Holidays are times we spend with our loved ones. But that time in the garage, on the road, or at the track can create conflict, because some of us also have spouses or significant others. Or, maybe your better half is the type that shares the same enthusiasm for automotive adventures as yourself. For this Valentine’s Day QotW, we ask:
How has car ownership affected your love life?
The best comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the next Japanese car to cross the six-figure mark?“.
If we were picking the cars that are likely to break the six figure mark next, we’d agree with Jonathan P. for his choice of the R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R and Taylor C.‘s pick of the FD Mazda RX-7. Then there was gaijin shogun, who made a case that the Subaru 360 should be, even there’s no chance it will. Shaun provided an interesting perspective from the Australian market, which favors rotaries far more than the US market (and they probably deserve it).
The winner this week, however, was Dimitry Mochkin, who made a strong case for the TE27 Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno. The truth is, there is a six-figure example already out there, though whether it will ever cross an auction block to make it official is another story. In any case, Dimitry’s argument is compelling:
Simple, the absolute simpleton of a car – the TE27 Corolla. The car that put Toyota on the map worldwide and Japanese automotive brand names as a whole.
Corolla has existed in various models over the decades around the globe and there’s almost not a single place in the world where people haven’t been driving one. It’s simple, cheap, reliable, thus checking all the boxes that regular people usually look for in a car.
Corolla saw success not only on the street but on track as well, competing in miriads of championships and single-make series around the world. And I mean, who hasn’t heard of the now legendary AE86. The car that used to cost maybe 1k$ 10 years ago, and tenfold that now.
Here’s to Corolla breaking the 6 figure barrier.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!