Taking inspiration from Brian Wait's article I decided to find my spirit car from my birth year.
Yes, I maybe young but no one said you couldn't be young and wise, alright I admit I'm no old owl but I'm a tad bit more sensible than many of the other 18 year old numpties.
Overall 1999 was a pretty good year for the automobile industry and not just because I was born! Seriously, cars like the Honda S2000, Ferrari 360, Porsche 911 GT3 and the Pagani Zonda were all introduced which is a pretty fantastic lineup if you ask me.
However, apart from all these glamorous releases, cars like the Toyota Vitz, Honda Insight, Audi A2 and the Kia Joice were also released which makes up for all the nice cars released.
However, I felt that none of these cars shared my qualities so I dug deeper into the 99 car records and found some more like the Cadillac Escalade and the Lamborghini Diablo both of which still don't satisfy my criteria. Alas, a breakthrough! I came across the car that I would be if I was a car which I'm not. However, do not for one minute think this is a pointless exercise as I shall now explain why I see myself in this particular car.
(Drum roll)---- It is the 1999 Porsche 911 Turbo 996! Now, before you say stuff like the 911 is boring or it's just a glorified beetle, remember the fact that Porsche recently sold the ONE MILLIONTH 911 so there are many many people out there who adore the 911.
Everyone knows the 911, however many don't know its performance credentials. In the same way that many people know me but the smaller group who I consider close friends know me really well and know that there's more than meets the eye with me. Secondly the 911 is a car that can be found on any continent in the world, in most countries and this is due to its ability to adapt to its surroundings! I have moved multiple times around the world to Uganda, India and now New Zealand and everywhere I went, I seemed to settle down well and become accepted as a local. It is a car that can be driven to the limits on a track but it's also the car you can use for the school run!
It really is the jack of many trades, in the same way I am! I've tried many sports, music instruments and other things of interest throughout my life but one thing that has always stuck with me is cars! In the same way the 911 had always been renowned for its great handling but it is no slouch on the straights and can also transport it's passengers around in style and comfort, so it really is a good all rounder.
After much research I decided that the Porsche 911 Turbo was the car that most reflected my personality for various reasons! I issue out a challenge to you all, to find a car from your birth year that is like an extension of your personality!
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