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Old 07-27-2011, 04:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Just found out that the old Hi-Jet Daihatsu model is still available here in the UK - its now sold by Piaggio (more famous for motor scooters) as their own Porter range - they used to assemble the Hi-Jet anyway so its just a change of badges. They even do an electric one.


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Old 07-27-2011, 10:33 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by fidalgoman View Post
Here's a Chinese Model that might be available soon.
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I've seen that video before and what they didn't point out is that the truck had over a ton of weights in the back and that it was not a crash test of the vehicle but a test of the test wall.
It's a VW Transporter T3 (Vanagon) in pickup-guise.
They were available in the EU and US up to the early 1990s.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:03 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I personally can say those daihatsu models are unreliable among those minitrucks. Remember that there are many car manufacturers(japanese) that made those "mini trucks" or kei trucks and daihatsu is the underdog of them all. Search wikipedia for more info.
The reliable brand of them all for me is the suzuki and also the current mitsubishi..

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:27 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Yes I was on the AVEO website the other day and someone said he had to clean his shoes AFTER he left the plant it was so nasty inside. Most he had to do it before they would let him inside. No wonder they went bankrupt and sold to GM and Suzuki. Now they are building crappy Aveo's and Swifts there.

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