Sporty shitboxes thread.
If you don't like them, then go to hell.
It was 230hp of turbocharged American fury in 1990! And people say the US can't build sporty 4 cylinders.
Here's another.. the Cutlass Calais Quad 442. 200 naturally aspirated HP 4cyl.
Got to mess with one once. Most fun I've had driving up and down town doing the speed limit
these have the potential to give much newer Type-R's a run for their money, at least in terms of handling characteristics
Late 80s- early 90's turbo shitboxes were great, this is a Daihatsu Charade GTT-i turbo - 1 litre, with 100hp lol
Not him, but early vauxhall cavaliers were RWD, maybe not so great looking though.
you may ask youself
>what is different from the 323 this nigga posts all the time
there was a version with 144 PS and a V6 inside
at what PS does "sporty" start?
That reminds me a lot of the 70s Pontiac Sunbird Formula/Chevy Monza.
We're getting there, we have Opel monzas, this Firenza HF looks more like that one though.
I've posted enough Vauxhalls now though
I think it's funny how there's all these baby 'muscle car' derivatives in Europe. Where we got the car with a shit-tier 120hp 305cid V8, they got a downsized version with an 90hp I4 or something to that effect.
No doubt the Opel Rekord Sprint is a great example of that.
This is the smallest RWD one I can think of, 2.3 slant four engine 135hp
Its a chevette HSR
The 90's were a magical time for euro speedshitboxes
Opel/Vauxhall shitboxes through the ages
Or GM at this stage, heres your Saturn L series
the internet is a magical thing to utilize
>tfw want to buy opel omega B as my first car
>either slow as shit because heavy or gettin ass raped by fuel and insurance because of strong engine to make up against the heavy chassis
life is pain.
here, have a Astra G OPC
>you will never own a 2dr, 3.0, 5sp Tempo GLS
Why even live.
>tfw you will never own a clean Escort GT 5 speed
>£13k of classic turbo Ford Escort.
Do the US fords get so expensive?
>TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS
It's strange, it only seems to happen with fords here.
Our Euro yachts would be dwarfed by a US one
>not having based turbo version
Euro landyacht bruh, help me.
I am not sure if the Omega would be good for me.
They always say it's made for comfy crusing, not for being sporty, but I don't want no bmw 3 or bmw 5 or so, and I like the Omegas looks and it has safety features.
It's true, their a comfy barge, nothing really sporty about them. I'm not sure if suspension upgrades would help, but it's possible.
does this count?
There is one local to me. if the guy ever answers his email i'll own one.
not too serious with this post.
I just want to know how it's like to own something RWD and something "special", while most of my friends go for hatches, a landbarge would be something interesting
This is the epitome of the 80's
but that isn't nearly wedge or cocaine enough
now THIS is the epitome of the 80s
Z24 is love.
If I had space for about 10 more shitboxes, it'd be one of them.
>yfw GM calls the 300hp w-body impala a sports sedan
Had a 90 Beretta GTZ and a 92 Olds Achieva SCX W41
BRRRRRRRRRPPPTTTTT *ksshhh* BRRRRTTPPTPTTTPP *ksshh*
Mazda did everything that mattered, the 2nd gen escort was essentially a Mazda 323 for all intents and purposes. The GT Model is the one you want, coming with a Mazda-designed 5 speed and a 1.8L I4 Nearly identical to that found in the NA2 Miata.
You can actually swap the Escort GT motor into the Miata after rerouting some coolant stuff.
Now, I do love me a sporty shitbox with an inhaler!
1987 Alliance GTA
[spoiler]I'm the Anon with the '87 Hatchback[/spoiler]
seriously though, it's always M this, AMG that, Porsche something, Corvette something else while nobody gives these little shitboxes of joy the time of day. that makes me sad.
I sort of prefer the shitboxes, honestly. That goes for shitty muscle cars, too.
The only fancy car I'd ever consider owning is an SLS.
>TFW No Escort GT
>TFW No 323 GTX
>TFW No Geo Storm
>TFW No Sentra SE-R
>TFW No Nissan Pulsar
>TFW All of the fun, light, sporty shitboxes have rusted away to nothing.
>TFW No car company will ever make a sub-compact sporty car again
I chose lego. EVERYTHING is easy to work on.
The lego-like build of my Saturn was actually a huge factor in getting it.
My last car was an LQ1. I didn't want another car that would be a nightmare to work on. My Saturn is 10 times easier to work on than your autotragic trailerpark special.
That said, I do like your car. But this Saturn is the easiest thing to work on ever.
>My Saturn is 10 times easier to work on than your autotragic trailerpark special.
The thing is, my trailerpark special rarely needs working on. Right now is the exception since it needs a 4th gear assembly and solenoids, but I could STILL put a battery in it today and put a fierce hurting on your lego machine.
Neither does my Saturn. It's never broken down with anything that couldn't be explained by my stupidity or the previous owner's. The biggest thing I've done to it was replace the transmission which was pretty fucked when I got the car. No problems since.
It's a cookie cutter 5-door hatchback that isn't particularly exciting nowadays. It's not exactly light, small, or simple.
In the 80's car manufacturers seemed to do stupid shit just for the fun of it.
>"Gull wing doors? lolk"
>"Quasi micro-wagon convertible thing? No probs" >>11377893
>"Make it literally a brick? Why not?"
Related, found in my area:
>Dat SHO V6
The transmission isn't that Saturn VTI shit or some terribad GM Hydramatic.
The Transmission is a Getrag 5 speed made in Italy.
How the previous owner managed to fuck an F23 is beyond me. But a replacement was just $200 from a junkyard with a warranty.
My Saturn Came with a Getrag F23 5 speed manual from the factory. The F23 is known for being near bulletproof so how the PO fucked it is beyond my grasp.
This as well. My LQ1 Z34 has a 4T60E
>240hp tarbo V6
>0-60 6.3 seconds
>luxobarge that can compete with murricans
saw one for sale not that long ago but too probs too expensive and didnt see the phone number anyway
Nothing wrong with that except that it's 3 gears.
How does that differ from the TH400?
Eh.... it's not bad if you build it up.
>TH400 - ✓
>4T80E - ✓
>THM425 - ✓
>4L80E - ✓
While those /are/ good, they're also all large and heavy and tend to sap power - which isn't usually good unless you're planning to brute force everything with ludicrous power.
The TH350 is weaker than a TH400, at least when you're working with a torquey motor, especially big blocks.
The THM400 is FWD and the THM425 is a better FWD trans. They used those in the big block FWDs.
>While those /are/ good, they're also all large and heavy and tend to sap power
I swear people blow this problem way out of proportion. If you're running an auto trans, it's going to be heavy and sap power. If you don't want that, run a rock crusher and shut yer mouth.
Yes, autos are heavier and sap more power than manuals, but using a bigger transmission compounds the problem more than building up a smaller transmission. Between, say, the 350 and the 400, it's not so drastic, but just look up there between the 4T60 and 4T80. That IS a major difference.
Also, an exception to the rule of bigger number = better: THM 200-4R. WAY better than a 700r4/4L60.
>a nigger fucker and an automatic humper.
These things. God damn they're ridiculously fast off the mark for such an old car.
>That's such a hateful word.
>Something sexual or nonsexual, such as an object or a part of the body, which arouses sexual desire or is necessary for one to reach full sexual satisfaction.
I was just saying. Don't need to come at my neck about it.
Fetish is not a hateful word. Faggot is, but I'm not bitching about boycotting all of 4chan.
How can you get this trolled by me? Even after you've been here so long?
Exactly. Purely text-based communication is fucking awful. It almost makes everyone seem autistic because there are no social cues. Perfectly normal people can't communicate worth a fuck without body language, vocal inflection, facial expressions, and so on.
anyways. Let's get away from how easy it is to troll me, and get back to posting sporty shitboxes.
It was a weird bastard of an engine.
3.1L pushrod V6 block (bored out a little)
24 valve DOHC heads
timing belt and a timing chain
That thing looks like it would be a real pain in the ass to work on. I mean this is kinda hypocritical coming from the guy with an L81, but still... what a bizarre engine.
I looked a bit deeper into the ad, surprised to see something like this even existed in the early 1990s. 210 horsepower? 5-speed manual? American? Fucking based GM.
I own one. Can confirm it's a pain in the ass to work on.
8 hours to change the alternator.
It is the first American designed and built DOHC V6. The Taurus SHO engine was designed and built in Japan, unlike this.
The manual was offered from 1991-1993. Sales of the manual cars were abysmal (about 3k a year per model) so from 94-97, it was automatic only.
The Funny thing is the engine was heavily detuned FOR the automatic. In pre-production, it made 281 HP, but the high revving bastard kept destroying every FWD automatic they thew at it.
Before the SHO, Ford built a 4 cylinder, 5 speed 1st gen Taurus. A few even came as wagons.
Oh my god my mom had a cavilier z24 and we both loved it. It wasn't until 2005 she had to get rid of it because it got major water and hail damage from hurricane Katrina. It was gonna be my first car but whatevs
How could /o/ possibly hate this thread? Cheap, sporty shitboxes are the best
But you always have cheap sporty shitbox threads..?
Maybe your status as a former shitpost we from a couple years ago has finally died down. That and Coconut-San hasn't posted in a while, he loves to antagonize you
u wot m8
I've done this maybe one or twice before. I usually do the muscle car threads.
>Maybe your status as a former shitpost we from a couple years ago has finally died down.
That's a thoroughly optimistic position.
Do some'm wit dis burger right here
You bag of dicks I was gonna post one of those.
True, but I thought this thread was for shitboxes that were advertised as "sporty".
Pic related is my Geo Shitstorm GSi Autocross project.
Say what you want, +250hp out the factory and people have gotten over 400bhp out of these with stock internals
Yes and not. The Spirit RT? No. The engine was a Chrysler k 2.2L inline 4 with a Lotus designed DOHC 16 valve head and a turbo.
If you got a normal Dodge Spirit, they came with either a 2.5L non turbo SOHC 8 valve Chrysler K engine, or an optional Mitsubishi 3.0L 6G72 SOHC V6.
1990's Toyota Corolla Levin with the 20 valve 4AGE 1.6L.
Taurus SHO transmissions, stick and auto, are notoriously weak and can't handle much abuse, or even redline shifts.
If you're in America, quit being a hipster, swallow your biased pride, and buy a Civic hatch/Integra. They handle awesome, they're easy to work on, parts are cheap, and there's a TON of aftermarket
I wish rear hatches like that caught on more.
Just about any of the cars with the high output Oldsmobile Quad 4 engine fit the bill. All came with strong 5 speed manual getrag transmissions, 180 HP minimum and a 7,000 rpm redline.
Too sporty to be shitbox?
>If you're in America, quit being a hipster, swallow your biased pride, and buy a Civic hatch/Integra.
There's nothing wrong with wanting an American car, and there's nothing wrong with wanting a Taurus SHO.
I passed up on a nice z24, having some regrets
If only they where decent cars with plenty of parts avaliable
This thread speaks to me. I want one of all the above.
get at it man, you're only talking about 200 grand or so
you'd need to shell out another on a big ass garage though but wgaf
Yea, space to store all the cars where I live is mad money. Also not sure how I'd be able to register all the cars so I could actually drive them. I don't want a collection I never drive.
Essentially a civic si with leather. Still fun to beat around
My car never felt more at home than this thread