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Laziest rebadge job... ever

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The Hyundai Accent is rebadged in the Mexican market as the Dodge Attitude. The current generation and last generation were both rebadged. The older generation at least switched the Hyundai logos for some odd oval ones with the Dodge logo in the center. The new generation just leaves the Hyundai badges in place (both front and back!)... very confusing.

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This is a sad excuse and who ever approved this at dodge should be fired. Why the hell would you ever want to advertise your competitors logo on your car?

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When i was selling Suzukis and Veronas were in service for their death sentence (Veronas always were in service) I figured I could always switch the O and A and but a buick badge on em and the value went up instantly.

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In Mexico for at least 10 years or so the Grand Marquis was sold as a Ford, though they still had Mercury badging on the front, w/ a Ford oval on the decklid..

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The Mercury brand was killed in Canada around 2000, so we didn't have the Grand Marquis after that, just the Crown Vic. However, when they brought the Marauder out, they just sold it as the Ford Marauder with the Merc logos still in place. Again, WTF?

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At one time in Canada the Dodge Intrepid was sold as a Chrysler, seen a couple w/ Chrysler spelled out on the doors, didn't see if they had the winged Chrysler badge on the front or rear though....which doesn't make sense--Dodge has been a brand in Canada for decades, right?

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Yeah, I think Ford and Chrysler both decided to do brand experiments in Canada in the early 2000s.

From the Dodge wikipedia page:

In Canada, the Dodge lineup of cars started down the road to elimination along with the Plymouth line when in 1988 the Dodge Dynasty was sold in Canada as the Chrysler Dynasty and sold at both Plymouth and Dodge dealers. Similarly, the new Dodge Intrepid, the Dynasty's replacement, was sold as the Chrysler Intrepid.


For 2000, the new Neon became the Chrysler Neon. The Chrysler Cirrus and Mitsubishi-built Dodge Avenger were dropped. Dodge trucks, which have been sold at Canadian Plymouth dealers since 1973, continued without change. All Plymouth-Chrysler and Dodge-Chrysler dealers became Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealers.


The diluting of the Chrysler name did not go well in Canada, especially as the nameplate had been pushed as a luxury line since the 1930s. For 2003, the revamped Neon appeared in Canada as the Dodge SX 2.0. Since then all new Dodge models have been sold in Canada under the Dodge name.

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