I have worked at Ford for the last 24 years, and I have been bleesed with many new cars as part of the management lease program. Currently have a 2010 Taurus and Fusion with 2011 Fiesta and Edge on order.
That said, when I was a teenager we basically had four cliques - the freaks, jocks, nerds and greasers. The greasers had the best cars, and I somehow managed to straddle friendships with a few (I was a freak/nerd). In the day, I enjoyed many a rgeat ride in other peoples pony cars.
My favorite was Randy Griffith's '67 Super Sport Chevelle. If I recall correctly (and I might be wrong, age has a way of distorting and modifying memories), it had a big block V-8 (427?) and a Hurst shifter on the floor. This thing was wickedly powerful off the line, but topped off much quicker than say my other friend Mike's 1972 Trans Am that could approach 150mph, but took quite a long time to get there.
Back in those days, I drove all manners of Volkswagons, primarily Bettles, with a 1963 mini van that I loved. Man, baby blue and white, peace symbol on the spare tire, shag rug and cheap wooden paneling and curtains. Par-tee! I could take 5 people and a keg of beer to New York City or wherever for concerts. 0 to 60 on a Tuesday with a tailwind going downhill, but space - the final frontier!