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Old 13th September 2008, 13:18   #2476
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ID:529 is The Sachsenring P240 made from 1956 to 1959.
Good one Jayz. Had never even heard of such a car.
A look at the people and their features and the car grille, its huge parking lights and indicators and that the car is LHD, i was sure its a west European car but could not get to pin-pointing the make.
Then, looking at the bonnet, its very similar to our Ambassador so I thought it could be a Morris derivative but then the LHD told me otherwise.
In fact it looks so much like a mish-mash of so many cars.

Good one. At least I was totally foxed!!

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ID:531 Guess this metal grey four-door expressway transportation. Love the serious no-jokes look.

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Old 7th October 2008, 09:26   #2478
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ID 531 Opel Insignia - replacement for the Corsa
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Old 7th October 2008, 09:33   #2479
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ID 531 Opel Insignia - replacement for the Corsa
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The 2006-onwards Opel Corsa D (based on the Fiat/Opel Gamma platform) soldiers on into 2009.
The 2009 Opel Insignia will replace the 2005-2008 Opel Vectra C.
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The 2006-onwards Opel Corsa D (based on the Fiat/Opel Gamma platform) soldiers on into 2009.
The 2009 Opel Insignia will replace the 2005-2008 Opel Vectra C.
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Yep, I meant Vectra- too many late night conference calls I guess
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Is this car sold as Saturn Aura in USA?
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Old 8th October 2008, 05:22   #2482
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Is this car sold as Saturn Aura in USA?
Yes the Opel Insignia, will be sold as the next-generation 2010 Saturn Aura for North America.

In Europe there will be an Insignia hatch, sedan and station wagon, but USA will only get the sedan.

The new Insignia/Aura is nine inches longer than the Vectra it replaces, as
Europe's pedestrian protection regulation requires more space between the sheetmetal and engine.

It will be the first model from GM’s new Global Midsize Vehicle Architecture (formerly known as Epsilon).

Styled and engineered at by Mark Adams at Opel, Rüsselsheim, Germany,
it is a fatter, more bulbous car than the old 2009 Saturn Aura.

The Opel Insignia will come with four petrol engines
113-hp 1.6-liter 4-cylinder;
138-hp 1.8-liter 4-cylinder;
197-hp 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder; and
256-hp 2.8-liter turbo V-6.

and three 2.0-liter turbo-diesels with
108, 128, and 158 bhp.

The most fuel-efficient version will be a 2.0 CDTI ECOTEC turbo-diesel called ecoFLEX.
It will put out 160 bhp and 350Nm of torque @ 1,750 rpm, and emit less than 140 g/km of CO2 gases!

The most powerful turbo diesel will be the 250 bhp, 2.9-liter V-6 turbo-diesel by VM Motori.

And the most poweful petrol engine will be in the performance Insignia VXR model. That will have a 330 bhp 2.8-liter V-6.

Even the cheapest engine will drive a six-speed manual transmission.
Automatic transmissions will also be six-speed.

Opel will be up against the latest VW Passat and the Ford Mondeo.
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ID:532 Make and model, please.
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In Europe there will be an Insignia hatch, sedan and station wagon, but USA will only get the sedan.

The new Insignia/Aura is nine inches longer than the Vectra it replaces, as
Europe's pedestrian protection regulation requires more space between the sheetmetal and engine.

It will be the first model from GM’s new Global Midsize Vehicle Architecture (formerly known as Epsilon).

And the most poweful petrol engine will be in the performance Insignia VXR model. That will have a 330 bhp 2.8-liter V-6.
Pedestraian protection should not affect overall length just the height of the hood opening. The increase comes from the 35mm bump in wheelbase.
The platform is known as Epsilon II and will be used for Saab 9-5, Chevy Malibu, Buick LaCrosse and the Aura.
The Opel OPC will have a 2.8 V6 with 'twin turbo'. The VXR is the Vauxhall version
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ID:532 is a Riley Elf. The alloy wheels announce it as a 1966-69 Mark III.
Meant to be a small, luxurious badge-engineered version of the original Mini, with a trunk on the rear-end instead of a hatch. About 31,000 Riley Elf models were built.
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Pedestraian protection should not affect overall length just the height of the hood opening. The increase comes from the 35mm bump in wheelbase.
European pedestrian protection regulation requires more space between the sheetmetal and engine, and thus at 4,830 mm overall length [190 inches] the new Opel Insignia/Saturn Aura is 234 mm [or 9.2 inches] longer than the [4,596 mm overall length] Vectra-C it replaces.

The wheelbase is bumped up just less than two inches.
The new Opel Insignia has a 2,737 mm wheelbase.
The old Opel Vectra it replaces, had a 2,700 mm wheelbase.
The increase in wheelbase is barely 37 mm or 1.45 inches.

Ref: Mega Share Blog Archive 2010 Saturn Aura / Opel Insignia - Car News
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Make, Model and Production period anyone?
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Default ID:533; Fiat 1101 Campagnola

ID:533 is a Fiat 1101 Campagnola (old model) -- a Jeep-like 4x4, built since 1951.

There were two varieties, a 1.9 litre petrol engined model called the Fiat 1101 Campagnola, and a 1.9 litre diesel engined model called the Fiat 1102 Campagnola.

After 1974, the petrol version had a 2 litre engine and was called Fiat 1107 Campagnola. There were also a pair of diesels called Fiat 1107D Campagnola.
One was a 2 litre 60 bhp diesel and the other was a 2.5 litre 72 bhp diesel.

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Isn't military vehicle prohibited here. I was quoted once when i posted the vehicle used by JSDF.
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Can you guess this grumpy looking saloon? Gogi and others who have discussed this with us need not reply
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