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Is a beretta considered a J-body? because it looks very similar in body design to a cav / sunbird, if not what exactly makes a J body?

I would assume a Pontiac 6000 was a jbody as well (just cause the body design.) but it seems I might be mistaken on where the term Jbody comes from, can anyone help?
 

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The Beretta is a "L" body car. They are very similar in design with the Cavalier, many of them having the same engine configuration as the Cavalier.

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J-Body, or J-Car as GM likes to refer to it includes:
Chevrolet Cavalier
Pontiac Sunbird/Sunfire
Cadillac Cimarron
Buick Skyhawk
Oldsmobile Firenza
Pontiac J-2000

GM just uses the letters to refer to a certain platform, since they generally span across their different divisions. There is no real meaning in the name "J-Body", besides all of the J-bodies are basically the same car made by the various GM divisions, in which the only major difference is the trim items.

As already mentioned, the Beretta is an L-Body, along with the Corsica and the Pontiac Tempest. The Firebird and Camaro (sad to see them go) are F-Bodies. Grand Am is an N-Body. W-Bodies include the Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Lumina, Olds Cutlas Supreme and the Buick Regal. The Corvette is a Y-Body

Sometimes the cars change "Bodies" when they switch generations and such. The Monte is one example of this.

Hope this clears things up somewhat.

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