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What Four Cars Inspired You The Most?

I’m not saying this is my answer, but it is a photo of four cars I like.
I’m not saying this is my answer, but it is a photo of four cars I like.

Twitter is endlessly hilarious and horrible, but every now and then it can be fun and thought provoking. In video-game Twitter, the hashtag #GameStruck4 was this past week. It essentially asked users to list the four video games that were the most influential on their lives, or on their hobby in general.

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(If you’re curious, my answer would be Mega Man 2, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo 2 and Final Fantasy 7. I know, I’m not very original!)

Anyway, this is a question that translates easily into other interest groups, including cars, so I figured it would be fun to use it for us. What are the four cars that inspired you the most, or had the biggest impact on you as an enthusiast?

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For me, it’s a lot harder to pick four cars than it is to pick four games. But I’d probably go with the E30 BMW 3 Series, which I recently owned and regularly consider owning again; the Subaru WRX, a huge obsession when I was a budding teenage car enthusiast and something I’d own later in life; the Mazda Miata, which my father owned for a few years and which has provided the car community and grassroots racers with endless fun; and the Citroën SM, which represents everything I love about weird, insane and delightful cars.

That’s not a very original list either! Shit.

What’s your #CarStruck4? Maybe you can do better than I did.

Editor-in-Chief at Jalopnik. 2002 Toyota 4Runner.

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Tom McParland

1. Porsche 928 - It was the first Porsche I fell in love with as a kid. I didn’t know at the time the motor was in the “wrong” spot for a Porsche.

2. F-Body Chevy Camaro - First car I really wanted to buy as a teen. Then State Farm Insurance killed my dreams. I will always have a place in my heart for an American muscle car with a V8 and RWD.

3. 95' Prelude Si - The car I bought because a muscle car wasn’t in the cards. I learned to appreciate good handling over raw power.

4. Porsche 911- Because one of these days I’ll have one in my driveway.