So it's 11:45 on a Friday and Hardigree just posted asking why we love cars, and by extension, Jalopnik. I finally bit the bullet and registered with the site last week, mostly because of the awesome community here. I couldn't stand not being a part of it for another day.
I've been reading Jalopnik for about a year now daily. All of the front page posts, and a lot of the Oppo ones too. Some background on myself: I'm a 33 year old Canadian (Calgary) car enthusiast who's been an avid gearhead since the age of 19. I love cars. All types: muscle cars, German, Japanese, classic, sports cars, sports sedans. Like anybody, I have my favorites but I try not to shit all over other's tastes and enthusiasm.
Here are the cars I've owned since I got my license:
1988 Ford Taurus: Dark blue, 3.0 V6, automatic
1993 Ford Probe GT: That weird 90's teal color, 2.5 V6, automatic (boo!)
1999 Honda Accord DX: Silver, 2.3 inline 4, 5 speed manual
2008 Subaru WRX: World Rally Blue baby! 2.5 turbocharged flat four, 5 speed manual. Here's some pics:
Current ride: 2008 BMW 335xi sedan: Crimson Red. 6 speed manual. Bought as a CPO car. Was spec'd perfectly for my taste by the previous owner: Only options are the sport package (a must) and (weirdly) rear parking sensors. It has standard features like a sunroof, heated seats and xenons but there are literally no other options on my car. I mean, my seats are leatherette (which is boss cuz they look brand new still). Here's some pics:
So I have kind of a thing for BMWs. Especially older ones. Not really a fan of any of their current lineup, with a few exceptions. Lately I've been eyeing this 1990 M5 that I posted about on Oppo the other day.