When you’re scrolling through your local classifieds and you spot a Japanese gem, the last thing you’ll have to worry about is reliability or build quality. But how much speed does Japan have to offer for less than $10,000 on the used car market? That’s this week’s eBay Challenge.

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Here are the rules:

  • One entry per post.
  • Cars must have a realistic selling price under $10,000.
  • Cars must be operable/easily restored to running condition.
  • Completed and sold listings can be included.
  • You can add modifications, as long as it doesn’t go over the total budget.
  • Write a short reason why your car is the fastest Japanese car for less than $10,000.

Start here and find a car that embodies the phrase “VTEC just kicked in, yo”.


Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes and makes videos about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world’s cheapestMercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he’s the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn’t feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.

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