In Japan they have different plates depending on the type of car. The smaller, gas efficient cars get a yellow plate. It means we usually pay a little more for the vehicle, but pay less in yearly taxes and fees.
It also means it only has a three cylinder engine. Which is the size of a go-cart. And makes my little Honda Civic look like a boat.
After weeks of waiting for the right vehicle to match all our requirements we found it!
A 1997 Mitsubishi Panjero Mini! We are officially car owners in Japan!
It is officailly the smallest car I have ever been in. But it holds four and has space in the back. And we paid very little for it. Very little. Which is good because it is very little.
Our first journey out in town was a little scary. I am the only one that can legally drive in Japan so Dustin was the navigator. Note: he is the worst navigator ever!
We took a trip to Nafco (like a Home Depot mixed with Bed, Bath, & Beyond) to get some hardware to hang things in our townhouse. The studs are metal to move with earthquakes which is great for safety, but not great for hanging pictures. Dustin is following the directions from Google maps and takes me on the tiniest back roads to get there. Tiny roads that are two way streets! I will post pictures soon.
Yay for wheels!