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    Back from Japan: Vehicle Report

    I hope it is ok to post this in this section....

    So I'm back from a 2 week trip to Japan. We visited Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo. I took a lot of car pics and I thought I would share. Most of them aren't nostalgic, and many I've never seen.

    Sadly, I saw no Isuzu VehiCROSSes, no Troopers, no Piazzas, and only one Isuzu street car, this one, an older Mu.


    There were plenty of Isuzu Elfs though, like this, and a few other box trucks.



    One of my favorite vehilces I saw a few of, were these older Land Cruisers. According to Wikipedia, these appear to be models from the 80s, but our domestic LCs looked nothing like this in the 80s. I even saw a 2DR SWB version.





    Another model, I think ours looked more like this.


    And while I saw only one Isuzu SUV, there was no shortage of little Suzuki 4x4s.













    I think this is one of those old 2 cylinder Suzukis, right?


    And what's that black SUV behind this little blue Suzuki?


    That's right, a SWB 2DR G-Wagon. I didn't even know Mercedes made them like this!


    4x4?




    And check this out. A Nissan Rasheen. I've never seen one of these before until I went to Japan. These SUVs are super short. And I mean top to bottom, not front to back. I would love to have one of these and lift it and put big meats under it. Its hard to tell in the photos, but this little vehicle was super low.




    And a few Mitsus.










    And then there are all of these, all of which I have never seen, and know little or nothing about.

    Cedric Gran Turismo I think???


    Toyota Origin, I looked this one up.


    ?


    I really want to know what this one is.


    HA!


    ?


    I think I didn't see many Zus because the cities were primarily dominated by mini trucks, mini cars and motorcycles, like these little vans:


    And I know this isn't a bike forum, but does ANYONE know what model Yamahas these are?




    Japan was awesome, I want to go back!

    Bart

    PS - This morning I got a speeding ticket in my Impulse. :\

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    That bike is a Yamaha TW200, you can buy them new in the States and they are totally awesome. Super fat rear tire means sport-bike handling out of a little 200cc, dual-purpose thumper. :tu:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    That bike is a Yamaha TW200, you can buy them new in the States and they are totally awesome. Super fat rear tire means sport-bike handling out of a little 200cc, dual-purpose thumper. :tu:
    Just looked them up. Gotta have one now. Springtime, one shall be mine!

    Bart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impulsive
    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    That bike is a Yamaha TW200, you can buy them new in the States and they are totally awesome. Super fat rear tire means sport-bike handling out of a little 200cc, dual-purpose thumper. :tu:
    Just looked them up. Gotta have one now. Springtime, one shall be mine!

    Bart
    I've wanted one for years. Sadly, four sisters, a mother, and a girlfriend means no motorcycles.

    By the way, your white Piazza/Impulse is the cleanest example I've ever seen. :tu:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    I've wanted one for years. Sadly, four sisters, a mother, and a girlfriend means no motorcycles.
    Yeah, I'm sure the females in my life would prefer I don't get a bike, and quite honestly, it does "scare" me a little, but I would only use it for casual cruising around town and light trail riding. There's just too many boneheads on the road for me to risk riding every day. Its a matter of probability.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camshaft
    By the way, your white Piazza/Impulse is the cleanest example I've ever seen. :tu:
    Thanks! Yeah, she's in real nice shape. I'm about to roll 60k this week. The body is straight, needs a good detailing an a small ding or two repaired and that's it. Mechanically, everything is basically ok too. It has an idling problem when cold, which I think is a bad IAC or MAF, and it leaks coolant and oil pretty good. I'm saving up for a lift for my garage, and once I get that I will put her up for a month or two and rebuild the front end (needs ball joints, shocks, brakes and rotors, etc) and take care of the leaks and install some new censors. Then I will get it retinted and get a really nice detailing, voila!

    Bart

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    Re: Back from Japan: Vehicle Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Impulsive
    I hope it is ok to post this in this section....
    Not exactly, but I moved it for you. :tu: :mrgreen:

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    Re: Back from Japan: Vehicle Report

    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by Impulsive
    I hope it is ok to post this in this section....
    Not exactly, but I moved it for you. :tu: :mrgreen:
    Thanks, wasn't sure where to put it.

    Bart

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    Ha-ha! I just finished looking at this posted on Planetisuzoo (I'm Slow-migo there) and came across this. Funny running into you again!

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    Re: Back from Japan: Vehicle Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Impulsive
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    Daihatsu Copen. Kinda like a mini Audi TT.

    Those Landcruisers are the agricultural versions. Ton's of them over here in OZ although they've only just started bringing in the 4 door wagons. Mostly utes and troopcarriers over here. They've only just updated that body style a couple of years ago which basically looked the same since the mid 80's. Tough as nails and used in mines and by farmers or anyone who really abuses the crap out of their work vehicles.

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    Re: Back from Japan: Vehicle Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Impulsive
    That's right, a SWB 2DR G-Wagon. I didn't even know Mercedes made them like this!


    And check this out. A Nissan Rasheen. I've never seen one of these before until I went to Japan. These SUVs are super short. And I mean top to bottom, not front to back. I would love to have one of these and lift it and put big meats under it. Its hard to tell in the photos, but this little vehicle was super low.


    I really want to know what this one is.
    Funny lookin car at the bottom is a Will Cypha (made by Toyota)

    And there are even dealers in Tokyo that specialise in this quirkly 4x4


    Coolest Rasheen was this Hummer conversion at the 2008 Tokyo Autosalon Looked pretty convincing!



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