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"Opel and Suzuki (in which GM owns a 20% stake) are cooperating to build small cars for markets such as Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America."

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Oh goody, another set of ugly cheap compacts to fill the streets with. Like Opel hasn't got a bad enough reputation as it is.:rolleyes:
 

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Hey - Don't knock it. As I said on another thread...my Suzuki-built Chevy Sprint got 50mpg and lasted 325,000 miles. Suzuki has a reputation for making some of the best ultra-mini cars in the world. I first saw their 3-cylinder van in Bermuda and I took the attached picture in Baguio City, Philippines. I've wanted one ever since I saw it but we can't get 'em here.
 

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got to ask
why do you want one ?is it to put in the trunk of a town car as a spare incase you brake down:D
(for the uninitiated amonst us things like town cars would have to go out of a european town to turn around they are so big)
 

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Pocket Sized

I've always liked pocket-sized cars and since I owned the Sprint...I know the reputation of Suzuki's 3-cylinder engine. It's the same motor that's in the van. Most of the Asian and Island countries get the smallest cars due to space limitations but I just like little cars and the gas mileage they provide. My current daily driver is a 3-cylinder. Cheap to buy, cheap to run, cheap to maintain. Opels are my hobby but I'm currently working to breath new life into a 75 Ascona with 45,000 original miles that's been sitting for 10 years. That will soon be my daily driver. Diff'rent strokes...y'know??
 

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By the way...if you think these are small....ever see the BMW Isetta? Or the early 2 cylinder Hondas and Subarus imported to the US????
 

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People allways like things they don't have, we have those kinds of vans here, its completly normal, however a single old camaro would turn so many heads, of which you probably have too many on your roads for anyone to care.

Suzuki Swift is one of the most praised cars around here, exccellent milage, power, quality and especialy engine durability/resistance to abuse. If Opel was to merge with any "small cars" company, i wouldn't be able to find any better choice than Suzuki.
But its just that we have too many of those small cars that women like to buy in bright colors, they usually get bad reputation for being useless shopping cars, and i want Opel to allways be the Semi-sports car.
 
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