My passion for cars started way back when I was just a lad. I was probably around 5 years old when I became interested in cars and from a young age, I could already distinguish between car brands and models. Mainly since my fist reading material was CAR Magazine….haha

Growing up there was quite a few cars that stood out for me and they still do, but it is just really hard to find good examples of them these days.

Here are a few cars which considered my favorites back in the day and which I still love to this day.


In no particular order:

Conquest 1.6 Rsi Twincam 16V

Corolla 1.6 Gli Twincam 16V

Citi Golf 1.8 CTi

BMW 325is

BMW 333i

Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3

Conquest 1.8 Rsi

Corolla 1.6 Rsi 20V

Honda Civic B20 1.6 Vtec

Opel GSI SuperBoss

Opel Astra and Kadett 200TS

Volkswagen Golf III and Jetta III VR6

There are also quite a few which I consider modern-day classics which are also pretty cool:

BMW Z3 3.0i

Mercedes-Benz SLK 200; 230; 320 and 32 AMG (Model R170)

Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor (Model W202)

Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG (Model W211)

Strangely I have never been a modern-day Hot Hatch guy, but if I had to choose:

Mazda 3 MPS

Opel Astra OPC GTC

Focus 2.3 Ecoboost RS


All of these mentioned just leaves a smile on my face when I see them, just sad to think in 50 years from now they all might be forgotten.


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