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The Mitsuoka Buddy is really, really weird

It's a RAV4 that's gone very retro.

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Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Sean Szymkowski
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The Mitsuoka Buddy is coming, and man is it odd.

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It's a Toyota RAV4 with a 1980s SUV look to it.

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The front is good and offers plenty of nostalgia.

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It could definitely pass for something American about 30 years ago.

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The colors are also great.

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But the rear... is not good.

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That's Mitsuoka's calling card, though: Odd vehicles.

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