What's Your Favorite Import Malaise Car?S

So we had our Favorite Detroit Malaise Car poll last week, from which the '78 Cadillac Eldorado emerged triumphant (the combo of a 500 cubic-inch engine and T-tops proved unbeatable). But what about Malaisemobiles from across the waters? This poll includes the rebadged imports sold by Detroit as part of their "if you can't beat 'em, put your name on 'em" strategy of the era, in addition to straight-out imports. Jump like a UH-1 leaving the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon to see the contestants!


Note: Since we've got two apiece '74 Porsche 911s and '77 Toyota Celicas, I'm choosing one apiece (yes, we have two '78 Colts, but one is a sedan and the other is a wagon). Now on with the Malaise!


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1973 BMW 3.0CSi




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1973 Capri




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1973 Datsun 610




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1973 Ford Courier




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1973 Volkswagen Thing




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1973 Volkswagen Squareback




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1974 Porsche 911 Targa




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1975 Datsun B210




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1976 Honda Civic




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1977 Toyota Celica




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1978 Dodge Colt




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1978 Dodge Colt Wagon




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1978 Honda Civic




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1978 Jaguar XJ-6




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1979 Datsun Pickup




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1979 Porsche 911SC




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1980 Plymouth Fire Arrow




What's Your Favorite Import Malaise Car?S

1980 Porsche 911SC




What's Your Favorite Import Malaise Car?S

1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel Pickup




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1981 Mazda RX-7




What's Your Favorite Import Malaise Car?S

1981 Datsun 210




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1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL




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1983 Volkswagen Rabbit LS