I'm gonna back Akira on this, and so will any automotive critic or engineer who doesn't have a product to sell. The Japanese had, hands down, the best zippy cars of the 80s and 90s. The Taurus SHO was a nice little machine, but it still does not have the same build quality. The only time period that compares when it comes to customizability are the 60s muscle cars, and overall the handling on the Japanese machines is better. If we're talking tuner/project cars, Nissan & Hondas from the early 90s are hands-down the best cars for the price. Period. End of story. Late-90s Civics and the entire 90s ZX/SX series from Nissan were and continue to be some of the baddest rice-burners out there. Sure, you could spend 50K on a brand-new car that would destroy them in every category, but it's also a 50,000 dollar car. For 6K the Japanese 90s models beat the everloving shit out of any American/German counterpart. You've just admitted outright your only purpose here was to troll and you know ****-all about cars. Nice job.