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I would love to engage in the discussions involving purchasing an 02 IS 300 5-speed; however, I simply can't justify getting a new car after less than 9 mos. of ownerhsip.

Anyway I digress. The actual topic of my post is that I saw my old car yesterday on the roads near my home.

I was an original owner of a 1985 Corolla GTS (aka AE86 or "Hachiroku" to the cognoscente), red hatchback. Anyway, the car was fully modded for its time for auto-x. I had to sell the car back in 1991 to make way for my current car ('94 Toyota pickup 4x4).

I had seen the car on a few occassions shortly after I sold it, but had not seen it for the last five years. I thought that it may have been shipped off-island.

Anyway, after some years apart, I started feeling regrets for selling the car. I vowed that if I saw that car again, I would buy it on sight. Anyway, I saw it yesterday less than 2 miles from my home. I guess you could say now the hunt for my old car begins.

It looked in relatively good condition from my brief viewing (it was driving in the opposite direction in traffic). It was very dirty, but appeared to still have the same rims that I installed back in the late 80s.

If I am ultimately "reunited" w/that car, I've got big plans for it.

This car (and it's 5 speed gearbox) should satisfy my need for manual shifting such that I would not need to covet the 5 speed IS. And it'll be a whole lot cheaper.
 

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You seriously should track it down! The AE86 is a treasure, and the 4A-GE is a jewel of an engine (I should know, I've got a AW11).


Ah...Toyota's golden age of sports cars/coupes...
 

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I guess the hunt is on.

Kinda reminds me of the move "Corvette Summer." Except in this case, my car was not stolen.
 

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What are the performance figures for stock AE86's?

Sorry to tease you like this....








[ July 31, 2001: Message edited by: JW ]
 

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Man JW,

You're just killin' me.

That car looks really similar to my old car. My car was red and it had these JDM spec side skirts by Hippo I think it was called the Hippo Kit.

Mod list:
HKS intake cam, HKS lightened flywheel, HKS race clutch, TRD fr. shocks, GAB rear shocks, Susp. techniques springs, Addco rear sway bar (way too stiff), 15x7 ATS stars (gold) on Bridgestone RE71s, stock 14x6 rims w/Yokohama A008 for auto-x, Momo Monte Carlo steering wheel, it had an exhaust, but I can't remember if the last on on the car was by TRD or HKS.

To be honest I don't remember the stock specs of the 4AG. I do know that the motor could rev and rev and rev.

I've got a pic of the car in an auto-x in Club4AG.com in gallery 8.
 
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