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I don't know why I just realized this....

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by hosmer, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. hosmer

    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    way to kill yourselves.


    1987 car Lineup:

    Camry
    Celica ST/GT/GTS/AllTrac
    Corolla GTS/SR5 coupe (AE86)
    Corolla GTS FX-16/FX (hatch)
    Corolla Sedan
    Cressida
    MR2
    Supra Turbo/Non-turbo
    Tercel

    2006/7 car Lineup:

    Yaris (looks like a 4 door corolla)
    Avalon
    Camry
    Camry Solara
    Corolla
    Corolla S
    Matrix
    Prius



    So, in the last 20 years they went from 5 totally different "sports" cars (out of 9 available models) to 0 out of 8


    The Corolla S doesn't count, the kid who lives downstairs has one and its a POS...I'd sooner drive a Cavalier


    Also, putting TRD stickers on every other truck that comes off the assembly line doesn't make up for shit
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    yeah, toyota had some sweet fucking cars.

    you forgot the EP82 starlet :mrgreen:
     
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    tylonalsnifnfool Senior Member

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    Cressidas were the shit. I used to have a '81 as a winter beater back in HS. It made the absolute worst winter vehicle ever but i loved every minute of it. The beast was RWD and had a 2.8L straight 6 and was worthless in the snow. I've always wondered what kinda power it had but I never saw any specs online.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    You forgot all of the 12 SUV offerings vs the 1987 lineup of SUVs:

    4Runner
    Landcruiser
    "Truck"



    de-cammed Supra motor. 6ME in 1981. I had those wheels on my Celica GTA. You were prolly looking at about 130 hp. DOHC Carbbed - Shame for the Automatic though.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    was it 87 that was the last year of the solid front axle pickups?
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    that early?....no shit





    I'd like one of the old solid axle trucks with the stepside bed



    totally pimp
     
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    step side ? Are you sure ?
     
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    Hmmmm, i think you might be a little mixed up because I know it wasn't carburated. I read somwhere once it had 190hp but I cant find shit on it anymore.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    So the Corolla XRS isn't considered a sport compact?
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    If want to laugh about something.... go look into how much the Yaris weighs and compare its "performance" times with the "sports" cars from that list.

    then laugh.... cuz its awesome.
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    *edit I stand corrected.

    The echo is the TRUE performer of the Toyota fleet... or was.... 2030lbs and 110hp. 45mpg....... win.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    There was a guy in Millis that had an 80-81 Toyota w/a stepside bed...



    I dunno, maybe he took it off another truck, but it looked pretty sweet....lifted, ect

    Same nose as this:
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    OMGosh i LOOOOOVE those truck. my dad had 3 of them :)

    they all died when the frame broke between the bed and cab.
     
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    Building up a proper offroader Toyota truck is not cheap. There is shit to be concerned about that no one would normally think about. New shackle designs, bump stops, birfields, hubs, rotated axle pumpkins, reverse U leaf springs, shock geometry, driveshaft angles and the difference between 45 and 46 " driveshafts (one falls out, the other doesn't) is a $800 difference. Then the power under the hood getting adjusted, tire sizes played with, gear ratios that need changes, speedo and gauge operation... It's crazy. I went through it - trust me.

    You can get a $1000 Toyota truck and when it looks nice and lifted, with lots of clearance and enough reliability to actually hit the trails - you're $8000 into it.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    square tubing "flexible" driveshafts....$50@ Home Depot - done





    thats the only answer I have right now for your cons





    and I stole it from extreme 4x4
     
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    That sucks... you can buy a 70s jeep with an I6, lift it for less than 300 put some tires on it for a grand and be on the trails typically kicking a lot of peoples asses.
     
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    I would rather push a toyota truck than drive a Jeep. My dad is into his jeeps pretty heavily, and I've accepted the fact that they are as reliable as New England weather.
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    I'd drive an old CJ5 or CJ7 w/a 318 or 360 in it.....







    the CJ5 has the same wheelbase as a CRX :)
     
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