I remember my first car. It was a 1992 Volkswagen GTI (1.8L, 8v for those wondering). I loved it. At least while it lasted. It wasn’t long until after I got my license that my spirited driving led to its demise. I got another GTI a few years later, and I’m currently driving my third one. Thanks to my friend Alex, I developed something of brand loyalty for the German auto manufacturer and specifically their hot hatch. I loved VWs.