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    Thread: Lada builds new MK2 Jettas for Ukraine, Russia?

    1. 10-09-2012 08:05 PM #1
      This is the best selling car in Ukraine. Lada Samara!

      And here's a link to best selling cars in Ukraine and every other country on earth: http://bestsellingcarsblog.com/2012/...-back-up-to-4/

      2012 Lada Samara



      1984 VW Jetta



      Coincidence? Yes the 30 year old VW is obviously better looking than that pos, but hey at least Lada is trying!

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      10-09-2012 08:08 PM #2
      Other than the fact that they are both sedans i dont see a resemblance.
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      10-09-2012 08:48 PM #3
      Not the same car.

      However, they still make them in China...






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      10-09-2012 08:53 PM #4
      The 2009 refresh you posted is actually dead for 2012/13, I think? (the Chinese Jetta, not the Lada, which other than being boxy shares no resemblance to the VW).

      I can see why you would think they're related... boxiness, wide C pillar, similar door handles. but other engineering details point that they are not the same- the rear door windows, the gas tank filler location, and the roof treatment.
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      10-09-2012 08:56 PM #5
      No resemblance at all. And the 1984 Jetta you posted is actually a big bumper MK2 so must be at lease a 1990 MY car!

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      10-09-2012 09:10 PM #6
      I wish I could buy a car like the FAW Jetta. Before anyone says it: ZOMG SAFETY STANDARDS!

      Simple, repairable design, you know it drives well, and the B3 Passat dash makes for a nicely updated interior with good ergonomics.

      I'd rather have something based on a similar era Japanese car, though, like an AE92 Toyota Tazz or a BF Mazda 323 Sting from South Africa.
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      10-09-2012 09:11 PM #7
      Modern mk2 Jetta interior = 1993 Corrado dash w/ Euro under trays, mk3.5 cabriolets steering wheel & shift knob...

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      10-09-2012 09:12 PM #8
      Mk II Jetta started as MY 1985.

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      10-09-2012 09:14 PM #9
      That Samara has been produced since 1994, so not exactly a new model.

      Back in the day, it was called LADA 21099 and was available with a beast of a 1.5L 65HP engine.
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      10-09-2012 09:16 PM #10
      Yup, the one in the OP is at least a 90. I've got the first year for the US, with small bumpers
      Last edited by 1985Jetta; 10-09-2012 at 09:29 PM.

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      10-09-2012 09:27 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
      Mk II Jetta started as MY 1985.
      Nope. European Mk2s started in 1984, with a few even escaping as late 1983s (built Dec 83). They didn't do model years as we do back then.
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