This is my much beloved 1959 Volkswagen Type 1, which I've had for about 10 years, and which is probably going to be getting a paint job this summer.
When it is done, it will look just like this one right down to the color.
This is my husband's car; a 2003 New Beetle (Turbo diesel...*vroooom*!) He really adores it.
For me, the '59 is my ideal car. Sure, it is kind of primitive--not much for creature comforts, a little underpowered, but so much fun. People really turn and look. It has that cheerful, flatulent-sounding exhaust note. It smells kind of organic, since the seats are padded with horsehair and the headliner is made of woollen fabric. It's a little challenging to drive, because it is kind of underpowered, has the slightly skittish swingaxle rear suspension, and has a bit of a blind spot. I am willing to put up with its shortcomings because I like the car as a whole. I've had it for ages, so I know what to expect in all kinds of driving situations, and I just find it to be a comfortable car. Sure, our diesel New Beetle gets better mileage and has many, many more features, however I am more familiar with the older car. Funny as it might seem, the New Beetle feels really big to me when I drive it. Wide. I look at my '59 as more a hobby than a mode of transportation. Since I mostly get around town by biking or taking the bus, I can get away with a less than practical car. I intend to have this car for as long as I am able to drive!
So, what's your car, do you like it, what, if anything, does it say about you, and how long do you plan on keeping it?