Thursday, August 28, 2008

Behind Door #1 . . .

To quote Bob Barker,

"It's a NEW CAR!!!"


Or, at least, that's what it looks like every time I see one of these vehicles I've never, ever heard of here on the roads of Belgium. A bizarre, new car. RaggedyDad and I have spent much time discussing the aspects that make a car appealing or not, to consumers in various countries.

Care to drive away in a Nissan Qashqai???

3 comments:

~ Sarah ~ said...

here in australia that model is called a 'dualis'

tnspr569 said...

I think that's the Rogue in America...

Shira Salamone said...

In the early seventies, when I did my time as a French major in France, there was a French car that was commonly known as a "deux chevaux" (literally, two horses, because that was the amount of horsepower that it had). It was one of the favorite cars for purchase by broke students because it was cheap. How cheap was it? Well, it was so cheap that the so-called suspension allowed the car to lean quite noticeably to one side every time one made a turn, and it had a cloth roof that one opened by rolling it back like the lid of a can of sardines, which is why I've always described a deux chevaux as a rolling sardine can. I've occasionally seen one on the road in the US, and it always astounds me that anyone not flat broke would buy such a rattletrap.