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Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Best Selling Car


Since 1979, Little Tikes have sold 22 million Cozy Coupes.


When my mom had lots of little grandkids, including twin boys, she solved Cozy Coupe squabbles by adding a second steering wheel. 


Genius, however nothing compared to Great Britain’s Cozy Coupe affinity.


My grandpa bought some type of European, ultra mini cars for my mom and her sisters to commute to school. 


An adorable mode of transport but a bit different from the American muscle cars.


The Brits have a fondness for cute and tiny, the Austin Mini being just one Cozy Coupe-ish model.


In 2012, 30 percent more Cozy Coupes were sold than the most popular real car, the Ford Fiesta.


As an homage to the tiny car, a British engineering team made a giant, foot-powered version.


Not to be outdone, mechanics from Attitude Autos transformed a Daewoo Matiz. (Yeah, I had no idea what that was either.) 


"We were chatting one day about how more people have probably driven a Cozy Coupe than any other kind of car - and it snowballed from there." They spent $6,600 on parts and 1,000 hours on the project.


The two-seater can go from 0-60 mph in 17 seconds and tops out at 70 mph.


"We took it on the motorway once, but I'm too scared to do it again in case we cause an accident - people were taking photos of us driving past at the wheel and swerving all over the place when they saw us drive past."


I am happy there are Cozy Coupe people out there. 

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