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Daihatsu obviously had a good design on it's two door hatchback that I 
had.  It was the ceiling on the allowed number of imports at the time 
that forced Daihatsu to withdraw from the US.  They hadn't built up 
volume yet so the legislation killed their opportunity for growth.  I 
think they were out of the US within two year of when I bought the car.
Dow


Matt Magee wrote:
>I still find it interesting that in the early 90's you could buy at 
>least three cars that acheived around 60 mpg (Civic VX, CRX HF and the 
>Metro XFI).  Now to get 60 mpg, the best we can get is the smart, which 
>is far smaller and not really inexpensive either.
>
>Is this the best the world's engineers can do?
>
>Grant Robertson wrote:
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>  
>>I so wish the smart would come to the US.. They're becoming kinda
>>popular in Canada. Neat little buggers, and suprisingly roomy.
>>
>>-G
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>>On 8/16/05, James P. Kinney III <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com> wrote:
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