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      01-29-2010 12:58 PM #1
      Post rebadging jobs that most people forgot about and/or don't know about.<p>Here's a good one as an example:<p>Honda Crossroad aka Land Rover Discovery Series 1 (sold in Japan and New Zeanland):<br><IMG SRC="http://hondaoldies.de/Korbmacher-Archiv/Honda/SUVs/Crossroad/crossroad.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
      <i>Modified by superleggera at 12:01 PM 1-29-2010</i>

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      01-29-2010 12:59 PM #2
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>superleggera</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Post rebadging jobs that most people forgot about and/or don't know about.<p>Here's a good one as an example:<p>Honda Crossroad aka Land Rover Discovery Series 1 (sold in Japan and New Zeenland):<br><IMG SRC="http://hondaoldies.de/Korbmacher-Archiv/Honda/SUVs/Crossroad/crossroad.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE>The most unreliable Honda evAr?

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      01-29-2010 01:00 PM #3
      Sold in Mexico:<br><IMG SRC="http://images.thetruthaboutcars.com/2008/10/dodgeattitude-466x350.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      01-29-2010 01:02 PM #4
      not exactly obscure but, I am always intrigued on the very rare occasion that I see one.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.usedcarsto.com/wp-content/uploads/classipress/1239025845-1.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      01-29-2010 01:03 PM #5
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>enriquejcu</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The most unreliable Honda evAr?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> no doubt.
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      01-29-2010 01:04 PM #6
      This car has been rebadged as EVERYTHING! Honda, VW, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Kia, Koeniggsegg<p> <IMG SRC="http://img.netcarshow.com/hl.jpg" BORDER="0">
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      01-29-2010 01:04 PM #7
      huh looked for this photo in Japan, found one with Cali plates <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.members.shaw.ca/toyota_cavalier/files/page0_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>saw them a lot while I was in Tokyo many years ago.
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      01-29-2010 01:07 PM #8
      Lancia Delta rebadged as a Saab , believe this was just for the Swedish market.<br><IMG SRC="http://peacetek.net/saab-rarities/saab-lancia/saab-lancia-600-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Alfa Romeo ARNA. A real low point for Alfa when they rebadged a Nissan Cherry for an entry level model. Major failure.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.pistonheads.com/pics/news/19141/85AlfaRomeoArna-L.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      01-29-2010 01:12 PM #9
      In North Korea, the Fiat Palio is the Pyonghwa Hwiparam. Locally produced too...<p><IMG SRC="http://journalism.berkeley.edu/projects/north_korea/mail-11.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      01-29-2010 01:13 PM #10
      That Honda Crossroad is truly weird, I thought that the Rover-Honda collaboration only produced rebadged Hondas. For instance, here's a Rover 416i, more well known as a Honda Integra:<br><IMG SRC="http://i49.tinypic.com/16760ra.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>This is also something that most people have forgotten - a VW Taro (Toyota Hilux):<br><IMG SRC="http://i50.tinypic.com/10elx7p.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Saab 600 (Lancia Delta) was also quite the oddball, since it was sold exclusively in Sweden.<br><IMG SRC="http://i49.tinypic.com/wkffv7.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      01-29-2010 01:18 PM #11
      Also from North Korea, the Mercedes 190 rebadged as a Kaengsaeng 88 or a Pyongyang 4.10. Could be an "unauthorized" rebadge though.<p><IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Bihgg3aiQRE/SS8RBC_UySI/AAAAAAAAEec/zGFSZTiQtFM/pyongyang%204.10%20herkansing.jpg" BORDER="0">

    12. 01-29-2010 01:19 PM #12
      Never seen this one before. What is it?

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      01-29-2010 01:22 PM #13
      The Dacio Logan is a Nissan Aprio in some markets:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.leblogauto.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/Bernard_F/APRIO.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>

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      01-29-2010 01:27 PM #14
      Audi 100 is still produced in China as the FAW Hongqi ca7220e. I'd probably have it over any Chinese-engineered Geely, Cherry, Great-Wall, or Brilliance death trap.<p><IMG SRC="http://sites.internet.lu/folders/paulfern/faw/1998_hongqi_ca7220e.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      01-29-2010 01:33 PM #16
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      01-29-2010 01:48 PM #19
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>superleggera</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Audi 100 is still produced in China as the FAW Hongqi ca7220e. I'd probably have it over any Chinese-engineered Geely, Cherry, Great-Wall, or Brilliance death trap.<p><IMG SRC="http://sites.internet.lu/folders/paulfern/faw/1998_hongqi_ca7220e.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm surprised they didn't call it the <i>Kraut</i>i! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0">
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      01-29-2010 01:51 PM #20
      Note that it's not strictly a rebadged Civic, but actually a rebadge of the Honda Domani, a more conservatively-styled "luxury" Civic. This was also built and sold in Canada as the Acura 1.6EL.<p>The Isuzu Gemini has a funny history, starting in the '70s as a rebadge of the Opel Kadett C, then becoming a unique Isuzu-designed car that was rebadged for the US as a Chevrolet (the Spectrum), then reverting to a rebadge (of the Domani) from 1993 on.<p>The Isuzu Aska is even more obscure, having been a rebadge of three completely unrelated models. The first Aska was introduced in the mid-'80s to replace the Isuzu-designed midsize Florian. It was a rebadge of the Opel Ascona C/Holden Camira, a GM J-body:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.co.jp/motorcity/2653/Js.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The second-generation Aska was a rebadged Subaru Legacy:<br><IMG SRC="http://english.auto.vl.ru/catalog_photos/isuzu/aska/isuzu_aska_12875.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The third and fouth generations were JDM Accords:<br><IMG SRC="http://tsikot.yehey.com/gallery/data/500/2958isuzu_aska_15304.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.nika-vlad.ru/files/catcar/isuzu/aska/isuzu_aska_2118.jpg" BORDER="0">
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    21. 01-29-2010 01:58 PM #21
      Daewoo Arcadia- originally Acura/Honda Legend... made in Korea from 1993-2000<p><IMG SRC="http://www.celysvet.cz/fotky/auto-daewoo-arcadia_3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.jp/grandeurfansite/arcadia01.jpg" BORDER="0">

    22. 01-29-2010 02:00 PM #22
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sportero</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Isuzu Gemini<p><IMG SRC="http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz132/juanrzaldivar/800px-ISUZU_GEMINI5-1.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey it's a Canada market Acura 1.6 el! my GF has one! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>It's nice inside but it's painfully slow with it's SOHC 1.6l. Perfect for her actually. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/biggrin_upper.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
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      01-29-2010 02:18 PM #23
      Australia produced a bumper crop of funky rebadges in the late 80s and 90s.<p>Ford Telstar (Mazda Capella) - this was sold in many countries in Asia besides Australia. <p><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/1985-1987_Ford_Telstar_TX5_%28AS%29_Turbo_hatchback_01. jpg/800px-1985-1987_Ford_Telstar_TX5_%28AS%29_Turbo_hatchback_01. jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/74/1983-1985_Ford_Telstar_%28AR%29_GL_sedan_01.jpg/800px-1983-1985_Ford_Telstar_%28AR%29_GL_sedan_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b5/1990-1992_Ford_Telstar_TX5_%28AV%29_Ghia_hatchback_02.j pg/800px-1990-1992_Ford_Telstar_TX5_%28AV%29_Ghia_hatchback_02.j pg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/1995_Ford_Telstar_TX5_%28AY%29_Ghia_01.jpg/800px-1995_Ford_Telstar_TX5_%28AY%29_Ghia_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The rest of these cars were only sold in Australia, due to misguided Government policy...<p>Ford Corsair (Nissan Pintara aka Bluebird)<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/1989-1992_Ford_Corsair_%28UA%29_GL_sedan_02.jpg/800px-1989-1992_Ford_Corsair_%28UA%29_GL_sedan_02.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Ford Maverick (Nissan Patrol)<br><IMG SRC="http://www.4wdaction.com.au/shed/images/uploads/big/1504_3426_DIY%20Custom%20Bar.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Holden Apollo (Toyota Camry)<p><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2a/1991-1992_Holden_JL_Apollo_GS_sedan_02.jpg/800px-1991-1992_Holden_JL_Apollo_GS_sedan_02.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/db/1993-1995_Holden_JM_Apollo_SLX_sedan_01.jpg/800px-1993-1995_Holden_JM_Apollo_SLX_sedan_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Holden Astra (Nissan Pulsa)<p><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/35/1985_Holden_LB_Astra_SLX_hatchback_01.jpg/800px-1985_Holden_LB_Astra_SLX_hatchback_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/1987-1989_Holden_LD_Astra_SLX_hatchback_04.jpg/800px-1987-1989_Holden_LD_Astra_SLX_hatchback_04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Holden Nova (Toyota Corolla... yes, that's right, Holden replaced rebadged Nissan Pulsa with a rebadged Corolla. The madness!)<p><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/16/MHV_Holden_LF_Nova_SLX_1991-1994_02.jpg/723px-MHV_Holden_LF_Nova_SLX_1991-1994_02.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/1994-1996_Holden_LG_Nova_SLX_sedan_01.jpg/800px-1994-1996_Holden_LG_Nova_SLX_sedan_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Toyota Lexcen (Holden Commodore)<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Toyota_Lexcen.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/1993-1995_Toyota_VR_Lexcen_CSi_station_wagon_01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>

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      01-29-2010 02:29 PM #24
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>patrikman</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">not exactly obscure but, I am always intrigued on the very rare occasion that I see one.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.usedcarsto.com/wp-content/uploads/classipress/1239025845-1.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I still see Isuzu Ascenders from time to time.
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      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sledge</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I still see Isuzu Ascenders from time to time.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Now that I haven't seen.

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      Man, we could have a whole thread of Isuzus!<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autofiends.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/isuzu-imark-1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Opel i-Mark, which was a rebadged Opel Kadett, which in turn was just another T-Body (Chevrolet Chevette).<p>In fact, the very first Isuzu was actually a rebadged Wolseley A-9, which was also the very first car to be built in Japan:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.poparound.com/wolseley%20%283%29.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>And of course, Hyundai got their start by selling the "Hyundai Ford Cortina"<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2002/n23/seoul/800/hyundai-cortina.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>

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      01-29-2010 02:41 PM #28
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>superleggera</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also from North Korea, the Mercedes 190 rebadged as a Kaengsaeng 88 or a Pyongyang 4.10. Could be an "unauthorized" rebadge though.<p><IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Bihgg3aiQRE/SS8RBC_UySI/AAAAAAAAEec/zGFSZTiQtFM/pyongyang%204.10%20herkansing.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wish I could get more info on this. There's nothing out there aside from this photo and quotes attributed to defectors. There is, however, a video that pops up in Google search that shows a North Korean intersection with at least three 190E (or 190E look-a-likes) passing through the shot. Apparently the car was only made in 1987-88. These look much newer (early 90's).
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      I was expecting Vad to post a bunch of wacky Soviet bloc cars that are rebadged Fiats, Lancias, and whatever else.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/1998/Acura/8767/1998.acura.slx.46-396x249.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Acura SLX. When I was a youngster I loved this truck.

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      01-29-2010 02:43 PM #30
      Oh, and since we're doing rebadges, I'll throw an old stand-by in the mix:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.carrosyclasicos.com/nuke/imagenes/historia/significativos/chevrolet_trooper.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://static1.mundoanuncio.com/img/2005/9/20/1127238011.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>
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    31. 01-29-2010 02:43 PM #31
      Here's another VW TARO:<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.panzerbaer.de/helper/pix/bw_stov_pkw_vw_taro-002.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      01-29-2010 02:45 PM #32
      Izuzu Trooper-like vehicles<p><IMG SRC="http://static1.mundoanuncio.com/img/2005/9/20/1127238011.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoplenum.de/Bilder/P/p0002782/OPEL/OPEL-Monterey-3-5-V6-24V-RS--1998-1999-.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto.vl.ru/catalog_photos/honda/horizon/honda_horizon_15220.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>

    33. 01-29-2010 02:48 PM #33
      My favorite so far....<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.4wdaction.com.au/shed/images/uploads/big/1504_3426_DIY%20Custom%20Bar.jpg" BORDER="0">

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      01-29-2010 02:49 PM #34
      <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Fritz27</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was expecting Vad to post a bunch of wacky Soviet bloc cars that are rebadged Fiats, Lancias, and whatever else.<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHICLE/1998/Acura/8767/1998.acura.slx.46-396x249.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Acura SLX. When I was a youngster I loved this truck.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Alright, alright...<p>Fiat 124:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.drive.ru/images/fiat/13-fiat-124.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Seat 124:<br><IMG SRC="http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2006/12/seat_124.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>VAZ (Lada) 2101:<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8f/Lada_2101.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Fiat-Kia 124:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoreview.ru/new_site/year2002/n23/seoul/800/classika.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Murat 124:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.itusozluk.com/img.php/ec6fb586cd0c3575ec103b92f5070fae10879/murat+124" BORDER="0"><p>Premier 118NE<br><IMG SRC="http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fiat124/images/seat/118ne.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Happy? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
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      01-29-2010 03:02 PM #35
      Moving on to Brasil... another land of funky rebadges largely due to the miserable marriage of Ford and VW in the late 80s. Do a google search for "Autolatina joint venture" if you desire more info<p>VW Apollo (aka Ford Escort 2 door - a Brasil only model. Apollo is a popular name for rebadges in the Southern hemisphere!)<br><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3017/2967626591_d5d3917fb3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2967626587_23dbd2c638.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>VW Pointer (Ford Escort - not to be confused with VW Gol based Pointer sold in Mexico)<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Pwiki3.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.clubdelvwpointer.com.ar/pointer/fotos/socios/PointerTurbo04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>VW Logus (2nd gen Apollo - another 2 door Ford Escort)<p><IMG SRC="http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/890/3801/2224400038_large.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://quatrorodas.abril.com.br/imagem/591/gdes-carros/591_logus_abre.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Ford Versailles/Royale (VW Santana)<br><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Ford_Versailles.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://importados.testdelayer.com.ar/test/galaxy9.JPG" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://images01.olx.com.br/ui/1/68/20/41206820_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

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