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barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
11/19/20 7:46 p.m.
Ian F (Forum Supporter) said:
barefootskater (Shaun) said:

Impossible. Trick question. 

Not really. When you first got into cars what was your "first love"? The one that really triggers an emotional response inside you every time you see one?

Me being a child of the 70's and 80's, I grew up with the Dukes of Hazzard and a '69 Charger will forever hold a place in my heart as my favorite car. That's not to say I ever plan to own one (because I've driven one - and they are terrible cars), but it will always be my favorite.

The first car that I was really a fan of was the VW beetle. From a young age. But I'd never call that my favorite. Even before I knew about certain cars and models and whatever, I was interested in the mechanical side of things. Before I liked VWs, I liked cars with pop up headlights. Before that I liked the backwards seat in my moms Buick. 
So all I can really do is narrow it down to what I know. What I've owned, driven or worked on. My underpowered mustang was a favorite. My 85 Toyota was so good.  The 82 911sc my buddy has is an absolute blast to drive. My 93 accord was oddly amazing. My s10 did truck stuff, handled well, sounded great and had a good stereo. Still couldn't pick a favorite. 
I love the looks of the 03-06 ford GT. But I also like the current standard 2 door civic. And the ND. 
 

Maybe the one thing I always look at and want is a beat up cj. 5, maybe a 7. Lazy v8, manual, welded rear. I don't know why. 

Mike (Forum Supporter)
Mike (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/19/20 7:53 p.m.

 

I had to think about it for a while. This isn't a "desert island" car, or a "you can only have one for the rest of your life" car. It's a favorite. 

 

Of those cars I've driven, a Porsche 914-6 stood out to me the most. The steering felt really special and direct, and the whole car was delightfully mechanical. It's not a fast car or a comfortable car, but it did feel like everything was right with the world. I spent a number of years trying to make it happen, and then the price shot up. I'm not saying never, but with my current parking situation, it's not looking great.

03Panther
03Panther Dork
11/19/20 8:03 p.m.
noddaz said:
Ian F (Forum Supporter) said:
barefootskater (Shaun) said:

Impossible. Trick question. 

Not really. When you first got into cars what was your "first love"? The one that really triggers an emotional response inside you every time you see one?

Me being a child of the 70's and 80's, I grew up with the Dukes of Hazzard and a '69 Charger will forever hold a place in my heart as my favorite car. That's not to say I ever plan to own one (because I've driven one - and they are terrible cars), but it will always be my favorite.

Cobra.   From seeing Gumball Rally.   I can still see it.  Because it's on youtube.

yes

The first rule of eye-tailn driving...

11GTCS
11GTCS HalfDork
11/19/20 8:32 p.m.

In reply to barefootskater (Shaun) :

Not to pop your bubble, I’ve driven a beat up CJ5 both on and off road.  You don’t want one.  You’re welcome. wink

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
11/19/20 8:46 p.m.

In reply to 11GTCS :

Yeah I know they're a pretty terrible vehicle in all aspects. Still not dissuaded. 

03Panther
03Panther Dork
11/19/20 9:06 p.m.
barefootskater (Shaun) said:

In reply to 11GTCS :

Yeah I know they're a pretty terrible vehicle in all aspects. Still not dissuaded. 

Actually, I’ve loved every CJ I’ve ridden in/ drove, on or off road! Refined, no. But mall crawlers are refined; well, some are! If someone recommends against getting a cj, I’m sure they would recommend against driving all the way across the country in a super low budget mustang... much less the funderbird you almost brought!

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/19/20 9:29 p.m.

If it was one car for the rest of my life, it probably would be a 911 Carrera 3.2 (realistically) or a 930 if I had unlimited budget.

NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
11/19/20 10:03 p.m.

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dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
11/19/20 11:40 p.m.

akamcfly
akamcfly Dork
11/20/20 9:25 a.m.

As a starting point to some shenanigans obviously. yes

Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
11/20/20 9:47 a.m.

Aging British exotic - check

Notoriously unreliable manufacturer - check

Glass transmission with unobtanium status - check

Perfection.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
11/20/20 10:04 a.m.

I blame it on spending many hours playing the first Test Drive video game on my dad's work computer:

Matt B - I like your style.

BenB (Forum Supporter)
BenB (Forum Supporter) Reader
11/20/20 10:32 a.m.
Aaron_King said:

I blame it on spending many hours playing the first Test Drive video game on my dad's work computer:

Matt B - I like your style.

I have to +11 this.

bentwrench
bentwrench SuperDork
11/20/20 10:52 a.m.

Morgan Aero Max   (loosen your pants to prevent any binding)

 

A Aero 8 Series 5 CX Could be substituted.......    Berking magnificent!

 

"I'll be in my bunk"

Realistically, I think I may build or buy a Locost next year.

Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
11/20/20 11:02 a.m.

In reply to Aaron_King & BenB (Forum Supporter) :

Brothers! lol

svxsti
svxsti Reader
11/20/20 11:04 a.m.

I have to agree the F355 is the one as is unmodified car I could live with, looks and sound have to compliment function, but I would make sure the recall was done before it catches fire.

 

 

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP Reader
11/20/20 11:59 a.m.

One thing I have learnt from this discusion is apparently shades of BRG is a popular colour to fall for.

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito PowerDork
11/20/20 4:47 p.m.

Favorite car is tough, but it has to be the 1973 Pontiac Trans Am SD-455. Just look at it!



Favorite car I've personally driven: 2019 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Widebody. Still my go-to "I just won the lottery" first car purchase. Never had more fun in a street-going car. This thing was an absolute BLAST.







 

dxman92
dxman92 Dork
11/21/20 12:19 a.m.

VW Golf/GTI. I've always liked the lines and utility of them.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/21/20 4:23 a.m.

If I hit the lottery I'd track down a Koenig 962.  I loved how they looked as a kid and still think they are what a road racer is supposed to look like. I'm not sure I could get my fat ass in and out of one but with enough money I could probably hire some help. 

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