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Old 03-10-2017, 11:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Looks like an old Toyota Lite Ace with a panoramic roof!
All those Jap vans (or wagon as they call them there) look the same anyways

One feature I like about the Subaru Domingo is that it has a rear engine, much like the good old VW T2.

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it has the same driveline as the Subaru Justy
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This Guy Drove 1000 Miles Across America In A Japanese Kei Van And Wasn't Blown To Smithereens



From the video, it appears 6000 RPM = roughly 105 km/h (~65 mph). 6500 is redline. At least that's what his little turbo Suzuki van was doing. (With possibly taller gearing!) 6500
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From the video, it appears 6000 RPM = roughly 105 km/h (~65 mph). 6500 is redline. At least that's what his little turbo Suzuki van was doing. (With possibly taller gearing!) 6500
My father drove his electric kei van about 20000 miles and only got hit once by an old asian dude that ran a stop light.

Van is still driveable but with a massive dented spot

If you check the subaru 360 forums that club used to have meetups and everyone would drive their 360 across the country to the meet.

Too Bad we don't have more of those little guys around here.
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From the video, it appears 6000 RPM = roughly 105 km/h (~65 mph). 6500 is redline. At least that's what his little turbo Suzuki van was doing. (With possibly taller gearing!) 6500
Their gearing is usually quite low, to make up for the low torque and high RPM.
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these low-geared ones are meant for in-town deliveries. you can find one with a longer box too if you hunt for one
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these low-geared ones are meant for in-town deliveries. you can find one with a longer box too if you hunt for one
Longer box? Don't you mean differential? Anyway, it seems like the turbocharged versions would be more suitable to a higher final drive ratio.
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i meant has taller gearing, so the RPM isn't so high.
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Cool! I was actually considering one of these 2 years ago when I bought my mini-farm. I ended up getting the ATV instead for one main reason - you can get those with 2 rows of seating. I have a family so it's a better way to get them around the place.

I got a Polaris Ranger Crew, which is almost the same length and width and weight as the Daihatsu you drove. Just with more seats and less bed, and more off-road tires.
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How did it handle the off roading?
I was assigned to a 4 wheel drive Diahatsu truck at the refinery. It had fat off road tires while the rest of the fleet had narrow street tires. This was in the mid 90's and I believe a 2 cylinder engine was in it. The top governed speed was 28mph. My partner and I went a lot of places with it, carried heavy pumps, tools, hoses, etc. We never got stuck in the mud in one place down a riverbank where we had to frequently service some pumps. There was limited suspension travel and ground clearance so this truck was not meant for off roading. It would have served nicely for grounds maintenance, golf courses, or light duty farm purposes.

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