If Muggles could travel like Harry Potter

Jul 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Let’s face it, after 20 minutes stuck in rush-hour traffic even the anti-magic Dursleys probably find themselves wishing for a flying car. Below are the top five magical modes of travel from Harry Potter -- and why it’s probably a good thing we muggles can’t use them.

Broomstick

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Leave it to quidditch to turn this outdated vehicle of wicked witches into the hottest must-have mode of transportation.

Why we love it:.

It's sleek, it's chic, it's super-fast – and you're always prepared if you need to tidy up the place.

Why we'll leave it:

Forget about rainstorms and the dementor dangers -- we can't get past the fact that there's no windshield to keep the bugs from flying in your teeth.

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