10 Cars You’d Never Guess Shared Lights

What do an Aston Martin and a Volkswagen have in common? Well, they share the same ...

What do an Aston Martin and a Volkswagen have in common? Well, they share the same common feature as a Lotus and a Toyota. As you’ve probably guessed from the title, we’re talking about the headlights and or taillights.

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With lots of these high dollar and exotic cars, many might think that their design comes entirely from scratch. After all, if they end up costing a pretty penny to purchase, it gives us this idea that everything is completely original. However, that’s not necessarily always true. As it turns out, manufacturers sometimes dig into their parts bin to create any car of any trim level or price.

Just because something is recycled, isn’t to say that it lacks the potential to be great. In fact, it’s quite a common process to recycle parts in some fashion or another. This might be in the name of making a more effective and efficient design. With something simple like, say, a steering wheel, there might not be a need to re-engineer it. If the manufacturer decides that there’s not going to be much value added by the expensive research and development process in creating new parts, they might reuse another part.

In turn, perhaps the best part already exists. This can be seen in Chevrolet’s past vehicles. For example, the LS engine is in more vehicles than one might expect. It’s not just the performance powerhouse in their Corvettes and Camaros.

Everything from Chevrolet pickup trucks all the way to a Chevrolet Malibu can feature the powertrain. Not only is the engine good at a variety of different tasks. General Motors has also found that it might simply be more cost-effective to slightly repurpose the platform instead of starting from scratch every time.

By following along with the video below, we check in with a group of cars that share lights with one another. Now, this isn’t one manufacturer going to their own parts bin and searching around. Instead, in most cases, it’s two manufacturers sharing the same parts. In some cases, it’s a little bit more obvious than others.

What do you think of these cars that simply recycle parts that were already in rotation?

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