This morning’s strange car was a Nissan S-Cargo

This morning’s strange car was a Nissan S-Cargo

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Featured, Kei car | 0 comments

The Japanese Kei Car pool on Flickr came through. As it turns out, the strange vehicle I saw this morning was a Nissan S-Cargo (snail pun probably intended). According to the Wikipedia article it was a small van produced in Japan from 1989-1992. S-Cargo vans(?) were exported for use in other countries, and are coveted as business advertisement vehicles for their rarity and abundance of ad space. I also ran across another resource with tech specs for the Nissan S-Cargo. What...

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What kind of car is this?

What kind of car is this?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Featured, Kei car | 0 comments

This interesting looking creation caught my eye this morning in traffic on the freeway. It had manufacturer plates and yellow round bug-eyed headlights. I was near the Nissan manufacturing facility, which would seem to go with how unique it looked. I think I’ll upload the pictures to flickr and add them to the Kei Cars pool to see if anyone can identify it. *UPDATE* – it’s a Nissan...

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Chevrolet Volt real world MPG numbers are not so great

Chevrolet Volt real world MPG numbers are not so great

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in Batshit crazy, Featured, Green | 0 comments

I guess I should express admiration for Chevrolet in taking its first step to create an electric/gas vehicle into production that’s not just a limited range pure electric or adding another crappy hybrid to its fleet of Tahoes. But I can’t. According to real world road tests done by Popular Mechanics, you can only expect to go just over 30 miles after charging all night before the gas engine kicks in and gets very average fuel economy (35 MPG average). Basically,...

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