7 Perfect Project Cars That AREN’T a Miata

2020 20 نوامبر
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Miata is always the answer, right? Dead wrong! We put together this list of 7 lightweight sports cars and they’re all cheap, plentiful, have a ton of aftermarket support, and most importantly: they’re not Miatas. This is D-List!
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  • Let's see cause I was looking for a z but yeah prices are up

    Loot GoblinLoot Goblinپیش 5 ساعت
  • Stop making videos like these it makes my project car more and more expensive

    Robert LopezRobert Lopezپیش 6 ساعت
  • Came here to see a good project car other than e36 (because my place is full of them) e36 in N1 on the list :(

    Ange VraiAnge Vraiپیش 9 ساعت
  • i picked up a 924s for $650, it needs some lovein but i cant wait to get her on the road

    Lane SandburgLane Sandburgپیش 15 ساعت
  • These are some great project cars! I actually have a NC MX-5 though and am extremely happy to have it, as a semi project car. Yes, it's not like a go-cart MKI or MKkII but it still handles brilliantly and I actually like the refinements.

    Robert ThorntonRobert Thorntonپیش 19 ساعت
  • But e36s are fucking expensive

    Rein HartRein Hartپیش 22 ساعت
  • 944 Broke up easly

    noil _0666noil _0666پیش روز
  • BMWs might be cheap to buy, but a horrible time to buy parts for. So freaking expensive.

    The Fallen CrowThe Fallen Crowپیش روز
    • You have to do the maintenance and the E36 parts are cheap (at least here in Europe) irworld.info/show/fy-lm-h-y/gIB5aLuElrqItcQ.html, the E36 is cheaper to fix than most BMW's after it

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturiپیش 5 ساعت
  • The e36 is a special one for me cause my dad has one Back then But its unreliable so it got sold for about 6 grand

    NXBS jebNXBS jebپیش روز
    • Many people with E36's have been happy, but the US models do kind of suck

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturiپیش 4 ساعت
    • The E36 is reliable compared to most BMW's after it, maybe you got a bad apple irworld.info/show/fy-lm-h-y/gIB5aLuElrqItcQ.html and it's much easier to work on compared to BMW's after it and it has lots of after market

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturiپیش 4 ساعت
  • What do you guys think of the 1st gen Acura RDX?

    Sala MachuSala Machuپیش 2 روز
  • Im just mad that even crappy, rusted, almost junk 911's are around 15-20k usd.

    Audecious.Audecious.پیش 2 روز
  • Hahah do your research before spouting off about crankwalk on the 4g63 which really just happened to the gen 1 7 bolt i.e. 95-97 after that the 7 bolt was fixed with a split thrust bearing which fixed the issues. So my 99 eclipse it won't happen to.. at least it shouldn't.

    Chris AbbottChris Abbottپیش 4 روز
    • Also calling dsm unattractive is just wrong! I think the 2gb dsms are some of the best looking cars ever! Love the line and they look so good lowered with 18's.

      Chris AbbottChris Abbottپیش 4 روز
  • What's up with Up to speed? 😐

    Vladimir MarkovVladimir Markovپیش 4 روز
  • "Crankwalk" might be better than "Pop-up, up and down headlights"

    JayMastersJayMastersپیش 5 روز
  • XD The cheapest Porsche 944 in my country costs 20000$ :(

    lucek edlucek edپیش 5 روز
  • when he didn’t say eg civic:😢

    MichalBananaMichalBananaپیش 5 روز
    • @Cody Miller ye del sol is lighter than the eg.I just am a fan of hatches still love the del sol tho

      MichalBananaMichalBananaپیش 2 روز
    • @Kasey Wolf that’s why it’s 100 pounds heavier and slower

      MichalBananaMichalBananaپیش 2 روز
    • Because the EK is better

      Kasey WolfKasey Wolfپیش 2 روز
    • When they didn't mention the civic del sol

      Cody MillerCody Millerپیش 3 روز
  • Hey James and Donut Media! I'd love to see you guys do a best project TRUCK list!! Please make my day.

    Dylan BrandysDylan Brandysپیش 5 روز
  • just sits here in my garage with my Indy Fiero. its like a miata, cept they put the engine in the back, WHERE IT BELONGS

    Afro SergeantAfro Sergeantپیش 6 روز
  • Ok I've had it. Don't get me wrong, I love this channel, but I have had it with this slander about DSMs being ugly. I have seen two videos this week talking this nonsense. Now I'm not saying that stock DSMs are the prettiest tuner on the planet, but they definitely have potential. And I especially can't believe I'm hearing this filth from some chump from the Miata community. Could I handle it from the MR2 community? Probably. An E46 guy? Almost certainly. 944 fanatic? Most definitely. But all this mess about talking up the looks of Miatas, Golfs, and Civics (really... CIVICS!?!?!). Miatas are the sort of car where you wear a tinted helmet to your autoX event, but you refuse to take it off despite the 95 degree heat and the fact you thought an A/c delete was a good idea for that extra 4hp. Because you really want to be competitive, but you don't want your friends to think you're going through an early midlife crisis or something. And don't even get me started on those civics...

    Blake PettitBlake Pettitپیش 6 روز
  • Foxbodys are expensive as hell in my area.

    Terribadguy 1Terribadguy 1پیش 6 روز
  • now none of these are going to be affordable, therefore making them pretty shit project cars.

    lollolپیش 6 روز
  • I've been stalking Porsche 944s for over a year. I want one soooo badly, definitely will get one one day. I always told myself I needed a Porsche and a Stang in my garage, got my Mustang, next is the Porsche.

    Octane Street - Apprentice MechanicOctane Street - Apprentice Mechanicپیش 7 روز
  • See i have an E46. And I love it. I just want some more money to actually modify it

    OnmyshlongalldayOnmyshlongalldayپیش 7 روز
  • Do a video on the 4g69 mivec

    Carson DayCarson Dayپیش 8 روز
  • best cheap pee car is the vr6 corrado

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQixپیش 8 روز
  • If the MK3 was the best, youd only have owned one.

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQixپیش 8 روز
  • Is the EXP a foxbody also?

    ᅚᅚQixᅚᅚQixپیش 8 روز
  • I literally just bought a porshe 944

    sawyer pruissawyer pruisپیش 8 روز
  • Pop-up up and down headlights Crankwalk Three more and we got ourselves a grammy worthy Donut EP

    Dee5ive TVDee5ive TVپیش 9 روز
  • Is it just me or is James starting to sound like Olan Rogers XD

    Riegardt WeichRiegardt Weichپیش 10 روز
  • Lol, your number 1 pick was exactly what I thought when I started the video

    Zahari StoyanovZahari Stoyanovپیش 12 روز
  • 4g63? In my Mitsu Outlander it lasteded me 90.000 miles and pinston rings gave out. Then I was looking at 80.000 Eclipse to buy... Oil in coolant. Not a good experience with Mitsu. Completely agreeing with regads to Z.

    Myname IsunavailableMyname Isunavailableپیش 12 روز
  • new SONG :DDDD

    GamingTubeKategidasGamingTubeKategidasپیش 13 روز
  • perfect project car would be a fucked up rx7/rx8

    Arama MikaereArama Mikaereپیش 13 روز
  • FR-S/ BRZ are also cheap af lately

    raiqulikesyouraiqulikesyouپیش 13 روز
  • I hate to break the cycle but I despise the miata

    unbentgore41unbentgore41پیش 13 روز
  • james pumphrey certified woo

    MyFishdOeSDrugSMyFishdOeSDrugSپیش 14 روز
  • LOL @ 240sx are too expensive!

    Matthew KraemerMatthew Kraemerپیش 15 روز
  • Miatas are still the best because Miata Is Always The Answer

    Big FloppaBig Floppaپیش 15 روز
  • you guys talking like the nissan v16 don't exist

    ziggy_qlziggy_qlپیش 16 روز
  • my father owns an e36 m3 and a 79' camaro z28

    MeMegamig 1119MeMegamig 1119پیش 16 روز
  • I need a full crank walk music video

    Sahil SahjaniSahil Sahjaniپیش 16 روز
    • its up, fan made, i need a whole album

      Al McCameronAl McCameronپیش 16 روز
  • “We single-handedly inflated the price of a Miata, so here are some other cars that will be unaffordable for you in less than a month because of this video”

    hungryXman3hungryXman3پیش 17 روز
  • Crank walk, pop up up and down headlights, and roll out up and down headlights. Album would be 🔥🔥🔥

    Elias WilsonElias Wilsonپیش 18 روز
  • Its funny that bmw has been making i6s since the 30s and they still break down

    The CraZed HuMorThe CraZed HuMorپیش 18 روز
  • My cats breathe smells like cat food

    Yemcy GomezYemcy Gomezپیش 19 روز
  • love the thin dell laptop hahahahahah

    Thomas DrewThomas Drewپیش 19 روز
  • Why did you chose the e36 over the e46? Because there isn't such a big aftermarket?

    somebody that i used to knowsomebody that i used to knowپیش 19 روز
  • Their BETTER be a BMW E30 on this list😑

    Dirk HanekomDirk Hanekomپیش 21 روز
  • "i've owned about 16 of em"

    Sage TolsmaSage Tolsmaپیش 21 روز
  • Where are the vettes!?!

    Tristan HoferTristan Hoferپیش 21 روز
  • My little brother has a 944 just sitting in storage I wish he'd give it to work or just get rid of it😂

    Erik AdrianErik Adrianپیش 22 روز
  • 1. Fox body mustang (5.0L) 2. The DSM triplets (Laser, Eclipse, Talon) 3. Golf GTI (get anti-theft) 4. Porsche 944 5. Nissan 350z 6. BMW E36 (z3 is a Miata equivalent)

    Lerone YogevLerone Yogevپیش 22 روز
  • I wanna see a lexsus is

    Jacob SzyJacob Szyپیش 22 روز
  • 4:21

    Gabriel the futbol fanGabriel the futbol fanپیش 23 روز
  • Me watching with my Em1 thinking everyone hates them...

    Brandon GregoryBrandon Gregoryپیش 25 روز
  • how about bmw e46?

    chicken joechicken joeپیش 26 روز
  • I had a 6th gen Civic Si. Amazing car. I didn't own an E36, but I owned an E34, 2 E39, and an E90.

    Sleeper 1776Sleeper 1776پیش 26 روز
  • Just found a 350z near me for $6,000 HYPE

    Jonah VloggsJonah Vloggsپیش 26 روز
  • Alright, I got 3 old VW’s. All cabriolet’s (AKA rabbit’s). All convertibles. The one I’m gonna start working on is the 1989 cabriolet, which looks a lot like the VW Golf MK 2. I just wanna know: are the parts between the GTI and the cabriolet compatible? There isn’t a community for the Rabbit, but I guess there is a market for the GTI I’m hoping to hitch my wagon to.

    The Time LadsThe Time Ladsپیش 26 روز
  • I built a 550hp 4wd talon... The frame/chassis sucks! And the 4 banger is shit until it boosts

    P BebnowskiP Bebnowskiپیش 27 روز
  • 4:22 let's start a petition for James to release a rap album which will also include the pop up headlights song. Grab your blue thumbs below. 5:57 Everyone forgot about the balls in the gti??

    Saumadip DasSaumadip Dasپیش 28 روز
  • On the dsm "crankwalk" really only applies to the 7 bolt engine not the 6 bolt engine . Also get the 91 eagle talon tsi with 4 bolt rear end . Thank me later :D

    dsmhundadsmhundaپیش 28 روز
  • 4:20 #PostMalone

    Adrian TorresAdrian Torresپیش 29 روز
  • Z32 > Z33

    Damon KaneDamon Kaneپیش 29 روز
  • Good thing i had mine before youtubers fucked up the market lol

    HaiasirikuHaiasirikuپیش ماه
  • Bmw e46 m3....??

    dave nibudave nibuپیش ماه
  • Honda Civic should be at the top of this list. Its more versatile than any of the cars listed. It also has the largest aftermarket support from any common vendor. Thanks to Hasport (VTEC Academy), AVID, or INNOVATIVE, you can put literally any engine from any modern day Honda under the hood of a Civic; even the new Type R K20c. Theyre also much cheaper to make faster than any car on this list. Now with AWD kits available, the sky is the limit. - Sincerly a fanboy

    DGOfTheCenturyDGOfTheCenturyپیش ماه
  • Another James Pumphrey single lmao

  • Good luck finding a manual I6 E36 in the US much less one that isn't rusted to hell

    Vic 97Vic 97پیش ماه
  • End of anecdote 😂😂

    MattyPlaysMattyPlaysپیش ماه
  • Me living in Europe and can’t even find any of these cars under 5.000€ which are in decent shape

    Joost SchuytJoost Schuytپیش ماه
  • Volvo 850 t5 ,t5r, 5r

    Bub BelzeBub Belzeپیش ماه
  • That's funny. I thought gtis were ugly pieces of shit with cheap interiors and even worse speakers. With an even worse ride and the feeling like you're gonna tip when going around a corner. And they've definitely not made a civic for me

    Kyle AltonKyle Altonپیش ماه
  • No vw Jetta?

    Xoren PowellXoren Powellپیش ماه
  • My dad has already set me up with so many project cars I swear I’m gonna end up just like him, with too many project cars

    DeezasiamemsDeezasiamemsپیش ماه
  • You should do a video on the way other countries get creative on car security since you mentioned low jack.

    Aaron SanchezAaron Sanchezپیش ماه
  • You clearly have not seen what slavs did with E36. It's virtually impossible to get one in good shape.

    Damian PiekutDamian Piekutپیش ماه
  • why are these video's so annoying to look pff

    Car FreaksCar Freaksپیش ماه
  • Saturn Ion Redline, too ;)

    Jdragon210Jdragon210پیش ماه
  • Wait, what about the toyota tureno sprinter. Thats one of my favorite project cars, also big love for ir golf james ❤

    the bruvthe bruvپیش ماه
  • lexus is200 cough cough

    Benjamin PictonBenjamin Pictonپیش ماه
  • As a 12 year old with a Miata as his dream car I must say. *why, donut. why?*

    PerplxxdPerplxxdپیش ماه
    • @Cut Lemon And they are unsafe

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturiپیش ماه
    • @Cut Lemon well I still like them.

      PerplxxdPerplxxdپیش ماه
    • @Cut Lemon oh

      PerplxxdPerplxxdپیش ماه
  • god damn what a great commercial on that endings!!!

    Andhika RamadhanAndhika Ramadhanپیش ماه
  • JAMES!! Me and my friends who are loyal subscribers who have been watching your channel for a LOOONNNGG time have been repeatedly bringing your song out anytime we answer the phone from calling each other or just a everyday occurrence from daily conversations so with that being said can you PLEASE make a song or a music video for your new found profession of car music industry? Do that crank walk boi!

    JoksonuJoksonuپیش ماه
  • Crown Victoria, without a doubt.

    AutoTalkAutoTalkپیش ماه
  • I never thought I would ever hear anyone agree with me about the 6th gen civic. My first car was a 6th gen coupe in black. Drove that bitch for 8 years

    Krahnik89Krahnik89پیش ماه
  • That crankwalk song needs to drop 😤

    JamirOTBJamirOTBپیش ماه
  • D-d-d-d List

    TakumiTakumiپیش ماه
  • That crank walk track kinda slapped

    Remi RamosRemi Ramosپیش ماه
  • Just say no to a 7th gen civic. Don't be like me😐

    Pro ScottPro Scottپیش ماه
  • "maybe you're 6'3" Me: 👁️👄👁️

    Nykolas AndradeNykolas Andradeپیش ماه
  • What about the Subaru GC8 (Impreza GT/WRX)?

    zietbukuelzietbukuelپیش ماه
  • Every time I watch a donut video I want to just go out and buy a project car. Only issue is 1. No money 2. I know absolutely nothing about cars

    Lord bitnessLord bitnessپیش ماه
  • Me and my dad have been working on our z3 for a while now, so I’m watching a bunch of car vids to learn what I can so I can help more

    Delux LuxDelux Luxپیش ماه
  • The yellow evo is deep fried and bass boosted *THE* YELLOW EVO MEME man this is some underground GT joke

    Akirano EriAkirano Eriپیش ماه
  • Is a mk3 supra a good project car?

    Michael GonzalezMichael Gonzalezپیش ماه
  • Golf's and Miata's are both 100% lame girl cars or ghey dudes. You guys have horrible taste.

    Chris AbbottChris Abbottپیش ماه
  • Lol! Research fail!!! If you're going to bring up crank walk with the 4G63 you should really understand it. 1. You said it effects the 4G63 motor which obviously is true, but it's only the gen 2 7 bolt version 1. All the 1990 to 1994 1st gen dsms have a 6 bolt crank which isn't effected. So the only one you have ro worry about is the 1995 to 97 7 bolt aka 2GA. The 2GB or 98 thur 99 have a redesigned 7 bolt after Mitsu realized the issue and they now had a split thrust bearing which helped to elevate crank walk.

    Chris AbbottChris Abbottپیش ماه
  • Guys you forgot about the Celica, it is cheap, has a lof of aftermarket parts who are cheap too, it is very well build and reliable and it is a TOYOTA

    420 no scope swagg420 no scope swaggپیش ماه
    • 7th Gen had a funky oil pan design and when cornering the oil would go to the leaning side and the engine would suck in air causing the engine to blow up, there are replacement oil pans tho.

      Chaminda Thushara Ruwan KasturiChaminda Thushara Ruwan Kasturiپیش 28 روز