1979 Plymouth Arrow - made by Mitsubishi (I have come full circle), doomed by rust, engine was so quiet and smooth people would try to start it when it was idling, wiper fluid nozzles could be turned sideways to squirt kids riding on bikes
1987 VW Golf, bought new, this was stripped when that meant something, no radio, no power steering, no A/C, of course no power doors or windows, partially destroyed by dealer changing out heater core (hmmmm), sold to roommate not long after
1991? Honda Civic CX, leased while I was working for Honda, last car with 8 valve cylinder head in that line (I like simple), wish I had bought it after leaving Honda
1985 Golf Diesel, needed a car quick after leaving Honda so bought this off a shady dealer lot, pretty sure he warmed it up before I test drove it because glow plugs did not work initially, started initially by cranking forever until heat of compression built up, filled neighborhood with white smoke, fixed glow plugs and loved, loved this car, again this was simple when diesels were still simple, no catalytic converter! Died due to nice lady deciding I was invisible and pulling out directly in front of me from stop sign.
199? Ford Escort Wagon, liked the wagon part but the car itself was kind of meh, literally a gallon of perfume dumped in it before I bought it and it took about a year before the smell cleared, again rust did this one in
2007 Saturn ION, bought new, huge mistake, hated the car, drove it for seven years, sold it to coworker who's son just got rid of it about a month ago
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, love it, will probably buy a newer one eventually and give this one to my son (maybe get a winter beater so I can keep it out of the salt )