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The 10 Least Expensive Cars Used In The Franchise

Years after the franchise spinoff Hobbs and Shaw, Fast & Furious 9 now speeds towards its May 28, 2021 release date. The Justin Lin film will continue the exploits of Dom Toretto and his kickass cohorts as they contend with a ruthless band of assassins.

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Of course, one of the main reasons to watch TheFast and the Furious franchise is to revel in the cool cars featured in each passing chapter. From the high end of the price range to the low end, the tricked-out mods, upgrades, and customizations always make the vehicles appear cooler than they are in stock form. Here are the most affordable of the lot.

1992 Honda Civic Hatchback – $13,865

Fast and Furious - 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback

Whether it’s the 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback that Brian O’Conner drives or the Honda Civic EJ-1 coupe that Dom, Lenny (Johnny Strong), and Letty sport in the original Fast and Furious, the Japanese line is easily the most affordable of the entire franchise.
The 1992 Hatchback had a retail price of under $14,000 at the time it was manufactured, making it very easy to obtain a used one for under half the price in 2021. A 1993 Honda Civic coupe is also driven by Danny (R.D. de Vera) in the film.

2002 Mitsubishi Lancer – $16,392

2002 EVO Mitsubishi Lancer

With a manufacture retail price of just over 16K, the 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was featured prominently in 2 Fast 2 Furious and a 2006 model was used in The Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift. However, both models have since been discontinued.
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The high-performance sports cars are driven in the films by Brian and Sean Boswell (Lucas Black), joining a long list of vehicles to make recurring appearances in the franchise.

1997 Nissan 240SX – $18,359

1997 Nissan 240SX - Fast and Furious

While the 2000 Nissan Silvia S15 featured in Fast & Furious is hard to obtain with the exact specs seen in the film, the 1997 Nissan 240SX is an affordable substitute. The 240SX was driven by Letty in the original film.
Tricked-out with dark red paint, a VIS kit, and a rear spoiler, Letty’s ride boasted a manufacture retail price of roughly $18,000. In Fast & Furious, David Park is seen driving an illegally modified version of the vehicle.

1995 Volkswagen Jetta – $19,000

1995 Volkswagen Jetta - Fast and Furious

At a high-end cost of roughly $19,000, the 1995 Volkswagen Jetta was a minor car driven by Jesse in the original franchise entry. The car loses to Johnny’s much faster Honda S2000 in a race for pink slips.
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After the race, Jesse speeds off into the desert where he is tracked down and shot by Johnny and his associate. The fate of the car has been left up in the air ever since.

1967 Ford Mustang Gen-1 – $19,730

Tokyo Drift - 1967 Ford Mustang Gen-1

Adjusted for inflation, the 1967 Ford Mustang Gen-1 model costs a tad under $20,000. The car was Sean Boswell’s prize possession that he exported to Tokyo to compete in drift-style racing.
Several additional Mustang models were used in the franchise, including a 2003 Saleen s281-E in 2 Fast 2 Furious, a 2008 Mustang GT Tjaarda 550R in Fast & Furious, and a 1969 Mustang Fastback in Fast & Furious 6. Still, the original is the most affordable.

1994 Acura Integra GS-R – $19,850

Fast and Furious - 1994 Acura Integra GS-R

Much like the Honda Civic, the Acura Integra is a popular and affordable car to treat like a piece of racing machinery. Two different models were seen in The Fast and the Furious, including Mia’s 1994 blue Integra GS-R and Edwin’s (Ja Rule) red 1996 Integra DC2.
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Both vehicles in the film are modified with countless upgrades to the engine, suspension, audio, and visual specs. While such mods are extremely expensive, the base model is relatively inexpensive.

1999 Nissan Maxima – $21,499

1999 Nissan Maxima - Fast & Furious

Vince (Matt Schulze) speeds around in a super-modified 1999 Nissan Maxima in The Fast and the Furious, the base model of which had a manufacture retail price of $21,499 for a manual transmission and $26,899 for an automatic.
Following the race wars, Vince uses the Maxima to drive himself and Dom to the stash of Honda Civics. However, the car was never seen again in the franchise.

1987 Buick Grand National – $29,389

1987 Buick Grand National

Although it is a minor car used by Dom to steal fuel tankers from terrorists in the Dominican Republic (Fast & Furious), the fact remains that the 1987 Buick Grand National is one of the least expensive cars in the series.
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With a manufacture retail price of under $30,000 in 1987, the Buick Grand National would cost a fraction of that in 2021. Since the car isn’t used for racing in the film, no pricey mods and upgrades were made.

2005 Volkswagen Touran/Golf – $29,675

2005 Volkswagen Touran/Golf - Tokyo Drift

Lil Bow Wow’s green Incredible Hulk-painted Volkswagen minivan in Tokyo Drift is technically a Touran model sitting atop a VW Golf chassis. While pricier to modify to these exact specs, a 2005 Golf was priced at just under $30,000. Reiko (Keiko Kitagawa) also sported a VW Golf R32 in Tokyo Drift, which has a similar price to the minivan seen in the film.

2000 Honda S2000 – $30,000

2000 Honda S2000 - Fast and Furious

Now discontinued, the 2000 Honda S2000 was used in the first two films of the franchise. The reliable high-performance sports car was one of the most affordable of its kind at the turn of the century.
A 2000 model was driven by Johnny Tran in The Fast and The Furious, and a 2001 version was driven by Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious. With a sticker price of $30,000, used models can be found for under $20,000 nowadays.
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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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