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    Hinda made the nsx at one point, nissan had their skyline, toyota the supra.

    What's left of any of that? right...

    Rebadged cars are nothing new but it has become pervasive. Most vans down here are built by either fiat or peugeot. Mercedes, which used to reign the diesel market with their indestructible 4, 5, and 6 cylinders (om617 anyone?) now has renault diesel engines in some vehicles because: environment. Developing an engine yourself these days is almost not worth it. It was the last straw to compete in a market I guess. If you can't afford to build your own mid segment car, just buy one and put on some different fenders, bonnet and headlights. It's been done since the 90's at least. Not sure if you got the rovers in oz back then but the rover 600 was a honda accord in drag for example. When rover went belly up those cars became dirt cheap and I made good use of that but I digress.

    Let us hope that some brands will survive or combine.

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    Yep, we got the Honda/Rover and who could forget the Ford Maverick! I'm surprised Datsun didn't take Henry to the cleaners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Yep, we got the Honda/Rover and who could forget the Ford Maverick! I'm surprised Datsun didn't take Henry to the cleaners.

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    Mazda 323 and Ford Lazer rebadged from 81 I think. I heard they had same part numbers.. Isuzu troopers and Holden jackaroo rebadge during 80ís I donít recall what year.
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    Ford/Mazda, Toyota/Holden.
    If you don't like trucks, stop buying stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    North Korea: Tonka peddle cars for kiddies
    Peddling pedal cars?

    Suzuki Sierra/Holden Drover
    Suzuki/Holden Scurry
    Isuzu/Holden Shuttle
    Suzuki Swift, Opel Corsa, or Daewoo Kalos/Holden Barins
    And we can't forget the Nissan-engined VL Commodore.

    There was a Holden sold in Japan but I'm not sure under what name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    Peddling pedal cars?

    Suzuki Sierra/Holden Drover
    Suzuki/Holden Scurry
    Isuzu/Holden Shuttle
    Suzuki Swift, Opel Corsa, or Daewoo Kalos/Holden Barins
    And we can't forget the Nissan-engined VL Commodore.

    There was a Holden sold in Japan but I'm not sure under what name.
    Mazda Roadpacer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    Peddling pedal cars?


    And we can't forget the Nissan-engined VL Commodore.
    And the Toyota Lexcen,just a VN rebadged.

    Oh,the VL,Holden couldn't get the cooling system sorted

    And it was also Brocks last winner at the mountain,once the Sierras were disqualified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Ford/Mazda, Toyota/Holden.
    Yea. The Torana hatchback had a Toyota 4 cylinder 'Starfire' donk.
    If I can't remember, then it never happened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    Peddling pedal cars?
    I am shamed.
    I should have picked that up. I won't be 'Casting Stones' for a while!
    If I can't remember, then it never happened!

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