Car-Spotting in Macau Day 2

Second day in Macau and I have spotted more cars on this day than any other day. In Day 1, I mostly venture around the Peninsula/mainland. Day 2 would also focus in there but mostly in the tourist spots like the ruins of St. Paul. These are the cars that I have spotted around those tourist spots.

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We begin with some random cars parked on a parking lot. There’s an Audi A3, Toyota Corolla, Estima, and probably a Civic.

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And here located near a New Yaohan department store, we see a Toyota Yaris, Mazda3, a 5-Series, an Impreza, and a Toyota Sienta in the opposite lane.

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Over here, located near the ruins are your usual Japanese cars. A Honda Stream, a Nissan Qashqai, Nissan Tiida/Latio, and a Mazda2

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The parking lot near the fort has a much more interesting car lined up. A green JDM Suzuki Alto alongside a blue Toyota Porte

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Back St. Paul’s and the road towards Senado Square is narrow. Despite that, I’ve seen the usual big-ass JDM MPVs like this Toyota Noah successfully maneuvering a three point turn in these narrow streets.

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A lot of cars pass through here and seeing that this is a popular tourist site, there is bound to be jams but very little honking. Seen here are a Toyota ist and an Avensis taxi. Speaking of taxis.

The usual suspects are the Toyota Avensis, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Renault Latitude, and Ford Mondeo. I rarely see Volkswagen Caddy taxis around here. They are pretty expensive to go from one place to another. Alternatively, you could walk, take a bus, or request for Uber. It’s available in Macau anyway.

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I spotted this BMW 3-Series Convertible. Moments after I took this picture, he crushed his bumper against the pavement.

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But this is an interesting find. A Fiat 500C Gucci Edition. A pretty limited special edition 500 with Gucci’s logo plastered wherever can be seen.

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A Toyota Yaris. Probably a low-spec manual car. Some driving academies use this as their learner car.

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I think this is either a Honda Stepwgn or a Toyota Voxy. And yes, that is how you spell Stepwgn.

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Another Toyota Noah. Unlike in Malaysia, Noahs and Voxys rule here instead of Alphards and Vellfires. Speaking of Voxys, it appears that the car in the background is actually the same Voxy from the previous picture. (Note the license plates)

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I think this is a Toyota Mark II. Note the number plate, looks so old school and the road leading to Senado Square is pretty steep. A struggle if you cannot control the clutch.

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Just a few meters below I spotted this Honda Crossroad. A qurky JDM crossover, it kinda reminds me of some Japanese-esque American SUV.

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A Honda Civic but the taillights show that it is a North American model which is similar to the Chinese model. I do not think they sell this in Hong Kong. Probably a special Macau-only model since it is an RHD.

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Look! A Smart car! So small even in this land where JDM rules.

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A silver Suzuki Ignis. This is a little crossover made in the mid-2000s

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Most of the following pictures are taken at one place, the New Yaohan department store. While waiting for the open-decker bus that takes us around Macau, I spotted many amazing cars. We begin with the Lexus LS400. The one that started a revolution in Japanese luxury. This model looks pretty clean even if it is less than 25 years old.

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This is the entrance of the department store, so some cars just stop by to drop off passengers. Here’s a Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda3, and a Rolls… Wait.

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It IS a Rolls Royce Phantom. An extended wheelbase model too. Left hand drive but with Macau plates. Must be a rich Chinese billionaire. Some hotels offer the Phantom as a limousine transport.

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Here’s one of those hotels, a Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine by the City of Dreams.

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We have seen a Lexus, so here’s an Infiniti G37.

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A silver Audi A7 Sportback. Or an A5 Sportback. Confusing. At least I can recognize that weird-looking MPV at the back. It’s a Mazda Biante

Big-ass MPVs. Big-ass JDM MPVs everywhere. a white Toyota Voxy, a grey Nissan Serena and a dark grey Honda Stepwgn Spada. I like the Spada. Maybe it’s because I ahave a penchant for Hondas.

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Two uber-cool sedans. A Kia Optima and a Maserati Ghibli. One is attainable and the other is something that can be obtained if you dream hard.

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I’m surprised that they still make this car. A Nissan Juke. People still buy this quirky little crossover but not a Renault Avantime?

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A red DS3. DS is a luxury brand by Citroen but French luxury is different to normal luxury if you check out their line-up.

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A yellow Daihatsu YRV followed by a Mitsubishi i. The YRV is Daihatsu’s little hot hatch made between 2000 and 2005. The Mitsubishi i was a small little rear-engined egg on wheels. It was sold in the USA as an electric model, the i-MiEV.

Two weird Toyota mini-MPVs, a Porte on the left and a Yaris Verso on the right. The Porte has a weird door combo. Sliding door on the passenger side and the normal hinged one on the driver’s side. The Yaris Verso is also called the FunCargo in Japan.

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Took a while but the bus finally arrived and we move on to the next area to spot some cars. Unfortunately the Macau Tower has the usual suspects of Noahs, Voxys, Corollas, Camrys, and the normal JDM cars. So, we headed off to A-Ma Temple. There are fewer cars to spot here but they are interesting nevertheless like this colourful looking Honda Integra Type R.

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A red Honda N-One! I love this small little Honda. 660cc engine but I love its old-school styling. In white it looks like a panda. More panda than that X6. The BMW shown is an X1 not an X6.

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Here’s an Alfa Romeo Giuletta. No wonder Top Gear says you have to drive one before you die, I mean look at how gorgeous it is! Even for a normal hatchback.

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A Suzuki Solio. It is one of the most popular cars in Macau. Macau really love its tall cars.

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Here’s today’s mystery car. I think it may be a Subaru Justy or a Mazda 121. Comment if you think you know what it is below!

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Another Toyota Porte. Overloaded with people and look at those rims!

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A yellow Ferrari F12 berlinetta. I would like to thank the driver for making two rounds past the same area. Without him (or her), I would probably not have taken this picture.

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We then took the bus back to the ferry terminal to catch a shuttle bus back to my hotel. On the way we passed by Galaxy Casino and I came across this. A sky blue BMW i8. The future does look much brighter now.

img20161030170337 Here’s at the roundabout near the casinos. A Rolls Phantom in the distance along with a Range Rover Evoque and a Toyota Sienta. The Alphard in the foreground kinda reminded me of an old Dodge Caravan with mismatched rims and an overload of luggage.

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One last car and we leave the most classic for last. A Mini Cooper. Actually it isn’t that classic anyway. A pink Rover Mini seen outside of a restaurant we had for dinner.

That’s all for Day 2. Check out Day 1 here. I will upload Day 3 and 4 soon. Stay tuned!

 

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