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Not seen this done before and I always find it interesting to hear about the cars that led up to what you have now. Ill get the ball rolling...

17, just passed and I got a 1.4 Corsa(old shape) which I chaved up with huge sounds, wheels etc :eek:

18 I got my first new car, a Civic Type-R and I would still say this is the most fun I have ever had in a car. All cars should have a V-Tech! Although 200hp through front wheels in the rain...not so good! :D

For my 21st I bought myself a new Z4 M Convertible which I still have. Great car and I have embarassed many many people in 'exotica' who think they can drive!

And now Im on the long wait for the V10 R8!!

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First car at 17 was an Acura RSX-S. Learned to drive a stick on it, got it in 02 with 4500 miles on it. Still have it today with about 45K on it. It's the beater. Pretty much the exact same car as your Civic.

Second car was the R8. I'm 22 now, got it around the end of April. 3500 miles on it now.

Third car will be the R8 V10.

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hey wedouglas if you don't mind me asking what do you do that gives you the opportunity to own an R8 at the redonculously low age of 22?

back on topic: got a 2000 mazda protege from my brother (<---- bad driver) with tons of dents a one hub cap learned to drive with that at 16

this last Christmas/Birthday got a 2005 G35 coupe and I'm loving it hopefully it will take me through college and into an R8 hopefully

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74 Fiat X-19
77 Lancia Scorpion
1979-1989: Many Company Cars
1986 Toyota MR2
1989 Mercedes 190E 2.8 Manual (what was I thinkng)
1995 RX7
1998 Corvette C4
2002 Porsche Carrera 2
2004 BMW X3 dog car (2nd car to Porsche)
2005 Porsche Boxster S
2008 Audi R8
2007 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 S-line Chipped & worked to 300hp new dog car (2nd car to R8)

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VW Polo 1050c
Vauxhall Nova 1.2
Vauxhall Nova 1.4SR
Vauxhall Corsa SRi
Vauxhall Corsa GSi
BMW 318Ti compact (the biggest POS I have ever owned :( )
VW Golf GTi MK3 16V
Audi A3 1.8T
Audi TT MK1 225
Audi A4 1.8T S-line Avant (WTF was I thinking :confused: owned for approx 10 weeks before coming to senses)
VW Golf GTi MK5 :cool: probably the best do-it-all car I've owned & still in the family
Audi TT MK 2 3.2V6
And currently Nissan Navara & R8 :cool:

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a whole heap of cheapies early on including golf, polo, micra, cherry, bluebird, mg maestro, audi 100, shoguns then started making a bit of money so could entertain halfway decent cars:

merc slk 230
bmw 540 (e39) - great car, very underrated
merc clk 430 convertible (wife chose it but drove it for about 2 weeks before deciding it wasn't for her and I ended up with it - was that godawful metalic purple colour too)
bmw x5 4.4
bmw m3 (e46) smg
bmw m6 (e63)

still have:
audi a4 3.0 tdi quattro saloon
and an old freelander for lugging and snow

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Well I will also exclude the early clunkers except for a renault alliance convertible which I had in law school and which had a faulty clutch. I had no money to repair it so I had to shift without the clutch by matching rpms and at lights I would have to turn it off and start in first gear - a launch start!

Others included:

1997 Audi A4 Quattro
1999 BMW M3
2000 911 Targa
2001 BMW M5
2003 BMW x5 4.6
2006 BMW 530ixT
2007 BMW M5
2009 R8 on order expected August 2008

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86 camry; learnt stick on it, had a ton of fun, beat the hell out of it. Perfect highschool car.

Then no car for about 2 years as I waited out for the 350z.

04 350z. Hoping this car will carry me for the long haul through the rest of university and beyond as I don't plan on buying anything else until I pick up a used V8 coupe down road. I'm determined to wait this one out the same way I did with the 350z....except possibly 2-3times longer :p.

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Escort Ghia
Fiesta Supersport
Mini Metro !.0 HLE
MG Maestro

Then started working :

Fiat Tipo Sediciovalvole
Peugeot 306 TD
Corrado VR6
Fiat Coupe Turbo 20V
Boxster S
997 S

Currently :

Mini Cooper

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Hyundai Sonata!!!

BMW 325
Boxster S
993 911C4S
997 911C4S

Then now R8

Next one in 2 years will be interesting. R10(?), MTM supercharge, DBS, Scuderia, 2nd gen GT3... Too many choices:D :D :D

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My first car was an egg carton being pulled by strings at age 3. I guess I loved cars since then. 14 years later it was:

1981 Volvo 240 DL (hand me down). My favorite car in the world because of the memories.
1987 Jeep Wrangler. 3 years of mud, action, and adventure.
1986 Corvette
1985 Corvette
1989 Corvette
1981 MBZ 300SD (black smoke from exhaust was visible for miles)
1984 Chevy Blazer
1970 Corvette (stock)
1971 Corvette (454 with NOS, blew the pistons out).
1970 Corvette (LT1)
1971 Corvette convertible (rattling noise championship)
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Camaro Z (replica – Orange white stripes)
1969 Camaro Z (replica – Blue white stripes)
1955 Chevy 210
1970 Chevy El Camino
1989 BMW 740
1991 BMW 318i (most abused car, kept on going)
1996 Special Construction Harley (home built)
1993 MBZ 300CE (bad memories)
1991 Nissan Pathfinder (hand me down rental because I went broke again).
1998 Lexus 300GS
2001 Porsche Carrera (couple days after 9/11)
2003 Hummer H2
2003 MBZ CL55
2002 Ferrari F360 Modena
2004 Special Construction Harley (home built)
2004 Dodge Hemi to haul Harley (bike stolen from home, on my way from Dodge dealer, with new truck)
2004 Land Rover Range Rover
2005 MBZ SL55
2004 Special Construction Harley (crashed this time)
2005 Hummer H2 (as if the first time I didn’t learn my lesson)
2005 MBZ CLS55
2007 Chevy Tahoe
2007 Aston Martin Vantage
2007 Chevy Tahoe (yup, again)
2008 R8 - I’m officially tired of cars.

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^ Wow. Just curious, and I'm sure you get this sort of question everytime the subject of your previous car history is brought up, but what's been your favorite? Apart from the nice vettes, BMW's/Benzes, you must have had quite the experience the last few years with the Vantage, F360 and now R8...

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Nothing has been as amazing as this R8. After really thinking about it, I guess the first and the last are my favorites.

Obviously a 1981 Volvo 240 DL can't be compared to an '08 Audi R8.

But at the end of the day, I think we all share the same common feelings. It's not the car, not the performance, not the torque, and not the handling. It's the feeling we get when driving. As a kid, it's the first car, feeling of freedom, independence, a sense of grandiose passion for life.

It's all about the feelings we go after.

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Fiat X1/9
Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV
Lancia Monte Carlo
Jaguar XJS (crazy decision)
Ford Capri 2.8i
Toyota MR2 (had 5 in total diferent colors and series)
Toyota Supra
Porsche 911 (993 C4S)
Porsche 911 (996 C2)
Porsche 911 Turbo
Lamborghini Gallardo
Now : Audi R8 :)

Which sits alongside a BMW X5


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1981 Dodge Aires K car - bought at 16 for $500 from my former little league coach(totalled and used as parts for next car)
1984 Dodge Aires K car
1977 Jeep CJ-7 (aka the melon)
1994 Saturn SL (bone stock) my first new car
1991 Dodge Stealth R/T
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
1999 Porsche Boxster (waited 9 months - first new P-car)
1999 BMW 323i (bought it on Y2K-1, Dec 31, 1999)
2000 Hyundai Santa Fe (good little beater)
2001 BMW X5
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2004 BMW 525i (ED)
1999 Porsche 911 C4 Cab
2006 BMW M5 (temp car till ordered one came in)
2006 BMW M5
*2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
*2007 BMW 335i
*2008 Mercedes-Benz GL 320 CDI
**2008 BMW 135i Convertible (built, awaiting shipment)
**2009 Audi R8 (Jul 14 production)

* - still in garage
** - coming soon! :)

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Morris Minor (UK late 60's ...learned to drive in it)
Ford Cortina (UK early 70's)
Ford Escort (UK 1974)
Pontiac Grand Am (Canada 1978)
VW Golf GTI 1984 (Belgium)
Saab 9000 T16 1987 (USA and France)
Saab 900S 1997 (USA)
Saab 9-5 1999 (USA)
BMW X5 V8 2001 (USA)
Mercedes Benz SLK 330 2000 (USA)
Mercedes Benz AMG SLK 2001 (USA)
VW Touareg V8 2004 (USA)
BMW 330xi 2006 (USA)
Audi R8 2008 (USA) :D

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Well I feel like a car slouch compared to most of you guys. As you will see, I keep my cars a long time. These are my primary drivers and do not include cars dedicated to wife and kids.

1974 Chevy Nova - Used
1980 Honda Accord
1987 Honda Accord - Used
1997 Infiniti I30T
2001 Audi A6 2.7T (will keep this after the R8 comes)
2009 R8 (in transit for August delivery)
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