My third car, but my first NEW car, was this 1997 Honda Civic CX Hatchback.  Within a year I had a 1.8L Acura DOHC B18C1 VTEC blah blah blah sharing space with a stealth-install 125-shot of NOS.  Repainted in Anthracite Metallic (a Supra color) and wearing some of the first 18" wheels built to fit on a Civic (Enkei Zoku), this car turned heads in my neighborhood.