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Johnny
07-09-2008, 12:33 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2202/2512977332_749b4d7cac.jpg?v=0


http://members.shaw.ca/toyota_cavalier/files/page0_1.jpg


You heard right. lol Why ohh why would Toyota do this. Back in 1996.

Guess how many they sold?

Now I know why I see so many riced out Cavaliers. It's JDM FOOOL

tallblondkid
07-09-2008, 12:47 PM
"a new form of luxury" bahaha

i find it odd that they would do this when they have the altis (corolla)

SiR R8TD
07-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Memories, I once had a 98' Arctic White Z24. That 2.4L must have been a gas guzzling pig in Japan.

EggShellSi
07-09-2008, 03:47 PM
I say photoshop, why would it have california plates???

iLLoGiCaL
07-09-2008, 04:00 PM
I say photoshop, why would it have california plates???
the steering wheel is on the right side...

in japan they like to do USDM things (plastic unpainted bumpers being one of the main things) Someone probably bought some usdm plates (for the look of a usdm chevy) or had some fakes made in japan.


but why they would have cali plates in the magazine article is beyond me

EggShellSi
07-09-2008, 04:02 PM
uhhh, take a look at where the steering wheel is my friend...:mrolleyes:


in japan they like to do USDM things (plastic unpainted bumpers being one of the main things) Someone probably bought some usdm plates (for the look of a usdm chevy) or had some fakes made in japan.

If you say so my friend. :mbiggrin:

iLLoGiCaL
07-09-2008, 04:05 PM
If you say so my friend. :mbiggrin:

check edit... I came to a realization that the magazine had the plates too and was like :tape::noidea:

krylonking
07-09-2008, 09:47 PM
My friend was huge into his cavalier i remember he told me this and i was luck whateva mf. Then he showed me when you go to Bomex's web site they have it listed under Toyota cavalier?? Crazy

Tragedy
07-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Wow, welcome to last century. Literally.

Tragedy
07-09-2008, 09:56 PM
I say photoshop, why would it have california plates???


A lot of ads for JDM-only cars have California plates. I don't know why, I guess they want to make them look cool. Honda does this a lot.

JCEM
07-09-2008, 09:57 PM
You heard right. lol Why ohh why would Toyota do this. Back in 1996.



Probably a deal they had worked out with GM so GM could sell rebadged Corollas as Geo Prizms.

jaeguyoon
07-09-2008, 10:08 PM
uhh this aint' photoshop. My mom's car back home is a Toyota Cavalier.

ecsahs3
07-09-2008, 10:12 PM
lol. i actually saw one in japan back in '98 and was shocked myself.

T_Virus
07-10-2008, 07:50 AM
Probably a deal they had worked out with GM so GM could sell rebadged Corollas as Geo Prizms.

I remember reading somewhere that the Geo Storm also had the 4-age motor from the corolla/mr2 or something like that...

ProfessorM
07-10-2008, 07:56 AM
LOL i used to drive a sunfire waaaay back in the day (had to be better than my moms station wagon right?) and some of the guys i knew would get shit like toyota tail lights and the front bumper for the cavalier cus it was different than stock but not a huge ugly ass body kit.

buff4lo
07-10-2008, 09:40 AM
thats crazy

EPSU3
07-10-2008, 09:45 AM
yeah, a girl in my geography class and I were talking about the Toyota GM thing in the 90s. Her dad works for Toyota of America, and she interned at GM. They traded a few models to save on production and shipping costs. Apparently the cavy fit into a niche in japan, and the camry became the prizm here. Note, the new Chevy aveo is made by a korean subsidary.

Gargola
07-10-2008, 09:57 AM
You still have a lot of that trading technology between Honda/Toyota and GM, even to this day.

Toyota Matrix
Pontiac Vibe

another example is the Saturn Vue.

Saturn Vue's models with a 6 cylinder enigne, I think it's the 05 to maybe 07, not sure about the new ones, have a 3.5 liter Honda 6 cylinder engine(The one that is used on the Acura MDX) .

Honda made a deal with Saturn (GM) in order for them to be able to use GM's small diesel engine in Europe.

civicswapper
07-10-2008, 10:00 AM
wtf ive never seen that.

donkeygong64
07-10-2008, 10:07 AM
lol they like to go USDM... haha Remind me of that baseball hat commercial where the white guy is in Japan with a red sox hat. and all the Japanese people are like DAVID ORTIZ!!!

Gargola
07-10-2008, 10:08 AM
wtf ive never seen that.

Here you go....


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_L66_engine


GM L66 engine
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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3.5 L L66 V6 in a 2006 Saturn Vue
3.5 L L66 V6 in a 2006 Saturn Vue

The L66 is an OEM V6 engine built by Honda but sold by General Motors in the Saturn Vue SUV. The L66 was acquired as part of a swap with Honda, who received the Circle L 1.7 L Diesel straight-4 for use in European Civics.

It is a 3.5 L (3471 cc) SOHC V6 with VTEC Variable Valve Timing and is made by Honda in Anna, Ohio. The same engine, the J35A3 is used in Honda's Acura MDX SUV. It is built at Honda's Anna, Ohio engine plant. It is interesting to note that the parts content sticker on the 3.5 L Vue states the country of origin to be Japan for both the engine and transmission.

In the Vue, the engine produces 250 hp (186 kW) and 242 ftlbf (328 Nm).



:hungry:

ep3moschini
07-10-2008, 10:38 AM
roflcopter

SiN05
07-10-2008, 01:35 PM
yeah, a girl in my geography class and I were talking about the Toyota GM thing in the 90s. Her dad works for Toyota of America, and she interned at GM. They traded a few models to save on production and shipping costs. Apparently the cavy fit into a niche in japan, and the camry became the prizm here. Note, the new Chevy aveo is made by a korean subsidary.

Chevy bought Daewoo and the Aveo is a rebadge Daewoo

20CiviC02Si
07-10-2008, 02:06 PM
Yeah auto manufacturers swap production models all the time!

drjd888
07-10-2008, 03:03 PM
Interesting, you learn something new everyday!

Windchaser
07-10-2008, 04:07 PM
damn, i think the cavalier just got cooler

JCEM
07-10-2008, 05:35 PM
damn, i think the cavalier just got cooler

I don't think it did. :rain:

yipyipyip
07-10-2008, 05:46 PM
i always wondered that. do people in japan like usdm like we like jdm? do they have mustangs shipped over and put lexus on stuff instead of toyota?

Gargola
07-10-2008, 07:08 PM
i always wondered that. do people in japan like usdm like we like jdm? do they have mustangs shipped over and put lexus on stuff instead of toyota?

grass is always greener on the other side:evil:

Twisted-X
07-10-2008, 07:42 PM
Yeah, I know GM had the Nissan VG30E in one of their minivans for a few years. Its too bad that Nissan/GM merger didn't pan out. I've heard it said that the design for 2.4 L Ecotec in the Sunfire/Cavalier was actually borrowed from Honda. Whether its true or not...:noidea:

Bificus
07-12-2008, 10:08 AM
Yeah, I know GM had the Nissan VG30E in one of their minivans for a few years. Its too bad that Nissan/GM merger didn't pan out. I've heard it said that the design for 2.4 L Ecotec in the Sunfire/Cavalier was actually borrowed from Honda. Whether its true or not...:noidea:

Are you sure it wasn't the Mercury Villager that was the Nissan quest clone with the VG30? From what I understand the ecotec is a lotus design.

LAvtec818
07-12-2008, 10:25 AM
LOLLL a new form of luxury, nice find

Strife
07-12-2008, 10:29 AM
wow, welcome to last century. Literally.

rofl.

TexasTechEP3
07-13-2008, 07:25 AM
Wow, welcome to last century. Literally.

yup.

dashehonda
07-13-2008, 08:31 AM
its real, its just japan doesnt want our brand cars because they are crap. Some people do do Usdm conversions though:mrolleyes::noidea:

Gargola
07-13-2008, 08:40 AM
Are you sure it wasn't the Mercury Villager that was the Nissan quest clone with the VG30? From what I understand the ecotec is a lotus design.
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You are correct, the whole "Ecotec" term came at a time when other manufactures were trying to capitalize on honda's success with "Vtec", but they are not related.

shusi
07-13-2008, 09:09 AM
wtf? toyota fucked themselves over with this wack model! :pout:

riceboy075
07-13-2008, 11:31 AM
thats funny man, what the hell is it, i thought you got it mix up with chevy cavalier

Twisted-X
07-13-2008, 05:36 PM
Are you sure it wasn't the Mercury Villager that was the Nissan quest clone with the VG30? From what I understand the ecotec is a lotus design.

Ahh, yeah thats what it was the Villager. I just remember going to buy a head gasket for my vg30E and seeing that it fit some minivan. As for the Ecotec, I think I got fed a line of BS from somebody who thought they knew.

minivan_assassin
07-13-2008, 09:40 PM
its real, its just japan doesnt want our brand cars because they are crap. Some people do do Usdm conversions though:mrolleyes::noidea:

I thought some USDM cars are seen as pretty pimp in Japan. Like things seen as "American" such as muscle cars, etc, are popular over there just like JDM stuff is popular over here. I was watching that Ted Kopel thing on China on the History Channel and it said that owning a Buick was pimp baller gangsta ass status. Different country, I know, but still interesting.

Tragedy would know. I miss his picture posts, btw.

trogdor48430
07-14-2008, 01:47 PM
wtf? toyota fucked themselves over with this wack model! :pout:

lol for sure