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JDM Meaning Guide – What Exactly Does JDM Mean?

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If you’ve got any interest in cars (and you probably do – or else how did you stumble across this site!) then you will have likely come across the term JDM – but this is a term that causes a lot of confusion, and in this JDM meaning guide we are going to “set the record straight” …

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Why Is ‘Miata Always The Answer’?

The Mazda MX-5 (or Miata as it is known to those in the North American market) is one of the most successful sports cars of all time. In fact, it is the best-selling sports car ever.  Spanning multiple generations, and selling in massive volumes, there are very few “fun” cars that are more praised than …

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Why Does Abarth Have A Scorpion For Its Logo?

Abarth is one of the most legendary names in European motorsport history. Originally founded by Carlo Abarth in 1949, Abarth produced its own racing vehicles that saw success in Europe, as well as performance variants of other vehicles such as the 595 Abarth Abarth was sold to Fiat in the 1970s, and became the Fiat …

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Why Do WRX Sound Different?

If you’ve ever heard a Subaru WRX drive past, then you’ll know that ‘Subaru burble’. Subarus – especially the WRX – just seem to sound so different to so many other cars. We reckon that famous Subaru sound is one of the best four cylinder sounds ever to grace the streets. It is just such …

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What Does Miata Mean? 

he name “Miata,” associated with the Mazda MX-5, carries a rich and intriguing meaning. Contrary to popular belief and urban legends, “Miata” is not an acronym such as “Make It A Topless Afternoon,” but rather has its roots in language and the driving experience it aims to offer. Old German Origin: The most widely accepted …

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Why Are Mazda RX7s So Expensive?

If you could use only one word to describe the Mazda RX7, it would have to be ‘legendary’. There are very few performance cars that can lay claim to such a cult following, especially years after production ended. But why are Mazda RX7s so expensive? If you’ve looked to buy one, then you will have …

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What Does WRX STi Stand For?

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The Subaru WRX STi is a Japanese performance legend. Its rally pedigree helped propel the WRX STi to motoring superstardom, and all generations of the WRX STi have found a cult following (some perhaps more deservedly so than others). However, what does WRX STi stand for? In this short article we are going to look …

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What Does NISMO Stand For?

NISMO is a truly legendary name in the realm of Japanese Motorsport. All Japanese and JDM car enthusiasts can probably remember their first exposure to the Nismo brand. Mine was playing Gran Turismo on the Playstation One – what was yours? Feel free to leave a comment below, it would be great to hear your story.  …

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Is The Honda Integra Type R Rear Wheel Drive?

The Honda Integra Type R is one of the most legendary Japanese performance vehicles of all time. From its famed handling prowess through to its incredible ‘VTEC just kicked in yo’ engine, the two generations of Integra Type R have developed a true cult following over the years. But is the Integra Type R rear …

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How Many Honda NSXs Have Been Made & Sold?

If you are a keen car enthusiast, you have probably noticed a rise in interest for Japanese sports cars from the ’90s. Models like Toyota Supra, Nissan 300ZX, or Mitsubishi 3000 GT are all considered modern classics and are sought-after by collectors. Amongst all Japanese sports cars from the period, one of the best and …

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