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Old 02-03-2014, 01:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Kei mini trucks and microvans are road-legal where I live

And there are lots of Chinese copies of the Suzuki Carry in my hometown...

A local equivalent to the soccer-mon van?




Many actually used for work.














Even double-cab is available as an option





We just don't have the option for 4WD and automatic transmission, otherwise they would become even more popular back here...

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Road legal here too but don't sell any more.

Why would you buy a van with zero handling, quite a lot of thirst and no performance to tap about vs a car based van with all of that ?

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Personally, I really like the Cushman Trucksters and those variants for light duty application. The only Kei class car Id really want is the Suzuki Cappuccino.

Truckster with diesel/3 speed and 4x4 can outwork large 'heavy duty' trucks because they're small, light, nimble, and have incredible payload capacity while maintaining the ability to reach normal top speed, approximately 40-50mph depending on actual drivetrain and tire selection.
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Why would you buy a van with zero handling, quite a lot of thirst and no performance to tap about vs a car based van with all of that ?
Their payload-to-size ratio is still appealing back here. But since many of these Chinese mini trucks have no airbags and no ABS brakes, seems like they're not gonna be available brand-new back here anymore...

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