No pics of the volvo but i started with a 1988 Volvo 240 Wagon, Silver, w/ blue vinyl interior. That thing was a beast... awesome for driving to school in... got it in like October 1999.
Then from there I took over the payments on my brother's 2001 Golf in 2004 w/ 2.slow and manual transmission. Wasn't fast but it was still fun and a big upgrade overall from the Volvo. Pic here:
After that I traded that in on a 2007 GTI as shown here:
Next car: 2012 Golf R, of course.