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Which is your favorite marque?
Size doesn't matter - Daihatsu. 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
The power of dreams power! Honda. 19%  19%  [ 7 ]
Joe Isuzu is a god - Isuzu. 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
Zoom zoom zoom, suckas! Mazda. 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
The Triple Diamond Mafia has my pinky - Mitsubishi. 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Sign me up for the Daimon Force! Nissan/Datsun. 39%  39%  [ 14 ]
Fuji Heavy forever! Subaru. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Yeah, but can we put a 'busa engine in it? Suzuki. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I love what you do for me, Toyota. 22%  22%  [ 8 ]
The obscurer the better - Cony, Ohta, Mikasa, etc. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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 Post subject: Which is your favorite marque, and why?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:19 pm 
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Just like the title says. Please explain why you chose what you did. Winning marque gets, uh, the satisfaction of knowing they're the most loved. :)


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There is just something special about a honda, there just so owner/driver friendly.

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My first car was a Datsun and it was indestructible (perfect for a teenager). That is what hooked me.

What has kept me is the timeless styling of the 510, 240Z, 1200, etc. That, and the ease with which you can transplant newer suspensions and engines from the Nissan line.


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I can't choose :(

The RX cars, the Celicas and Corollas, the Fairladys and Skylines... how do I choose?! :(

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:06 pm 
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Speaking for 90's era Civics--

dead-nuts reliable

durable

good-to-great gas mileage

awesome suspension

Engine technology that is directly descended from their F1 program

Easy to work on

massive aftermarket support

The old ones made good-looking race cars as well...

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I remember at age 12 or 13, seeing and hearing ads for the Datsun Bluebird which I assume must have been the PL410. I actually bought one of the first 240Zs that the local dealer, Pomona Valley Datsun, had on their lot. I was on a waiting list and got bumped up to the top when that car came in but something about it wasn't to the persons liking. I was a red with tan interior 4 speed. I think he (or she) wanted black interior. I gladly took it since the cars were so hard to come by at first. It was VIN HLS3000488. Two years later, the same dealership offered me full value of that car as trade in for a new 72. Not knowing then what I know now, I took it. It was also red but with black interior. Since those days, I've owned other Datsuns, 3 510s, a 311, 3 521s, a 620, an even a 1980 200SX. Not to mention a handful of Nisans including a couple of Sentras, a 84 Pulsar NX, a 1991 NX1600, and also an Infiniti Q45 and a J30. I presently own the three Datsuns in my signature. I know them inside and out and I'm much more familiar with the inner workings of Datsuns that any other marque.

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I love Toyotas. I love how they're reliable, practical, and easily serviced. I like RWD offerings and their amazing parts interchangeability. Toyotas are like Legos for car builders. Toy designs aren't always the sportiest, but the old ones ooze character. And that's what it's all about. You gotta love your car.

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I like Daihatsu, because on the surface they appear to have made very few cars of interest to keen drivers, just small commercial vehicles and quirky (but fairly uninteresting) economy cars. What is not so well-known is that they actually spend loads of time trying to get as much power as possible out of sub 1000cc engines, via any means they see fit, leading to ridiculous levels of technology on otherwise fairly basic cars.

Then they get Daihatsu Racing Services to play around with already mad engines and get 200ps out of 713cc, etc.

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We don't get the Mira over here, though... :(

I'd be very interested in one if we did.

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Toyota...Oh what a feeling...wasn't that their old slogun? Second would be Mazda for their magical spinning triangle thingies.


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Nissan. I love the other marques (and don't even own a Nissan) but Nissan simply have (had) the best cars to come out of Japan :) Well, in my opinion anyway of course. Skyline... Z... Bluebird... Sunny. All very different cars but all top of their class in their time - - - and all very sought after classics today.

I would even go so far as to say my favourite car from Japan is the KPGC10 Skyline. In my eyes it's the highest goal one can set oneself for Japanese classic car ownership :)

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Hi

Most of all I'm impressed by the reliability of Daihatsu car's. After that it is much more compareable to my way of living (you don't need too much gimics within a car, it should be a good car).

I'm Daihatsu owner and driver since 1993 non-stop. Before that I have a lot of "good german cars" most of them BMW and AUDI, not all are very old, but there was always something to repair.

I don't trust german cars anymore, never.


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Toyota... the name is synonymous with reliable. It's a company that has built the most mundane cars for the masses, with a few gems. And those gems just happen to be the brightest ones out there.

Oh and you can be a complete neglectful moron, that Toyota is just gonna last until you start trying to fix it. Only then will it give up. :D

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Mazda. They're the little company that could.

Plus, it's the vibe. I just get the vibe from Mazdas, more so than other marques.

Specific cars, on the other hand...


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Toyota for life for me. Their cars have set benchmarks and standards around the world. Some of their more well known cars have become icons and legends around the world. There is a reason why they are number one in the world now.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:41 pm 
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skunk wrote:
....but getting license plates for one of those in NY is inconceivable.


Thats so great! A Daihats Charade Diesel in New York!! WOW

Why is this so inconceivable? Is it too small?


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Something to do with emissions/pollution i'm guessing?


I had to vote nissan as my favourite marque. They just made more cars that appeal to me more than any other single manufacturer. I do have my favourite models from the other manufacturers though.

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mr camouflage wrote:
Something to do with emissions/pollution i'm guessing?


I'm ?

It was very hard to get it street legal. I told them that this car now must have the same emission than a "origin" YRV Turbo, so I changed the wireing tree, engine, gearbox, tires, exhaust and all related parts! So it is possible to made it street legal, and it is Street legal! :)


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Those Charade Diesels are quite something! Until a few years ago they held the best fuel consumption record for the UK, they drove one around the UK and averaged 109 miles per gallon if I recall.

Funny you mention the Leeza, skunk. The Japanese brochure for it is actually set in New York, quite mad seeing the little Leeza parked up in various NYC locations!

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Isuzu here, and more specificly, the Bellett 8) 8) .

the ORIGINAL japanese GT...
nuff said in my book!!


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