Category Archives: Question of the Week

QotW: Daily, Garage, Sell — 90s Honda Edition

Welcome to another edition of Daily, Garage, Sell, JNC‘s version of Bang, Marry, Kill. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, you any glance at the local bookstore magazine shelf was sure to reveal at least one Honda cover … Continue reading

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QotW: What’s JNC life like with a baby?

The JNC family is expanding, with a couple of us on the team expecting babies soon. In the next few months, both Brandon Kelley and I will soon each have little future car fans to take care of. To be … Continue reading

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QotW: Daily, Garage, or Sell? Iconic Nameplate Edition

Welcome to another edition of Daily, Garage, or Sell, the JNC version of Bang, Marry, or Kill. We’ve modified the game a bit and turned “Drive” into “Daily” to further distinguish it from “Garage,” You can, of course, drive both … Continue reading

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QotW: What do you want to know about Japan? (Part 2)

It’s that time again to ask any questions you might have about Japan. From car culture, to JNC, to travel and anything in between. What do you want to know about Japan (Part 2)? The most entertaining comment by next … Continue reading

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QotW: Did you spend your youth dreaming about someday owning a Nissan or Mitsubishi?

This week’s question comes from an unlikely source — Porsche. Spotted in a Macan forum, the print ad features a 964-generation 911 and thus would have run sometime between 1990 and 1994. Of course, by then Nissan and Mitsubishi had … Continue reading

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QotW: What’s the best JNC you can find for $1,000?

Despite the rising prices of Japanese classics, there are still plenty of cars that can be bought on the cheap. A quick browse of Los Angeles’s local Craigslist reveals Maximas and Accords, and even some upscale cars like Lexus LS400s … Continue reading

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QotW: Drive, Sell or Garage? 80s Drift Machine Edition

Welcome to another edition of Drive, Sell or Garage, JNC‘s version of Bang Marry, or Kill. This time, your choices are three entry-level drift machines that have grown to legend status. Each has its own mechanical advantages and weaknesses, and … Continue reading

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QotW: Should carmakers use classic nameplates for new models?

Last week, we finally got a glimpse of the forever-teased fifth-gen Supra. Toyota can now add their historic nameplate back into their lineup to evoke the glory years of exciting expressway champions and literally unbelievable “Gentleman’s Agreement” performance. Honda and Nissan … Continue reading

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QotW: What’s the coolest JNC you’ve spotted in the cold dark of winter?

For half of the United States it is winter and that means the cool JNCs have been stowed away as winter beaters roam the streets. While people in places like California continue to enjoy weekly magazine coverage worthy car shows, … Continue reading

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QotW: Which 25-year-old cars are you most excited about?

It’s 2019, and a new crop of cars will officially become classics this year, part of the 25 Year Club eligible for a smog check-free existence and historic car plates and insurance in most states. And then there’s the JDM … Continue reading

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QotW: What’s your JNC New Year’s resolution?

As I write this, I’m packing to make the trek up to the northern reaches of Japan to see my trusty Pajero Mini Turbo, oh and also to see family… I also take time to reflect on 2018 and my … Continue reading

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QotW: What did you give your JNC this holiday season?

Happy holidays to all! No matter what you celebrate this season, don’t forget to include your JNC in the festivities. What’s under the glowing lights or garage Christmas tree for your JNC? What did you give your JNC this holdiay … Continue reading

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QotW: Will there ever be another sports car renaissance?

Last week rumors surfaced of a possible MR2 and MX-6 in the pipeline. These would add  more options to the slowly expanding lineup of affordable sports cars and, with any luck, once again spark an era of performance cars. From … Continue reading

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QotW: What was your most memorable parts hunt?

Every once in a while, we like to hear from our readers about their success stories on finding those much-needed. seemingly impossible-to-find parts. They could be the fruits of a junkyard scour, your reward from a secret eBay snipe, or … Continue reading

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QotW: What car should Nissan build next?

Carlos “Le Cost Killer” Ghosn came to Nissan at a time when the company was in massive debt, due partially to the fact that it was building too many different and over-engineered cars. He started a ruthless cost-slashing campaign that … Continue reading

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QotW: What JNC represents 1989 the best?

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and from places your wouldn’t expect. Today, that hero is dbdr who suggested in last week’s post that we all ponder a bit more on what 1989 was all about. Sure, during the … Continue reading

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QotW: Which JNCs would live in your ideal two-car garage?

Having a huge warehouse of JNCs would be a dream, we can all agree. More realistically, though, our garages are restricted to just a couple of parking spaces if we’re lucky. If you were limited to just these spaces, and … Continue reading

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QotW: What’s the best video game car?

Video games create a wondrous make-believe land full of cars we’ll never actually touch in real life. But even in these virtual worlds, some cars stand head and shoulders above their digital counterparts. Some utterly dominate the environment for which they … Continue reading

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QotW: What leisure activity do you do with your JNC?

When you brought your JNC home for the first time, it may have been because you had a love for its design, unique features, or capabilities. Over time, your JNC had to take on the routine duties of daily life. … Continue reading

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QotW: What JNC do you spot the most on the road today?

The natural course of a model’s life is one of attrition. During and immediately after its initial four or five years of sales, they are most prevalent on the streets. Then, as accidents, mechanical issues, and rust take hold, the … Continue reading

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