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van
20-04-07, 01:28 PM
No way, these are totally unique! Sure there might be a couple of similarities, but it's so unfair to say these are stolen designs! :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:

Heaps more here: http://haha.nu/misc/china-is-no-copycat/

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u139/vanmonken/465710873_99867022fc_o.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u139/vanmonken/465706106_1f512aedea_o.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u139/vanmonken/465711875_604a978703_o.jpg

MiGoreng
20-04-07, 01:39 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/465705720_3030afe3ce_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/169/465711145_4abebdaa52_o.jpg

LOL ftw!

McCoey
20-04-07, 01:41 PM
Yup, I'm not sure what is worse, chinese bad copies of popular cars, or companies like ssang-yong that bought the design and rights for old S-Class benzes, rebadged them and fitted them out and named it the ssang-yong chairman and this is the kicker.... they sell them in Australia for $56,990 + ORC

Sp33dY
20-04-07, 01:42 PM
Niiiice :D

doofus
20-04-07, 02:18 PM
hahahaha

thats so lame

rupewrecht
20-04-07, 02:40 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/169/465711145_4abebdaa52_o.jpg

LOL ftw!

LOL that looks like a limp penis in front of someones' balls.

van
20-04-07, 03:03 PM
Anyone else got a sudden urge to get Rupe put away in a home of some sort? ;)

rupewrecht
20-04-07, 03:17 PM
I knew there's be some comment. :P

Fr3aKi3
20-04-07, 06:09 PM
Ever wondered what a car would look like if BMW and Toyota joined forces?
Well here it is:

Front:
http://image2.sina.com.cn/qc/photo/shceoxxw/U1126P33T148D90160F2100DT20050519102941.jpg

Rear:
http://image2.sina.com.cn/qc/photo/shceoxxw/U1126P33T148D90161F2100DT20050519102944.jpg

Some more copies
http://paultan.org/wp-content/chinashit_geelymerie2.jpg
http://paultan.org/wp-content/chinashit_geelymerie3.jpg

http://paultan.org/wp-content/chinashit_srv.jpg

J
20-04-07, 06:15 PM
for the junior employees only.

IcemaN
20-04-07, 06:15 PM
omgwtf bbq!

chuingbeans
20-04-07, 07:29 PM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u139/vanmonken/465711875_604a978703_o.jpg

That is actually still a Toyota. When I saw that in China I was like "WTF!!!" asked my uncle but he told me its still a Toyota. Not sure how they are related to Toyota, but they are still Toyota apparently.

Omawari_San
20-04-07, 08:26 PM
Chinese cars will become like the "Lakoste"-shirts, "Adididas"-shoes you buy somewhere cheap on holiday. You wash it the first time and it starts shrinking.

Jing
20-04-07, 09:06 PM
LOL that looks like a limp penis in front of someones' balls.

now i look at that for a LONG HARD time trying to figure it out. partly becuase i wanted to see how gay i was.



I couldnt see it despite all my efforts *phew*

CEPAT'
22-04-07, 09:34 AM
what a bunch of shit cars

the phantom copy is cool but...

McCoey
22-04-07, 04:17 PM
That is actually still a Toyota. When I saw that in China I was like "WTF!!!" asked my uncle but he told me its still a Toyota. Not sure how they are related to Toyota, but they are still Toyota apparently.


Its NOT in anyway a toyota, it may 'look' like a toyota but it is indeed a copy! made by Dadi. Have a good look at all the panels, like the bonnet, doors, quaters and so on...its not a rebadged toyota at all.

Baoding Dadi is based in Dingxing, Hebei and used to be a military automobile maker before manufacturing civilian vehicles in 1988.


From the looks of the shot above from Dadi Auto’s website, the front of the Dadi Shuttle SUV looks alot like Toyota’s Landcruiser Prado, and the side reminds me of the Honda CR-V. The headlamps also remind me of the Isuzu D-MAX. This similiarity to the D-MAX is more evident on the pick-up truck model which has a different grille more similiar to the D-MAX’s.

The 2.8 liter diesel variant of the Dadi Shuttle uses an Isuzu engine making 57kW at 3600rpm and 174Nm of torque at 2000rpm. The specs sounds like the engine isn’t a turbodiesel but just a direct injection diesel. Top speed is rated at 120km/h. -_-”

Update: A blog reader “Dadi Supporter” has said the Malaysian version will be using Mitsubishi 2.4 liter engines. If it was an inline 4 this should be the 4G64 or 4G69 engine. It’s nothing fancy, just a SOHC 16 valve engine which makes about 147hp and 214Nm of torque. This 4G64 engine has been replaced by the 4G69 which is a 4G64 with MIVEC and some other design improvements.

chuingbeans
22-04-07, 04:32 PM
well, I was basing/stating that from what my uncle told me in China. I haven't looked into it as Im not really interested in anything related to Chinese cars.

McCoey
23-04-07, 10:29 PM
well, I was basing/stating that from what my uncle told me in China. I haven't looked into it as Im not really interested in anything related to Chinese cars.

Its all good mate ;) , your uncle probably assumed there are toyota's cos they do look pretty similar, easy mistake to make I reckon if your not a train spotter.

FLEX
24-04-07, 11:08 PM
surely theres gotta be some copyright issues .. but then again - its china .. whats copyright ?

TENSE
25-04-07, 03:09 AM
i thought japan was in the east

shonen
25-04-07, 05:00 AM
now i look at that for a LONG HARD time trying to figure it out. partly becuase i wanted to see how gay i was.



I couldnt see it despite all my efforts *phew*

I saw it :(

I just have imagination !!!!!

StanTheMan
25-04-07, 10:48 AM
i thought japan was in the east


How funny is this......but so true. :lol:


most of us are too young to remember the 60's & 70's.

to me as a young boy in central Europe, the thing I rememder...... anything which was cheap in a shop, would be made in Japan.
How things change.
To me in those days as a German. Japan was Asia.The rest of asia didn't really exist. Sure we occasionally heard about Vietnam. But that was for all the wrong reasons.
China....well that was more distant than Russa. But virually may as well have been on a different planet.
But in those days. The japanese were considered the copiers of anything & everything. Maybe not as blatant as the Chinese do it today but you would look at something and you could see the resemblance, with one major difference. It would work. wouldn't break down, wouldn't leak oil.

In the 80's I'd been playing with VW combis, Morris Minors, Morris Minis & so on. One day out of the blue I inherited a 1973 Honda Civic. With a shite load of Km on it. It was truely the first time i had seen an engione with out an Oil leack. It never broke down. I eventually had to give it back to its owner. But i'll never forget how a car much older than my VW.(which was assembled in Australia & motor in Mexico) was more reliable & no oil leacks than the faithful Old German Product. As well as any English product. In the 70's Japanese cars were considered cheap Buzz Boxes. Some of you may remember the phrase " I'd rather push my Harley Then ride Jap Crap.

Today Japan has comletley lost this wrong reputation from the 70's In fact It is the Europeans trying to copy the Japanese quality.
This is not only in the car industry. I'm in the optical industry. Anything Titatium has to be made in Japan. Not Italy.

China is probably in the same position as Japan was in the 60's & 70's. although nothing is ever the same with the world being a completly different place today as it was 40 years ago.

But China doesn't just make crap. You can get anything produced to whatever quality you want. Yes better quality product will cost more. All you have to say is :"I want this quality I don't want crap." & you will get it. Although translation as a westener can get tricky.
But overall......whatever you get will be cheaper than a European & possibly even a Japanese eqivalent. If not today. But a very good chance that it will surpass most things in 10 or 20 years time.



PS: The Honda Civic impressed me so much in the early 80's I still have one today.

Luc
25-04-07, 11:25 AM
Yup, I'm not sure what is worse, chinese bad copies of popular cars, or companies like ssang-yong that bought the design and rights for old S-Class benzes, rebadged them and fitted them out and named it the ssang-yong chairman and this is the kicker.... they sell them in Australia for $56,990 + ORC

speaking of the Chairman,

I saw one yesterday on the road
Driving on burwood highway.

HAHAHHAH I CANT BELIEVE THEY SOLD ONE