QOTD: Which One Do You Want Back?

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When it comes to cars, I’m more of a hoarder than a flipper. Once something enters my orbit, I’m more inclined to hang on. There are, of course, exceptions.

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When I was a freshman in college, I bought a 1991 Volkswagen GTI 8V. Cosmetically, it was OK, and it was awesome to drive, but before long it became apparent that it had been hit hard in the rear at some point and it wasn’t tracking straight. I wish I’d known enough to look before I bought it and before I formed a strong attachment to it. And before I ended up selling it for peanuts.

Illustration for article titled QOTD: Which One Do You Want Back?
Photo: Rory Carroll
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The GTI was the first car I really cared about, and the first “enthusiast car” I owned. While I’m not a nostalgic person, I’d love to have it back. Well, maybe one with a straight rear end. And maybe the 16V? What about you? What’s the one you want back?

Jalopnik EIC '48 Willys CJ-2A, '84 Porsche 911, '15 VW GTI, '07 Lexus GX 470.

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1966 Jeep Gladiator J3000. 327 Vigilante V8 and a four speed. It awesome. Wish I still had it: