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1. Chevy Celebrity 2. Toyota Camry 3. Toyota Avalon 4. 95 Nissan 200SX 5. Ford Windstar 6. Mazda 323 7. VW Passat 8. Chevy Cavalier 9. Mitsubishi Eclipse 10. Ford Maverick 11. Ford Escort 12. Honda del Sol 13. VW Corrado 14. Chevy Monza 15. Chevy Citation 16. Olds Aurora 17. Geo Metro 18. Mitsubishi Diamante 19. Olds Achieva 20. Ford Taurus Except in one case, I didn't add the year, because it should be assumed I'm talking about the first year the name was used in the U.S. market Bonus: What was the Chevy Beretta meant to replace? And name the styling cue that gives that away.
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ok, I'll bite.

1.Malibu
2.Corona
3.Cressida
4.Pulsar NX
5.Aerostar
6.GLC
7.411
8.Monza
9.Starion
10.Falcon
11.Pinto
12.?
13.Scirocco
14.Vega
15.Nova
16.Toronado
17.Sprint
18.?
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20.LTD

Bonus: Monte Carlo. Same size as the N-body Somerset Regal/Calais/Grand Am, which I still believe were slated to replace Regal/Cutlass Supreme/Grand Prix, but were deemed too small.
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Ocn got most of them but...

7. VW Passat

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Wasn't the Quantum the Passat's direct predecssor?
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Ocn got most of them but...
Wasn't the Quantum the Passat's direct predecssor?

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Yes. :P
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19.Omega



Didn't the Achieva replace the Calais? Edited by s113
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Didn't the 3000GT replaced the Starion and the Eclipse came out with its Chrysler buddies (Talon and Laser)? Edited by 03Yukon
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Ocn got most of them but...
Wasn't the Quantum the Passat's direct predecssor?


The Passat was called first the Dasher and then the Quantum in the US...it was always Passat in Germany and other markets, I think..
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Interesting path Chevy's names have taken over the years...the Celebrity replaced the Malibu, the Corsica replaced the Citation then itself was replaced by the ... Malibu. The Lumina replaced the Celebrity and then itself was replaced by the Impala. Flash back to the mid-60s to the early 80s, and the full-size Chevy was the Impala, and midsize the Malibu. 2006, it's Impala and Malibu again..
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12. CRX


Yes, and in fact, the Del Sol was called the CRX in some markets.
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Another interesting factoid is sometimes one car in effect replaces two---the Escort replaced the Pinto and Fiesta in the US, the FWD Cougar replaced the RWD Cougar and the Probe, and the Lucerne replaced the LeSabre and Park Avenue.
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Didn't  the 3000GT replaced the Starion and the Eclipse came out with its Chrysler buddies (Talon and Laser)?

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I'd say that the Eclipse replaced the Cordia, but there's a break between the two vehicles, the last Cordia being a MY '88, and the Eclipse coming out for '90. The Starion died after MY '89, and the 3000GT came out for MY '91.
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I'd say that the Eclipse replaced the Cordia, but there's a break between the two vehicles, the last Cordia being a MY '88, and the Eclipse coming out for '90.  The Starion died after MY '89, and the 3000GT came out for MY '91.

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Wow...Cordia..haven't heard or seen that name in many years...wasn't their a sedan called the Tredia also? I guess the Mirage (or Galant?) replaced it... Edited by moltar
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The stubby Tredia was the sedan version of the Cordia. The Galant was sold side-by-side with it, but then a new generation succeeded it, and the Sigma succeeded the Galant as the top-of-the-line sedan. Another forgettable Mitsubishi is the Precis, which was a badge job of the original Hyundai Excel.
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The stubby Tredia was the sedan version of the Cordia.  The Galant was sold side-by-side with it, but then a new generation succeeded it, and the Sigma succeeded the Galant as the top-of-the-line sedan.

Another forgettable Mitsubishi is the Precis, which was a badge job of the original Hyundai Excel.



I don't think I've seen any of those '80s Mitsus in ages... they all sort of dissapeared....about the only '80s Japanese cars I see with any frequency are Hondas and Toyotas..
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1. Chevy Celebrity Impala? Malibu?
2. Toyota Camry Corona?
3. Toyota Avalon Cressida
4. 95 Nissan 200SX Pulsar
5. Ford Windstar Aerostar
6. Mazda 323 Ummm...  :huh:
7. VW Passat Jetta
8. Chevy Cavalier Chevette
9. Mitsubishi Eclipse Starion
10. Ford Maverick Pinto
11. Ford Escort Maverick
12. Honda del Sol CRX
13. VW Corrado Scirraco
14. Chevy Monza Vega
15. Chevy Citation Malibu
16. Olds Aurora 98
17. Geo Metro Chevy Sprint
18. Mitsubishi Diamante Sigma
19. Olds Achieva Cutlass Calais
20. Ford Taurus Fairmont/LTD

Bonus:  What was the Chevy Beretta meant to replace?  And name the styling cue that gives that away.
What the rear tail light assembly?... let's just say it was the "Probe" of the Chevy lineup.

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Edited by Sixty8panther
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I don't think I've seen any of those '80s Mitsus in ages... they all sort of dissapeared....about the only '80s Japanese cars I see with any frequency are Hondas and Toyotas..

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Which is why I love my Datsun so much. I naver thought I'd buy a Japanee car other than a Datsun 510 or some beater RWD sports coupe... but even though the Datsun is the first & only Japanese car I've ever owned it is by far the most eccentric and rare car I've bought yet. Compared to the Datsun my old '83 Firebird and even the '68 Camaro are very abundant in comparison. It would be kind of cool to "preserve" it untill like 25 years from now just so I can take it to car shows and have people gawk at it and say WTH is that? I've never seen one of those in my life!

As much as I love the Camaro that'll never happen. Although a '59 Buick, '60 Dodge and 2nd gen Corvair 4dr. HTs are pretty obscure too. And way cooler.
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Yup, I see I had several wrong answers.... working off my faulty memory with no research. For example, how could I forget the Tredia and Quantum? You guys are good! :P
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Answers: 1. Chevy Celebrity - Malibu (it was the new A-body) 2. Toyota Camry - Corona 3. Toyota Avalon - Cressida (funny, because I figured the GS was the actual replacement) 4. 95 Nissan 200SX - Sentra coupe (but the one car replacing two theory jibes as well if the NX is considered) 5. Ford Windstar - Aerostar 6. Mazda 323 - GLC 7. VW Passat - Quantum in this market 8. Chevy Cavalier - Monza 9. Mitsubishi Eclipse - this may have been a bad question, because I figured it a Starion replacement, but a case prob. could be made for 3000GT 10. Ford Maverick - Falcon 11. Ford Escort - Pinto 12. Honda del Sol - CRX (the Civic coupe was kinda considered the other) 13. VW Corrado - Scirocco 14. Chevy Monza - Vega 15. Chevy Citation - Nova 16. Olds Aurora - Toronado 17. Geo Metro - Sprint 18. Mitsubishi Diamante - Sigma 19. Olds Achieva - Cutlass Calais 20. Ford Taurus - LTD Bonus: The Beretta was considered to replace the Camaro..the styling cue that evolved from the Camaro was the taillight arrangement. It also shared the ducktail deck and hood carving. The dragstrrip crowd obviously wasn't havin' it, so the Camaro stayed.
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How do you figure the Aurora was a Toronado? I heard it was a 98... as well... I thought the L-bods (Corsica/Beretta/Tempest) were failed J-body replacements???
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Many people say the Aurora replaced the Toronado even though there were 4 years between the two simply because the Aurora was on the same platform as the Riviera and had a rear that paid homage to the Toronado. Frankly, I think it's weak. A sedan does not replace a coupe AFAIC and since the 98 and Aurora overlapped for only one year with the Aurora taking over the flagship position of the mainstream sedan lineup (not the niche coupe market) that is really replaces the 98. Toronado was killed for extremely low sales, and a replacement was therefore not necessary or desired IMO.
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Bonus:  The Beretta was considered to replace the Camaro..the styling cue that evolved from the Camaro was the taillight arrangement.  It also shared the ducktail deck and hood carving.  The dragstrrip crowd obviously wasn't havin' it, so the Camaro stayed.

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The Beretta actually gained quite a following in its own right. Chevy marketed the hell out of it and gave it a boatload of performance/appearance packages. That was one GM car from the early 90s that I was sad to see go.
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My mom had an '88 GT V6/5 speed, light blue. It was a very nice little car... and you couldn't beat the sound (for the class) of the little 6.
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Slightly OT: What if Chevy moved the Monte RWD Zeta and kept the Impala FWD (let's be honest...it's selling VERY well as is) and kept an Impala coupe and named it Beretta?
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