My first cars

Not the first car of each type, but the first one I thought of

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A simple test; the office boy said each car type to me, and I said the name of the first one that came into my head. You may well think differently, which is why we have the comments section. Dip your digital quills in base-two rage and let it flow, binararilly.

1) Pick-up

Americans will be wailing that this should be the Ford F-150. The F-150 has sold more, but the Toyota has won a war.

Toyota Hilux. You want some?

Toyota Hilux. You want some?

2) Mid-engined supercar

It’s the most of-its-time car of all time, and from a time when car styling went completely mad. That it’s a bit crap is fairly irrelevant.

Lambo Countach wins 'most recognisable shadow' contest

Lambo Countach wins 'most recognisable shadow' contest

3) Hot hatch

Sorry to be predictable. The Golf wasn’t just the first hot hatch that came to mind, I actually couldn’t think of another one. Then I remembered the Lotus Sunbeam. Golf it is, then.

Golf GTi, aye

Golf GTi, aye

4) Estate/station wagon

Estate cars carry big things, usually furniture or boxes of stuff. These things are square, so a good estate must be as square as possible. This is well square in every sense and dimension.

Volvo 245. I've suddenly noticed the odd shape of the rear-door window

Volvo 245. I've suddenly noticed the odd shape of the rear-door window

5) MPV/Minivan

In some parts of the world, such as Hollywood, the word ‘Previa’ has come to mean any multiple people carrying thing. That’s why the picture is in fact of a Voyager. That’s a Previa as well.

A Previa of some sort

A Previa of some sort

Van

I still think the A-Team van is the van that made us all think that a van could do more than hump bent screws and hooky hi-fi around. This was the inspiration for a lot of love-trucks.

Mr T's van, actually a GMC whatsit

Mr T's van, actually a GMC whatsit

7) Hybrid

Well, it has to be, doesn’t it? The interesting thing about these early Priuses is that they’re now old enough for the modders to be taking an interest. I’ve seen a few on phats.

First generation Prius on da street

First generation Prius on da street

8) Roadster

For me, the MX-5 exists mainly as a device for banishing MGs and Triumphs from my mind’s eyeballs. That was a service to humanity in itself.

The MX-5, thank God

The MX-5, thank God

9) Off roader

I know this is a bit facile, but the greatest off-roading I’ve ever experienced was in Namibia for The Grand Tour. And it was in one of these.

Meyers Manx Beach Buggy tribute. I wish they all could be California cars

Meyers Manx Beach Buggy tribute. I wish they all could be California cars

10) Muscle car

Everyone has a mind-worm car that they just happened to own as a die-cast toy back when. This is mine. This is the actual toy, by the way.

Pontiac Trans Am. Very dinky. Matchbox actually

Pontiac Trans Am. Very dinky. Matchbox actually

Photo credit: Harry's Garage, Sons of Chump & Paul Stringer / Shutterstock.com

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Comments (211)

  • Pick-up Dacia Logan Pick Up

    Supercar Dacia Sandero with the 1.6l engine

    Hot Hatch Dacia Sandero with the 1.4l engine

    Estate Dacia Logan MCV

    Minivan Dacia Lodgy

    Hybrid All Dacias have batteries, so that kinda works

    Roadster Any Dacia with the roof chopped of

    Offroader Dacia Duster

    Muscle Car Dacia Duster 1.8 4WD (that thing pulls like a mofo)

    Thank you

      4 years ago
  • See what you mean about the muscle car.

    Here are my thoughts...

    Pick Up: Creep

    Mid Engined Supercar: Small penis

    Hot Hatch: On fire

    Estate: Council

    MPV/Minivan: Hammond's

    Van: Wine

    Hybrid: Jeremy Corbyn

    Roadster: Trendy driver

    Off Roader: A boat

    Muscle Car: Me at the gym

      4 years ago
  • Honda Crx, even Jezza liked it.

      4 years ago
  • Škoda Pick-up (personal reasons)

    McLaren F1

    VW Corrado VR6

    Volvo 850

    Ford S-Max

    VW Transporter

    Honda CRZ

    Toyota MR2 (Only because I'm driving one)

    Nissan Patrol

    Dodge Challenger (Vanishing Point)

      4 years ago
  • 1-hilux

    2-1:One

    3-Wrx sti hatch

    4-volvo 240 turbo diesel

    5-Nissan pathfinder (3'd gen)

    6-ford E350

    7-Regera

    8-E-type

    9-M35A2C

    10-73'charger

      4 years ago
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