QOTD: Which Japanese Car Goes In the Time Capsule?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
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qotd which japanese car goes in the time capsule

You guys out-smarted me yesterday. (Not that I should be surprised, as TTAC is known far and wide for its brainy readers.) Still, you approached the American Time Capsule QOTD fom an angle I hadn't even considered. I was wondering which car would be worth the most filthy lucre in 2058. My answer? A Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR. (If a 1969 Mustang is fetching seven figures today, you can't even imagine what a sub-10 mpg V10 monster will be worth when gasoline is illegal.) But then y'all flipped the scrip and pondered what car best encapsulates (so to speak) our current automotive times. I've long held the opinion that future generations will look back at our 5,500+ lbs SUVs and think, "What in the fuck?" And pulling the Cadillac Escalade EXT (that's the pickup version) out of the ground will forever settle the argument that we share a common ancestor with chimps. But those are American cars. Today, we talk Japanese. Me? I'd bury a Toyota Century. But that's because you know ToMoCo will still be building the damn JDM-only things in 50 years when internal combustion engines are seen as worse than shooting-up babies with dope– big V12 and all. Hey, those upper crusty salarymen have needs, no? Plus, they're beautiful. You?

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  • UnclePete UnclePete on Feb 21, 2008

    Frank Williams : Toyota 2000GT. End of discussion. I'm with Frank on this one. This was the best looking Toyota ever IMHO.

  • Carguy1964 Carguy1964 on Feb 22, 2008

    Hey what about the Hummer H2, that was about as arrogant as America could get! let's see size of a Blazer and gets worse mileage than a motorhome! Hell the Excursion got slightly better gas mileage, another example of gas sucking behemoths! other than that...What about a Telsa, maybe the'll have the techology to get the right transmission developed at that time..just kidding!

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Feb 22, 2008

    Honda Civic/Accord or Toyota Camry/Corolla - nothing exemplifies the Japanese automobiling experience like these two.

  • Kjc117 Kjc117 on Feb 22, 2008

    Toyota Prius-is it the future? Only time will tell. Toyota Tundra-Toyota's first full size pick-up and more importantly the first dagger in the big 3 hearts. Both vehicles changed the landscape of the American automotive industry. No two vehicles have more said about them both pro and con.