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 Post subject: List of American equivalents of JNCs CAPTIVE IMPORT LIST
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:47 pm 

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So I've thought it would be a good idea to have a list of all the american versions of Japanese cars, maybe this is sticky worthy. A lot of JNCs were imported here under American names so they could have more fuel efficient cars available, these were called Captive Imports. I'll start with what I know and can verify. Btw Geo was probably the coolest thing GM has ever done.

Ex: 1978-1983 Dodge Challenger / Plymouth Sapporo = Mitsubishi Galant Lambda

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1972-1982 Chevrolet LUV = Isuzu P'up/Isuzu Faster
1976-1980 Buick Opel = Isuzu Gemini
1989 Geo Spectrum = Suzuki Gemini
1989-1994 Geo Metro = Suzuki Swift/Suzuki Cultus
1990-1993 Geo Storm = Suzuki Piazza
1989-1998 Geo(Chevrolet) Tracker = Suzuki Escudo/Suzuki Sidekick

Ford:
1987-1989 Mercury Tracer* = Mazda 323
1972-1982 Ford Courier** = Mazda B series
1988-1993 Ford Festiva = Kia Pride (technically KNC but honorable mention)

Chrysler/Mopar:
1987-1989 Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth Conquest = Mitsubishi Starion
1971-1977 Dodge Colt/1974+ Plymouth Crickett(CDN) = Mitsubishi Galant
1976-1980 Plymouth Arrow = Mitsubishi Celeste
1978-1981 Dodge Colt/Plymouth Colt = Mitsubishi Lancer
1978-1983 Dodge Challenger / Plymouth Sapporo = Mitsubishi Galant Lambda
1979-1986 Dodge D-50 = Mitsubishi Forte
1979-1982 Plymouth Arrow truck = Mitsubishi Forte
1987-1989 Dodge Raider = Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero
1987-1989 Dodge Ram 50 = Mitsubishi Mighty Max
1982-1994 Dodge Colt/Plymouth Champ/Plymouth Colt/Eagle Summit = Mitsubishi Mirage
1983-1991 Dodge Colt Vista = Mitsubishi Space Wagon
1991-1997 Eagle Summit Wagon = Mitsubishi Expo LRV


* (3 door only unless someone can verify otherwise)
** Cab and chassis only with ford bed until 1977

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1986 Subaru gl-10 awd turbo electro-pneumatic height control digital dash
1991 Honda Civic Si
1989 Honda CRX DX
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1992 Honda Accord
1985 Toyota Celica Supra
1985 Toyota MR2
1991 Honda Accord


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 Post subject: Re: List of American equivalents of JNCs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:05 pm 

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Should I flip this around so it says the Japanese manufacturers and the american equivalents?

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Car stable:
1986 Subaru gl-10 awd turbo electro-pneumatic height control digital dash
1991 Honda Civic Si
1989 Honda CRX DX
Car history:
1992 Honda Accord
1985 Toyota Celica Supra
1985 Toyota MR2
1991 Honda Accord


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