I recently poked around on Google Earth while I was bored. I happened to land in Marseilles, a port city on the southern Mediterranean coast of France. The makeup of cars on its streets was distinctly French, but there were a few surprises.

I poked around long enough to make four parts! Here are the first three:

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There were quite a few interesting Kas present, and this strangle little Ford is no exception.

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SO MANY TWINGOS I HAVE TWINGO OVERLOAD IM SO HAPPY

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What is this oddly proportioned coupe? The designers seemed to have the goal of producing the least amount of usable interior room possible. It looks like some sort of Peugeot.

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Ooh, Z4 coupe. Are the coupes as rare abroad as they are in the US? Even the convertibles are scarce on the ground where I live.

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I almost didn’t see this little Jeep in the swarm of oversized crossover thingies. It almost looks small compared to that (Nissan Quasquai?) behind it.

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I don’t know why, but the extremely geometric designs of late 2000s Renaults just do it for me. I cannot make out the model, but that tall curved roof and long flat trunk just please the eye. The sandy beige color is also eye catching in a sea of monochromatic hatchbacks.

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See what I mean? I can’t imagine the Renault Megane was particularly space efficient in the back, but the design feels so avant garde.

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This is probably just an appearance package, but I like the contrast. And is it missing a white square on the front right corner of the roof?

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