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The automotive landscape in Iran looks like this: Paykan, Paykan, Paykan. Iran wants to force the end of production of the fuel-guzzling, high-polluting Paykan. Iran hopes to clean up Tehran by getting rid of 1.4 million of the cars that have been in production since 1967. The Payan gets 13.8 miles per gallon and doesn't have a great service record. And you have to love the recycled jokes about the cars: Q. Why don't Paykans sustain much damage in a front-end collision? A. The tow truck takes most of the impact.



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      • 10 Years Ago
      Don't tell Generally Stupid Motors about the Paykan or they'll try to buy partial or full control of the company (like Fiat, Isuzu, and other dreck).
      • 10 Years Ago
      The Paykan is another old Fiat derivative like the Lada (Russia), Tofash (Turkey), Yugo (a smaller Fiat model), etc. These pieces of shit were awful as Fiats and building rebranded versions of them in other markets didn't make them any better.
      • 10 Years Ago
      I guess the Islamic Revolutionary Council of Iran didn't take into account a revamp of the automotive landscape of Iran until now. This is just another move to justify a so-called Nuclear Power Plant (weapons manufacturing plant).
      • 10 Years Ago
      edit ... last sentence should read - And if so, will they pay you for your Paykan? sorry
      • 10 Years Ago
      You didn't hear this one? "Q: What option can you give a Paykan that will double the resale price? A: Fill the tank!"
      • 10 Years Ago
      I suppose the car must be using an enclosed body structure with "in trunk" air filtration with oxygen canisters, as well as 3 inch thick sheetmetal body panels, reinforced, "bomb proof" undercarriage, and bullet proof glass must be standard. but AC,cruise and powersteering are options. 13.8 MPG is crazy for a car of that size! A Yugo Relative with 1/2 the fuel economy.. (afterall, it IS Fiat related). Still.. 13.8 MPG.. Makes you scratch your head.
      • 10 Years Ago
      I've been in my share of Ladas and believe it or not, the Paykan is a serious step down. 13.8 mpg from a car that small?! I'm guessing most of it must be lost to leaky tanks, lines, etc. Good riddance.