Featured The Toyota Supra Owner's Club Event featuring Tetsuya Tada & the A90 (photos/videos)

Discussion in 'General Supra Topics' started by Captain_Kirk, Jul 13, 2018.

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Which Supra do you think looks the best?

  1. A90

    47.9%
  2. A80

    34.2%
  3. A70

    12.3%
  4. A60

    5.5%
  5. A40

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  1. vb22

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    I found this complete group photo, but the quality is pretty bad...

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    Speaking from personal experience A60/70 owners are all over the place in terms of personality and little sub clicks, there seems to be 3 main groups due to the extreme variance of condition/ affordability of cars.

    1: The kind that will keep er running with a piece of string and don't have the word paint or detailing in their vocabulary (typically sub 30 years old with a hacked off exhaust crunched quarter panels and rot holes the size of Kansas) they also love to have Hoonigan decals plastered all over their cars.

    2: Then theres the old guys who have had a supra since new and therefore if you are under the age of 30 you automatically have ruined your car. (this has also occasionally happened to me with mk4 guys as well). While some are nice I have experienced individuals automatically painting the younger members with the same brush at meets and such. Labeling everyone as "not worthy" because of the "typical beater drift car" image. I have been initially shrugged off a handful of times talking to these people only for them to find out I take better care of my car then some of them do.

    3: The smallest (and my personal favourite group) The "OEM plus" crowd. People from all sorts of backgrounds and ages are here (myself included). They modified their car to the exact spec that they wanted without hacking them up unnecessarily, there aren't many of us but for many years they were my inspiration to modify/maintain my car to the highest level that I could even back when I was a young lad in high school years ago. (Even to the point of walking to school in the winter because I refused to let my car see or touch snow lol)

    As long as I can remember I have always wanted an a60, I searched for nearly 3 years with my dad to find the cleanest one I could as my first car when I was 16 a difficult feat being in central Canada. We ended up finding a red 5 speed with a black interior:headbang:). Ive had my car over 5 years and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Because of it I have made countless friends and acquaintances. I know that the a60/70 crowd can be quirky but there a few of us out there that aren't too bad ;).
     
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    Yeah, it's important to note that every gen has its downsides as far as owners.

    There are also plenty of good ones too...
     
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    X2, personally I met tons of cool MK4 owners. I also think we should separated actual MK4 owner from internet fanboys.
     
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    My black A60 was originally SDR like yours. If I had my time again.... It'd probably be still red...

    The big change going from 4-5 A60 to an A80 owner is parts availability.... with an A60, anything you want basically doesn't exist anymore, needs to be custom, and that's expensive.

    Proud to be OEM plus haha.... My A60 is my daily for the next few weeks, and even after driving my 2010 W204, it's still really cool to jump in and drive.
     
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    Toyota didn't skip the A50, they just didn't build a Supra using an A50 chassis.

    The 'A' chassis was originally used for the Toyota Carina, the A10, A30 and A50 were not used for the Celica or Supra, but were used for the Carina.

    The Celica was built on a similar platform as the A10 and was the A20. A30 was again used for the Carina.

    A40 was used for the Celica, Supra and Carina. A50 was only used for the Carina.

    A60 was used for the Celica, Supra and Carina.

    In 1985 the Celica and Carina moved to the FWD T chassis platform and the RWD A chassis continued for the Supra only.

    A10/30/40/50/60 are Carina
    A20/40/60/70/80 are RWD Celica/Supra

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    Excluding the new Supra, my opinion is that a nicely setup A70 is the nicest looking Supra, but also that most A70's look like junk. Percentage wise I would say there are many more nice looking A80's than A70's.

    The new A90 is about on par with a nice A70 out of the box. I have a few concerns with a couple of design elements but suspect they will be less substantial without camo and in person.

    A90/A70 toss up
    A80/A60 are about equal for me, though they are very different
    A40 is tough.. I like the A40 Celica coupes a bit, but the liftback (including the Supra) are a bit off to me

    Jeff
     
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    your not the only one who didn't like the Mk4 Supra. During that time of the 300z, VR4, i still prefer the FD RX7 because it was a true sports car.

    as owner of an AP2 and 987r this car interest me because of what Toyota is trying to do which is almost a bigger faster version of their GT86.
     
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    Agreed like anything there’s always positives and negatives if you look enough. Different strokes for different folks, as long as your car makes you happy I’m happy
     
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    I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I don’t like the mk4’s, if I wasn’t a student and had the financial means to purchase a mk4 I would love to. The a60 just has an amount of sentimental value to me that is irrirplacable. Even with brand new coilovers and other basic breather mods the mk2 isn’t anything that’ll blow your socks off. The people who tend to keep them and drive them with a silly grin on their face do so because it is an emotional purchase.
    I feel like the same can be said about many many kinds of cars. I’m sure the a90 will be no different in that regard. On paper possibly not the “best buy” for outright power/performance from factory. But reading the way Tada says the car feels is what really gets me excited and hopeful.
     
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    This is why I love having Jeff around. Seriously a fountain of knowledge when it comes to 'Yotas.
     
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    I know I may be a little pedantic here but c'mon -- the rear tail lights don't have individual turn lights when on? I hate that. For those who don't understand what I'm talking about, if you take a look at the first video on Instagram posted on the top of this forum, you can see at the end of the video the guy turned on his right turn signal. The signal is also the brake lights. So when you're on the brakes, all three lights come on. But when you're on the brakes and one of the signals turn on, only 2 of the brake lights are on while one brake light is used as a turn signal. I don't know about you but this pisses me off when I'm driving and I get slightly confused when I see someone either attempting to brake, signal, or both. As much as I like the styling, why couldn't they put the damn signal light within the little outline of the brake lights?

    I think that's enough ranting from me today. Haha.
     

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