Japanese automakers used to be quirky, fun and cool. What they tried did not always work, but they were bold and put fun cars on the road.

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The list goes on and on, interesting compacts, light trucks, plenty of automotive goodness for a variety of tastes while America was stuck in a sea of cheap malaise plastic. What do we get today? Dullsville.

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C’mon, fellas, I know you can do better than this.