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Various sources report that Drake’s first car was a Chevy Malibu. Of course, this is an American staple, but the chart-topping rapper upgraded to an Acura TSX after hitting it big on the show Degrassi. The TSX is a far cry from some of the rides in his collection today, but it’s still a classy and reliable option that, in some ways, fits his public persona. The Acura TSX is easily one of the best sedans in its class.

Here’s a look into Drake’s first car post-TV fame.

Drake’s first post fame car was a 2004 Acura TSX

Drake's car was a 2004 Acura TSX
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According to GQ, Drake’s very first car was a fifth-generation Chevrolet Malibu. However, after acting on the hit show Degrassi, the future rapper upgraded to something a bit more luxurious – – a 2004 Acura TSX. Like his Chevy Malibu, the Acura TSX is a respected nameplate. Many people also consider it one of the best sedans, despite the automaker discontinuing it in 2014. However, this one is a bit closer to the cars he would go on to own as his career blossomed and he became one of the most successful rappers of all time.

We also know that Drake owned an Acura because he rapped about it in his song Underground Kings. Drake raps, “With fame on my mind, my girl on my nerves, I was pushing myself to get something that I deserve. That was back in the days, Acura days.” Though he didn’t specifically name the car, it’s well documented history.

The Acura TSX has just the right amount of power

The Acura TSX is among the best sedans
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Drake has a ton of cars in his collection. However, his 2004 Acura TSX might be one of the classiest models he’s ever owned. In addition to its mature look, the Acura TSX also produces the perfect amount of power. The car uses a 2.4-liter inline-four engine that makes 200 horsepower and has a torque of 166 lb-ft. It’s a front-wheel drive vehicle and has automatic and manual transmission options.

The 2004 Acura TSX is also one of the best sedans for space, as it can seat up to five people. It has an eight-way power driver’s seat that includes lumbar support. The seats are also leather-trimmed. Regarding interior entertainment, Drake’s car had an eight-speaker premium sound system with a six-disc CD player. We’re not sure if the car included it, but there was also an option for a navigation system with voice recognition.

Drake’s car collection is massive

The Acura TSX might be one of the best sedans, but Drake’s car collection is full of exciting options. For a time, Drake’s car was a Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir Edition. Not only was this an ultra-pricy car, but his was the only one in Canada. However, he sold it in 2014 and moved on to something else. This car was insane because it only took 2.5 seconds to get from 0 to 60 miles per hour.

One of Drake’s latest cars is the iconic 2020 Mansory Rolls-Royce Phantom. Customized by Tony Bet, this is a one-of-a-kind model that is the definition of class. Still, it’s pretty legendary that a 2004 Acura TSX is the first car Drake bought after making it big.

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