What Car Did You Take the Longest Time to Warm Up to?

Celebrities have fans and haters. At some point, eventually, fans will become haters and haters will become fans. Everything, including cars, has the same kind of crowd.

Haters have a tendency of saying negative things about a car they hate (i.e. "kill it with fire/salt/chlorine trifluoride/etc!") for a while before they grow a soft spot for the said car. We all have been in this situation before and you know it too.

What Car Did You Take the Longest Time to Warm Up to?

For many years I had a great dislike for Ford, and I always thought Ford AU Falcon XR8 was the ugliest production car. I quickly warmed up to it after seeing old photos of Ford Tickford Racing's AU Falcon XR8 race car when I was designing Jalopnik and Oppo stickers. My dislike for Ford dropped dead like a fly when I began ogling at their concept cars, obscure cars, and race cars. Now I wish I bought an AU Falcon XR8 as a first car instead of my '86 Hilux 4x4. The truck is far more practical for me, b-b-but… *sighs deeply*

What car did you take forever to grow a soft spot for?