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Re: Canadian Driver drives Mitsubishi iCar (Hajduk)

AWD is very common in Japanese Kei cars--most offer it, as do most cars in Japan in general. The new Fit has it with the 1.3-L engine, for example.
 

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Re: Canadian Driver drives Mitsubishi iCar (Swallow Doretti)

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AWD is very common in Japanese Kei cars--most offer it, as do most cars in Japan in general. The new Fit has it with the 1.3-L engine, for example.

Yes, and I've driven a couple of them. Still doesn't make sense though.
 
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Yes, and I've driven a couple of them. Still doesn't make sense though.

Neither does the Japanese obsession with Hello Kitty. What's your point?
 

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Re: Canadian Driver drives Mitsubishi iCar (Hajduk)

Just to tie this whole thread together, here's AWD making sense in the midst of Hello Kitty not making sense.


Hokkaido is a snowy, hilly place.
 

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Re: Canadian Driver drives Mitsubishi iCar (Swallow Doretti)

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Neither does the Japanese obsession with Hello Kitty. What's your point?

I guess that is my point.
 
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Re: Canadian Driver drives Mitsubishi iCar (Hajduk)

Well, the Japanese "need" for AWD is really no weirder than our "need" to drive big, honkin' SUVs and midsized sedans with 300 hp.
 

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Surprised that Steve Jobs hasn't tried to sue the crap out of them yet.
 

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Re: Canadian Driver drives Mitsubishi iCar (Seabird)

I was driving by Mitsu's Canadian HQ office and saw that particular car going the opposite way. At first I thought a Smart car (because the front end looks very similar) but then noticed the 4 doors... I thought I was still asleep
 

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Re: Canadian Driver drives Mitsubishi iCar (Seabird)

I chuckled at the author's complaints about how weird it would be to shift with the 'wrong' hand. I've never found it to be that hard since the pedals are under the same feet and the gears are in the same 'order' on the shifter.
 

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I've never found it that hard either to shift to the right side. It's awkward for about 10 minutes and then it's just fine.
Now driving on the other side of the road may take some getting used to.
 
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