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Old 07-31-2008, 12:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Kei - Cars/Trucks/Vans

The use of these Kei or light vehicles in Japan are seen everywhere you look.
Since Japan imports, I would say 100% of it`s gas, the government made a challenge to the japanese auto makers years ago to design a Kei car within certain specs and each manufacturer came out with their own version. The big thing is, is that their engines are all 660cc gas engines getting about
600+ km/40L tankful. Great for city driving and you can see them on the highways too.

I know there is a market for these in Canada. Even though they must be 15 years old +. They come in a variety of styles, something for everyone.

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How about motorcycles? There a jdm ninja 250 I want that redlines @ 20,000
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Kei specs:

Max Length 3.4m

Max Width 1.48m

Max hieght 2m

Max engine size 660cc

Max HP 63

Vehicles not meeting these specs pay more for registration, insurance, and they must provide proof they own or rent a parking space.

The first Honda cars I ever saw might have been Kei cars. The Honda 600 had a 600cc 2 cyl air-cooled motorcycle engine in it.

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Holy crap! I've seen one of those! Years ago, it was in somebody's driveway during my college-home commute. It was either blue or teal and I always wondered what it was when I drove by it. Now I know. Awesome!
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I also saw something the other night that looked like a four door version of the Toyota IQ. The license plate said Unyque, so I know it has to be something out of the ordinary.
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I knew there were cars the Japanese didn't import here, but had no idea about the Kei cars. Talk about cool. I'd want two Beats, one of them I'd leave stock and be the daily driver. Have to see if I could shoehorn a B18C in the other one.
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If somebody decides to purchase this, let me know. I would, if I had the money. Honda BEAT Base (No.371_200807_0010)

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