Gran Turismo is my favorite racing game. I never liked racing games until I played Gran Turismo. It was the RPG elements mixed with racing that hooked me. The fact that I could buy cars and keep them, that is what made all the difference. It wasn't about unlocking new cars like all other racing games. That and the endless list of cars that the game provided. I remember my cousins and I buying the cars that our parents owned (We only 13 or 14) and racing them. Naming them and "suping up" and tuning the cars so they were way faster than our parents would ever dare to drive.