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The American market never got this car? 

Not that it was a big loss if you guys did not get it. It was a pure GM badge job like GM done back then. But Im surprised if GM did not sell this car in the US market just the same.

 

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4 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

The American market never got this car? 

Not that it was a big loss if you guys did not get it. It was a pure GM badge job like GM done back then. But Im surprised if GM did not sell this car in the US market just the same.

 

We had Pontiac Grand Am . It was in the same segment as Tempest. That car was sold as Chevrolet Corsica in the United States. 

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12 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

The American market never got this car? 

Not that it was a big loss if you guys did not get it. It was a pure GM badge job like GM done back then. But Im surprised if GM did not sell this car in the US market just the same.

 

We got it badged only as the Chevy. 

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9 minutes ago, NINETY EIGHT REGENCY said:

We had Pontiac Grand Am . It was in the same segment as Tempest. That car was sold as Chevrolet Corsica in the United States. 

Sure.

Corsica, Grand Am, Calais, Somerset. All the same segment.   Before 1992, the Grand Am, Calais, and Somerset was the same bloody car. 

The new generation 1992 Grand Am and the 1992 Achieva, formely known as Calais, and the 1992 Buick Skylark formely known as Somerset was the same platform as the Corsica. It was a revised and upgraded platform Corsica. 

But that did not stop GM Canada from badge engineering one for Pontiac. And it sold quite well too.  

At least by 1992, the Grand Am did not look like the Achieva which did not look like the Skylark. You had to look hard to see the similarities. Not that hard, but at least that generation wasnt the same damned car as the gen before it. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

Lol! Stupid GM. Smh

Yeah! Stupid GM!

I edited that post. 

I think when the 1992 generation Grand Am/Achieva came out, the Corsica/Tempest was stopped?

Because I do know that the Corsica platform was updated to make the 1992 Grand Am/Achieva/Skylark

 

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Remember, our later model Corsica got the Pontiac taillights.  At the time I thought it was lame because they were selling out a longstanding Pontiac styling cue... basically by doing it, they were saying Pontiac did not matter, the identifiers weren't special.

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