My first car after the family hand me down was a 1982 Ford Escort. It wasn't a bad little car, pretty reliable and fun to drive. I found it squirrelly in the winter--the back end felt like it wanted to come around when driving on snow packed roads. So when it came time for a new car, I was willing to look at other cars.
I saw the ads for the Dodge Shadow on TV and thought it was a cool looking car and so went to the local dealer. I was so ignorant of the ways of Chrysler that I stopped at the Plymouth dealership not knowing the difference. There I test drove a 1987 Sundance, with two doors and the turbo. It was great, felt more stable than the Ford. I took it, thank you very much. Price: $6500 after trade. Since then I have owned two more Chrysler products. It handled well, the turbo made it plenty peppy, the transmission was strong, it was pretty reliable. I did blow the turbo after my long cross country drive to move to Kansas City but it was under warranty and Bud Brown Chrysler (RIP) fixed me right up.
A good car that I wish I could have managed to keep.