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The Aston Martin DB5.
Credit: Wikipedia.

With the new Daniel Craig James Bond movie, Skyfall, about to hit theaters it’s that time again to argue over the best Bond cars of all time!

And once again it’s the Aston Martin DB5.

For us, it’s always the DB5. After all these years, it’s STILL the DB5.

Which makes us wonder why the movie franchise’s producers haven’t been able to create a better and more tricked-out Bond vehicle after five decades.

Seriously, what’s up with that?

We’ve had the Pierce Brosnan iteration of James Bond windsurf down a giant iceberg as it’s being melted by a giant laser — can the move minds really not think up an idea to top the DB5?

Maybe they should consider a custom car. We could think of a few ….

Check out a full photo gallery of the best Bond-mobiles from Edmunds’ InsideLine blog here:

InsideLine.com: 10 Best James Bond Cars

Ever since we saw James Bond’s submarining Lotus, we’ve wanted a vehicle that can really get off-road!

Well, just in time for Daniel Craig’s new Bond movie Skyfall set to hit screens Nov. 9, here’s this little nugget.

If you’re like us, you’re probably pleased to hear that the Quadski will soon be on sale in the U.S. This is the first commercially available amphibious vehicle available here.

OK, it’s not cheap, but somewhat in the realm of realistic possibilities with a price tag of $40,000.

The all-terrain “boat” has a BMW-supplied engine, has a top speed of 45 mph on land and at the touch of a button, within five seconds, the four wheels fold and tuck into the sides for travel on water at the same speed as on dirt.

An ATV may be cheaper, but man, this could be a lot more fun!

Check out a full report on the new amphibious vehicle from the San Fransisco Chronicle below here:

Amphibious Vehicle to Go On Sale Soon in the U.S.

The Ferrari P45
Credit: Wikipedia

What dream car would you buy if you won the lottery?

The editors at Edmunds’ Inside Line had a little fun fantasizing about what they would get for $100,000-plus. We like Executive Editor Michael Jordan’s answer best: A Ford Focus ST! But that’s because we could afford one.

See how he justifies his answer in detail. (But smart-alecky answers aside; we’d probably go with a Ferrari. Of course!)

The Aston Martin seems to be at the top of the contributors’ lists — clearly because they all have the fantasy of being James Bond — like contributor James Riswick said after giving a list of “I’d love to say’s” he ends with: “I’d love to say all that, and it’d be true, but really it’s because I’m a giant James Bond nerd.” … I’m sure the V12 engine in some of the models doesn’t hurt either.

Ron Montoya really wanted to splurge, choosing the 2012 Tesla Model S that clocks in at $103,050 ($3,050 over budget!) Montoya said he could soften his breaking of the budget with a federal tax rebate of $7,500 after purchasing the car.

Check out the article on Insideline, and get jealous over all of the over-the-top luxury cars — I’m sure many of you will be saving your nickels and dimes for one these beauties.