The Best Cheap Japanese Coupes Made

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This is a Mitsubishi Celeste from the seventies. It's the last car we saw at this year's Geneva Motor Show before leaving the building, and we wanted it more than most new things around.

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Now I know this was sold in North America as the Plymouth/Dodge Arrow, but in Central Europe, this old Lancer Coupe is as rare as banana trees. Still, if you manage to find one, it probably won't cost you as much as something similarly stylish (and rusty) from the Italians.

But which underrated Japanese coupe would you choose for some weekend fun?

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Nissan Cherry X1R. Look at t. Seriously. Look at it. You cannot beat them for quirk-per-dollar.

They are sadly an endangered species, being cannibalized for their super-awesome taillights by Hakosuka/Pig's Butt Laurel drivers.