Okay, so it's technically my fifth car, but it IS the first car I ever bought because it was the car I really wanted.
1st - '90 Nissan Sentra (in 97) - great first car, drove it through two transmissions. Butt-ugly little car, but it was mine.
2nd - '97 (I think) - got it in '00 - Chrysler Cirrus - nice V6, lots of power compared to the Sentra, luxury-like sedan. Leased for 3 years, got stolen in second year while I was away getting married. Suspect it was done by unsavory acquaintances of my downstairs neighbours who knew we were out of town for two weeks and therefore would have two weeks to dispose of vehicle.
3rd - '99 Jimmy 2-dr - leased for two years in '02 - only able to afford the lease thanks to Replacement Value insurance from the dealer on the Cirrus.
4rth - '04 Dodge SX2.0 (aka Neon) in 04 - leased for 42 months, bought the piece of crap at the end (May 08) because due to my mileage surcharge and body damage was going to cost almost as much to give it back to the dealer anyway.
All those led up to my Charger R/T. Bought her last year, will be paying for her for way too long thanks to some abominable credit scores thanks to some poor decisions/lack of discipline in my past, but she's my dream car - or at least my dream-yet-attainable
-car. 5.7L V8 power, leather and suede interior, newly upgraded sound system. Performance brakes system is on the agenda for end of this summer/beginning of next (I store her in the winter - no need to submit her to the hell of winter roads here when I have the SX - short for S
yet fully functional) with snazzy new rims forecast for summer 2011 (dealer had just put on brand new tires when I bought her so only 6k miles on them now so no point in new rims until tires are needed IMO)