Monday, December 01, 2008

Laugh, love, floss and travel!

At one time those tag lines made me nuts.  Now I find them terribly endearing and I miss them almost as much as Ryugetsu chocolate cake.

Once upon a time when we were in Japan we couldn't get over how much cooler the vehicles were.  Astonishing selection by manufacturer, wicked color selection, wild designs, ridiculously small sizes, wacked-out names (just have to mention the "Retarder" here), everything comes in 4 wheel drive and just when you think you've seen it all it's next year and everything's different again.  After 3 years we were still seeing models we hadn't seen before.  Here in North America we basically get the shaft.  Everyone has their version of the Civic, Fit, Accord, Odyssey and Pilot.  Hang in there Element, you've not been cloned yet (and likely won't be 'cause you're a wee bit too gormy).  One of the coolest rides in Japan is the Nissan Cube and it looks like they're releasing it in an effort to chase down some of business Toyota is getting with the Scion xB (known as the bB in Japan).  Whatever the reason it's great to see this little scrumpet (looks like it's wearing a halter top from the back) breaking into the US market and shaking up the dull and boring sameness we're fed over here.

Nissan Cube: 2009 Nissan Cube Revealed

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