QotW: What Toyota model is the most Toyota?
Several weeks ago we asked you to pick the one Honda that best represents the marque. Now do the same for Toyota. In theory it should be a lot harder, as Toyota had built a wider variety of cars than Honda. Is it the ubiquitous Corolla? The rugged Land Cruiser? The legendary Supra? Which single model embodies the fundamental aspect of the Toyota name?
What Toyota model is the most Toyota?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What would you put in a JNC theme park?”.
If we ever get rich enough to open an amusement park, we want to implement all of these ideas. Enter the gates of JNC-land and you’ll find thrilling rides like Lee L.‘s kei truck roller coaster, Lakdasa‘s Initial D race and concept car water slides, and Frank G.‘s haunted house of forgotten concepts. For kids there’s games like Geoff‘s whack-a-rust spot with body parts or dankan‘s automotive Animal Crossing build-a-car workshop.
Of course, you can remember your visit with a picture from Jonathan P.‘s bosozoku head cutout photo stand, or get a souvenir from Land Ark‘s MegaWeb-esque gift shop.
However, the place we’d most like to visit ourselves is the one described by Franxou, whose reimagining of the park concept is a fantasy land where you can drive any kind of JNC you want in any kind of environment you want:
I might be off a little bit, but instead of dreaming about what would I put in a JNC theme park, I went wild with what could the JNC theme park actually be:
What if, instead of arriving, and then walking in this theme park, you drove in it? What if, instead of being gifted a Mick-eh Moose headpiece with ears and stuff to visit this theme park with, you were being loaned the JNC of your choice to drive for the day?
Instead of the usual theme park attractions, you get to drive that JNC in the area of your liking! Beach boulevard, late night wangan run, mid-day summer in a rural village, with the actual field to drive into, if you chose a vehicle able to! You chose an adorable Subaru Sambar to plow the field? Why not! You chose an adorable Subaru Legacy RS Turbo to plow through the field? Why not!
Choose your mood, choose your area, time of day, drive fast, drive slow, or just sit and take a sip of your drink while looking at your glorious JNC in the perfect light!
Of course, there is racing! What kind of racing? Circuits! Kart tracks! Banked corner speedway! Road courses! City courses! Rally stages! Forest roads! Sand bank! Driveable beaches! Offroad parks!
The first Shinkansen apparently entered service in 1964 (Japanese Nostalgic… Carriage?), a reproduction road is here, wanna race it? RACE IT!
Want to change car during the day? Of course! Bring back your Datsun 240Z and take the, what did you say? Oh! The Isuzu Impulse, nice choice! Suzuki Samurai? Yes! Honda CRX, Legend Coupe? Yes, yes! Toyota S800, Celica GTS, Corolla AE86? Yes, yes, yes!
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