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    Thread: So...now I apparently own a Datsun?

    1. Member ANSAracingb's Avatar
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      08-11-2012 12:46 AM #1
      I dropped my girlfriend off at her work today after her lunch break. As a male co-worker of hers walked by my Scirocco in the parking lot, he complimented me on my "nice Datsun that is in good shape."

      I frequently have people mistake my Scirocco for a Corrado, and of course we've all heard the Delorean thing; but a Datsun? That's a new one.

      Not ranting, I just thought it was funny. Anyone else on here have their Scirocco mistaken for something other than a VW?
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      08-11-2012 12:50 AM #2
      hahaha yeah plenty of times. Datsun is new tho lol

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      08-11-2012 02:37 AM #3
      When I had my red Mk1 I got the Alfa Romeo comment once or twice....
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      08-11-2012 12:50 PM #4
      Long time ago someone asked who's Mustang that was out in the parking lot when I was in college
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      08-11-2012 01:20 PM #5
      Met has the Slegato listed as a Volvo Scirocco on my insurance paperwork.

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      08-11-2012 01:40 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutrocs View Post
      Met has the Slegato listed as a Volvo Scirocco on my insurance paperwork.
      That's funny!
      My insurance company, Progressive, lists my other VW as "1969 Volkswgon Beattle"
      I guess as long as they know what it is, they really don't care about proper spelling
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      08-11-2012 04:15 PM #7
      Hahahaha, that's a new one, I've had a stupid ricer tell me I had a nice VW bug

    8. 08-11-2012 07:31 PM #8
      I have been told a few times that I have a nice Isuzu Impulse.
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      08-13-2012 01:54 PM #9
      Dodge Charger. Which I understand... Sort of.
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      08-13-2012 03:04 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by badpenny View Post
      Dodge Charger. Which I understand... Sort of.
      Wait what

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      08-13-2012 03:25 PM #11
      Most of you are not old enough to remember that a seminal car was introduced in late 74...it was called Scirocco.
      In the ensuing 5-7 years the following cars were almost exact copies....to the point that VW sued Chrysler for copying the Rabbit. And Won.

      Honda Accord 1st gen
      Toyota Supra 2nd gen
      Isuzu Impulse (giugiaro)
      Toyota Corolla lift back
      Plymouth Tc-3
      Dodge Charger.....tho they made a cool pick-up that VW Should have copied....

      Are all Scirocco copies.


      people STILL confuse them. This is possibly why (if you notice) that the VW logos are now the size of PIE PLATES!
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      08-13-2012 09:59 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbukowy View Post
      Wait what






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      08-13-2012 10:06 PM #13
      Datsuns are nice too.
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      08-13-2012 11:25 PM #14
      Out of all those cars above that were copies.. I would take Datsuns as a complement! I too have got that.. wait, uh what is that?

      It's funny I think and I don't mind. But talking about Datsuns.. I have been catching myself looking at early 280z's.

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      08-14-2012 12:30 AM #15
      i wonder whats more strange

      some one calling your car (one of the above references)

      or some one actually knowing what a scirocco is

      I'm usually shocked when i run into some one who knows it is a scirocco hahaha

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      08-14-2012 12:40 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbukowy View Post
      i wonder whats more strange

      some one calling your car (one of the above references)

      or some one actually knowing what a scirocco is

      I'm usually shocked when i run into some one who knows it is a scirocco hahaha

      i dont know, i had quite a few "i used to have one of those" stories, and a couple "wtf is that"s but i do not recall any misidentifications.

      the other car, however, is quite a different story. usually mistaken for a fiesta (though the fiesta that the fes could possibly look like was never sold in north america to my knowledge) it still gets far more wtf's than not
      ...but then again, i do drive a festiva

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      08-14-2012 12:52 AM #17
      ive gotten quite a few "I used own one of those" or the "back in High School" stories from a handful of people

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      08-14-2012 12:56 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BILL CARSON View Post
      Datsuns are nice too.
      Oh no don't get me wrong, I like them too. Especially those "hard-to-find-for-less-than-ten-grand-510 models", lol

      It was the first time I've ever had anyone mistake my German car for a Japanese car, and he was walking right by it!
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      08-14-2012 02:20 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Mtl-Marc View Post






      And because I can:

      Like I said...VW sued Chrysler for copying it's designs and won.....the results; All those dodge and plymouth models had VW engines! (including the Gremlin!) until Chryco...tooled up for their 2.2 litre.....

      This is why you can still find MOPAR starters for your Scirocco/Rabbit/Jetta etc.
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      08-14-2012 02:39 PM #20
      I had somebody excitedly ask, "wow, what is that?". I'm like, 1977 VW Scirocco. Which then drew a disinterested, "oh..."

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      08-14-2012 09:39 PM #21
      I has pretty Datsun. Not to be confused with the VW's though.
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      08-15-2012 01:19 AM #22
      Someone called my Rabbit a Ford Fiesta today...it would be sweet to own a first gen Fiesta.
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      08-15-2012 12:40 PM #23
      My wife doesn't want me to get another S1 because she thinks it looks like a Gremlin.

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      08-15-2012 08:14 PM #24
      Definitely does NOT look like a gremlin

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      08-16-2012 12:51 AM #25
      nice rabbit gti!!!

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      my wife doesn't want me to get another s1 because she thinks it looks like a gremlin.
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      08-16-2012 01:48 AM #26
      I had someone call my Scirocco a Toyota once



      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Someone called my Rabbit a Ford Fiesta today...it would be sweet to own a first gen Fiesta.
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      08-17-2012 06:20 PM #27
      A lot of people thought my badgless s2 was a Porsche 944

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      08-17-2012 09:31 PM #28
      delorean oh wait nevermind we all know about that one because it happens all the time

      but i do get the "huh" look when i say scirocco, then i have to add volkswagen and people shun me

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