I don’t believe we’ve ever featured ‘proper’ sports cars here on Used Car Face-Off, so for this Japanese segment, we’re focusing on the little cousins of some of the great Japanese legends. While not necessarily lacking in performance or power, these were the cars that were cast in the shadows of giants such as the Supra, RX7, and GT-R. Which one will you appreciate the most? Here are the options:

The first contestant: 1990 Nissan 300ZX - $8000

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Though it may not be turbocharged and have quite a good many miles (155k) under its belt, this lovely Z32 reportedly had a full overhaul at 105K and, given its pristine condition, seems to have held up well since then. Plenty of new and upgraded bits but considering the age and price, will it be your pick?

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The second contestant: 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT - $7699

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From the oldest car to the newest, this slightly cheaper Mitsu has only 73k miles and is just as clean as the Nissan. However, it has been regarded by many as nothing more than a big boat with its transverse AWD V6 powertrain. Does the somewhat shoddy dealership setting put you off, or does this white pearl shine through?

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The third contestant: 1994 Subaru SVX LS - $7900

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Ok, I will admit, this one here is a bit of a wild card. The SVX was never that great of a sports car, nor was it very good at being a Subaru and so it was always the awkward child of Japanese sports cars. It still has a great flat-6 AWD platform though and this example has only 53K miles. Will the bargain price for this piece of Subaru history steal your heart?

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