(Edited, adapted, and reposted from an earlier discussion by Automatch.)
This is referring to your Top 10 if you suddenly possessed a more-than-decently-sized sum of money one day and had a 10 car garage to fill. What are the Top 10 Cars that you would buy straight away to fill up that shiny new garage?
Mine has stayed pretty damned consistent over the last couple of years. This is partly because I don't have much desire whatsoever for supercars or hypercars. My automotive lusts lie primarily in taking more average, attainable-yet-rare everyman cars and modifying them to suit my tastes and desires. Here's my current top 10:
1) 1977 Toyota Celica GT RA29 18R-G W50
"Because I love the look of a muscle car, but want to reliability and handling of a Japanese sports car. There's also the fact that I don't have a mullet or a 'Free Bird' tattoo."
2) 1995 Audi RS2 Avant
"Them groceries ain't gonna transport themselves. Careful of the sodas- they might be a bit fizzy. That chocolate milk, though? Spot-on ready to drink."
3) 2007 Saab 9-2X Aero
"Get a WRX wagon', they all said. So I did. I got the version that's better-looking, better-handling, has cheaper insurance, and doesn't get me challenged to a race at every stoplight. It does still get me lots of tickets, but let's be honest- those are my fault."
4) 2013 Subaru BRZ
"A good, affordable sports coupe is like a fine wine- you have to get to it early and let it age to your personal palate before those goddamned Stance kids fuck it up with cheap aftermarket parts."
5) 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Callaway with NACA-spec hood swap.
"'You're not a proper gearhead until you've owned an Alfa', I've been told. It's a shame then that I find most Alfas hideous. Except the GTV-6. I would do countless horrible, carnal, sinful, illegal things for a GTV-6, so long as I was allowed to bring a spare one for parts with me to Hell."
6) 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
"A Subaru without mud splatters is like Robert Downey Jr. without a rehab receipt in his coat pocket- completely false and absolutely no fun at all."
7) Simpson Design Italia II GTB
"Everyone likes to say 'Miata is the answer to everything', but I decided that wasn't enough. I decided to answer the question that nobody else would ask: what's better than a Miata? The answer? A Miata with a drop-dead gorgeous body kit that not only lowers the curb weight but also completely removes every hairdresser joke ever muttered in your direction."
8) 1992 BMW M3 Sport Evolution 2.5
"Go big or go home. If you're going to get a Bimmer, get the Bimmer. Don't fuck around when purchasing perfection."
9) Bowler EXR S
"Everyone likes to talk about what they'd do in a Zombie Apocalypse. I don't have to talk- I just have to drive. Drive where? Anywhere I goddamned please, that's where."
10) 2013 Ariel Atom 3 Supercharged
"I can't seem to keep dates with this car. All they do is complain about the lack of a stereo and how bugs keep getting in their hair. I'm like 'So the fuck what!? This thing is faster around a track than a Ferrari 458 Italia!'"
Some of the other typical 'Jalop' cars aren't on here, but rest assured that they're farther down the list due to their price and ease of obtaining. RX-7 FC's, AW11 MR2's, Opel GT's, 240z/260z's, etc., are cheap and easy enough to find that one doesn't need to win the lottery to get them, as plenty can be found for under $10k. As such they can wait until I finish building the addition to my garage, lol.