Monday, June 19, 2017

I Don't Wanna Be One: 1989 NIssan Be-1

DT: Well Costello you’ve did it again. You’re always insulting people. I’ve come to the conclusion that you need a new car. What you need is a retro styled Nissan.
DT: Yes, for instance, Be-1.
KBZ: Be one what?
DT: Eh, just Be-1.
KBZ: Just be one.
DT: Yes.
KBZ: Are you one?
DT: No.
KBZ: Then why should I be one?
DT: Oh!
KBZ: If it ain’t good enough for you it ain’t good enough for me! What do you wanna do push me into these things by myself?
DT: I’m not pushing you into anything, I’m trying to tell you something that’s good for your commute.
KBZ: Well what is it?
DT: Be-1!
KBZ: But I don’t wanna be one!
DT: I don’t want you to be one!
KBZ: No?
DT: No. When I say be one I don’t mean be one I mean Be-1.
KBZ: Oh when you say be one you don’t mean be one you just mean be one?
DT: That’s right!
KBZ: That’s right? I don’t even know what I’m talking about!
Find this 1989 NIssan Be-1 offered for $11,500 near Seattle, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

 The Be-1 was part of Nissan's Pike Factory cars built on the B-platform with the Nissan Pao, Figaro & March.  The little retro styled city car featured a simple 1.0 liter 4-cylinder engine making 52 horsepower mated to the front wheels, but it doesn't weigh much (less than 1500 lbs) and has a fully modern suspension setup.

You will have to deal with driving on the wrong side of the car (not the road please!) because these clown cars only came in right hand drive from the factory.  Regardless, it will make an impression everywhere you cruise.

See a better way to clown around?


  1. You'd really have to grease me up to push me into that tiny thing.

    Although I see it has quite a large sunroof, so that's an option.

  2. Ive got nothing to do today so think Ill import a micro car with the steering wheel on the wrong side....and put up for sale for eleven grand..........thats the ticket! Not.

  3. I've been living variations of the Hugh's on first routine my entire life...

    I have never seen a Nissan Pao
    And I hope I never see one
    But would rather see than Be 1


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