Emre Arisoy - 1988 Buick Century

When he came from Turkey two years ago to intern in the U.S., 26-year-old Emre Arisoy wanted to immerse himself in American culture.

"This car appealed to me because it's just so American," he says. "All the old films from the States that I saw in Istanbul had Buicks in them."

So it was only appropriate that he assign his ride an all-American name. "Sugarmama" may be nearly 20 years old, but she's Arisoy's pride and joy; his initials are on the license plates, followed by the number 34, the prefix for all license plates issued in Istanbul.

"It's still like new," he says. "It only has 50,000 miles on it, and it's never needed work."

Arisoy eyes the paint that's just beginning to peel on the hood.

"Well, not yet."

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