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user-inactivated  ·  1114 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: VW: Diesels are Dead in the US.

Well no damn wonder why you've been having trouble finding a car you like.

kleinbl00  ·  1114 days ago  ·  link  ·  

An AWD FT86 would damn near BE THAT

user-inactivated  ·  1113 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Isn't the Stratos an MR layout? If that's the case, I figure you should pray Toyota brings back the MR2. ;)

The handling dynamic for the 86, while not unique (see 240z, s13/S14 etc.) is pretty special. It'd be very interesting to see how an AWD option would change it. AWD and Turbo? The thing could easily be turned into a rally monster, much like the Sixth Gen Celica could have been if they didn't get caught for fiddling with restrictor plates (don't quote me on that last bit, my knowledge of rally sports is spotty at the very best).

kleinbl00  ·  1113 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think Toyota got their MR love out of the way by shifting it back to Lotus. I've toyed with an Evora; they come in at under $50k used and you can get them with a back seat. But the last time I got in a Lotus it gave me a charley horse.

I've been waiting years for Mitsubishi to relaunch the GTO; looks like I'll be waiting some more.

I've been waiting years for Mazda to come up with a non-fuggly RX-9; the RX Vision is apparently dead dead dead.

I've been waiting years for Hyundai to get their shit together; there's no Genesis Coupe in 2017 and 2018 looks real bad.

We might have a Supra in 2018, 2019. It's gonna cost like a GT-R, though.

Know what I keep toying with?