What is the opinion on 80's to early 90's shitbox memecars with popup lights? People seem to like most stuff that is not an AE86.
>lel 2 mainstrem 4 me dood
>weebs get out
I don't get how people can hate on these cars for a DD. I thought cars were generally shit until I saw these.
>superior 80's design
>fucking popup lights
Give me your best shitposts.
the problem with the ae86 is that its a collectors car and on top its a old 1980s toyota of which 90% have rusted out by now and been junked
if they made a bunch more (think na miata numbers) and they weren't all rusty heaps of shit or $9000 firm i know what i got and nothing in between /o/ would like them
I loved these things because of a Chinese cartoon, but when I got the opportunity to drive in one, I prepared myself for a disappointing experience because it isn't a magic downhill god machine. It's just a slow shitbox with fun headlights.
At least that's what I thought. Now I love them 1on their own merits. They live up to the hype. They're FUN. I'll probably get an S12 if I can find one. Same shit, not a memecar with a Dagumi tax.
do they have to bee Japanese?
I don't DD mine now because they're always spraying salt and I don't want anyone dinging it or t-bonering me or stealing it, I only drive it at 2-3 am. It gets annoying as fuck that its rare so if you fuck up or someone hits you, good luck finding another one.
Now, they're just track cars, weekend cars to have fun with, not a DD imo.
They're fun but slow stock, I've got a 7age in mine, was goign to save up for a standalone ecu and as tune but I'll save up alittle more for either a 1UZ swap or a BEAMS 3sge.
Fuck a 1uz swap would be nice. What's that like ~250hp? It would be a bit heavy though, have you considered another Toyota engine like an aluminum v6? The 1mz-fe is smaller than many of toyotas i4's and its to much heavier, they make 190-220hp stock as well. I also think TRD made a supercharger for those engines
This is my hangup as well. I see anons posting that it is actually a fun car, not just an everlasting meme machine, but I don't have 10k to buy one that is not shat on, or rusted to shit.
dude i drive a '89 lude atm
>Same shit, not a memecar with a Dagumi tax.
Not without some mods. They're heavier, and the engine isn't as peppy as a 4AGE. Still a nice car, but don't expect the same experience. Granted, the amount you save by buying an S12 may be worth it in the end if you can do your own work.
>I see anons posting that it is actually a fun cat, not just an everlasting meme machine, but I don't have 10k to buy one that is not shat on, or rusted to shit.
Got mine for $6700. No major issues, stock except for suspension, essentially rust free. $5-7k will get you a good one in California. $10k is what immaculately stock cars with low miles go for, but I doubt you intend to buy a museum car.
Because ae86 is a ironic shitmeme, they purposely took a shit car, put plot armor on it and laughed as weebs thought the ae86 is a great car.
Tsuchiya wasn't winning races against GTRs and Nsxs in his ae86 and he realized to be competitive he needs a competitive car
Are you shitting on popup headlights? The fuck is wrong with you? Pop-up headlights are GOAT and need to come back this instant. End yourself.
I really love those Japanese lights that they put into those housings.
Everyday I dream of Ae86 corolla levin or nsx or 180sx. Damn, I like such jdm cars.
>Tsuchiya wasn't winning races against GTRs
Shit, nigga, watch your mouth and watch this weeb shit about how an R34 got reckt by two AE86s:
>mfw looked at an automatic AE86 with a blown head gasket
>owner wanted $200
I'm interested. Wish I had room for it. It was locked and didn't have the key so I'm not sure what motor it had.
I want one of these, with an Audi 5cyl turbo swap.
I know it will fucking bankrupt me. I don't care. I just want this.
Same here, Mr. Apex. Trunk is love, trunk is life.
That's an SR5 with a 4AC. Some GTSs had those seats in 87 when they were tapering off production, but the majority had the taller bucket-like seats. The parts you could strip and sell alone are worth a couple thousand if you shill hard enough on Club4AG and craigslist.
Is the Fiero a meme car? Did it ever improve to the point where it wasn't a joke?