We all have our Ferrari/Aston Martin/Porsche/Cobra dream cars, but who among us will ever actually own one? Maybe some, but I think most of us will never have the money, or if we did might still be uncomfortable driving a car that costs more than most houses. With that being said, what are some cars that you dream about that you might actually get around to owning before you die?
The Alfa Romeo Spider (1983-93) Cheap ($5000) but as 100% Italian as any Ferrari, Lambo or Maserati. The engine is a small four cylinder, but has the same high-revving torquiness and throaty growl of the high-end Italians -- its almost as if a Ferrari V12 was cut into thirds. In addition, that handling is great (I've driven one) and the interior has all the classy-yet-trashy feel of classic Italians.
Toyota FJ-40 - The SUV from before SUV's lacked sport and utility. It gets reasonable mileage for an SUV, has serious off-roadability and reasonable towing ability, and has all the manliness of a hummer without the "Look at me, I'm driving a tank." See http://store.saddlebackleather.com
for matching luggage.