• Buy These Overlooked ’80s or ’90s Japanese Sports Cars Before Everyone Wants One [Video]

     Modern sports compacts are popular, but their ancestors are also shooting up in value.

    Today’s sports cars are constantly getting bigger, better, more technically advanced, and faster. However, in a world where cramming cars full of tech is commonplace, classic sports cars are gaining appeal among car enthusiasts. Whether you grew up with the sports cars of yesteryear, or you’re looking for something unusual, Japanese sports cars of the ’80s and ’90s are quickly appreciating in value. Consider this: prices for iconic Japanese sports cars such as the last-generation RX-7, Toyota Supra Turbo and Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo are shooting up in recent years. Why are these ’80s and ’90s sports cars becoming more expensive? For many, it’s because of heritage. Who wouldn’t love to own a part of history that led to some of today’s ultra-modern sports cars?

    While some significant Japanese sports cars may be beyond most peoples’ reach, there are still affordable models out there. However, even some of the “less popular” models are starting to creep up a bit. Bearing that in mind, this special TFL Today video shows you 10 of the top Japanese sports cars that you should buy now before they get absurdly expensive. Check out the video above for our opinions. The entire list is below (with a couple bonuses!):

    Top 10 (plus two bonuses!) overlooked classic Japanese sports cars to buy now: 

    10. Mazda Miata MX-5 Miata

    9. Lexus SC 300/400

    8. Nissan 300ZX Turbo

    7. Mitsubishi Starion or Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth Conquest TSi

    6. Misubishi Eclipse/Eagle Talon TSi/Plymouth Laser

    5. Mazda RX-7 (FB or FC)

    4. Toyota Supra Turbo (A60 or A70)

    3. Honda CR-X Si

    2. Toyota MR2 (First or second generation)

    1. Acura Integra

    BONUS: Subaru SVX/XT


    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler is the Managing Editor for The Fast Lane Car. A Colorado native, he spends his free time exploring the hidden gems and scenic vistas of the Rocky Mountains. Zach is a life-long automotive fanatic and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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    8 thoughts on “Buy These Overlooked ’80s or ’90s Japanese Sports Cars Before Everyone Wants One [Video]

    1. I have always liked the Supra and the Eclipse ever since I drove them when I was in high school. The list is missing the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4, that was the car I always wanted.

    2. And they all failed miserably in the marketplace.

      Too bad most Japanese cars are no ways near as good these days…interiors are much worse now.

    3. Conquest tsi I second that also eagle talon awd I always preferred that over it’s sibling except the Plymouth laser awd original NSX. I think sports cars are done in terms of being wet wild and fun I compare it to goin to a strip full of fully clothed girls just not any fun that’s today’s sports cars theirs no viper tire burning out of control fun.

    4. My second car was one of the rarest jap cars I had a 92 b17 not b18 or b16, b17 1.7 integra GS-R best car I’ve ever owned it was passed down to me from my dad he ordered it as a four door from Moreno Valley Ca Acura without ac for some stupid reason, other then my srt4 but that Integra when in vtec was a 8k rpm monster.

    5. just bought me a 86 mitsubishi starion, been wanting one forever, its all original and still runs, got lucky and pick it up for 200 bucks in a guys back yard, my lucky day….

    6. Avoid the Conquest/Starion. Parts are expensive and very hard to find. I used to have one. Great car. Still have my MA70 Supra.

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