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Spotting thread! Did you see any special cars on the road today?

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  1. Leadfoot J. McCoalroller

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    Been meaning to do this:

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    Again, little more than a mad magazine fold. Already makes that pickup look better.
     
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    Speaking of smaller trucks & far from being Aficionado of older Toyota pickups ... the father-in-law's is over ¼ century old. Visiting Arkansas a few weeks ago, he mentioned people have come up & ask him if he wants to sell it having just some $48,000 miles on it. Don't know if it's anything special or why anyone would try to buy it but I know they stopped making this model in the '90's in preference for the Mongo land barges of modern times.

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    We are looking for a pickup to pull a travel trailer but I think this thing might not do the job.
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Maybe cause it is smaller than the new Tacoma, which is around the size of the gen1 Tundra. Also why the Maverick is outselling the Tacoma this year.

    Spotted a Subaru Baja.
     
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    @hill Also, it’s 48,000 miles. These things go for 500,000 or more so it’s barely broken in
     
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    Acura 2.2CL
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    Some sort of Triumph.
    2004-2013 BMW 118i RHD model
     
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    My eyes are overloaded lately, working in France for a while.

    Peugeot 508- not sure what vintage. Just dripping with style.

    2024 Yaris Hybrid- gorgeous!

    I think my favorite was a Renault Megane estate wagon. Stunning.

    It's really nice seeing Audis and Mercedes that are just cars. No luxury features like you see on the USA versions.
     
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    Honestly the only thing I don't love about it is that it has a center console. Always loved the fact that our Prius c doesn't; really makes the small cabin feel bigger.
     
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    I didn't get to see many cars today, too busy.

    But I did see a Toyota Traigo lift truck. All-electric, lithium-ion power with a very fancy ergonomic seat and control arrangement.

    I'm not a materials handling expert, but it sure seemed like the fanciest forklift i'd ever seen.
     
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    Saw a RHD UK-import Audi TT (Specifically, Yorkshire area given the first letter of the plate). The owner kept the old UK plates underneath their new plates.
     
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    In Pennsylvania, an antique/classic registered car can use historical or out of country plates, provided the plate is filed with the DMV.
     
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    Today I saw a few oddballs including a Dacia Lodgy and a Fiat Multipla.

    Now this one really caught me... I was walking down the street and saw a blobby SUV that looked like all the other blobby SUVs, except this one had unfamiliar details. A Lynk & Co EV. Not sure which model, didn't have time to get a picture.

    I also saw a Prius+, maybe only the second Prius I've seen since I got here.
     
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    Started a Lynk & Co thread in the EV section.
    Lynk & Co | PriusChat

    Didn't the Prius+ have a third seat row? I know it used Li-ion batteries. Being an import, the tariffs keep the Prius sales down against the EU local Yaris, Auris, and now Corolla.
     
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    I didn't think to look, and maybe for the best. It's the sort of neighborhood where somebody looking in the back windows of cars might not be received well.

    The Lynk & Co EV had some wear and age to it, not new. I understand some models have been around for 8 years now.