QotW: What’s the scariest looking JNC?
All Hallows’ Eve is upon us, and ghosts and ghouls are stirring from their slumbers to creep into our dreams. Ancient carriages from the East don many visages, but some are truly menacing. Which chilling masque makes your heart race upon an encounter on a dark night, or perhaps lost in an abandoned warehouse?
What’s the scariest looking JNC?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What JNC do you spot the most on the road today?”
The answers to last week QotW were truly depressing. From BlitzPig‘s bleak illustration of the mid-west’s car-scape to Martin Kočka‘s description of post-Communist Czech Republic’s meager selection to エーイダン‘s account of Canada’s Camry and Cavalier-packed streets, it’s not a great scene for JNCs out there. I guess we really are spoiled here in California. As such, the winner is Tama5, who noticed a little-discussed trend in the Golden State:
They’re not a “JNC” in the traditional sense but they deserve special recognition:
Drive anywhere in Southern California and you will see an astounding number of late 80s-early 90s Toyota pickups still hard at work. You’ll even see interesting variants like 1-ton ex-Uhaul box trucks and flatbeds with dual rear wheels. Hire anyone for landscaping work and it’s likely they’ll show up in an old Toyota pickup.
Unfortunately it’s impossible to sell a truck that small anymore. CAFE favors larger vehicles and modern safety regulations make them larger anyway. (Even the 2wd Tacoma is huge now). My guess is the little Toyota pickups will remain on the road to fill this niche until Sacramento mandates self-driving cars…
Honorable mention: The 3rd-generation Toyota 4Runner is nearly as ubiquitous out here.
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