The guys & girls at the Florida Car Club have posted their list of the top 10 cars a teen would want. The list is as follows:
10th – Dodge SRT-4
9th – Pontiac GTO
8th – Volkswagen GTI
7th – Mitsubishi EVO
6th – Acura RSX
5th – Scion TC
4th – Subaru WRX STI
3rd – Nissan 350Z
2nd – Ford Mustang.
1st – BMW M3
This is a pretty lofty list, I hope these guys come from well off families! Not that I disagree with the cars, but I think the expectations of many young people are way off in left field. When we were in high school (I know, I’m going to sound old here) the special cars were the ones that cost more than about three grand. The rest of us scraped together enough to pick up something that was half that. I was very proud of the big green 69 Plymouth that I inherited when my grandfather stopped driving.
With 2 guys who had “real” jobs in our circle, we built 4 VW Rabbits over a couple of years. The original built Rabbits were sold to finance the new GTI when it made its’ debut in 1982. That car sold for something like seven grand. You could throw a few bits on the car and have a truly fun car that could be driven reliably. Many of us even got our first taste of autocrossing behind the wheel of a GTI.
While the FCC guys have the GTI on their list, it is now a thirty thousand dollar car. Gone is the cheap little pocket rocket. Number one on the list is an M3 of all things. A wonderful ride, no question. But how much money does a kid have that a car of this magnitude is even on his radar?
Perhaps this list should be the Teenagers top ten cars to dream about list.