That was my very first car. 1990 Golf 5sp Diesel. Great on fuel, but insanely expensive to fix. I ended up retiring that car to off road use only, until I put it into a culvert, smashing the radiator, which in turn broke the starter.... I laughed when they said a starter was 260 bucks, plus the rad. I sold it for the motor and took the 300 bucks and walked away.
I've also had a Toyota. A excellent vehicle, but again stupidly priced parts which I had to order from Japan, itself. That one was a 1987 Landcruiser 5sp, Diesel. Rare for Canada. I was 4x4 in the bush one day and smashed the oil pan, $1100 for the pan,gasket, ordered from Japan, 2 months later. Fixed it because it was worth it. Fast forward 6 months and I was driving along leisurely, around 8pm. Come around a curve and next thing I know my drivers window in on my lap. A deer ran into the side of it, and how can I say this, fucked it up royally. Both doors bent, door post pillar bent. Insurance Company wrote it off. Battled with them for months, this was back when they wouldn't let you keep ownership of a written off vehicle (State Farm sucks). I managed to find another 4dr, gas model, paid $400 bucks for it (it was rough), threw doors on it, tried to straighten out the pillar and sold it to some farmer for chump change.
I've had some faster cars in my day, but speed was never my thing. I'd say the 2 fastest cars I had were:
1967 Ford Galaxie with a big 410ci Mercury motor, I actually managed to snap the motor mount, so I just chained the motor down. lol.
1990 Pontiac Sunfire Turbo 1.8L. That car was fast, well up to 100mph, she wouldn't go no faster. That rotted away on me (thanks Canadian winters!)
Currently I have 3 vehicles, 2004 Ford Taurus, fully loaded and paid $500 bucks for it (Nice not living in a E-Test area!)
1995 Dodge Pick up with a stupidly sized V10 gas. It's reduced to farm duties with gas being $1.27 a litre
1976 Corvette, 427ci, currently my project of wasting money. Got it dirt cheap, thanks to somebody going through a messy divorce.
I've had a host of other cars, but those stand out the most.