Passed my test in '97 this then I've had:
1988Suzuki SJ413 (samouraï) parents got it for me reasoning that it was so slow, I couldn't possibly get into trouble.
1994 Renault Clio Williams (it was therapy, to get over the 1st car...)
1998 VW Golf MK4 1.6 Comfort line
2001 Renault Sport Clio 172 Mk1 (love hot renault and it runs in the familly, my father having run a Renault 5 Alpine)
2003 Seat Ibiza TDI 130 Sport (started doing 30K KM a year...)
2004 Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi Trend (Wify is driving that now, with our 3 year old...)
1998 Ford Ka... What can I say. Bangernomics have prevailed. Costs nothing to buy,run and insure, I can rag it everywere without getting into (too much trouble) - I finally understand the reasoning my parents had with my first car! - and when it dies, I just get another one to run into the ground! Fun times.
Success is not enough...
Others must fail.