Last week, we introduced a new challenge segment for QotW. In fine fashion, JNC readers came up with some amazing answers with links and fact checking to prove it! The staff here were blown away by the amount of creativity and dedication for the challenge. Some felt it was difficult to be locked in with a budget of $2,000. Others found out clever ways to save money by selling parts off their purchased chariot or get help from friends and family, all in the name of meeting the second half of the challenge; a running and driving JNC.
This week, we continue the challenge by taking the winning vehicle from last week and asking:
“What enthusiast scene do you enter your JNC into?
Do you enjoy taking it to a track for some hot laps? Join a local club for midnight cruising? Destruction derby? Whatever the choice, remember that this is still your daily driver. Whatever happens, it still needs to be available 5-days a week to take you to your 9-5 job. Anything beyond that, and we mean anything, is up to you. Keep it fun and creative as always to see where this story goes next!
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner and vehicle of last week’s QotW: What JNC would you buy as a daily driver with a budget of $2000 USD?
Let me be clear, we had some superb submissions. So much so, that we are going to tuck some of them away for future challenges. So if your suggestion was not picked this time, there is a big chance to see it re-appear in a new story line.
That said, last week’s winning comment came from Bob who suggested an EF Civic Wagon, or Civic Shuttle as it is known in Japan. The choice to go with it was a mixture of other suggests for bullet-proof Hondas and the capacity, literally, for hauling anything on a daily basis. Also, gas mileage that stands ready for another OPEC crisis be it rears its ugly head again. Bob’s comment earned him a set of decals from the JNC Shop, congrats!
EF Civic wagon. Proven reliability, excellent parts availability, great chassis, and a WAGON that can carry things… like bicycles and assorted junk, carry people when needed, parts everywhere, a design that’s aging well (clearly dated, but without being a joke), great gas mileage… what is there not to like?
Now then, using the EF Civic wagon as your challenge vehicle, what direction do you take it? What scene would best fit this wagon to enjoy it on the weekends or free time? As far as budget, I would say after the purchase, you would have some pocket money, say $300-500 to do as you wish. I shy away from assigning a budget but I can also see how it can be difficult to judge where the limit is.
Condition of the Shuttle is fair, 120k mileage, with a cloth interior and paint beginning to peel. There are no known accessories or upgrades except bare minimum maintenance.