Well, it’s been a while again – very few GSi available for sale for the past few weeks – unless you count those that are strangely still for sale. But this particular example is probably the cheapest one seen online – just $350 bones gets you in the door of GSi ownership.
Given that cars last much longer than they did 30 years ago, it’s really no wonder that a vast majority of cars sold today are some variation of beige, silver, gray, black or white. No one wants to have a garish color polluting their driveway for the next decade when a simple black makes a classy and not too brash statement.
Likewise, no dealer wants to have a handful of unfashionable teal sedans languishing on the lot while the more conservatively-tinted cars move quickly. It’s then no surprise that the manufacturers are constantly tweaking the color selection of various models to meet or anticipate demand year-by-year.
But have you ever wondered why you’ve never seen that bold Dark Blue Metallic on a GSi hatchback? Or why it seems like most every GSi you see is Bright Red?
In this second installment of Convince Me This is(n’t) a Bad Idea™, we see a couple of grainy shots of what appear to be Toyota Sprinter Trueno flip-up headlights magically grafted into the front ends of a 4- and 5- door Sprinters somewhere in Southeast Asia.