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






1973 Datsun 610






1973 Ford Courier






1973 Volkswagen Thing






1973 Volkswagen Squareback






1974 Porsche 911 Targa






1975 Datsun B210






1976 Honda Civic






1977 Toyota Celica






1978 Dodge Colt






1978 Dodge Colt Wagon






1978 Honda Civic






1978 Jaguar XJ-6






1979 Datsun Pickup






1979 Porsche 911SC






1980 Plymouth Fire Arrow






1980 Porsche 911SC






1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel Pickup






1981 Mazda RX-7






1981 Datsun 210






1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL






1983 Volkswagen Rabbit LS