These are the world's best commutes – as voted for by you
We asked you for your favourite commutes, and here they are – weird jobs, fantasy destinations and dream roads included
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The world is slowly but surely getting back to normal, and judging by the roads near us, people are starting to spend more and more time on their commutes. We dread to think of the amount of time we've spent stuck in traffic jams on the way to the office, so we had a thought: what would our dream commute be?
We asked you to suggest your dream commutes a few weeks back – we wanted to hear about the job waiting for you at the far end of the drive, as well as the type of roads and cars you'd travel in. Here are our favourites from the comments.
Driving to work as a race instructor at Laguna Seca
From here to one of the world's best race tracks in a GT2 RS. I'm not sure we'd survive the drive, but it's nice to dream, right?
Well, you can't beat this one. Paul Haskin has pretty much nailed it with his choice of commute, job and car. "I'd leave my beachfront Malibu home in my Porsche GT2 RS and nail it up the Pacific Coast Highway to my day job as a race instructor at Laguna Seca. After a hard day's graft I'll nail it back down the PCH to relax on the beach with the dog."
I'm not sure if you can even top that. We can all dream…
From mountains to the urban dream
Kyan would take the gorgeous Lexus LC from mountains to the city
Kyan T's dream commute is about as far removed from Paul's ideal as possible. Kyan says he'd take a Lexus LC (presumably the V8-powered 500) from a modern brutalist home in the mountains to an "extremely posh 300m+ skyscraper in the middle of a massive city, combining two of my favourite things: cars and architecture." We're enjoying the specific skyscraper height here – Kyan clearly doesn't get out of bed for buildings less than 300m tall.
We're onboard with this
Ricky Tarr hasn't told us what his dream job would be, but his dream commute sounded so good we had to include it. Ricky simply said: "From Gospić to Karlobag along highway 25 in Croatia in a Mustang GT," and that he challenges anyone to come up with a better combo.
Call us old-fashioned, but we'd happily take the convertible version of the V8 Mustang
We've looked into this route on Google Maps and you know it's going to be good when the route looks like a blue worm.
Living life as a photographer in the Australian bush
Madelyn's already got her dream car… we're not envious. Not at all. Nope.
Madelyn Holmes suggests driving bush to Cape York – the northernmost point of Australia. Apparently it'll take a little longer than a day (we're guessing a week… at least), and Madelyn doesn't really specify a job. But a quick look at her DT profile suggests she's an adventurer and a photographer, so presumably she'll be getting up early each morning to capture some idyllic sunrises from her Defender… so that's technically work. Right?
Swerving down a mountain road in an E30 BMW with a K&N air filter. No, really
William Faulk's very on-message. He plans to spend his commutes swerving down a mountain road in his E30 BMW to go and work at the BMW dealership. Sounds dreamy, and not only for the parts discount. DriveTriber Just Drive chipped in by recounting how he remembers the amazing noise the in-period E30s made when fitted with a K&N air filter. Which means you should probably go and check to see if you can fit a K&N filter to your car to free up some horses for your daily commute.