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Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? My first car was an AE101 Corolla (red) which was pretty much a beater until I worked on restoring it and upgrading a few components bolt ons. I am a wrench because of this car, the simplicity and common sense approach this car was engineered with made it rewarding and fun to work on. It was an automatic and had the 7A-FE great little torquey motor don't get me wrong but my eyes were set on the 4A-GE Blacktop 20 valve especially with the 6 speed it comes with. I loved my first car for more than just sentimental reasons the time this model was made was the Golden era of Japanese cars even down to their cheaper models their quality tricked down especially this model, the chief engineer tried making a "mini Lexus" and it's very apparent in terms of build quality and comfort. But since this car is so light and it's so analogue its very enjoyable to throw around a very good beginner's car. I look crazy to most people but this is why I bought another Corolla that had the very engine and transmission I was looking for, this drivetrain is just what I felt my first car ever needed, and it's the most fun you can get out of a 90s corolla.
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