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Old 14th February 2008, 00:52   #61
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one thing i have seen from this thread is that
no matter how well made japanese cars are,life is no fun without germans and americans and all europeans

jap cars dont have a car's charm,they just sad dumb machines of locomotion or just some powerful machines

but in designing west is still the best, wothout them even the best developed cities look sad

even small cars like vw beetle and peugot were a much pleasurable sight

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Here come some LCVs - almost every Japanese car company has one of them and they all look the same (like their compact and tall-boy cars).

And our own Tata-ACE is not very different in looks from these.

A pair of Suzuki LCVs :




A Daihatsu :




A Mitsu :




A Honda (4WD at that) :




A Subaru :




And, this is supposed to be a Porshe , but my old digicam got screwed up (due to cold/snow ???) and this is how the pics are now coming up.



Any one has any idea what could be the problem? It was working fine and became like this suddenly - did not drop it or anything. So really baffled as to what happened ?
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Old 20th February 2008, 21:23   #63
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Here come some LCVs - almost every Japanese car company has one of them and they all look the same (like their compact and tall-boy cars).

And our own Tata-ACE is not very different in looks from these.

you cannot blame tata,these japs have manufactured lcvs in every possible,leaving tata nothing to have unique
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you cannot blame tata,these japs have manufactured lcvs in every possible,leaving tata nothing to have unique
You do have a very valid point there. To be any more unique or different, Tata would have to put the loading-area in the front and the cab at the rear.
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I am not sure how I missed the GV while posting the SUV pics. Here it comes :

Vitara right? Looks far better than what we get here.
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A Jaguar (soon it will sport the Tata badge) :




A stunning black Merc :

Steer's Tata

Awesome Merc!

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You do have a very valid point there. To be any more unique or different, Tata would have to put the loading-area in the front and the cab at the rear.
They are trying that with the Nano.
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Vitara right? Looks far better than what we get here.
Yeah, it is called the Escudo or something there. Looks macho.


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Steer's Tata
Oh, Yes. I remember reading his thread about the Jaguar he bought recently.


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They are trying that with the Nano.
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A Merc hatch that I saw (sort of Getz-y looks).

Front view :



And the rear (though a little hazy pic) :



And a Benz van :
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@ SupremeBaleno - Is the Merc hatch the R Class?

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@shuvd, actually I did not really notice. That guy was driving around the portico of the hotel and I was too busy trying to snap the car amidst the poor lighting and snowfall.
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aahh.., that merc car pool design i like it alot nice find mate!
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Hey Supreme, whats the min temp during winters in Tokyo. I know they use lots of 2 wheelers for commuting just like India and I wonder how they ride.
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@ SupremeBaleno - Is the Merc hatch the R Class?
No, this looks like a B-Class. R is much, much bigger in size.
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Hey Supreme, whats the min temp during winters in Tokyo. I know they use lots of 2 wheelers for commuting just like India and I wonder how they ride.
It goes down to like 1 deg C in January, which is the coldest month - it was like 4-5 deg C in Feb when I was there.

There are quite some 2-wheelers here, but definitely nowhere near what we have in India - most people commute by the super-efficient Public Transportation Network (rail/metro/bus), which connects each and every part of Tokyo. I think their PTN would easily be the best in the world.

2-wheeler usage comes down during winters mainly due to the heavy winds, which really makes it feel colder than what it is actually. My Japanese colleague who usually rides to work, avoids his bike during winters.

They display realtime temperatue/wind info in our office which on some days showed speeds of like 3miles/sec, which sounded slow, till I converted it into miles/hour.
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Our very own Alto :

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@supremeBaleno, greenhorn and all others interested, that is a Mitsubishi Jeep, Willys (present day Jeep) had licensed the use of the Jeep brand and design in Japan to Mitsubishi for the period from 1953 to 1998, so this is definitely a pre-98 model. Mahindra had a similar agreement with Willys till late 1990s, not sure about the time period though. The license allowed both Mahindra and Mitsubishi to manufacture Jeeps based on the CJ-3B body style with the 7-slat grille through the period of the agreement. And from my findings, it seems that Willys had a similar agreement with local firms in other countries as well.

Might find this link of interest - Jeeps Around the World on The CJ3B Page

@supremeBaleno, nice pictures you got there mate, went through all of them. Amazing lot, keep them coming.
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