What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Well hello! Here we are with our second part of Cars Across Germany: Cars Arcoss Germany That I Saw And Liked Because They’re More Exciting Than A Lot Of Cars In The U.S. If you missed the first part, check it out here. Ride with me as I struggle to figure out what these are, and help me in the comments!

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These might be common place to you Europeans, but to us Americans, they’re a breath of fresh German air.

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BMW 1 Series? These things are EVERYWHERE and I had a chance to ride in one via BlaBlaCar. A diesel, at that. A diesel going 220kph on the autobahn! Loved it.

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This thing! A Peugeot Something!

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I’m not sure this Mercedes truck came with the art-deco chair installation stock, but it does add a certain je ne sais quoi.

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A couple very righteous Lotuses (Lotusi?) that had many parking tickets.

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An original Mini Coop! Two German car guys were also taking pictures of it. We exchanged an international nod and then did the global Car Guy Handshake, which, if you don’t know it, HA

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Skoda? And is that skyline Berlin or Munich or just random icons? Cool either way! Why can’t we have this in the U.S.? Would drive.

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These odd little Audi and Mercedes A class types were everywhere! Adorable.

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It’s a police car! But a BMW!!! Coincidentally when my bus got pulled over near the Czech Republic border, it was also a BMW cop. But that’s a story for another day.

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I have no idea what this thing is or why it was parked here.

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A DEFENDER IN THE FLESH!!!!!!!

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Look at this lil’ classic. An Isetta, right?

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Not a car, just a train that’s far more efficient than the United States. :(

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Look at this Jaaaag. It sounded beautiful. A couple cops stopped and admired it with the owner.

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Another cool Skoda! Give me, please. **Edit: I’m being told this is a Renault Megane!

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We all know “that guy” and this guy is definitely that guy.

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No idea here, but intense looking plug-in.

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The Trabant community in Berlin is insane! I had no clue there was such a base with museums and shops and Trabant “experiences.” Very interesting.

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Someone had registered a go-kart and a 4wheeler and literally just drove off on the street. Is that legal in Germany? Very Mario Kart of them.

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These Merc CLS Shooting Brakes were everywhere and just the epitome of beautiful. Hey Mercedes, we have the CLS, give us the wagon version. Just. Omg. New pants are needed.

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Possibly the most German photo I’ve ever taken.

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Finally, look at this weird bus in Russia! It looks like a slug!

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