Last week we asked which JNC would get you the most dates. Let’s say the advice dispensed by our readers worked and netted you a mate. First comes love, then comes marriage, now it’s 16 years later you have a teen getting behind the wheel for the first time.
What’s the best JNC for a new driver?
The E70 Corolla might be the perfect ride for a new license holder. It’s unassuming, mechanically simple, and reliable as an oak tree. It comes in a variety of body styles and is common enough that you won’t feel guilty if the newb puts a ding in it. And yet, it has all the underpinnings of an AE86 so your budding Takumi Fujiwara can learn RWD dynamics in a well-balanced chassis without the perils of too much power. Best of all, it’s a sensible, economical Corolla, making for an easy sell to your non-car enthusiast spouse.
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a toy. Click through to see the winner of the last QotW, “Which JNC will get you the most dates?”
To answer, you guys provided the most entertaining comments we’ve seen in a while. Your tales of love and loss, from dickie‘s against-the-grain nomination of an FJ80 Land Cruiser to Kevin‘s story about the S30 Z in which even his made-up fantasy date flames out hilariously, made it near impossible to pick a winner. More than several of you pointed out JNCs are great for attracting men, so for all three of our female readers out there, take note!
However, our winner this week was Tboned, who went with the unconventional choice of the Subaru BRAT. It may not be the most realistic choice, but his comment made us laugh the most.
When considering the perfect JNC to entice ladies to a date with you, what should be considered? As we all know, but hate to admit, pulling the handbrake around corners at high speeds, does not actually moisten the ladies’ panties. Sorry, teenage boys. She probably wouldn’t be all that impressed by the pile of paperwork you have completed to have your dream Hakosuka imported. No matter how much it costs you. An old RX-7 or 240Z probably wouldn’t do anything but remind you of her uncle that never really grew up nor had kids of his own. A TE72 might impress her, until the day she learns it’s just a fancy way of saying “old ass corolla”.
But what about something rare, unique, and fun, all at once? Not big on power, nor style necessarily. Maybe even invoking images of a mullet that never fully grew in. But a car with its own brand of style, with 4 wheel drive, a go anywhere attitude, and both a coupe and an open top at the same time? I dare say, the 1st generation Subaru BRAT brings many things to the table that are sure to impress. Perhaps the girl you wish to court is outdoorsy? 4wd truck? Check. Or maybe she likes the nightlife? Pay your buddy in beer, and the two of you could be sitting in the back seats, with nothing but each other and the gleaming lights of the night to keep you company in the open air. The BRAT is small, truck. It’s not aggressive. It’s cheery and inviting, and has a smiling face that’s always happy to see you. Like a puppy with its tail wagging eagerly. A BRAT just wants to play and it’s small enough to go anywhere and do anything.
Girls don’t care about how fast your car is, or how rare, or “sought after” it is by collectors. And that’s not what the BRAT is. It’s a cute, cuddly little scamp that just wants to please, no matter what it is you ask it to do.
The BRAT is a puppy. And everyone knows; chicks totally dig puppies. You’re also unlikely to be the original owner of a BRAT. So it’s a rescue as well?? Double points!
So my vote, is for the 1st generation Subaru Brat. The cheery little puppy dog of the JNC world.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!