1997 Ford Mustang Cobra SVT: This limited production vehicle featured a handbuilt, 305 hp engine. It was the fastest and best sounding car we have ever owned.

2019 VW Golf: This is the highest performance version of the car defined the hot hatchback segment. The Golf R adds power and 4 wheel drive to the standard Golf. It handles great and is fast at 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed governed to 155 mph.

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2016 VW Golf GTI: This car defined the hot hatchback segment. The 2016 version with the autobahn package has great handling that is absent of torque steer, great brakes, and rapid acceleration at 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds. It is also well styled and even practical.

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2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo: The Veloster Turbo had a 1.6 liter engine putting out 201 hp which rivals the specific output of many super cars. As a 3dr hatchback it was also a uniquely styled car.

1988 Honda CRX DX: Without Power Steering or Brakes, this car was incredibly fun to drive. The CRX is proof that it is more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow.


1998 Mercedes Benz SLK: This retro styled hardtop convertible offered all of the benefits of a convertible with none of the penalties. However, it was not very reliable.


2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0: This car had classic lines, Connoly leather, sapele wood veneer, and Jaguar racing green paint. It was by far the most beautiful car we have owned. Though based on the Ford Mondeo, it seemed special every time we drove it.

2019 Acura RDX Advance AWD: This vehicle has incredible technology withnavigation, a heads up display, and a 16 speaker 3D sound system. It also has napa leather and olive wood trim that approaches the Jaguar’s interior. It is also, surprisingly fast for a turbo 4 SUV.

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Richard Murphy 2013-2021