I have an affection for Japanese cars. We can argue quartermiles and how you can in the end make a rwd V8 faster for drag racing, and a corvette for track as fast or faster than any ricer car, but dammit I love Japanese cars, Ive owned 6 japanese cars of two different brands, all of them were RWD manual, 2 seater, flip lights and 4cylinders, and 2 of them came from the factory with a turbocharger. You just can't find a US car with that exact combination outside of a crappy fiero. I went to a local diner in St. Louis tonight and was talking about how I might be getting a new job and Ill have the opportunity to make more money than I ever did at my previous jobs, if the small business owner takes me in. I said if money comes as easy as it could potentially in the new line of work, Id like to get an R33 Skyline GTR. The man about 2 seats over, this seemed to offend him. He told me if I liked japanese cars so much I should simply move to japan, and how they are vastly inferior to American cars. It turned into a difference of opinion and I really can't argue opinions. I steered him into politics where I had better footing for arguing. We each left on good terms at that point even if we were at opposite sides of the political spectrum. I pointed out that you can buy an American made Toyota Camry, and you can buy a Mexican made GM car. Roger Smith moved all those Flint Michigan UAW jobs to Mexico, if you watch "Roger and Me" thats essentially what the whole documentary was about. I understand people being set in their ways, but I think a lot of American car buffs fail to acknowledge that buying a truly American car, isn't as cut and dry as it was 30-40 years ago. Why so much hate on the japanese cars, when there are so many American made, japanese badged cars now? Now the cars that I like that are Japanese are made in japan, and some of them, like the R33 Skyline GTR are also originally sold in Japan (You can tell this since they are Right hand drive), but if you are buying a brands sports car for the purposes of racing, you wouldn't buy a Mexican made Corvette or a British made Porsche. You are pretty much stuck with buying the badgings country of origin to get that car. What are your guys feelings on foreign brand cars, even if they are built in America through hiring US workers? The man claimed that they all made minimum wage, but I find that to be rather doubtful, they may not be UAW, but I doubt you get paid minimum wage making Hyundais *yes I know Hyundai is korean* and Toyotas stateside. Even my grandpa who fought in WWII, ALMOST never forgave the Japanese for bombing pearl harbor, considering he lived through it, makes sense. But about 4 years ago he bought himself a new Toyota Prius.