What a fantastic article! If you told me that I would 1 day read an article on a Toyota Camry nevermind enjoy it, I would of said you are crazy. The author has captured the true essence of the car as well as the design time that created it. Toyotas commercials pull no punches and boldly show who should be driving the…
There’s nothing quite like the mirth and frivolity that a cute car can spread. It’s the best kind of joy.
I know exactly how this will turn out.
I’ve always noticed these awesome Nissan Pao when I checked out the importing sites for Japanese car and think it would be so awesome to have one. I just don’t have a garage to keep ‘em out of the winter. I hope you continue having a blast with yours.
“The issues for us involve both marketplace fairness and basic accountability. VW is looking to clawback some of their losses as they continue to stonewall not only our government but other consumers around the globe. Given the historic level of fraud involved, this is entirely unacceptable. So so long as…
I think keeping something like this alive as long as you enjoy driving it is very cool. My current daily drivers are a 2004 MR2 Spyder and a 93 300ZX convertible, so both old cars in the grand scheme (not as old as the VW and Pao) but I enjoy them as much as possible and for the type of driving I do (20 miles round…
As a fellow owner of a few oddball cars nobody makes parts for anymore, I’d like to share a technique for healing shrunken body gaskets with you. Go to the fabric store and blow $.99 on a yard of black muslin. Once you’ve smeared the gasket maker on, lay a previously cut and fitted piece of the cloth on it. This gives…
Thank you for this. There are way too many “why risk it?” type people in this world as it is especially when it comes to children.
We can keep our kids in a bubble but that isn’t any way to live. Long live Otto’s obsessions with odd ottomobiles!
YEP! Here we are at the local cruise in. .
You can do your own struts. The spring compressor tool is no great mystery. I did my mom’s Acclaim when I was 17 with the external spring compressors and my TR6 a few years ago with the internal. Do it yourself. After you see how easy it you’ll be embarrassed your considered farming it out.
Maybe you should relabel the a/c switch “Engine Brake”?
Having grown up in Arizona driving an early ‘80s, very small-engined Toyota, may I make a suggestion about the a/c button. Don’t think of it as a power-subtractor when you turn it on. Nay. Flip that frown upside down! Instead, when you turn the a/c off, think about it like you’re flipping the switch that fires up the…
Indeeeeed, this car makes me smile every time I see it on Jalopnik.
I know your experiences well. I just sold my 73 Mini this week after 12 years of ownership. It’s like your Pao - just worse.
Awesome car! Having a car you love is always a great time no matter what you’re doing. Even a quick trip to the grocery will make your day better just because you got to drive something fun you enjoy.
You and your Pao are a real-life cartoon. In the best way.
When it’s on, the engine idles much rougher, and acceleration definitely suffers.
I think it’s worth it to get yourself a car that you really like, deep in your gut, even if maybe it’s not the absolute most rational choice.
Every time I read “Pao” my brain fills it in as what happens after “PewPew”
Nothing like the love of a man for his car.