The hatchback. Loved everywhere in the world but the US. Rather than embrace its practicality, we Americans refuse to date anyone driving one and insist on adding a smaller, shallower cargo area that extends over the rear wheels like a portable bathtub. Luckily, Japan has no such hangups about the hatch, and has created some cracking ones.
What’s the greatest Japanese nostalgic hatchback?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the best shade of JNC yellow?”
This week’s winner is ed7_owner:
Why no jdm pickup love??
I choose the Suntan Yellow, found on Toyota Hilux, FJ cruisers and on Peanut or the TE27. This color is just gangster, perfect for color for a cruise down PCH. This color just screams nostalgia, or back when Japanese automakers just had fun, practical ideas. It also ages gracefully… hell, I seen a Suntan Yellow Hilux 1979 being used to carry water inside a nursery down in Azusa, CA, 300k miles on it. I’m sure the Datto 620 comes in yellow but it can’t top the Hilux. Adding to that. I dont see many slammed Toyota pickups like 1980-1992 era body styles. Maybe I don’t get out much, Maybe there are a lot or Maybe its Maybelline…
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