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    Ok boys and girls, I am going to pick a random market segment every month and we are going to decide on 6 models that best represent that segment and why? I am going to do something else with this but it's for me to know and you to find out.

    Our first Segment... 1990's Japanese sports cars originally sold in the US...
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    Fd rx7
    Mk3 supra
    3000gt
    Mr2
    2.5rs
    300zx
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    toyota supra (mkiv)
    acura nsx
    nissan 300zx
    mitsubishi 3000gt
    mazda rx7 (fd)
    toyota mr2 (w20)

    those I listed were the only true jap sports cars of the 90s. yes I know there is the mitsubishi eclipse but the mr2 was pure sports car and didn't have fwd econo version. everything else from jdmland was econo boxes (this includes the 2.5rs) or econo boxes with high output motors (when I say high output please remember the era, and a lot of these were b18c equipped hondas/acuras)
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    FD RX7
    NSX
    2.5RS
    Galant VR4
    Celica Alltrac
    Supra turbo
    STI sedan with shocker sticker
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    NSX - from the hands of God, I mean Senna himself
    Eclipse GSX - turbo + awd = win
    2.5 RS (although wish P1 STi), these look good, but no real balls unfortunately in US market
    Integra Type R, still a great little car, good mpg and great fun for auto-x or track
    Supra MKIV, turbo models, nuff said
    300zx TT - was my high school dream car, t-top

    RX-7 would be next on my list
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    What about the subie SVX or the Nissan 240?
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    NSX - Leader in the segment
    MKIV Supra - Leader in the segment
    FD RX-7 - legendary rotary
    Celica All-Trac/GT-Four - for being the last Non FWD celica
    Miata - for its Low cost entry for sportscar driving everyman can enjoy

    and finish that up with S2000 since it started in 1999
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheu_f50 View Post
    NSX - Leader in the segment
    MKIV Supra - Leader in the segment
    FD RX-7 - legendary rotary
    Celica All-Trac/GT-Four - for being the last Non FWD celica
    Miata - for its Low cost entry for sportscar driving everyman can enjoy

    and finish that up with S2000 since it started in 1999
    GTfour was never available in the US and the S2000 I am considering a 2000s car

    Interesting that miata has been brought in to the mix
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fanatic View Post
    GTfour was never available in the US and the S2000 I am considering a 2000s car

    Interesting that miata has been brought in to the mix
    S205 All-Trac and the JDM GT-4 is the same isnt it?

    EDIT: NVM I am thinking of the previous gen. urite
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    Honda NSX... first japanese supercar
    Honda Integra TypeR... The quintessential japanese FWD performance model from that era
    Toyota Supra TT (mkIV)... defined japanese overengineering
    Mazda RX7 (FD)... timeless styling
    Mazda Miata... brought back the 2seater vert sports car concpet to the mass market
    Mitsubishi Galant VR4... one of the first 4 door family car turned AWD turbo monster that is the basis for the STI/Evo segment.

    honerable mention to the R34 Gt-R. Although not sold here it had a pretty huge impact on the market here.
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    Supra TT
    RX-7 FD
    MR2
    300ZX TT
    3000 GT VR4
    240SX S14
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    No one thinks the 3000gt VR4 didn't display the Japanese sports cars? Hell it had all wheel steering!

    Ps it seems almost everyone agrees on the NSX, Supra, and RX7

    The final 3 are up for debate
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fanatic View Post
    No one thinks the 3000gt VR4 didn't display the Japanese sports cars? Hell it had all wheel steering!

    Ps it seems almost everyone agrees on the NSX, Supra, and RX7

    The final 3 are up for debate
    Could one lump the 3kGTVR4 and the GalantVR4 together? Same drivetrain?
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    Did the galant VR4 have all wheel steering too?
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    wasent the 240 back then more of a grecery getter than a "sports car" lol i remember the 3000gt being compared right next to the supra so its taker id say.
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    I would throw the Mazda miata out there for consideration.....it's outlasted many a car on the lists so far.
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    it had a truck motor, not hating on the ka24 but the sr20det that the rest of the world got was better suited for a sports car
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    240 shouldn't lame the list. No idea how I neglected the NSX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trptguy View Post
    I would throw the Mazda miata out there for consideration.....it's outlasted many a car on the lists so far.
    yea but compared to all the other cars they were all 200+ hp and honestly im glad the supra didnt continue it would most likely be a fugly car with a stupid v12 and cost 450,000. it wouldnt be the same car anymore.
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