I want a phone booth

Daihatsu TantoThe Daihatsu Tanto is a small car not sold in the USA. (And maybe it doubles as a phone booth.) If you’ve read this blog for a while, you will know that I love small cars. The Nissan Cube is huge compared to the Tanto. In fact, the Mini Cooper is 8% longer than this car!

I can hear some of you say, “That car is way underpowered.” True, it would take about twice as long to reach highway speed compared to your car. But the joy of driving something so unique would mean that I’d have fun getting there.

If our old Corolla died and the Tanto was suddenly available in the USA, I’d buy one in a minute. The problem is, I’d have to persuade my family about how great the car is. They couldn’t be convinced.

Credit goes to Tokyobling, where I saw the car in the first place. Photo credit goes to Tennen-Gas.


6 Replies to “I want a phone booth”

  1. I had to re-read the last paragraph, because first time thru, I thought you said you’d have to sell the rest of your family TO BUY the car. I was thinking you ought to at least be able to buy TWO cars with what you could get for your bunch.

  2. Sorry, but I just don’t see the attraction to driving a box. To my eye it has no style or character at all. Thank the Lord we all have such varied tastes!

    1. Yes, Deb – it’s a cool thing that we’re all so different in some ways – and yet so similar in other ways.

  3. If someone made a box the size of a Grand Caravan with a 3.0 L engine or smaller, I’d be delighted to drive it. I need to be able to transport tools and building materials.

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