1985 Toyota Corolla GTS Hatchback — SFGate

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Brett Eilers, 48, is lives in San Francisco with his two daughters and a good old dog. his cool cars and best he finds himself getting town on two wheels more than on four.

My ride is not a It is, however, a star of the (small) — in Japanese anime. The anime show Initial D is so that, after watching a few you’ll find yourself to autos by their chassis So, instead of a street of faded you start to see FDs, EG6s and

My ride — a 1985 Corolla GTS hatchback — has a code of AE86, which in gets shortened to Hachi As a rear-wheel-drive car competing against front-wheel drive cars, a bit of a rarity. My ride is so unique it would not even be made Or would it?

Some friends get it; look right past it. In the room, one buddy will his eyes, and say, Ugh, and the will say, Yeah, I dig this. I wanna roll in With all the cars I’ve guilty of geeking out to, it makes sense for me.

It may be a rough-riding, rare, collector’s car but also totally reliable and is the car the most straight-forward design ever had. There are no that lead nowhere and no to complicate the lines. I swear when I’m cruising on the people look at me and the car — and not all of because they feel for me.

Because I’m shopping for a re-spray, I took it into a shop recently, and all the techs checking it out. One asked if I had it for a good deal. I told him it too long, so I had to settle for a bad deal.

From my standpoint, it offers all of the of my earlier ride, a 1965 Mustang GT Fastback, with two key benefits: (1) you can drive it like you it and still get 27 mpg, and (2) because people admire it and want to to me about it, it doesn’t take as to wash.

A favorite quote of is Never make a mistake To buy this car, I had to defy rule. It was priced pretty it wasn’t really a necessity and it was on the side of the country. Still, I looking over the photos to me and the videos of it, and they wore me

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Now, I love my Trueno, and people passing by give it a big and nod. The driving experience is by the fact that the sound-deadening is removed, making it lighter of course, noisier. Modern heap on so much power to all the mass of safety and sound trickery, but I have come to the that I don’t want What I’m after is the of speed.


Most people don’t for long what the Trueno is, and asked, might call it a as that is the name on the tail But for people who know, whether from the JDM (Japanese Domestic goodies, the anime classic D, or just the joyous sound of a 700-rpm twin cam, the stands alone.

Of course, you can buy the newest versions on the market, in the of a Scion FR-S or Subaru They were both by the AE86.

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