GTP Cool Wall: 1991-1993 Mazda Familia GTAe

Discussion in 'Cool Wall' started by GranTurNismo, Dec 8, 2019.

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GTP Cool Wall: 1991-1993 Mazda Familia GTAe

Poll closed Dec 18, 2019.
  1. Sub-Zero

    15.0%
  2. Cool

    30.0%
  3. Meh

    27.5%
  4. Uncool

    25.0%
  5. Seriously Uncool

    2.5%
  1. GranTurNismo

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    1991-1993 Mazda Familia GTAe nominated by @Murcie_LP640

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    Body Style: 3-door hatchback
    Engines: 1.8L BPD turbocharged inline-4
    Power: 209hp
    Torque: 184lb-ft
    Weight: 1180kg
    Transmission: 5-speed manual
    Drivetrain: Front-engine, all-wheel drive
    Additional information: Based on the Group A homologation special Familia GT-R, the GTAe is a stripped "rally-spec" version of the turbocharged Japanese hatchback, with close-ratio gears, a new larger rear wing, all of the power features removed (air-con was available as an option - ABS was removed), and the lighter cloth interior from the Familia GT-X instead of leather, as is standard in the GT-R.
     
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  2. GranTurNismo

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    I'm torn on this one. First off, I love Japanese sports cars of this era, and I'd take the Mazda over its rival, the Nissan Pulsar GTi-R. But, to the non-car person, there's just not enough to differentiate it from an old economy car. There's also virtually zero stock ones left, which really sucks.
     
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  3. Roger the Horse

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    It's got a dorky charm to it, sure
     
  4. Zona

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    I've gone with cool - mainly because I've never heard of this model Mazda before and because I love boxy 90's cars :D
     
  5. Vegard

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    The most fun I've ever had driving on snow but not even slightly cool.
     
  6. LivingWithGames

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    One side - looks bog standard normal. The other side, not many of these around these days.

    Meh.
     
  7. ZGBox

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    It doesn't exactly screams "cool" to a non-car nut, soooo...
    Meh
    It's a shame because it looks awesome even on paper
     
  8. eiriksmil

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    It has a sort of Q car cool appeal IMO. Sleeper stuff, no one knows what it is unless you're an enthusiast. If you do know what it is, you know it's one of the few unreliable Japanese cars out there and they eat transmissions like other cars go through tires. Obviously has to do with the owner/driver as well, but that's what 200+ bhp in a very small car does to you.
     
  9. All Your Base

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    Nowhere near as cool as a contemporary Delta HF Integrale or ST185 Celica GT-Four, but it’s got that charm to it that a lot of it’s rivals didn’t and it’s got a respectable amount of power even for today. High cool, but decided to be generous and give it a Sub-Zero anyway.
     
  10. MrWaflz55

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    Being so lightweight, having a manual and also 4WD, this one must have been quite an interesting drive.
     
  11. TheCracker

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    A rally homologation special without the cachet of the Intergale, Quattro. GT-Fout etc. any cachet because no one outside of Japan - or hard-core JDM fans know about it.
     
  12. Rallywagon

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    90's ✓
    Japanese ✓
    Awd turbo ✓
    Mazda ✓

    Sub zero.... ✓

    It's weird, but the older I get, the more I love cars from the 90s.
     
  13. GranTurNismo

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    You've driven one before? That's neat.
     
  14. Vegard

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    It was "only" a souped up GT-R, but still, awesome handling on snow.
     
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