Today it’s not friday, but nevertheless we have a few pictures for you. All hachiroku owners have all ups and downs of that 25 year old beloved shitbox. We asked a few owners to share their passion with us!
I love my hachi-roku because…….what the heck, I love it beacuse I just do. Words fail to express it; it’s almost like falling in love with someone. There’s just no explanation.
I love my hachi-roku because it isn’t the fastest car on paper but it handles so great, close to perfection, wich makes it faster than a lot more powerful cars. What the heck, I love it beacuse I just do. And it has to be love, nothing else would explain the fun it makes to drive or justify the time and money that went into it.
Please note I’ve owned an AE86 for years and absolutely loved it. Below rant should be taken with some humour.
The AE86 is the greatest and most awesome piece of dogshit that has ever been built by the toyota motor company. The balance, response and immersion as a driver’s machine is unparalleled. Just as unmatched is the frustration, hate and cursing that occurss frequently when you start to see that your 27 year old Toyota is breaking at an alarming rate whenever you take it out to play and you realize you’re an idiot for buying one.
For me, the AE86 was a great learners car. It really is true that it teaches a lot about proper weight-shifting and how to drive the FR layout. That is probably also down to the fact it uses some real old-school parts like the solid rear axle. However everyone who watched too much Initial D should realize it is ultimately a slow car. Slow and old. And if you don’t drive it properly, you will be going even slower.Yes it can be fast but that will cost you… Lot’s of money on the side, nerves of steel, and a commitment that you are putting up with extensive maintenance costs and expensive modifications just because you love this particular car and want nothing else.
You could just get an MX-5 which is basically the same thing except it’s newer, cheaper to maintain and lets you take the roof off. The only tradeoff with the MX-5 is that it transforms you into a raging homosexual every time you drive it. Especially if you tuned it. Fag.
So my advice to you would be: Get an S14. They are also crap but at least they have some torque.
Thank you and goodnight
All my buds have MX5′s which are totally awesome on track, but I just couldn’t hack the gayness, so I bought an older, shitter car for 4 times the price of an MX5 makes a lot of sense doesn’t it.
The Hachiroku always brings a smile to my face because of its fabulous handling. And as soon as you start to chase down high horsepower cars on a track that smile just gets bigger and bigger with every braking zone and turn.
I like my car… i don’t love it, because i foking hate it.. its a money grubbing peice of shit tin can corolla.. its slow, its got a pile of junk solid rear end. it takes to much of my time… this junk car ruin’d my life.. but god damn its got character. – probably could have an exige 260S by now!’t
I’m trying to sell it since I have it, but the car is still mine and I love it everytime I race it!