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Evening Musings...

I seem to keep finding first generation Geo Prizms around me - I’ve seen two in the last few days, which brings my total to 4 this year. The more I see them, the more I keep digging into the AE9X platform, which lead me to find this...

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The AE92 FX GT. We never got this body style in the US, which is truly a shame, as I think it looks great in a late ‘80s econobox kinda way. Part of me wants to swap a 3 door with a 4A-GE 20V (Silvertop, perhaps) with a C56 and LSD, run it as is for a while, then build it to as high as it can rev (within reason, sort-of). The metallic black with gold accents and Work Equip 03 (or knock-off) wheels really does it for me, though I think I’d be just as happy with a Super White Prizm. I mean, I’d really just be in it for the engine...

This has me thinking enough that I’m starting to question whether I want to go down this path or import something from Japan in a few year’s time (leading contender is a BG5 Legacy GT-B w/ 5-speed). Both have their merits, but I’m starting to think that an AE9X car would be more fun, less hassle, and less finicky than a BG5 GT-B (plus, Matt Farrah seems to enjoy himself in modified Corollas). Though, I do have thoughts of buying a car in Japan, driving it for a week or two, and shipping it stateside, which the GT-B would satisfy (though a FX GT could satisfy that as well). Ideally, I’d get both, one earlier than the other, but I can’t help but slightly worry that it will get even harder to find either one down the road, making me feel like I’d be making a firm decision with no looking back.

Luckily, I have time to think this through... plus, I have more immediate plans (well, sooner, anyway), but that’s a story for another time...

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