Two of my favorite Japanese retro cars I've seen runnin' round my town these days--The Nissan Figaro (1991) and Daihatsu Opti Classic (1992-2002). The Figaro is a legendary model by Nissan's Pike Factory. It was considered a limited edition car, with only 20,000 built during its production in 1991. A toy car as such.
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Daihatsu Opti Classic, on the other hand, is considered a kei car produced by Daihatsu from 1992-2002 with only 659 cc engine (in contrast to Figaro's 987 cc turbo). It is considered a descendant of Daihatsu Mira.
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Apparently, Figaro outshines Opti. However, Opti is newer and its price are as low as half of Figaro's lowest price. In Thailand retro cars like these are popular among niche collectors, and many (if not all) are transported from Japan (or elsewhere) as "parts," and that's considered as an illegal zigzagging. Not to mention when you need the spare parts. It's like adopting a Yorkshire Terrier or a Poodle.