Kbb.com Names Top 10 Halloween Cars

Kelley Blue Book Expert Editors Provide Vehicles to Complete Favorite Costumes

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information, today names the Top 10 Halloween Cars, which spells out the makes and models that complete this year's favorite Halloween costumes.

Halloween is a holiday of shared fun and frolic, but picking the right costume takes effort to stand out in a crowd. Even in this unusual quest, kbb.com's expert auto editors can help take away the horror of choosing an outfit, because it is their collected opinion that the best costumes aren't really the best unless set off by the appropriate car.

"Let's face it, if you dress as Donald Trump and arrive in a beat-up 1989 Yugo, it just won't make sense," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. "If, on the other hand, you pull up in a vehicle that delivers the perfect complement to your outfit, you will immediately vault to the top of the Halloween class. It's a further refinement of a grand Trick or Treat tradition!"

Sneak Peek: Kbb.com's Top 10 Halloween Cars:  

10.  Costume: Super Mario
Originally the guy who ran through Mushroom Kingdom in a quest to save Princess Toadstool, Mario has become one of the most globally recognized characters ever. We think he'd drive...
2012 Fiat 500
Okay, we have to admit to being obvious here. We're not certain if Super Mario has an "official" ethnicity but teaming him with the latest Italian car arrival seems like a no-brainer. One could describe the exterior design of the new Fiat 500 as "cartoony," which also means it is the perfect vehicle to accompany what has become one of the most popular video game characters of all time.

9.  Costume: Oktoberfest Girl
The German festival that celebrates beer and good times in the harvest season has spawned a particular type of female attire that is appropriate to the Halloween season. We think she would drive...
2012 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Please, no jokes about curves vs. sharp angles, and no vague references to "striking curb appeal." The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a Teutonic war wagon if there ever was one, is the perfect all-wheel-drive accessory to complete your Oktoberfest beer maiden outfit...

8.  Demented Clown
The clown is among the easiest costumes to throw together, which is why it has been so popular through the years. A relatively new twist is making that clown creepy and demented. Such a clown might drive...
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo Edition
Trick or treating is sure to take on a slightly maniacal twist with the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo -- the only question is just how many wild-and-crazy funnymen will be lurking inside waiting to make their great escape. Regardless of clown count, the new Beetle Black Turbo Edition packs a heady 200 horsepower beneath...

7.  Sexy Witch
The witch has been associated with Halloween for centuries, but only in the last decade or so has the witch been shifted from gruesome to gorgeous. We think she'd drive...
2012 Jaguar XK Convertible
Perfect travelmate for any modern-day Samantha, the 2012 Jaguar XK Convertible matches its elegant appearance with a bounty of luxury interior appointments designed to mesmerize all breeds of discerning Cat People. The beguiling charm of this 2+2 drop-top extends far beneath its smartly restyled skin...

6.  Jersey Shore Guy
Okay, it's a stereotype, but this particular stereotype has made a few TV reality show stars a lot of money. It has certainly caught the public's eye, and we think he'd drive...
2012 Cadillac Escalade
The weather may be turning cold, but don't let that stop you from springing for some spray-tan, a gallon of Dep, white jeans and plenty of bling. Channel your inner Jersey Shore Guido by driving the only car that can fit all of your Guidettes in style – a 2012 Cadillac Escalade. Choose the Platinum trim with 22-inch multi-spoke wheels and chrome brightwork...

For the remaining Top 10 Halloween Cars with detailed commentary for each, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2011-10-best-cars-for-10-popular-halloween-costumes/.  For more information and news from Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com, visit www.kbb.com/media/, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kelleybluebook (or @kelleybluebook), or like our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kbb.

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