001 Honda sedan (model not mentioned)
  • 2007 Ford F-Series
  • 1960 Willys Jeep
  • 2008 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2000 Lincoln (unknown model)
  • 2001 GMC SUV (model unknown)
  • Unknown Lexus

He also has three NEV Gem electric vehicles that can be used in gated communities but not on public roads. They look like bubblish golf carts, but the point is, McCain owns electric vehicles, which is somewhat interesting.

If you’re going to tout yourself as a fiscal conservative, this is pretty much the car shopping list for you. One new Porsche 911 Turbo or Bentley Continental GT would cost more than three or four of these combined.

All the Candidates’ Cars

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Former managing editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David Thomas

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