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Toyota launches new Ractis

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There are tons of these types of vehicles in Japan (I believe they are called Mini mini-vans, lol), they just never come over here because they aren't powerful enough for American buyers. They are really popular in Japan however. I have heard talk about Honda and Toyota both bringing over a version of these vehicles. I personally like Honda's better:

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Good interior room too for such a tiny car:
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And of course, a Type S version:
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I wouldn't surprised if we start seeing these things before long driving on our roads.

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Wow, I never thought I'd see something that made the Echo look good.
  They really buy those things over there?

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Yes, and in Europe also... there are a few European monospaces also like these...the Citroen Picasso, Renault Megane, etc..

One of the wierdest looking small people-movers is the Fiat Multipla..I've ridden in taxi versions of them, and they are HUGE inside..room for 3 across front and back easily.

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Ahhhh, not quite. There are B-segment hatches like the Aveo, Scion xA and Honda Fit. There are B-segment monospace MPVs like the Fiat Idea, Opel Meriva, Nissan Note (typically taller than a hatch with longer wheelbase and fold-flat seating). There are B-segment box-style MPVs like the xB and Nissan Cube/Cube3. There are B-segment vans like the Toyota Porte, FunCargo and Honda Mobilio (even taller). Then there are the B-segment high-roof commercial vans like the Suzuki APV and the old Mazda Bongo (forward control and taller again). The Ractis is a typical monospace MPV, slightly longer and wider than the xB, but with a 2" longer wheelbase and roughly 1.5" wider track. Edited by thegriffon

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So I wonder when GM is going to start bring their little cars over to the US.

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Anytime now, I suspect..it's sold in Mexico as a Pontiac already (and maybe in Canada also?)

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And of course, a Type S version:
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I wouldn't surprised if we start seeing these things before long driving on our roads.

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I've seen a Fit/Jazz with DST plates before... perhaps they were testing it to see whether or not Americans would like it.

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Believe it or not... I have a soft spot for types of vehicles like the Fit. I really like it. Can't say that I'd want to be seen in one... but it's cool for the parents. :D As for the Ractis... :puke:

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Believe it or not... I have a soft spot for types of vehicles like the Fit. I really like it. Can't say that I'd want to be seen in one... but it's cool for the parents. :D

As for the Ractis... :puke:


I've read the Fit/Jazz is likely coming to the US for '07 to slot below the Civic... maybe the kiddies will buy them and dress 'em up 'Type-R' Fast and Furious style with big mufflers, gaudy graphics, huge wings, etc.. :)

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Ractis sounds like rectus (any straight muscle) which sounds like rectum, which is where poopie comes from (more or less.)

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