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#35632 of 38574 Re: ??? [michaell]
Jan 25, 2013 (7:21 am)
Right make. Wrong model.
Jan 25, 2013 (8:15 am)
I will guess Opel Kadett.
They sold Kadetts in Brazil as Chevys, and that looks awfully familiar.
They're bigger than Corsas, about a size up.
#35634 of 38574 Re: ??? [ateixeira]
Jan 25, 2013 (9:38 am)
The pictured car is Kadett E based - but is not an Opel. UK variant would be Vauxhall Astra.
#35635 of 38574 Re: ??? [fintail]
Jan 25, 2013 (11:11 am)
Actually, the car is a 1989 Vauxhall Belmont sold in the UK. We suffered with this car as the Daewoo-built Pontiac LeMans.
#35636 of 38574 Re: ??? [lemko]
Jan 25, 2013 (11:13 am)
Oh that's right, Belmont was the trunkback version, I think.
I remember a family friend had a new LeMans, ca. 1988-89. I don't recall them having any big issues with it (of course, they dumped it by 1994-95 or so), but it was definitely built to that low price.
#35637 of 38574 Re: ??? [fintail]
Jan 25, 2013 (11:30 am)
Brazil only saw the 3 door hatch, IIRC.
Jan 25, 2013 (12:34 pm)
Sold as the Vauxhall Belmont when I first went to Britain in 1990. IT was just an Astra with a boot.
Oddly, we have just sold mum's Astra from about the same era, as she is no longer driving. I was too terrified of the risk to pass it on to any of her grandchildren and was grateful to get $1,000 for it. Driving it is a real reminder of how much car safety has advanced in the past 25 years.
#35639 of 38574 Re: ??? [ateixeira]
Jan 25, 2013 (12:35 pm)
In europe, trunkback versions of existing cars are seen as made for old people. In Germany, Jetta/Bora is definitely an old persons car.
#35640 of 38574 Re: ??? [fintail]
Jan 25, 2013 (1:00 pm)
Same in the US, baby boomers love trunks.