What’s The Next Great Cheap Gearhead Car?

Everyone loves cars like the BMW E30. It's cheap, it's practical, it's a great car to drive. At some point, though, they will be too old for some broke kid to own, and they'll end up just like the old BMW 2002.

The broke hoon of the future is going to need something awesome to drive, but it's got to be affordable. At a certain point, the Toyobaru twins won't be new anymore, and you'll be able to pick up a BRZ with the kind of money that people spend on an old Impreza 2.5RS today. An FR-S is going to be your little cousin's Nissan 200SX. What car from, say, no earlier than model year 2002, will be the next great gearhead car?

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