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Q: how slow is an Automatic Hijet

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by Arkivel, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Arkivel

    Arkivel Member

    Hi, does anyone have experience and know how slow the auto Hijet is with and without turbo? Id really like to know as I want to import one
     
  2. AZmini-t

    AZmini-t Member

    Lol, I'm not sure there is a fast hijet. That isn't really the intent of most of these vehicles. I have a 5speed manual and can get up to and hold freeway speeds 65.
     
  3. Arkivel

    Arkivel Member

    I appreciate the fact that kei cars are pretty slow. The turbo hijet is rated at 64 hp and has different gearing however. I'm curious about the hijet auto trans as well. Is it as gutless as other cvt cars? I've driven an auto sambar before and it was pretty awful.
     
  4. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Not sure how fast these mini trucks need to go. There was a post a while back, about people doing crazy things, with these mini trucks and drawing too much attention too them! Yrs. ago too many people got crazy with the three wheelers and they wound up outlawing them! Now, I realize as well as anyone, we can't stop people from doing crazy things! I'm just saying that you guys are running these things at a pretty good clip on the highway, I think I would be happy with that! Now, I also do realize it's fun to go fast or faster. I have been known do zip along myself! lol:) Stay Safe Guys!
     
  5. SAITCHO

    SAITCHO Member

    Cant you buy a manual instead? All the vendors I spoke to told me to stay away from the automatics.
     
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  6. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Saitcho,
    I didn't realize that. Pretty interesting! I personally like the standard shift, especially off road, like mine is set up for. That's just me! I can see how automatic can be very use full, as an every day driver!
    Limestone
     
  7. SAITCHO

    SAITCHO Member

    The two vendors I spoke to told me manual are better especially for off-road uses. The mini-trucks are low on power so being able to control what gear you are in is a bonus. The mini-truck is the first stick shift I ever operated so I am still a newbie regarding manual transmission but with more practice I think I will be able to fully appreciated the advantages of a manual tranny.
     
  8. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Had a dump truck yrs. ago! It was nice because, you only needed to use the clutch occasionally. Start up and reverse. The other 5 gears were all freehand, and no coffee being made! same clutch 20 yrs. until I put a guy in it! I went through two clutches in a yr! Great guy, always got the job done, great worker, but ol' short legs, the human bowling ball, would ride that clutch and burn the heck out of it!:eek: Whata you gonna do!
     
  9. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    Hire long legged girls. One of the Contractors I worked with had almost all women running his triple end dumps, and transfers. I asked him why all the girls once. He just laughed and said that the girls were way less likely to break things, and burn up clutches. The guys were always pushing things hard, and the girls didn’t. They reved the engine less than the guys and did a better job of feathering the clutch.
     
  10. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Jigs,
    This made my day! I f I hired women with longer legs, than my beautiful bride of 38 yrs., (who did some high fashion modeling yrs. ago), I most certainly, wouldn't be on this forum now, or any other time! LOL!:D But I do appreciate your point!:)!
    Limestone
     
  11. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    The guy I knew was on his second divorce. He had a small gravel outfit, and the girls were part of his marketing. And, being Vegas, there were quite a few long legged gals, who had gotten tired of shlepping cocktails, or running keno, and were happy to go to work for Teamster wages.
     
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  12. Arkivel

    Arkivel Member

    Is a Turbo Hijet as fast or similar to a Subura Domingo?

    Is the CVT Hijet transmission just as bad as a Subaru CVT?

    inquiring minds want to know.
     
  13. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    I could see that Jigs!
     
  14. Arkivel

    Arkivel Member

    No offense guys but can you please not derail the thread. It's great to see this forum active but I dont really care about off-roading and hot chicks with long legs, or at least I dont tell my wife this.

    Daihatsu CVT trans and Turbo

    Anyone have experience with these????
     
  15. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Sorry Ark,
    I put that in the wrong place! I was drinking Corona with lime to keep the Virus away, and I slipped up! Damn Corona!
    Limestone
     
  16. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Ya know Ark, I guess I can understand not wanting any body to hi jack the forum, But for the life of me, I just can't wrap my head around anyone not enjoying long legs or hot chicks! Just saying, I mean I'm in the garage earlier, just a wonderin what that's all about, and to tell your wife!
     
  17. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    I mean don't be scared Son, go ahead and tell the Mrs. Ya never know it might git her to laugh or maybe just releive some of that undue stress that's goin around with thisCorona Virus stuff! Just sayin! Ya'll have a nice day!
     

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