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sMaShEdUpSaNiTy wrote:I wonder whats Cultus about it :roll:
Err, everything? :?
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Ive never seen one of these in person and only ever heard of the cultus legend
..being the 4wd turbo blah blah blah

So all the fun mechanical stuffs were just options and the
FWD 1.3 N/A convertable Cultus was standard?
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It's a Cultus Cabrio. So, as stated. Everything about it is Cultus!
To the point where one would say they are special and rare. Especially in Australia, there is a handful of these getting around.

The Cultus is the JDM GTi. The Cultus Cabrio is a whole other thing as is the GTi. Obviously they all share the same characteristics but they are all very different.
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Frankgos wrote: The Cultus is the JDM GTi.
More accurate to say that Cultus is the JDM Swift. The badge was used on all Japanese 3/4/5 door models and the Cabrio. Later the name was used for cars badged Baleno in Australia.
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and in the US they got a whopping 52 HP 1.0L 3 banger, 4.10 gear, grey interior, and an airbag.... and the ugly geo headlights and f/r bumpers.
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AA34 cars of all types were sold as "Cultus" in Japan. For the export market (non Japan) they were badged Swift. The Swift name was never used in Japan until 2002 (from memory), and the export name became Ignis
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nzswift wrote:AA34 cars of all types were sold as "Cultus" in Japan. For the export market (non Japan) they were badged Swift. The Swift name was never used in Japan until 2002 (from memory), and the export name became Ignis
I might as well share some extra info here. :)

Back in the day there were a myriad of different JDM AA34 versions of the Cultus available. All with different levels of options, luxury and (lastly) performance!

Here is a list of all variants that I'm aware of to date:

* Cultus Avail

* Cultus Avail 'R'

* Cultus Amenity

* Cultus Amenity 'G'

* Cultus Convertible

* Cultus Ellesse

* Cultus Ellesse 'F' (FWD or 4WD)

* Cultus Ellesse 'G' (FWD or 4WD)

* Cultus Esteem (Sedan- FWD or 4WD)

* Cultus GTi (FWD or 4WD)


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EDIT: List now includes Ellesse 'F' and 'G' variants.
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They are a great car, i've had mine since 2011. The sohc 16v tbi is good for what it is, some parts are an issue to find but i get most of my stuff from the states.

i got mine in a lot worse condition than that one, hence the resto
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cultusconvertible95 wrote:The sohc 16v tbi is good for what it is, some parts are an issue to find but i get most of my stuff from the states.
Easy solution - install a G13B head. :wink:
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Nice Cultus cabrio . Seems like a good price !

Cultusconvertible95 your car is looking good. 8)

Here are some scans you guys may like :D
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I have the Cultus Convertible manual from Japan it has some cool illistrations that are funny :mrgreen:
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Drew, don't forget there was a AWD non GTi Cultus as well somewhere in that list of yours.
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There are some Cultus brochure scans here if you haven't already seen them:
http://www.redlinegti.com/forum/viewtop ... =4&t=34895
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sk4wd wrote:Drew, don't forget there was a AWD non GTi Cultus as well somewhere in that list of yours.
Yep.

Totally on to it Shane. But the info available is really patchy these days. #-o

I'm picking the Avail 'R' as the prime suspect for the AWD version. It has the GTi bodykit but came with the G13b 16V single cam engine I believe. Release dates seem to match those of the Subaru Justy.

Hoping someone can shed some light and add to this thread (?)

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Was it the Cultus Ellesse F - 4WD and Cultus Ellese G 4WD - non GT ??
I circled it from my brochure in Orange .
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I more pic :D
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CAMI MAN wrote:Was it the Cultus Ellesse F - 4WD and Cultus Ellese G 4WD - non GT ??
I circled it from my brochure in Orange .
Brilliant! Thanks for sharing! =D>

I've updated my original list to include the F and G variants. :D

And loving the photos from the vert' catalogue! (Reminds of that Simpsons episode with the 'Don't-Do-What-Donny-Don't-Does' booklet.) My favourite part was the warning about driving a convertible through an avalanche- you will get a head injury! :lol: =D>

Cheers,

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Your welcome Drew. :D
I was hoping i could be of help to you guys.

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Here's a table of the information I've collected over the years, specific to 1991-1998 year models.
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Although I don't have detailed info on Avail and Amenity models, I can tell you they were 3DR and 5DR respectively, from 1988-1991.

Another interesting fact is that in Japan, Suzuki continued selling the A series Cultus (Swift) alongside the G series Cultus (Baleno) from 1995-1998. During 1996 there were over 20 different Cultus models available!
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