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One of my favorite 80s cars. Any photos to post?

My weekend car is a 1988 Celica GT-Four. Also called the Alltrac, it was the first Japanese turbo AWD rally car to enter WRC competition. Toyota used this beast to dethrone Lancia in 1990 and went on to score many other victories before Subaru and Mitsubishi became major players. At about 10K made worldwide between 1986-1989 and one of maybe 3500 sold outside Japan, this is a rare bird. I bought this one in 2015 at 33K on the clock; due to use as a daily during some hard times she's got just under 60K. While almost impossible to find parts for I haven't had many issues and she's always ready for a weekend run up and down the mountain passes. :) And, yes, they never made the Celica GT-Four in automatic.
 

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Back in June I sold my Focus ST, then with some arm twisting from my wife, I ordered a 2021 Wrangler Unlimited Willys edition in Sarge Green. Aside from the Willys package, I kept it very base (V6, 6spd manual, soft top, & crank windows), with the tow package being the only other real option.

Well last week it finally arrived.

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Unlike our past JK Wranglers, this one won’t be a daily driver, but our 3 seasons / weekend ride.

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Our Golf Sportwagen 4motion with 6spd manual. While not quite as fun to drive as our old Focus ST, in the performance sense, it’s still enjoyable. It is also far more practical with the AWD and extra room. We’ve also been averaging 35 to 37 MPG on the freeway (75 mph), and better in the 55 mph zones.

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I run Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 tires on her during the “winter months”, which here means early November to late April :animlol:

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Our Grand Cherokee (ZJ), 318ci V8, 242 TC swap, 3” lift & 31s. She’s served as my year round runabout for the last 5yrs.

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Yamaha MT-09. I don’t get out as much as I’d like, but for the type of riding I do (solo rides that are only a couple of hours long) she fits the bill. I came up on sport bikes and have had a couple of Harleys. I think I’ll stick with motorbikes like a sporting standard (ie naked bike), but my next one will definitely have cruise control.

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My maintenance fleet:

Me: 98 Camry (still runs great, 140k)
My beater: 97 Saturn sc (also still runs great, 130k )
Wife: 16 RAV4 (white)[20k, just local trips]
Dotter: 16 RAV4 (red)[105k, long commute]
Dotter: 04 Camry [125k runs great]
Dotter: 08 Camry [135k runs great]
Other dotter has 4Runner but not in my maintenance fleet yet 'cuz still Toyota warranty
 

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Our Golf Sportwagen 4motion with 6spd manual. While not quite as fun to drive as our old Focus ST, in the performance sense, it’s still enjoyable. It is also far more practical with the AWD and extra room. We’ve also been averaging 35 to 37 MPG on the freeway (75 mph), and better in the 55 mph zones.

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I run Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 tires on her during the “winter months”, which here means early November to late April :animlol:

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I have a sweet spot for wagens. I wish VW would have dropped the GTi engine in there and sold it but they never did. Not many wagon or hatchback options that also have a fun factor for the IS market. They all want those SUVs or Crossovers

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Our Grand Cherokee (ZJ), 318ci V8, 242 TC swap, 3” lift & 31s. She’s served as my year round runabout for the last 5yrs.

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Yamaha MT-09. I don’t get out as much as I’d like, but for the type of riding I do (solo rides that are only a couple of hours long) she fits the bill. I came up on sport bikes and have had a couple of Harleys. I think I’ll stick with motorbikes like a sporting standard (ie naked bike), but my next one will definitely have cruise control.

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For all the **** people talk about them , the ZJ's were decent trucks, and most of them seem to still be on the road....
 

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Back in June I sold my Focus ST, then with some arm twisting from my wife, I ordered a 2021 Wrangler Unlimited Willys edition in Sarge Green. Aside from the Willys package, I kept it very base (V6, 6spd manual, soft top, & crank windows), with the tow package being the only other real option.

Well last week it finally arrived.

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Unlike our past JK Wranglers, this one won’t be a daily driver, but our 3 seasons / weekend ride.

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You gonna mod it ?
 

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turn of the century cummins and a turn of the century Wrangler.
I like driving way too much to not enjoy what I am driving (camry, "econobox," etc).
I just don't get people that view cars as a means to an end. I mean I guess I do. but it is fun for me.
I'm with you; my old Wrangler YJ is the vehicle that I seem to drive most often; it's a leaf spring Jeep with no creature comforts at all ( except for the remarkably comfortable seats) but it's fun as hell....
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My 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I just scrapped the soft top and picked up a new(er) hardtop off of a 2017. Next up is a roof rack.

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Primarily, my wife crazy.

Secondarily, 2016 Toyota Sienna
 

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I have a sweet spot for wagens. I wish VW would have dropped the GTi engine in there and sold it but they never did. Not many wagon or hatchback options that also have a fun factor for the IS market. They all want those SUVs or Crossovers
As do I, especially ones that still have a manual trans. Just about any sedan or hatchback I’ve owned I would have preferred an wagon option had one been available. Like our Focus ST. For some reason Ford offers it in an estate/wagon over in Europe, but sadly not here in the States.

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I agree 100% about a GTI wagon, or even a Golf R estate/variant.

Apparently, from what I’ve read, a popular mod with the Sportwagens 1.8T engine is to bolt on a turbo from the 2.0 GTI engine. I guess it’s as simple as bolting it on & a flash tune. I’ve also read that they (GTI turbos) aren’t hard to come by because a popular mod for them is to upgrade to a turbo from a Golf R.

Heck I was thinking about getting a set of used 18” Austin GTI wheels, for summer mode, before I even got mine. Now think I’d rather go aftermarket.

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Heck even the JDM has some wagons I’d be interested in. Like the Subaru Levrog STi wagon.

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