Like a fully-functioned Swiss Army Knife designed to hang on your keys...
4WD? .. that's because the wing-mirrors are symmetrical. It's Latin.
(Seriously though, there looks to have been a 2WD/4WD option right up to the top models..)
Even side-by-side with the TURBO-FX.. both having sunroofs.. what was it that made it different?
The type of sunroof.
For whatever reason, it seems the FX has an elaborate electric sunroof where the whole centre section (above the second row) retracts back above the third row. The EX? Equally elaborate.. but all pop-up.. with those sweet semi-gullwing targa-style sunroofs, complete with little blinds.
I'm seeing a tie for imaginary rad points.
Oh, and diagonal detailing on the blue plastic gauge faces is nice..
Wheels, two-tone paint, height adjustable mirrors.. and maybe the coloured mudflaps.. (?) were part of a "TWO TONE PACK" that turned the the TURBO-EX and TURBO-FX into the visually-slimmed piece of art you see here. In the world of commercial-turned-passenger vehicles, a simple two-tone paint scheme is all that it takes to show others - at huge distances - that its people you're carrying in the back, not boxes of fruit...!
Sweet little Turboed Daihatsu van.
Sad part with
all this? Its currently for sale at a dealer in Gunma, Japan, for
~60,000yen. Alll that tiny van, for what is the equivalent of only
hundreds of dollars?
I hope it lives on.