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After a trip to the colonies

I was lucky enough to be able to get out the Bahamas this winter. It was pretty awesome. They're what I call "a proper colony", and drive on the left side of the road. So, needless to say, I was stoked to see all the RHD cars they'd have.

Well, it was a bit of a let-down in that sense. RHDs are the minorities on their roads. I'd estimate 1/6 are RHD. Most of their cars are old cars shipped in from the States.

There was one car that caught my eye that I was lucky enough to get a photo of. Now, I knew these existed, but never expected to see one.

The Toyota Cavilier!

The Toyota Cavilier!

So, Toyota and GM had a badge-engineering car swap - Toyota badged some GM cars as Toyotas to beef up their line up, and vice-versa. Needless to say, the Toyota Cavilier was a flop in Japan due to dismal build quality...

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