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Ugly Is a Selling Point for Fans of These Tiny Japanese Vans

What you need to know to catch up on the microvan’s mini-moment.

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Source: Roamer Northwest

Steve Pelletier recently sold his vintage Porsche 911 in order to spend more time on something not as fast, and not as pretty, but arguably more interesting: a 1994 Toyota Hiace van.

The Nike employee, who is based in Portland, Ore., became enamored with the obscure model line after a friend, Sam Simonis, let him drive his own Hiace (pronounced “high-ACE”) home one night after going to watch Ford v. Ferrari with the boys.