Top 10 Japanese cars

10 - 2010 Honda Civic Si
Tenth in the rankings, but first when it comes to compact cars to the motor nerve agile. At 197 horsepower, the Civic Si is far from being the most powerful car in our top 10, but we adore her fantastic six-speed manual transmission and enthusiasm on the road, especially on curves.

9 - 2011 Nissan 370Z
The Nissan Z sports car is a revered whose rich history dates back more than 40 years. The latest edition is intended more compact and more dynamic than the previous two, marking a return to basics. When it comes to sleek and bold, the 370Z is one of the queens.

8 - 2011 Nissan Juke
A true star. In the world of crossovers, this funny little animal contains more fun per cubic centimeter than any other model in the $ 20 000. Its 1.6-liter turbo engine produces 188 horsepower, a power clearly sufficient to make the Juke exciting to drive.

7 - 2010 Toyota Tacoma
The Tacoma, like the Land Cruiser is the benchmark for all similar in terms of robustness, reliability and off road performance. While meeting and really fun to drive, she will live long and thorough with its 4.0-liter V6.

6 - 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Wagon
Wagon-wheel drive with 243-horsepower five-speed automatic transmission ... that seek to better fulfill our daily tasks? Unfortunately, Subaru Legacy abandoned the five-door, like the 2.5-liter turbo engine in the Outback.

5 - 2010 Mazdaspeed3
Routing 263 horsepower drives the front wheels, the Mazdaspeed3 is one of the cars the most rewarding but also one of the most demanding to drive. At full throttle, the turbo engine unleashes power at will and the effect of torque makes the front hyperactive, if not out of control. Grip the steering wheel firmly and you will enjoy guaranteed!

4 - Nissan GT-R 2009
Of raw power as a rabid horses, that's what we found under the body of Frankenstein, uh ... sorry, this Godzilla with four wheels. Enough to shake any amateur. The super sports GT-R is intended formidable on the race track and accelerating with all-wheel drive and, of course, its 485 horses.

3 - Mazda 2009 MX-5
The essence of a sports car is found in the little Mazda roadster. We have tested thousands of vehicles over the last decade and the MX-5 takes us the same happiness that hug the being the most expensive in the world. Yes, we admit, this legendary Japanese makes us very emotional.

2 - Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 2008
Lancer Evo really does not occupy the second place, it's just that we could have tied for the lead. Extraordinary athlete reflexes of cheetah and tiger's teeth, it makes very good use of all his cavalry (291 hp), aided by a superb dual-clutch gearbox with six reports.

1 - Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2011
Turbo engine and AWD. As simple as that. Although it is really not the prettiest of the lot, we love with all our heart the behavior of its four-cylinder boxer and his carefully calibrated frame. Great fun with 305 horsepower, Brembo brakes and a six-speed manual transmission available to the pilot.