Base Breaker: 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.
Breather Boss: Speed King in Drift is not as challenging as he was in other games. With his Impreza being weak at that time, you can easily beat it with any Special Cars. MCR R34, which was used by Shutokou Leader in TXR 3 and Drift, comes to mind.
It's Easy, so It Sucks / They Changed It, Now It Sucks : 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. Also, the game cut down the Yokohane Route and Wangan, leaving just only C1 and New Belt Line (plus a few mini-routes). Also, the car rosters are frustratingly limited, even the base cars of the custom cars (such as Rolling Guy's AE86) aren't available.
Most Annoying Sound: Every time the announcer shouts ACTION! during the drift segments in the Kaido Battle series' 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 Scrappy Mechanic.
What about the sound in TXR3 when you lose? To clarify, when you lose, you are treated to an obnoxiously loud and high pitched electronic wail. Becomes even more annoying if you end up in a draw (when there is a fork in the road in which you take one way and your rival takes another way).
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 feel that racing is this act of fierce battle, but ends up sounding like complete jargon.
That One Boss: 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.
That One Level: Hokkaido in Drift 2. A dirt track with occasional tarmac sections, based on the Rally Japan round that the WRC had when the game was released. If you cannot handle it, you will be thrown out in the dust.
The Wangan Highway becomes this in TXR3. Not because it is too challenging of a course, but due to the fact is literally a straight road that stretches on for miles without a single turn. What makes it That One Level is that races are strictly based on the performance of your car. If your car is not fast enough, you will lose a lot of races in that area. Tolls in the later parts of this expressway can be a troll to many unweary racers. Good luck bumping into tolls.