I like the 190e and the ls400, but honestly they are getting old and both at this age can very very unreliable. kinda leaning the g35 route for a project daily. Garage project queen will come later.
Ok so you all know I have a thing for vans..esp japanese vip styled vans. but I have always hated newer modified north american spec odysseys …. but i like this one (I know it’s not in the vip style, more sport)….. but do i like it because it’s nice or because it’s nicer then the rest I’ve seen…. I’m not sure.
I know… most my friends are tired of me talking about these vans… but this time i found pictures of a modified north american spec previa that actually looks good and has no “photo retouching”.
the nice parts if that this van’s exterior is totally stock (no body kit), all that is done to it is the lexus sc430 wheels and the lowering. in my eyes this proves that a previa can look cool without too much work.
I think it’s looks cool.
Here a really nice shot I came across at usdmjam actually it’s a crappy low res photo of a nice car… not to be confused with a nice photo.
The pic is a great one of this gorgeous acura legend, you know a car was designed well when it looks this good with a totally stock body, lowered a bit, and with nice wheels…. such simple mods to get such a nice result. I’m surprised I don’t see more on these around, but I can understand why every does the LS400 instead seeing as it’s rear wheel drive (rwd) and not front wheel drive (fwd).
often i have an urge to buy a van, like a previa, and i tell my friends this and they often look at me like 400 pieces of lego just pored out of my nose…”what the hell is wrong your you?”.
So I figured I’d educate you all on what this van thing is about for me.
In japan it’s a big thing, some call it part of VIP tuning or some “bippu” thing…but whatever.
My personal favorite is the toyota previa. it’s a great bread box, and it looks kinda weird to some, but it’s RWD, it had an available supercharged engine, and also had an available 5-spd manual transmission. In north america it had a solid rear axle, but in japan it had an independent rear suspension. the solid axle isn’t all bad, there are lsd rear ends to be had from the toyota trucks as well as disc rear ends. I say buy one super cheap, toss in some coilovers are maybe even air bag suspension, then combine the supercharged engine with the 5 speed, and a smaller pulley and some cool wheels and enjoy. it would be a great parts runner/roadtrip car.
Here are some pics of the previa:
This Black one is the coolest to me, a great example of CLEAN!
and here are a few of the honda odyssey, stream, and a couple nissan vans.
These last 3 white ones have that newer blocky look that going on and I really love it…too bad most of the vans we get here are soo different from the vans the automakers offer in japan.