2010 Honda Insight hybrid. I thought it was the new Prius...
S C A L E M O D E L C A R S — The other day I was a in a rush at the grocery store. It was just starting to spit rain, and I didn't feel like riding my bike home in a downpour. Of course, "rush" doesn't mean I avoided the toy aisle, lol. I saw this dark red Matchbox, obviously a hybrid, and what I thought was the newest version of the Prius. I have a Matchbox of the previous Prius, in a beautiful silver green, and I thought this one in a dark red would look nice with it.
I also thought that it was exactly the car the Ross Mathews, of Tonight Show fame and Hello Ross! blog bought recently, one he named Ruby I believe because it's a dark red. I thought I'd scan mine and post a link to it at Ross's blog, maybe giving him a smile. Anyhow, when I got home, really wet because it DID downpour, I put the car on the scanner and not until the scan was complete and I started to clean it up did I realize I had bought the new Honda Insight instead!
I've always thought that the current Insight looked too much like the Prius in real life, probably an intentional effort on Honda's part to gain more hybrid sales, and it apparently looks alike more so in scale. Oops, my bad! But it's a cool little model anyway, one that actually sells very poorly in full size, perhaps making a scale model of it more collectible in the future.