When I was growing up, I recall that my cousin Dylan was one of the coolest kuyas I had. He was funny, had good taste in clothes (he was a bit brand-conscious, but it was the 1980s), and he always looked younger than his actual age. And while I wouldn't call him a certified car nut, he knew a lot more than the average Juan when it came to machines on four wheels.\r\n\r\nAfter he got married, he purchased a Toyota Revo. It was a very capable vehicle, but I chided him for getting a daddy car. He just grinned and acknowledged that he has other priorities now. When he upgraded to a Honda CR-V, I thought he finally decided to get a more hip ride, until I found out he got the automatic transmission variant.\r\n\r\nI like fatherhood. I grew up with a kind and forgiving dad. I also understand there are new responsibilities and commitments that come with it. The sporty two-seater might have to go and be replaced by something with a more practical purpose. But it doesn't have to be vanilla compact SUVs or minivans.\r\n\r\nHere are some cars for dad that can be used by a family of at least four but can still make him feel like a teenager with a new driver's license. I'm sure when my cousin Dylan's cute children Kobe and Chloe graduate from college, he'll make a beeline for one of these fine cars.\r\n\r\n1. Subaru Legacy Wagon \u2013 Symmetrical all-wheel drive and a torquey turbo will redefine your definition of a midsize sedan. The wagon variant is a good excuse to tell your wife it's just a plain station wagon, just tell her the hood scoop is an eco feature of some sort.\r\n\r\n2. Porsche Panamera \u2013 Profit is the reason Porsche created the Panamera. But the result is a superbly engineered four-door with the soul of a 911. It can only seat four, so yaya will have to be left behind.\r\n\r\n3. Hyundai Sonata \u2013 The most likely candidate to topple the Camry from its throne. Based on looks alone, the Toyota midsize sedan should start worrying.\r\n\r\n4. Lancer Ralliart \u2013 It's not the most hard-core Lancer in Mitsubishi's lineup; that distinction belongs to the Lancer Evolution X. But this 237hp compact sedan with dual clutch transmission is more than enough to make one feel like a driver in the WRC.\r\n\r\n5. Land Rover Discovery 4 \u2013 The Disco is the right balance between the hip-hop luxury of the flagship Range Rover and the mountain goat utility of the classic Defender. Even though the most off-road action it will get is probably Manila's post-election potholes, the feeling that the ability to crawl rocks is there makes all the difference.\r\n\r\n6. Lexus GS460 \u2013 To some it resembles the Toyota Camry but when you drive it, all the Camry comparisons fly out the window. There's a reason this car is being aimed at the BMW 5-Series. Here's a hint: a 322hp V8.\r\n\r\n7. Nissan Grand Livina \u2013 At first glance it looks like a failed attempt to steal market share from the best-selling Toyota Innova. However the Grand Livina is one of the most underrated cars in the market. Select the variant with the six-speed transmission and it will do wonders with the 1.8-liter engine. And since it's smaller than the Innova, what the Grand Livina loses in space it makes up for in handling and sportiness.