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Posted on 2004.11.16 at 15:02
so i saw one of these on the way to work today:

yellow, just like the one pictured.

what is it? a Seat (a.k.a. Fiat) Leon Cupra R.

why is that significant? because even though the engine specs will look familiar to anyone who knows the VW 1.8T, and the chassis is basically a reskinned Golf, this model was never approved by the DOT for public road use in the states; the last US-legal Fiat arrived on our shores about 20 years ago. (since then, the company was acquired by VAG, Volkswagen's parent company; hence the hardware-sharing with more familiar cars.)

counting the Audi A3 2-door hatch i spotted going the other direction on the same freeway in october, that's two cars that "aren't supposed" to be driving public roads in this country in as many months... so i'm thinking there must be a VAG proving ground somewhere either north or south of Phoenix on the 17.


the other reason it was wierd is that 3 minutes earlier i'd spotted an early-model Viper GTS going the other direction; and that also made 2 cars from the RealGTA3 mod patch spotted in a single day.

but after that, my commute to work in my sprinter i mean bimmer was uneventful.

in other news, i'm a dumbass and left my paycheck in my roommate's car while he's out in tucson for 2 days. *eyeroll*


innocentchild at 2004-11-17 00:01 (UTC) (Link)
Next time? Go follow the fucking thing and when they stop ask how they have that car and shit. If they don't want to tell you just say that you're going to keep following them. =)
ineffable at 2004-11-17 08:08 (UTC) (Link)
I see those all the time here..

Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-17 10:31 (UTC) (Link)
yeah, yeah, shush :P
your token straight friend
pushshove at 2004-11-17 19:00 (UTC) (Link)
That's very pretty. :)
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-11-17 22:21 (UTC) (Link)
yeah, it is nice-looking... always kinda seemed like the natural successor to the corrado to me.
your token straight friend
pushshove at 2004-11-17 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
Speaking of: I saw the world's ugliest Corrado yesterday. Terrible body kit, fog lights added on top of the hood, metallic pink color. *shudder*
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