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1989 Chevrolet Sprint [SF310]

1989 Chevrolet Sprint [SF310] in The X Files, TV Series, 1993-2002 IMDB Ep. 2.10

Class: Cars, Hatchback — Model origin: JP — Made for: CDN

1989 Chevrolet Sprint [SF310]

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antp BE

2005-12-14 14:11

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If it is a scene in the US, I guess it is a Geo Metro rather than a Suzuki Swift ?

mm CH

2005-12-14 17:37

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How many other names are used for this car? In the Arabia/Gulf region it is sold as Pontiac (!) Firefly.

antp BE

2005-12-14 17:50

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I thgought it was also known as Dahiatsu Charade, at least in Belgium, but I may be wrong. It is simply a car that looks a little similar I guess.

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Saturn Simon UK

2005-12-14 18:03

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In the US it could be either a Suzuki Swift or a Geo/Chevrolet Metro. Suzuki is correct in this case I think. The Pontiac Firefly is a version available in Canada too.

The Daihatsu Charade is not related, but there was a 4wd version called the Subaru Justy in Europe.

antp BE

2005-12-14 18:04

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Right, I knew that there was another car but I could not find which one

mm CH

2005-12-14 19:34

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No, the Daihatsu Charade looked very, very different from the Subaru Justy. At last here [tm]. The Charade is rather very small - smaller than a Peugeot 106 - and a little rounded, while the Justy reaches almost the size of a 206 or Golf I. And the Justy has the optical appearance of being higher than wide, combined with a higher ground clearance typical for 4WDs.

A very characteristic design part of the Justy is the roof. Contrary to the charade and many other cars, it is not straight or follows the "line" given by the doors, but rises a few cm from front to back.

Contrary to the Swift/Metro/Firefly, I never saw licensed productions of Justys or Charades. This I mean for those types of these cars sold from about 1990 to 1995.

Daihatsu Charade: http://www.fsinet.or.jp/~j_gamma/jpeg/aisha/charade.jpg - http://www.arabadergisi.com/cf/daihatsu/charade5-01.jpg
Subaru Justy: Link to "auto.consumerguide.com"

Saturn Simon UK

2005-12-14 19:53

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That's what I meant. The Subaru Justy is related to the Suzuki Swift, but the Daihatsu Charade isn't.

mm CH

2005-12-14 20:58

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No, there is definitely no relation between the Suzuki Swift and the Subaru Justy. Developed independently. Looking different.

antp BE

2005-12-14 21:22

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So Subaru copied the Swift really well: http://msn.autoweek.nl/autotestrapport.php?id=320 :D
As said in Dutch, it was made by Suzuki but Subaru sold the 4WD version as a Justy ;)

-- Last edit: 2005-12-14 21:28:29

mm CH

2005-12-14 22:29

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Researched a little more:
1st generation Subaru Justy (1984 - 1995): Based on Subaru Rex (1981), beefed up with 4WD. Design of its own. This is the one to discuss in a 1993 series.
2nd generation Subaru Justy (1995 - 2003): Based on 1988 Suzuki Swift. Shares Swift design.
3rd generation Subaru Justy (2003 - now): Based on Suzuki Ignis. Shares Ignis design, at last large parts.
From 1996 on, the Swift/Justy for most of Europe were manufactured in Hungary.

Here in the German-language countires, only the 1st generation Justy seems to have had good sales. You saw a larger number of these. The 2nd/3rd generation seems to have been selling on a very low level.

And even more names for the 1988/1991 Swift: Suzuki Cultus (Japan), Maruti Esteem (India), Chevrolet Sprint, Pontiac Firefly, Geo Metro (US), Holden Barina (Australia)

philr CA

2006-03-20 15:34

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It's not a Suzuki Swift as the model that was sold in the US and Canada has different taillights without amber flasher lenses.

This car is a 1989-92 Chevrolet Sprint (this scene was probably filmed in Canada) as this model was sold as the Geo Metro in the US and the brand name (at the left on the trunk door) is too long to be "Geo".
There was also a Pontiac Firefly available in Canada which was similar but the "Firefly" badge at the right of the trunk door was red.
The 1993-94 Sprint/Firefly/Swift/Metro kept the same body but their license plate was moved in the bumper.

DIEHARD NL

2006-07-15 16:29

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I wunder why Chevrolet still uses the trick with rebadging cars. I wunder if it brought ever any succes to them. It isn't working with the deawoo rebadging overhere. Sales are really down, whilst when the cars where still deawoo they sold reasonably well... :??:

Zook16V US

2007-02-07 19:59

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This is either a North American Geo Metro or Pontiac Firefly. North American Swifts did not have orange rear turn signals.

tonkaTRACKER US

2007-02-07 20:30

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Zook16V wrote This is either a North American Geo Metro or Pontiac Firefly. North American Swifts did not have orange rear turn signals.


this isnt a SWIFT its a SPRINT

cko US

2010-07-31 01:28

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This body style was ONLY sold as a Metro in the US, so if its a Sprint,it would have to be "made for Canada"

Gag Halfrunt UK

2010-07-31 01:45

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The first five seasons of The X-Files were filmed in Canada.

tom11

2012-07-27 22:50

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cko wrote This body style was ONLY sold as a Metro in the US

WRONG!!!!! The Suzuki Swift was sold in the US too! Link to "rpmedia.ask.com"

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