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    Video: World's smallest car unloaded by hand from Isle of Man train
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    You think a Mini Cooper is small? The Fiat 500? Smart Fortwo? Those are positively gigantic compared to the Peel P50. Made on the Isle of Man in the 1960s, the P50 more closely resembles a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe (itself one of the top-selling 'cars' in America). The tiny one-door, three-wheeled ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: Peel P50 replica helps you commute like Jeremy Clarkson [w/video]
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    Fans of Top Gear should have no trouble remembering the Peel P50. The infamous mini-minicar was first introduced in the early 1960s (and recently brought back into production), and starred in the now-infamous Top Gear test where host Jeremy Clarkson drove the tiny car through the offices of the ...

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    Auctions: Entire inventory of Microcar Museum to be auctioned
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    Bruce Weiner's Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia is said to be the largest collection of little cars in the world, and they're all rolling over the RM Auctions block February 15-16, 2013. Weiner spent 15 years assembling the 200-strong bounty, and beyond the size of the collection RM Auctions ...

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    Peel looking to reintroduce world's smallest car [w/video]
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    Peel P-50 and Trident pose with a Rolls-Royce – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sure, there's an increased emphasis on small cars here in America and all around the rest of the world, with brands like Smart and Mini vying for customers that think it's a big deal to go small. But none ...

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    Officially Official: Gordon Murray's T.25 city car revealed
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    Gordon Murray Design T.25 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After hinting at doing so for a couple of years, Gordon Murray has finally revealing his new T.25 city car at an event at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, England. The 1,212-pound car is just ...

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    Geneva Preview: Rinspeed to unveil the UC? electric city car
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    Rinspeed UC? – click above for high-res image gallery
    When we get to Geneva next March, eccentric Swiss design house Rinspeed will be showing off a design for a new electric commuter vehicle called the "UC?" The design of the car itself doesn't appear to be particularly novel with styling ...

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    Aston Martin shows off completed Cygnet, Euro sales in 2010
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    Aston Martin Cygnet - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this year, we saw photos of Aston Martin designers working on a clay-covered Toyota iQ in the studio and applying typical Aston styling cues to it. Creating a leather clad urban commuter car struck us as a dubious proposition ...

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    Gordon Murray working on EV version of city car?
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    Gordon Murray's T25 city car looks pretty impressive on paper. It boasts higher cargo capacity and more seats (three) than a Smart Fortwo – and it promises to be built for maximum efficiency. According to Autocar, Gordon Murray says the T25 will be motivated by both naturally-aspirated and ...

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    SEMA Preview: Subaru bringing tuned STI, Legacy and 1969 360 van
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    1969 Subaru 360 SPT Delivery Van -- Click above image for high-res gallery
    SEMA is just around the corner and aside from the inevitable Camaro riot that will be taking place in the convention center's parking lot, many auto folks are showing up with tuned rides. Like, for instance, Subaru. SPT is ...

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    VIDEO: Ridiculous vintage JDM action! Roller-skating ninja vs. Bubu 501
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    Ninja vs. BuBu - Follow the jump to watch video
    No need to belabor this – you really just need to watch. The three-wheeled hero car is a BuBu 501 by Mitsuoka, and yes, it's being chased and attacked by a group of ninja. On roller skates. Doing stunts. (Don't miss the absurd roller ...

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    Spy Shots: Mystery concept caught in Spain
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    Mystery concept car in Barcelona -- Click above for image gallery
    Autoblog Quiz of the Day: the minicar pictured above was spotted in Barcelona, Spain at Central del Poblenou Park, during what sounds like a photo or commercial shoot. Two people were caught driving it, the one in the sky blue ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Honda to create mini-hatch for emerging markets
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    Lost in the jeers following Honda's move to cancel the NSX – a car it could probably sell based solely on its ridiculously wonderful exhaust note – is news that the Big H is planning an A-segment car for markets outside of Japan. Now that the microcar segment is what's cooking, and the ...

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    Upgraded Bunny: Suzuki unveils updated Alto Lapin
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Suzuki Alto Lapin
    Sporting a name that could roughly mean "high pitched rabbit" is loveably quirky, and so it fits that the name is affixed to a kei car. Suzuki's 660cc microcar, styled in the same idiom that has shaped Nissan's Cube, though the 'Zuki calls ...

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    Toyota releases pricing and spec info for European iQ
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the production Toyota iQ
    IF you're in Europe and hoping to get your name on a list for a Toyota iQ, now's the time. Toyota has opened up the order banks for the cleverly packaged microcar prior to its January availability date, while also giving up the goods ...

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    Nissan's Nuvu electric car to compete with Toyota iQ
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    October's Paris Motor Show will be the stage for Nissan to unveil their new Nuvu concept, an electric 2+1 micro-car that would compete with the Toyota iQ if the automaker rolls it out. At less than ten feet long, the Nuvu will be about the same size as a smart fortwo, but powered solely by a ...

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    Details on Mazda1 revealed
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    High energy costs and growth in emerging markets have automakers scrambling to downsize their product plans, and ultra-small transportation like the VW up! is bound to bring low-cost city cars to the masses. Mazda intends to be a serious player in this burgeoning segment and will unveil the Mazda1 ...

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    Nissan/Renault considering Nano competitor for India
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    Countries like China and India are a hotbed for the auto industry, and every major automaker is looking to improve its standing in the emerging markets while they're still on the ground floor. Low-cost micro cars are all the rage in the East, and Nissan/Renault is looking into getting a piece of ...

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    Nissan 360: the Cube
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan Cube.Let's just get this out of the way right now: this blogger is going to buy one of these cars when they come to America. And I'm a die-hard 385-plus-horsepower sports car owner for years now. And I live in LA. But the Cube is just that great. So ...

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    Toyota considering Indian plant for small car production
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    Click above for more high-res images of the Toyota iQToyota has been working on an affordable small car that will be cost-competitive in emerging markets, and Autocar is reporting that India is being considered as a destination for production. India makes sense due to its low-cost labor, and with ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: the Goggomobile
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    Years ago in Australia there was a TV commercial for the phone company's yellow pages that featured a man looking for parts for his Goggomobile. Since no one knew what he was talking about, he was always having to spell the car's name. In a Scottish brogue (yes, a Scottish actor in an Aussie ad) ...

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