A vehicle is, to me, a conveyance; protection from the elements while providing an expeditious means of transferring one's body from one place to another.
In my youth I drove a variety of vehicles including a 1968 GTO (at 140 mph drag-racing on Colorado Blvd in Denver at 11pm)
a 1966 Triumph TR4 (practiced "drifting" through turns)
and I put our 1964 VW bug through its paces on one of the windingest roads through the hills of Tennessee where we (unfortunately) went to live after leaving Germany.
Will you LOOK at that Patina!!