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Citroen C3 XTR

 

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See I think that looks alright. There was also a Polo with similar treatment, as well as the Streetwise. All a bit lambasted when new, but clearly prematurity was the issue.

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What they told you: These unpainted plastics will protect your paint from parking scrapes and save you a fortune in repairs, your car will be worth more when you trade it in.

 

What they meant: We need to cut costs somewhere, what if we just didn't paint the bits that don't rust?

 

Ford took it to new levels with the Ka, which they decided only needed painting where you could actually see the paint with the car fully assembled.

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From a search, they have been mentioned on AS before - but the Replicar Cursor - made in Kent - in fact just a couple of miles from where I grew up in the 80's is new to me - how I've never heard of them before, I don't know!

 

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It’s like you have been asked to draw a Bug Bug when you have the biggest migraine ever.

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It's a Rom Carmel 1300 estate. There's a past Reliant connection with Autocars Israel. (Notice how Reliant Regal-esque the doors are)

 

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(edit: This face-lift job might actually be a 1301)

 

(edit: Confirmed, the above is a 1301)

 

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Rom Carmel 1301 Estate by Yohai Rodin, on Flickr

 

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rom carmel, an israeli car by avivami, on Flickr

 

https://www.aronline.co.uk/cars/triumph/around-the-world-autocars-of-israel/

 

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Rom Carmel 1300 Estate by Yohai Rodin, on Flickr

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What is this?  Looks like it has the flag of Israel on the door there, that might be a misleading clue, I'm not sure.  Fibreglass construction maybe?

Here's what you posted back on page 78 of this thread... http://autoshite.com/topic/18581-cars-you-didnt-know-existed-until-very-recently/page-78?do=findComment&comment=1580575

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im disappointed these didn't show up sooner here  :mrgreen:

 

Wonder if any are in the UK :)

 

my mum grew up and lived in israel and a good while back I asked her if israel had a local car company, me expecting her to beam about it with national pride

 

oh how she both laughed and was horrified at the same time :)

 

I recall her mentioning the neighbours had one in the 1960s/1970s and how it was so shite her parents actively kept her away from it or something along those lines IIRC :)

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This was posted on the Facebook Microcar page, Polish 126 based. Anyone know more?

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They seem to have picked Coleen Rooney for the promo pic, lol.

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In Amsterdam last week, didn't know about these. The red car is a Canta LX.

Note the CVT pulley under the front. There are a lot of these about, they use the cycleways so can go everywhere. A Dutch Invacar. Sounds like a four-stroke single cylinder engine.

The other car is a Biro, Electric and it isn't clear to me whether it is considered a car for roads or a scooter for cycleways.

No Dafs though.  :sad:

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3 hours ago, bunglebus said:

What about the Kia Stinger?

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I sometimes park near one of these - they look pretty good in the metal in red. Disappointed to see it's a slush tho.

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I've got a 2017 Mirage Juro CVT hatchback which does not look as dumpy as that saloon.  A lot of hatchbacks which are offered as saloons, i.e. with a boot, have awkward styling.  The Mirage above is no exception.

 

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