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The Toyota Supra RZ is one of my personal favorite Japanese cars of all time.

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The Nissan Skyline GTR R34 is probably my choice because it was Paul Walker's car in 2 Fast 2 Furious. Honestly those movies probably influenced my opinions on cars more than anything lol

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@cubidog said:

The Nissan Skyline GTR R34 is probably my choice because it was Paul Walker's car in 2 Fast 2 Furious. Honestly those movies probably influenced my opinions on cars more than anything lol

Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is so good and I missed Paul Walker so much!

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The Honda City R, because I can park that thing anywhere, and it came with a motor scooter in the trunk.

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I've got an odd fondness for the S2000. Can't go wrong with a classic NSX either.

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@shindig: I know everyone hypes on NSX in white and Sienna Red, but have you ever seen a sliver one sitting under a street light at night? F I R E

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Visually, Nissan 370z (although it is looking a bit dated in an Audi TT kinda way these days) or the 2020 GT-R Nismo.

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The Subaru Impreza 555, it was the catalyst for my love of rallying and motorsport in general.

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#9  Edited By Shindig

@ghost_cat said:

@shindig: I know everyone hypes on NSX in white and Sienna Red, but have you ever seen a sliver one sitting under a street light at night? F I R E

Surprisingly, I've yet to see an NSX out in the wild. It's only a matter of time, though. I've seen Impreza's, GT-R's and a Celica around here. The Impreza is driven by an old woman and it has, I shit you not, a WRC 555 paintjob.

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The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. It seems okay.

I speak from experience, of course.

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Toyota 2000GT. Classic 60's era design with unobtanium price tag :/

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I've always had a soft spot for Skyline R-32 and Lancer Evo IV.

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I really like the Lexus LC500

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I'm a Subaru fan (owned three Outbacks in the past 12 years) but I would love to try a GT-R Nismo on a track one day.

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I'm quite fond of my DC5, but I have to be "one of those people" and say I really want a AE86.

Wouldn't say no to an NSX though.

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Ever since GT1 i've had a soft spot for Mitsubishi, people have already mentioned the GTO, but i've always thought if i ever have extra money to splash out on a fancy car i'd get an EVO, just seems like a good car for every day use.

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@cikame said:

Ever since GT1 i've had a soft spot for Mitsubishi, people have already mentioned the GTO, but i've always thought if i ever have extra money to splash out on a fancy car i'd get an EVO, just seems like a good car for every day use.

I love Mitsubishi GTO so much!

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I've always really liked the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

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I've always really liked the '03 Mitsubishi Lancer Rallys. I think cause it was one of the cars from 2Fast2Furious, hah.

The Evo 7 from 2 Fast 2 Furious is an awesome car.

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@gtxforza: That's the one! Couldn't remember if it was from 2Fast or one of the other ones. Almost bought one when I had my first "real" job out of college, but went with something more practical instead. Being an adult sucks!

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I really like the Lexus LFA

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Tacoma!

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My Mazda3/Axela

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Thinking about sports cars reminded me that I really wanted a Suzuki Cappuccino. That is, until a coworker of mine got one and within a month or so it was totalled by an 18 wheeler. Apparently it was so small that as the driver of the truck tried to change lanes he couldn't see my coworker's car.

After that it changed from a "Man, I want to drive that." to "Man, I like the design alot."

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The 91' NSX has always been my favorite car. The Lexus LFA is a Japanese marvel.

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Lexus RX for me.

Both the interior and exterior design is elegant and feels like it is built with high quality materials.

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Toyota MR2 AW11! I've owned one for about 4 years now. I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact I may have to sell it soon to someone who can take better care of it. My next dream Japanese car to own would be a 1990 Honda CR-X VTEC.

That said I'm always supressing an irrational part of my brain that will sell my soul and everything I own to become one with a '77 Toyota Celica GT.

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Toyota 2000gt and Lexus LFA if money is no object.

If we’re talking affordable the new Accord 2.0t and the Lexus IS (350 and F).

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I had my semi joke answer earlier, but my real dream Japanese car is a Nissan Laurel C33. The bones and suspension of a Silvia, in the form of a slightly sporty sedan body, so it's primed for turning it into a VIP car that can drift as well. But I also really want it because it's one of the few cars out there with no B-pillars, and the rear windows do that old-school tilt when you slide them down. Part VIP gangster whip, part drift king. Too bad that they are really rare to come by, and the stock engine is straight illegal in California.

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Lexus LFA

That engine sound. Awesome.

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Buying any model year of the R35 is one of my life's goals.

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Toyota!!! well the 4runners because they made the rear window for dogs

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Lexus LFA

That engine sound. Awesome.

Oooooooooooh, you're bang on that.

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My 2005 Scion tC had 8 miles on it when I bought it. I've had it for almost 17 years now and I've never gotten tired of driving it. I'm not much of a car enthusiast, but it broke my heart when Toyota announced that they were discontinuing their Scion line in 2016.

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R33 Skyline 4 door

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The Mazda RX-8 is pretty spiffy except it has a rotary engine

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#39  Edited By ChiefBeef123

Always liked Acura's style and general marketing/corporate reputation. But I was raised in an extremist Toyota family, and I've happily totaled a hand-me-down Camry and a nearly new Corolla. And now I don't drive because I cannot be trusted to get myself there safely.

If I had $50k and could get any Japanese car without doing too much research, I would 100% go Lexus. Quality over flashiness any day. I really fail to see the point of owning something like a Lamborghini or Ferrai...it's waste. I know car fans want that, but it's means to an end. It's like spending $2000 on a vape rig that is guaranteed to emit the least amount of toxins from the coil instead of buying the $100 rig that is comparable in every way. Yes, I use vape analogies because my brain doesn't work good at night.

Even if I was Musk level of rich, safety is the most important factor. If I'm wealthy and 1000s of people rely on me for income, I'm not gonna drive some supercar that goes 3-4x faster than is reasonably safe.

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Like OP I want that gen 4 Supra. But I'm glad I at least get to daily drive a 2000 Celica GT. I'm at about 250 000km - planning on doing a suspension overhaul this spring. Hopefully the bolts aren't on too tight lol but I bet they will be.

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1970 Datsun 240Z

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Blobeye Subaru wrx sti... ended up the owner of one by sheer dumb luck was a lovey car also a big fan of the ep3 civic type r can take a bunch of abuse without breaking oh and the s2000 is a great car too

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My Favorite Japanese Car is Mazda MX-5

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I don't know, one of those 60s to 80s models of Mitsubishi Colt maybe.

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I like the 370Z or the GT-R. The Q60 is growing on me too.

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#47  Edited By izzy_izumi
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My Favorite Japanese Car is Mazda MX-5

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Yep! Long live the king!

I had an NC1 myself, and miss it so dearly. Top Gear and other motoring journalists were right, the best part about its lack of power is that you get to shift it often, and aggressively. Drive it like you stole it, and you get a very fun experience in a car that is fairly cheap. The NDs up the power:weight and recently updated the power too, which is awesome. Also like that it's smaller than my car.

A runner up for me would be the WRX Wagons (not hatchbacks) of yesteryear.

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If nothing else, this thread is reminding me how cool a (good) Need for Speed: Underground reboot set in the mid-00s would be.

It's very high on my list of "games I want that will never happen."

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What I don't understand about Japanese car makers is how they choose what vehicles they want to sell in the US? So, why don't they make 4x4 SUVs anymore? The best selling vehicles worldwide are SUVs. A solid well selling segments of SUVs is the off-road 4x4 type. So, except for Toyota where did these 4x4's go? Sports cars are sadly a very limited market, but SUVs are huge.

Every single Japanese car maker, except Honda, had a Land Rover or Jeep style vehicle in the 1960s to 1980s.
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ
Isuzu Rodeo Bighorn
Nissan Patrol
Mitsubishi Pajero
Suzuki Jimny SJ20
Daihatsu Taft

The list above and pictures below are not even the most recent ones, these are just where they started. For isntance, the Isuzu Trooper 1 & 2 were a SUPER popular SUVs in the 1980s 1990s, and now they are gone from the North American market.

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