Underrated JDM-era Cars
JDM cars have always been seen as overrated, so I picked a few that not many would think of...
Sporting a 3.0 L V6 producing 161 horsepower up to 320 (VR4 variants) horsepower, it was one of the fastest Japanese cars at the time. Modifications are plentiful if you are looking to modify one. The 3000GT had 2 drivetrain options such as FWD and AWD which affected the weight to change from 3,160 lbs to 3,760 lbs. Prices may vary.
Mazda Eunos Cosmo JC
This lesser known Mazda was equipped with a triple rotor engine debuting in 1990. The power output was 300hp, which was made possible by the twin turbos. However, the 0-60 mph time is rather a bit sluggish due to the fact that it has a 4-speed automatic transmission. It is stylish, affordable, and sure to get attention at your local car events.
Honda Civic Del Sol
Destroyed and mutilated by many members of the ricer community, a mint Honda Civic Del Sol is hard to come by these days. Sitting at a weight of around 2,500 and powered by a 1.6 L 4 cylinder, it is economical and fun to drive at the same time, even better with the 5-speed manual variants.
Subaru Impreza 2.5RS
The 2.5 in the name stands for the 2.5 L 4 cylinder pushing out 165 horsepower. The 2.5RS is technically a more mass produced, more tamed version of the STi. It comes in both a 5-speed manual if you want to have the most fun, or a 4-speed auto for more of a city car. They are not all that common, but prices aren't astronomically high at the moment.
Last but not least, is the Nissan 300ZX, also known as the Fairlady Z. The 300ZX has horsepower figures ranging from 222 to 300 horsepower, making it able to dust any V6 Mustang in its path. It also comes with a 4-speed automatic, or a 5-speed manual. The market for these gems are starting to climb, so get one while you have the chance.