4 in 26 years of driving:
1978 (?) Cadillac
1985 Toyota Tercel (sic-should be Tiercel)
1995 Honda Civic EX
2006 Honda Civic SI
Caddy was a hand-me-down from a friend of my dad’s-hardly my first choice, but wasn’t going to quibble. It had transmission problems, then a punk kid sideswiped me, and, while it wasn’t totaled exactly, that was the beginning of the end. I soon was given the Tercel from my dad; oh it was a beater, very basic in features, but gave me some good years with minimal maintenance (was a stick too, something I was at first hesitant about, now I don’t want to ever own an automatic ever again). The EX, which my dad bought for me as a graduation present (got the color right-blue-the transmission wrong) was good for several years, but then started to have a number of problems, starting with a faulty cooling system which would randomly overheat. Sold that to a friend, and he must have spent, at a minimum, $5,000 dollars to fix it and keep it running (still has it-don’t ask why he hasn’t gotten rid of it yet). The SI is by far the best, no contest-never had as much fun driving an automobile as I have that one.