The Storm GSi had a DOHC four-cylinder Isuzu engine making 130 horsepower, which was excellent for a 1990 car weighing a mere 2,392 pounds. The 2,174-pound 1990 Honda CRX Si had a mere 108 horsepower (and two seats), and it cost $11,130 versus the Storm GSi's just-slightly-higher $11,650 price tag.
Of course, Isuzus never developed quite the reputation for reliability enjoyed by Hondas. This Isuzu notched up an impressive final mileage figure, though.
The Storm sold for just the 1990 through 1993 model years, and the GSi still has a devoted following to this day.
The interior is straight-up late-1980s-style Japanese-econobox stuff, with plenty of tough gray plastic.
Not long ago, Toyota and Honda were the last word in the world of sporty imports. But that was just the calm... before the Storm.