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 population grows smaller. Nowadays, however, more and more wonderful people like you JNCers are saving cars once destined for extinction. And with the onslaught of used JNCs being exported from Japan to new homes all over the world, spying a JNC, either imported or domestically-raised, is becoming more and more common. The answer isn’t the same for every region. Canada, for example, has a 10-year lead on importation compared to the US. How about in your area?
What JNC do you spot the most on the road today?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What JNC did you once hate but now love?”
When asked what JNC you’ve come around on and learned to love, some, like Scotty G, proclaimed to share no ill will towards anything that shares four tires and rolls. Others, like Jayrdee, disclosed how they would cringe at the sight of family movers but are now doing a 180 after some time to reflect.
The winning comment, comes from ra21benj who shared no love for the angular spaceship design of the Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest at the time of smoother Hondas of the era. See how he reversed course:
A187A wide-body Mitsubishi Starion/Dodge Conquest. This car came out around the same time the EF civics and DA Integras came out. I was getting used to smooth aero styling with big glass, and the Starion was the opposite. It’s styling was busy straight lines, creases, and small glass. I always thought it was the Japanese version of a muscle car. It was the opposite of what I wanted at the time.
After seeing one winning at the street races and a nice slammed one in college (silver with fin-spoke wheels), I’ve totally changed my mind about Starions. I love how it’s got so much Japanese style to it. It doesn’t need anything added to it to look perfect. Factory spoilers and wide-body are so cool looking. Future classic for me.
Omedetou! Your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop.
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