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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:13 pm 
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Article Name: How-to identify YOUR car, and where to find info on it.
Author: n1tr0
Description: How-to determine which generation of body and engine you have to start with.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:06 pm 
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[ Article updated...n1tr0 ]

Category: Getting Started
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Article Name: How-to identify YOUR car, and where to find info on it.
Author: n1tr0
Description: How-to determine which generation of body and engine you have to start with.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:58 pm 
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[ Article updated...n1tr0 ]

Category: Getting Started
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Article Name: How-to identify YOUR car, and where to find info on it.
Author: n1tr0
Description: How-to determine which generation of body and engine you have to start with.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:28 am 
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Hey Nitro - the link seems to have died for these articles. FYI.

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What happened to the article??


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The requested URL /kb.php was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


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It looks like most if not all of these articles were lost in the server move. n1tr0 is probably the only one who can restore them if it's even possible.

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Hi, y'all! I'm a newbie here, I just bought an 87 Sprint turbo and an 88 Sprint turbo. I have mostly worked on nat/asp Ford motors and pickups (just a bit different!!) I have looked on this site until my eyes crossed and I am grateful for it! Y'all seem to have it together! Here's my question: The engine and body ID links are dead. Is there an easy way to ID these things? I've looked at VIN info and I don't see it there. I appreciate any help.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:11 am 
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In your case it's pretty easy. Both your vehicles are from the MK1 series which feature turbocharged G10 engines. Welcome to the forum.

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Thanks for helping me get started, I appreciate it!


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I know I'm going to be looking at Mk2s and Mk3s... what's the difference between those two? Somewhere I found the years, but...

(Mk4s and Mk5s are out of my budget...)

I know I've seen on other sites where Mks2 and 3 are referred to as Mk2, and Mks4 and 5 are referred to as Mk3.

Since this thread is SUPPOSED to link to that guide... I'll ask here. ;)

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Difference between mk2 and mk3 is subtle, lights and bumpers mostly. The sites that use different mk descriptions might be european, the body style we call mk4 and mk5 was not sold outside of North America.

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Well, I think it was Wikipedia that I saw that, which has a hard-on for doing everything Euro-centric. :lol: That said, the Geo Metro article there just mentions refreshes as within a generation...

Thanks for the info, though. :)

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interiors on mk2 and 3 are way different . from the doorpanels to the entire dash assembly. mk2 are more squared and mk3 are rounded, and flow into the doors.

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 Post subject: MK2, MK3
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:27 pm 
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So by the sounds of things I have an MK2 and MK3

I have a 1988 Pontiac Firefly with what I believe to be a G10 NA (carb) Automatic
Is this an MK2?

I also have a 1991 Pontiac Firefly with what I also believe to be a
G10 TBI 5 speed
Is this an MK3?

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After my last post I found this on the web

1 MK1 (1985 - 1988)
2 MK2 (1989 - 1992)
3 MK3 (1993 - 2001)
4 MK4 (2004-present)

Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Swift


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us/canada model

MK1 (1985 - 1988)
MK2 (1989 - 1991)
MK3 (1992 - 1994)
MK4 (1995 - 2001)

2004 to present is design and made by dawoo (sp?)

2004 to present swift is only available in austrila, japane, and europe ( i think)

please correct me if i am wrong

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I should mention that the Wikipedia Suzuki Swift article is currently a giant mess with numerous factual inaccuracies. I just flagged the article. I don't know when I'll get a chance to clean it up though.

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Can someone fix this :(

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so I've got a 91 chev sprint canada model... would that fall under a mk2??

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flameboy09 wrote:
so I've got a 91 chev sprint canada model... would that fall under a mk2??

Yes

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I don't know what my car belong to is it the MK1,2 or 3. This is my engine G13B and my chasis is AA34S. It is a carb and 5 speed manual. All i know that it is 1.3 L. Hope you guys can help me and i'm new here :)


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What year is you car made in?
The door pillar tag should give you the month and year it was produced.

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I think it is high time for someone to post in this subject again. Lets keep this forum alive !
So, in this spirit, and because this link on I.D.ing has never been repaired :
I have a 1992 Geo Metro Convertible.
Would this be considered an MK3 ????

Thanks for any replies.

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In north america Mk1 is 85-88, Mk2 is 89-91, Mk3 is 92-95 and Mk4 is 96-2001.
In other parts of the world the Mk3 design was carried on past 95 up to 99 or 2000 I believe. Yet they will call it Mk4 or Phase 4.

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