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Old 06-07-2020, 05:05 AM   #1301 (permalink)
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Those are famiiliar models, but I have just never prefered them. They have different cultural meaning here. I like BMW and Audi less, if that means anything. I have a soft spot for the old Beetles and Ghias. There was a recent, really sleek design period to the Mercedes sedans and coupes that I liked a lot... something like a 2010 CLS 550 or something... very much the bar of soap look. Simple, sleek, and elegant.
Understandable. Here it is a symbol of anti-materialism in our consumer society. But that only applies to the models from the late 70s, 80s and early 90s.

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Old 06-09-2020, 11:28 PM   #1302 (permalink)
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I still remember when these were among the most common taxis in my hometown. Fiat Siena Tetrafuel, factory-fitted to run on CNG, ethanol, and gasoline. For marketing purposes, Fiat highlighted its ability to run smooth on the ethanol-free gasoline which used to be found on neighboring countries.

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Took pictures of this Escort recently. Even though the 1.8L engine wouldn't seem so eco at all compared to the 1.1L and 1.3L ones fitted to its European counterparts, this one has a dedicated-ethanol version of the Volkswagen EA827 which was used in Brazil while Ford and Volkswagen had a joint-venture for Brazil and Argentina.




These other pictures were taken in 2014 during a trip to Uruguay. Peugeots are widespread there, but I haven't seen a 309 before.


I haven't seen any other 4th-generation Sentra ever since.
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I guess the folks who live close to the Mexican border might already see these once in a while



A 2-door Fiat Palio with the first facelift was greatly outnumbered by its 4-door counterpart back in the day, at least where I used to live, and most resorted to the smaller 1.0L FIRE engine. Even though this one was quite beaten, the stock hubcaps caught my attention as they're usually either just disposed of or replaced with more recent aftermarket ones.

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