^ What were those cars originally?
Just a heads up for everyone - please post what the original or "common" version of the car was.
From my country (Indonesia)
Timor S515i A.K.A Kia Sephia
Bimantara Cakra A.K.A Hyundai Accent
Bimantara Nenggala A.K.A Hyundai Elantra
Mitsubishi Maven A.K.A Suzuki APV
It's too easy to hit "sticky" when a menu tend only appears over a thread you hovered a little too close to-- then of course the page refreshes and you fall asleep wondering "I wonder what I just did?"
On the flipside, of all the flotsam we may have in TCL on a given day, this one wasn't so bad
Now excuse me while I try to figure out how to un-sticky the situation...
If you want to make your 2.0 8v faster, read the thread below!
Haven't been on TCL for years, and I come back to find this cool thread!
And here's another obscurity for you. The first generation Ssangyong Chairman. This is a Mercedes W124 with W140-like styling.
Most Korean cars of the 60s, 70s and 80s are rebadged cars. Basically, Hyundais are spawn from Mitsubishis, Kias are Ford and Mazda while Daewoos are Opels.
This is the KIA Capital, which is teh Mazda 626/Capella
Everyone in here knows about the Mercedes-Benz G-class, right? What about these two, the Peugeot P4 and the Puch G. The Puch was exclusively sold in Austria, while the Peugeot was made for the French Armed forces. The latter differs from the Benz in the rectangular head lights.
Since Isuzus are popular in this thread, the 90's Trooper was sold in Europe as Opel/Vauxhall Monterey.
The Pontiac Trans Sport was sold in Europe as the Chevrolet Trans Sport, but retained the Pontiac grill with a bowtie on top. This MPV was also sold as the Opel/Vauxhall Sintra here.
And finally, maybe the longest running rebadge of them all? The Hindustan Ambassador, which is an old Morris Oxford from the 1950s. The Morris was made from 1956 to 1959, and this car has been made in India since 1957, according to Wikipedia
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Speaking of GM badgejobs, here's another one, the Chevrolet Alero.
Another obscurity, a GM-gone-Mazda. A Holden Premier which was turned into the Mazda Roadpacer, complete with a 13B roatry engine. Apparently, it was a real turd. I wouldn't be surprised if this was an American car to begin with.
And, here's a rebadge that isn't a rebadge, even though it is a rebadge!
This was not sold under it's original manufacturer's name. The Nissan Santana. It is a Volkswagen, sold as a Nissan, but still with VW logo and emblems. I'd rather post a link to a Japanese forum to prove the point: http://www.gtkings.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=14573
I love the Chevrolet Alero's cheap rebadge. A Chevrolet logo on a piece of black plastic to cover the recessed Oldsmobile logo.
At least it was probably better then this clould car badged as a Chrylser Cirrus that had a somewhat Dodge grille for the euro market.
A web site about Canadian nameplates: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/07...canadian-cars/
As mentioned earlier in the thread, the Fiat-Chrysler merger can spawn some weird ones.
Brand new only a few days ago is the Mercedes Citan, which is a rebadged Renault Kangoo.
This Chrysler was sold as the Stratus here, and sold a whole lot better than the Chevy. The sec.gen was named Cirrus here as well as in USA.At least it was probably better then this clould car badged as a Chrylser Cirrus that had a somewhat Dodge grille for the euro market.
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The Stratus nameplate lives on in sedan form only along with the Chrysler 200.
Long story short, there was only one generation of Cirrus.
There was also the "value leader" version which was a basic version of the cloud cars called the Plymouth Breeze.
When the Plymouth division was closed the Stratus sedan was available with more basic trim and a lower starting price.