A grand idea / ‘Oh toh toh toh’ / It’s on the 11th

typed for your pleasure on 11 December 2005, at 10.51 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Just like honey’ by The Jesus and Mary Chain

I’ve just recently discovered another tiny Euro car to obsess over for the next couple of months: the Peugeot 1007. Upon first glance, it seems pretty bog-standard, by contemporary tiny Euro car standards. However, the vehicle’s construction contains a crucial, innovative difference, as witnessed here:

The doors? They slide open. They slide. Open. They slide open! To me, that makes about as much sense as, I dunno, breathing. They slide open! That’s one of those ‘shit, why didn’t they think of that years ago?’ type of revolutionary ideas, really.

Also! Simon of ‘Undercover in Japan’ has a link to a high-larious documentary about sushi and sushi-ya etiquette. Won’t you take my hand, and join me in watching it?

Also! Go wish MontiLee a Happy 33rd birthday, you bastards. It’s not too late

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6 have spoken to “A grand idea / ‘Oh toh toh toh’ / It’s on the 11th”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    I keep meaning to tell you I saw one of those BMW door-faced cars on, I think, Rochester road. It’s mounted above a business marquee.
    You probably already knew….but I figured I’d tell you just in case you didn’t.

    Peugeot is my favorite frog car brand. The 206 has given me boners for years.
    I can see that a sliding door like this makes incredible sense for tight parking.
    I wonder how easy it is to close once inside?
    And….lastly, I wonder at maintenance.

    But, still, I would definitely consider buying one if it were available here.

  2. zszsz writes:

    better or worse for collisions?

    in the world of tiny & cramped (japan) . . . they have not this for many year?

  3. Davecat writes:

    zszsz –
    Funny you should enquire about crashes. I first saw an advert for the 1007 in that issue of Maxi previously mentioned, and in looking for a website, the first one I saw was the one linked above. So there you go! Kinda. 🙂

    And you’d think that Europe and Japan, with their number of areas that are paved with micro-streets, would’ve developed something like this years ago. Especially Japan. They’ve always had SD cars, but never anything with sliding doors; at least, none that I’ve seen..

    SafeT
    Are you referring to that BMW Isetta atop Luna on Main in Royal oak? The one they ruined by (badly) spraypainting it silver?

  4. SafeTinspector writes:

    dc: that’d be it!

  5. laurenbove writes:

    I like this sliding door idea…but just think about how close to you people will be parking if this thing takes off.

    And of course there’s the pinchy fingers thing. owwwweee!

  6. Davecat writes:

    Hrrm, that’s actually a valid point concerning the ‘people see the opportunity to park closer’ thing. You’d hope years of conditioning will have trained them not to do so, but you never know..

    Back to the drawing board with thee, Peugeot! At that point, we’ll have to return to the tried-and-true BMW Isetta that SafeT mentioned..

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