Whether an engine or a steering wheel, parts-sharing is an easy way for manufacturers to save money. Still, many car owners may be surprised by what parts get shared. Here's 12 unlikely examples.

It's fairly common knowledge that a $100,000 Corvette ZR1 shares much of its steering wheel with a $20,000 Chevy Cobalt. You can also find a VW key fob swabbed with leather when you ignite the W16 in a Bugatti Veyron, but we wanted to know more. Our friends at The Car Lounge helped a great deal by showing us some of the lesser known "common parts" between the cars below and their more exotic and luxurious brethren.

Click the images below to see what these cars have donated

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1. Opel Tigra
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2. VW Passat
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3. Ford Focus SVT
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4. Rover 200
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5. VW Scirocco
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6. Nissan 300ZX
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7. Merkur XR4TI
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8. Toyota Trueno AE86
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9. VW Corrado
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10. Hyundai Sonata
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11. Volvo V70
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12. Pontiac Trans Am



These lesser-known examples have us wondering what we may have missed. So now we ask you, our faithful Jalopnik commentariat, what unexpected part sharing are you aware of?

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