Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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Stupidlikeafox

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794 posts

116 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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Saw this on Detailing World today...



Its a Subaru Forester Sti apparently! Had never even heard of it before, let alone see one on the road or in a magazine/TV show. Obviously I was aware of the Impreza Sti, but didn't realise they did a Forester Sti, it's not even on Parkers.

Now you'll all tell me they are as common as a Yaris or something, and I've been living in a cave for 5 years....

Contigo

2,997 posts

147 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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Yep you must live under a rock. I have seen lots of these.

I didn't know that the Jag shooting brake existed until a few weeks back.

200bhp

5,480 posts

157 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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Holden Crewman:



Its like a blend of Vauxhall Monaro and pickup truck.

They do a V8 version too

OldSkoolRS

3,676 posts

117 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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I saw that one as well and did a double take having not been aware of them either. I often see odd cars on DW though and sometimes have to resist the temptation to say 'nice detailing job, but why bother on that car?'. smile

danjama

4,644 posts

80 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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Saw an original VW pickup yesterday for the first time, think it was an E reg. Looked pretty mint for the age. First time i saw or heard of such a thing. Apparently same front end as a Golf?
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TomN94

2,401 posts

96 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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I'm not sure, I don't know they exist.

HeatonNorris

1,649 posts

86 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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danjama said:
Saw an original VW pickup yesterday for the first time, think it was an E reg. Looked pretty mint for the age. First time i saw or heard of such a thing. Apparently same front end as a Golf?
I take it you're very young?

VW Caddy pickups used to be everywhere - they're Mk1 Golf based.

Although they're not the 'original VW pickup' - that would be a T2 pickup.


john2443

4,270 posts

149 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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Ford Flex - didn't know they existed til I saw one ont the road yesterday.

I think it may be the love child of a Range Rover and a Bini Clubman?


nsmith1180

3,938 posts

116 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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HeatonNorris said:
I take it you're very young?

VW Caddy pickups used to be everywhere - they're Mk1 Golf based.

Although they're not the 'original VW pickup' - that would be a T2 pickup.

There is one of them parked by Monorep Vauxhall in Southall each Saturday morning. Not in mint condition. For example, the bloke that owns it has repared a rust patch by welding a roadworks Diversion sign onto the side and painting the car Red Oxide. Its a fantastic bit of (Shi)Kit.

iva cosworth

37,589 posts

101 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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Can't remember its name but it's a Subaru Legacy front.

There is probably dozens of JDM cars we know nothing about.

Saw that pickup at Tempest rally 2010 BTW,never seen another

Edit...Doh it says the name on the back.....It's a Baja

HeatonNorris

1,649 posts

86 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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iva cosworth said:


Can't remember its name but it's a Subaru Legacy front.

There is probably dozens of JDM cars we know nothing about.

Saw that pickup at Tempest rally 2010 BTW,never seen another
I have a hunch that it's a Subaru Baja.

Not sure why, though.... wink

iva cosworth

37,589 posts

101 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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HeatonNorris said:
iva cosworth said:


Can't remember its name but it's a Subaru Legacy front.

There is probably dozens of JDM cars we know nothing about.

Saw that pickup at Tempest rally 2010 BTW,never seen another
I have a hunch that it's a Subaru Baja.

Not sure why, though.... wink
It's late ,i should be in bed.It's a school nightsmile

carlove

5,109 posts

105 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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Recently saw one of these Ssangyongs.

danjama

4,644 posts

80 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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HeatonNorris said:
I take it you're very young?

VW Caddy pickups used to be everywhere - they're Mk1 Golf based.

Although they're not the 'original VW pickup' - that would be a T2 pickup.

I'm 25.

Also that T2 is pretty damn cool.

iva cosworth

37,589 posts

101 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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This has turned into "Pickups you didn't know existed"hehe

nsmith1180

3,938 posts

116 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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carlove said:
Recently saw one of these Ssangyongs.
There is a couple of them around Bedfordshire, badged as Daewoos I think.

carlove

5,109 posts

105 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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nsmith1180 said:
There is a couple of them around Bedfordshire, badged as Daewoos I think.
It may have been a Daewoo, I just recognised it as a Ssangyong Musso.

nsmith1180

3,938 posts

116 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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carlove said:
It may have been a Daewoo, I just recognised it as a Ssangyong Musso.
The Ssangwoo is one of them badge engineering projects. I cant even remember what the Woo was called. Could even be the Daewoo Musso, in a shocking display of not trying to hide the fact that two cars are built on the same line.

HeatonNorris

1,649 posts

86 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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nsmith1180 said:
The Ssangwoo is one of them badge engineering projects. I cant even remember what the Woo was called. Could even be the Daewoo Musso, in a shocking display of not trying to hide the fact that two cars are built on the same line.
Or perhaps a shocking display of Daewoo buying PpingPpong and rebadging the range into the new corporate branding?

nsmith1180

3,938 posts

116 months

Monday 25th June 2012
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HeatonNorris said:
nsmith1180 said:
The Ssangwoo is one of them badge engineering projects. I cant even remember what the Woo was called. Could even be the Daewoo Musso, in a shocking display of not trying to hide the fact that two cars are built on the same line.
Or perhaps a shocking display of Daewoo buying PpingPpong and rebadging the range into the new corporate branding?
I didnt know Ssangyong was GM? or is that a theory?