For people with multiple vehicles in their garage, picking the functional car for an occasion is commonplace. The SUV to go camping or for a trip to Costco. The convertible for a back-roads trip out to the beach. The pickup truck for a Saturday rummaging at yard-sales. The all-wheel drive for the winter, the rear-wheel drive for the racetrack.

Don't forget to also consider not just the most functional car, but also the most appropriate car for the occasion. Maybe you'll be seen as rude if you go to a party and take up precious space in your host's driveway with your ultra-wide Hummer H2. Or maybe you shouldn't bring the beater diesel station wagon with a missing muffler on that crack-of-dawn Sunday coffee run. And for heaven's sake, we know you're proud of it, but don't drive your Ferrari to a funeral.