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    #1

    We came by one car.


    Is this sentence more common and natural in English, if it is not, how can we improve it, please?

    We came by one car.

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    #2

    Re: We came by one car.

    "We came by car" indicates the mode of transport you used.
    "We came in one car" indicates that you were all in one car.

    "We came by one car" is incorrect !.

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    Re: We came by one car.

    "We came by one car" could mean "We encountered one car." The phrasal verb is 'to come by'.
    It could also mean "We managed to find/acquire one car."

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