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Old 02-28-2017, 10:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There is a licensed and plated one tooling around downtown Wausau with landscaping tools.

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Old 02-28-2017, 11:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I wonder if putting one of those 660s in a Metro would yield good results.

I've sat in a kei pickup and it was really really snug, but I've (tried to) get in worse. Mid-70's Datsun pickups and VW Rabbit pickups comes to mind. :/
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Dad bought a 68 datsun new, and us three brothers learned to drive in it. We are all 6' tall guys. Sometimes we'd go load manure by fork into it.
Those things weigh 2000 and haul 2000, hence they ride like a brick empty.
So here we go, both windows down and an arm and part of a shoulder out each side, the driver had the brake and clutch, the middle guy had the throttle and shifter. The right side pointed and laughed.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I would have loved to attempt to get it up to 80 km/h / 50 mph (secondary highway speed limit), to see how the gearing & handling was.
Fixed.

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Seriously, though, most kei trucks can do 80 no issues. They're noisy at it, though.

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The Suzuki ones also come in 4x4, by the way.

Always wanted to try one off-road.
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This one was 4x4 as well. Not sure what type of system - it just had a button on the dash.
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Here in finland, there was sold a model called Suzuki Carry, both in van and pick-up configurations. it has a 1000cc engine.

There is a super-rare trim of it with lockable 4wd.



And a couple of Subaru domingos.
they have a 1200cc engine, and I think the majority has part-lock 4wd

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Neat vans! Love the wheel covers.

My friend's usual vehicle is the GM pickup truck in the top photo, which I think explains why he is not comfortable driving his mini-truck even on the secondary highways around his place.

I would have gladly done it, but I'm already used to driving a little car with a 1.0.

For him, it's a relatively huge difference.
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Here in finland, there was sold a model called Suzuki Carry, both in van and pick-up configurations. it has a 1000cc engine.

There is a super-rare trim of it with lockable 4wd.
A small amount of them were also sold in Brazil too, I remember that a Suzuki dealer in Florianópolis used a 4WD one as a service van until some 15 years ago. But they didn't outnumber the Asia Motors Towner, which was a license-built version of the Daihatsu Hijet much like the current Piaggio Porter.
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Here in finland, there was sold a model called Suzuki Carry, both in van and pick-up configurations. it has a 1000cc engine.

There is a super-rare trim of it with lockable 4wd.



And a couple of Subaru domingos.
they have a 1200cc engine, and I think the majority has part-lock 4wd

Damn pretty thing. Looks like an old Toyota Lite Ace with a panoramic roof!

But smaller! More desirable!
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