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Why do people think this...
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:01 UTC+1 No.10495503 Report

Why do people think this shitbox is so great?

>muh dagumi
>muh corolla
>muh econo box

Looks like shit too, what the fuck was the creator of Inisharu D thinking?

Get fucked weebs
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:02 UTC+1 No.10495507 Report

The whole point of the show is that dagumi drives a complete shitbox but is so good at driving he still beats everyone in touge battles. At least in the early seasons before he beefs it up quite a bit, even then it's usually much shittier than his opponent's ride though.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:06 UTC+1 No.10495523 Report

The car was already iconic before initial d.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:07 UTC+1 No.10495528 Report

Pretty sure the reason it's used in Initial D is because it's Keiichi Tsuchiya's signature car and Takumi is very loosely based on him. Additionally, that car was pretty famous before then.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:11 UTC+1 No.10495540 Report

it was actually great

it cost next to nothing and had a very good suspension for its time. It was the kind of car that surprised everyone who drove it.

It's like if you go into a movie theatre to watch a movie you think is going to suck dick and then it's actually really good. It looks that much better in comparison.

Also it was really easy to work on. It was a great first car for a future car enthusiast. You really can't beat it
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:13 UTC+1 No.10495546 Report

>Very VERY light (900kg)
>RWD with LSD (most people who like to shit on the AE86 haven't even driven a car with LSD)
>Engine that loves revving
>Very simple mechanics

It's all things to people who like driving. That's driving, not slamming it into D and running for 400 meters with a bunch of rednecks watching you go in your pontiac.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:28 UTC+1 No.10495612 Report

Because it has an LSD, Duel Overhead cams and was fuel injected in the early 80s when people were still pissing about with carbs.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:32 UTC+1 No.10495625 Report


Dual, not duel you fucking degenerate.
Steering_couplers 06/16/14(Mon)20:34 UTC+1 No.10495637 Report

>it costs next to nothing

Why lie?
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:36 UTC+1 No.10495649 Report

It also has manuel transmission, a cadillac converter, and pretty sweet rims.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:37 UTC+1 No.10495653 Report

"cost" dude, "cost"

it's funny how it now goes for fucking absurd prices because it's famous for being cheap though..
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:37 UTC+1 No.10495660 Report

a camero was still better though
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:41 UTC+1 No.10495680 Report

In a straight line
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:42 UTC+1 No.10495686 Report

Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:45 UTC+1 No.10495693 Report


Initial-D is the only reason the AE86 became popular. Even if you're really into Japanese cars and obsessively watch Best Motoring International, you'll probably fall in love with the Miata or S2000, not the Corolla.
1994 Geo Metro 1987 Toyota MR2 AW11 06/16/14(Mon)20:49 UTC+1 No.10495703 Report

I'd buy one for like $3,000 at most for one with decent mileage and shit, but people want like $10,000 for those pieces of shit. and its not like the ones going for $10,000 havent been riced to shit
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:50 UTC+1 No.10495706 Report

Initial d is the only reason Americans like them. Everywhere else isn't the case
:^) 06/16/14(Mon)20:51 UTC+1 No.10495707 Report

Why do people think this shitbox is so great?

>muh ls9
>muh pushrods
>muh supercharger

Looks like shit too, what the fuck was GM thinking?

Get fucked rednecks.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:54 UTC+1 No.10495725 Report

Yurop here

Thats wrong
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)20:57 UTC+1 No.10495744 Report

you should stop talking about things you know nothing about
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:05 UTC+1 No.10495774 Report


becauase severe inbreeding and moonshine
godi_sour 06/16/14(Mon)21:13 UTC+1 No.10495811 Report

Because frosty told me to
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:21 UTC+1 No.10495839 Report

ugly color and ugly car
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:25 UTC+1 No.10495863 Report

It sure is great
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:26 UTC+1 No.10495866 Report

please dont talk out of your ass
the ae86 was popular as fuck in the 80s, well before initial d was even a thought

>implying there are any good best motoring videos of the mx5 compared to the ae86
top kek pleb

i dont see keeichi raping an r34 in an mx5...
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:46 UTC+1 No.10495973 Report

>implying either of those cars are good

Kek. I dont see a stock s2000 setting a 1:04 time at Tsukuba.

>rx7 reigns supreme
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:49 UTC+1 No.10495990 Report

Yurop here

No it's not
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:54 UTC+1 No.10496015 Report

prove it wasn't
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:56 UTC+1 No.10496021 Report

Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:56 UTC+1 No.10496027 Report

It was a popular rally car in the 80s and 90s, even now it's still popular as a rally car

Keep regurgitating "lol only popular cous of a cartoon" though
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:57 UTC+1 No.10496032 Report


>can actually turn
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)21:59 UTC+1 No.10496041 Report

Look at the motorsports section
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:05 UTC+1 No.10496069 Report

>Mustang GT
>Better power to weight ratio than AE86
>More Torks
>Both 80s shitboxes
>Both live rear axle goofyness
>No rice tax

If you want boxy shit that can drift.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:06 UTC+1 No.10496077 Report

there were several cars that were popular rally cars back in the day

bmw e30s
205 gtis
a lot of polos and golfs
opels mantas kaddetts
audis 90s and 80s
peugeots 505s

it was never a rally legend, it was never as popular as escorts, sierras, e30s and opels, it was just another option to go rallying with

it is this famous because initial D
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:08 UTC+1 No.10496097 Report

>no ricetax

Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:11 UTC+1 No.10496114 Report

No it wasn't the best car ever to partake in rallying
But it was good in rallying, drifting and circuit racing
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:13 UTC+1 No.10496125 Report


isn't it what i just said?

its not a rally star, or a circuit racing star, it was just another option, its fun to drive and good for begginners

but the fact that you see them for sale for 10k is because initial D
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:14 UTC+1 No.10496129 Report

No, it has a fanboy following mainly because of drifting. The older guys drift them because the nips drifted them and then all the young ones in America started drooling over them.
The same applies to the Silvia etc.

It is popular for various reasons and initial d is one of them but it's not the sole reason.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:15 UTC+1 No.10496133 Report


You've clearly never been to Ireland

Only reason there are more Escorts rallying than 86s is because base Escorts are/were cheaper
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:16 UTC+1 No.10496137 Report

You see them for 10k because they've all been riced to shit and wrapped around poles. Rarity bumps up price.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:16 UTC+1 No.10496141 Report

and lighter
and parts could be found everywhere
and it had a lot of aftermarket
and it was a british car so it was popular in rallies all over the uk
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:17 UTC+1 No.10496144 Report

It's expensive because it made a name for itself in motorsports
I doubt many of the people in the UK and Ireland looking for 20k for one have even heard of Initial D
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:17 UTC+1 No.10496148 Report

and why are all of them riced to shit and wrapped around poles?

because they were used as rally cars in europe, but what about australia, or america?

they are riced and wrapped around poles because dagumi fans
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:18 UTC+1 No.10496152 Report


>nips drifted them

86 is popular because Keiichi, Initial D came after Keiichi, all that touge shit was way before, Keiichi's video claim to fame arrived after Pluspy which put him on the map for major race teams, which made him more famous and allowed for best motoring, it was never about drifting.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:18 UTC+1 No.10496155 Report

>its made a name for itself in motorsport

it didn't. it was never as succesful as escorts or sierras, or mantas, or kaddetts, or e30s

it was just another option
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:22 UTC+1 No.10496183 Report

Funny you mention Australia because they are also a popular rally car here and they raced at Bathurst in the 80s
I've talked to ar86 owners and they've never heard of initial d or theyve heard about it and never seen it.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:24 UTC+1 No.10496198 Report

they were used in group a racing right?

but are they as popular as rotaries there in oostraya?

i am not saying they were not a good option for motorsport or that they were not succesful, but most of its fame is because initial D
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:24 UTC+1 No.10496201 Report


Exactly, it was entirely down to the fact that the working class types who actually went rallying found them more affordable.

Why get the new shiny expensive Toyota that will need parts from race companies imported all he way from Japan when you can get a cheap 10 year old Escort MKII with cheap parts to fit it in with regs?

Objectively it's no worse a car than the Escort or any other car that is seen on the rally stage, it's simply the logistics surrounding it that mean that while still very popular, it isn't the number 1 most popular rally car in the UK.

The car has a lot of motorsport pedigree, this lends itself to not having much of a local infrastructure
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:25 UTC+1 No.10496203 Report

Plupsy was keiichi racing around on a circuit and drifting an ae86 on the touge. Drifting had quite a bit to do with its popularity, especially so in the 90s.

Dude, there was an entire series for the corolla alone in the 80s.
It was more than "just another option"
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:26 UTC+1 No.10496213 Report


>escorts or sierras, or mantas, or kaddetts, or e30s
>never as successful as the cars that raced in different touring car classes
>never as succesful as the cars that had the local infrastructure to support them

Go watch one rape an Escort RS1600i
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:27 UTC+1 No.10496219 Report

And most of the performance models that would have been popular in rallying of those are just as overpriced as an AE86
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:27 UTC+1 No.10496221 Report

in rallying, it was just another option

are you saying Initial D exist becase the car is actually awesome?
it isn't the whole Inital D argument is that the car is slow can't turn econobox
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:27 UTC+1 No.10496223 Report

No, they werent successful because they were getting their shit pushed in by sierras and the rx7.
Initial d is the reason for rampant fanboyism but it isn't the main cause of the popularity.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:27 UTC+1 No.10496226 Report


It has always been a popular rally car in Finland. And if i recall correctly it was once the best car to participate in a Finnish rally class called the F-Class
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:29 UTC+1 No.10496234 Report

Yeah the author used it in initial d because it was already popular and he liked it.
It wasn't chosen because it could take on GTRs etc.
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:29 UTC+1 No.10496236 Report

>it "raped" one

because they were the most succesful cars

why don't the lesser succesful cars aren't overpriced? because they are not the protagonist in an anime
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:30 UTC+1 No.10496241 Report

It wasn't "can't turn shitbox" it was "old shitbox vs new sports cars"
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:31 UTC+1 No.10496248 Report


>MKIII Escort RS1600i
>Ever good at touring or rallying
>Popular at all
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:32 UTC+1 No.10496253 Report


>shit pushed in by Sierras and RX7s

nigga, they weren't even in the same class
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:34 UTC+1 No.10496262 Report

alright it was not as succesful as the mk1 or mk2
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:35 UTC+1 No.10496269 Report

They raced at the same time on the same track
Close enough
Anonymous 06/16/14(Mon)22:42 UTC+1 No.10496315 Report


The MKI and MKII are without a doubt the most successful rally cars of all time, the MKIII, which was contemporary to the 86 and facing it down regularly on race tracks during BTCC and on rally stages in the same class was repeatedly getting its ass beat down and quadruple penetrated.

Was the 86 a motorsport legend? Yes, in its class, at the time of production, especially in touring car racing, it was beating rivals consistently.
Type R 06/16/14(Mon)22:45 UTC+1 No.10496327 Report

>it was never as popular as escorts, sierras, e30s and opels

Try again. AE86s are super fucking popular in Ireland and Toyota GB campaigned a bunch of them in the 80s
Type R 06/16/14(Mon)22:47 UTC+1 No.10496340 Report

>and it was a british car so it was popular in rallies all over the uk

Yes it was. Here too.
But like all old fucking British cars they rusted to shit, and the front fenders on MK1s are welded on which makes it a pain and people tended to just toss the car if the front end got smashed
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