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Frisky Dingo

Ultimate Dream Garage: Sub-200HP Edition

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I'm starting a new 'UDG' series that will have consecutive installments. As you can tell, it will be based on that measure of energy we love so much- horsepowerz. BHP. Ponies. Whatever nickname you like to use, it's a metric that has been used pretty much since the inception of the automobile. 

This round we are focusing on the little guys. Though they may not have have cover-worth big power ratings, there are no shortage of cars that are great to drive that have below 200HP. In fact, there are some All-time Greats that fall into this category.

Rules-

1) Maximum of 5 choices.

2) These are your only vehicles.

3) Production cars only.

4) Any era and market is allowed.

5) Cars must have a MFR rating of UNDER 200 HP. That means it must start with a '1'.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

EDIT- ANY POWER RATING UNDER 200HP IS ACCEPTABLE. SO DOUBLE DIGIT HP RATED CARS ARE ALLOWED.

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2 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Can it start with a 3 if I want a 36 HP Split Window Beetle?

I will allow this. Edited the original post.

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Just now, Frisky Dingo said:

I will allow this. Edited the original post.

Thanks, because that is going to be car #1....

Car number two will be an original 64 1/2 Mustang Convertible with the 260 V8.

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Quick change from Canyon to Colorado Diesel

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2.  2016 Beetle Baja

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2006 Wrangler Rubicon

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1984 Mustang SVO

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99 Civic SI

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Mazda 6 (184hp)

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MX-5 Club (155hp)

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J100 Land Cruiser 4.2L turbodiesel (165hp)

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Colorado diesel (181hp)

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Fiesta ST (197hp)

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8 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

There it is! I'm surprised it took that long to get a Fiesta ST and a Miata in there! I thought those two were gimmies.

I would have chosen them but I was trying to make a sort of different list. Two of my favorite current cars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercer_(automobile)

Mercer Type 35J Raceabout (Chassis 694 - 2005 Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance) High Resolution Image

Mercer Raceabout, Type 35, 55 Horsepower. Think of it as a very expensive, underwired, and primitive Miata. Circa 1914 or so. Car #3.

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Car #4.....hmmmm

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BMW E30 M3 (Easiest pick ever)

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Colorado Z71 Duramax

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BMW 328D X Drive Wagon

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BMW 507

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Lotus Exige Series 2

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507 is highly rational, E30 M3 is one of my all time favorite cars.

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Why TF is the Forum not taking so many pictures?!?!

5 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

507 is highly rational, E30 M3 is one of my all time favorite cars.

 

The 507 narrowly beat out the Toyota 2000GT for me. Mainly because it's a convertible. I may switch out the 328d.

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4 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

Why TF is the Forum not taking so many pictures?!?!

I have no idea, but I am stealing the E30M3 and the Lotus as my final two picks.

Mustang, Split Window VW, E30 M3, Mercer, and Lotus...a nice little collection I think.

5 minutes ago, Frisky Dingo said:

Why TF is the Forum not taking so many pictures?!?!

 

The 507 narrowly beat out the Toyota 2000GT for me. Mainly because it's a convertible. I may switch out the 328d.

With the Toyota 2000GT I actually like the BRZ better and I have included it on other lists.

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If I were to pick one alternate it would be a 49 or 50 Mercury in the place of the Mercer...or maybe the Mustang.

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Great list @ccap41! Surprised to see so many German choices. A GTD would be a killer DD for someone who didn't have to tote kiddos.

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Well I wanted a Canyon but to be honest I just wanted to find something different. The Hilux is super ugly compared to the Tacoma we get here otherwise the diesel version of that would have been a no-brainer because I love how it looks.

The X3 was just kind of the daily/larger vehicle used for any form of people or "things" hauling.

I'd LOVE a GTD! Such a cool concept, performance oriented diesel car. Way cool to me.

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