Damn You, Daihatsu

October 19, 2005
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Tokyo’s motor show is a tempting festival of tiny, zippy vehicles that never make it to America. And Toyota affiliate Daihatsu has a virtual forest of shapely, fun three-cylinder, 660-cc minicars that will never ride along a tractor full of chickens on Interstate 85. So, even though these cars are basically irrelevant to the American drive, we go to the Daihatsu booth anyway. But damn you, Daihatsu – why are your press kits only printed in Japanese? Sadly, we’ll never know more about the Costa 4x4 concept or the pretty two-seat HVS roadster they showed unless we pick up Japanese overnight. But pictures are almost as good. Almost.

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