* BaseBreaker: Zero's car. Some fans were not pleased to see that he drives a Toyota Corolla in TXR 3 instead of his usual Porsche 911 from TXR 0
** Speed King is also a victim of this, having his R34 swapped out for his Impreza in ''Drift'' and ''ITC''.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The whole series is filled with this. Take [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubp3SAmhki4 Nu Beat]] for example.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Out of every Wanderer in the series, Zero managed to become the most popular one. (He was part of QuirkyMinibossSquad in the first TXR game.)
** Rolling Guy (aka Downhill Guy) for being the very first team the player faces in almost every game, and for being comprised of AE 86 drivers.
** Speed King is this among all the bosses.
* ItsEasySoItSucks: Import Tuner Challenge gets flack for being the easiest game in the series. It's even possible to beat the entire game without losing to a single opponent.
* MostAnnoyingSound: Every time the announcer shouts '''ACTION!''' during the drift segments in TXRD 2's category races. Whether you're good at this mode or not, this ''will'' get on your nerves eventually.
** The riff that plays every time a Wanderer rejects your request to race.
** The police siren that plays when the player gets a speeding ticket. Bonus points for also being a ScrappyMechanic.
* {{Narm}}: Everyone from Another Heaven has some pretty disturbing names. What name does their leader go by? Brown Satan.
** The opening intros to Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka try to make the player fill that racing is this act of fierce battle, but ends up sounding like complete jargon.
* ThatOneBoss: D3 from TXR 3 are absolute hell to beat. Not only do you have to race all three of them, but you have to do it all in ''one attempt''.
* ThatOneLevel: Hokkaido in ''Drift 2''. A dirt track with occasional tarmac sections. If you cannot handle it, you will be thrown out in the dust.
** From the same game, we have Record Tour. VideoGameCrueltyPunishment applies here: Gliding or hitting the walls gives you a TIME PENALTY.
* TheWoobie: Every member of Wind Stars has [[DarkAndTroubledPast went through some kind of harsh sruggle]] that you can't help but feel sorry for them.