Why can't car companies NAME their cars?

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  1. AndyG47

    AndyG47 Member

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    Why is it these days most cars don't have NAMES anymore it's just a bunch of numbers and letters. Letters and numbers used to desginate engine sizes and trim packages.

    Example I have a Mustang. My friend has a Mustang GT. Mustang - car has a name. Mustang GT - car has a name but the "GT" designates extras like bigger engine, fog lights, dual exhaust, etc.

    Another example my mom has Chrysler Sebring LX. My Aunt has a Sebring LXi. The "i" in "LXi" means that it has leather interior instead of cloth.

    Here's a list of Number/Letter name cars.

    Acura RL
    Acura RSX
    Acura TL
    Acura TSX
    Astron Martin DB9 (their other cars are the Vanquish and Vantage, they have names)
    Audi A3
    Audi A4/S4
    Audi A6
    Audi A8/A8 L
    Audi TT
    BMW 3, 5, 6, 7 Series
    BMW Z4
    Cadillac CTS/CTS-V
    Cadillac DTS
    Cadillac STS/STS-V
    Cadilllac XLR/XLR-V
    Chevrolet HHR
    Chrysler 300/300 C/300 C SRT8
    Ferrari F430/ F430 Spider (wow spider was spelled the right way)
    Ford Five Hundred (Spelling "500" out does not let you off the hook)
    Ford GT (sorry but it's just 2 letters, even though it is one the the fastest production cars out there)
    Honda S2000
    Infiniti G35/ G35 Coupe
    Infiniti M35/M45
    Infiniti Q45
    Jaguar S-type/S-type R
    Jaguar X-type
    Jaguar XJ series
    Jaguar Xk series
    Lexus ES 330
    Lexus GS 300/430
    Lexus IS 250/350
    Lexus LS 430
    Lexus SC 430
    Lincoln LS
    Maybach 57/ 57 S/ 62
    Mazda RX-8 (RX-7, RX-6, RX-3 etc.)
    Mazda 3
    Mazda 6
    Mercedes-Benz C-class
    Mercedes-Benz CL-class
    Mercedes-Benz CLS-class
    Mercedes-Benz E-class
    Mercedes-Benz S-class
    Mercedes-Benz SL-class
    Mercedes-Benz SLK-class
    Molser MT900
    Nissan 350Z (i know, i know it's vased on the old datsun)
    Pontiac G6
    Pontiac GTO (longest funning letter only production car)
    Saab 9-2X
    Saab 9-3
    Saleen S7
    Scion tC ( does that stand for Tart Cart?)
    Scion xA
    Scion xB/bB
    Volvo S40/V50
    Volvo S60/S60R
    Volvo S80
    Volvo S70

    Also what's with all the "series" and "R" (which is popular amongst ricers) cars?
  2. zincyellow03

    zincyellow03 New Member

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    Much easier than finding a name for them. Also, if you named let's say the Mustang GT as the Mustang Butterfly, alot of people probably wouldn't buy it because of the name.
  3. AndyG47

    AndyG47 Member

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    Yeah but the "GT" just designates the trim package. If it was just the Ford Butterfly then yeah you'd have a problem. Or just don't pick such a panzy name.
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    zincyellow03 New Member

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    Ok, The GT would Be : The Rod :rlaugh:
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    silver_sn95_v6 New Member

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    well in defense of the GT, it is modeled afterthe GT-40, so naming it anything else would be a traveshamockery. Yeah the letters and numbers thing is a trend, it'll be gone after a while. i much prefer this to GM's made up names they used. ( i owned a cutlass ciera, wtf is a ciera?)
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    OxMox turkeysammichesonhisface

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    you have WAY to much time on your hands
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    Scott_95GT New Member

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    That statement coming from you is like Louie Anderson calling someone fat.

    :D
  8. zincyellow03

    zincyellow03 New Member

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    Isn't that that hot black chick that sings "Goodies"?
  9. OxMox

    OxMox turkeysammichesonhisface

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    :lol: [​IMG]
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    silver_sn95_v6 New Member

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    i think thats ciara, and she was still shakin diapers when that car was made
  11. Engage47

    Engage47 Banned

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    Personally i prefer the european car manufacturers to use a letter/ number combo compaired to names becuae i took german and some italian i know what sort of names would come from them in thier home language so i like it the way it is. imean i can actually say CLK500 but a 14 letter word with vowels no thanks
  12. AndyG47

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    A CiEra is, a far as I can tell, a Hispanic girl's name. But so is CiAra.

    And OX I HAVE TOO MUCH TIME?! Look at the pot calling the kettle black.
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    Even so, atleast andy did something with his time lol.
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    silver_sn95_v6 New Member

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    yes, when europeans name a car with a name it comes out like Koenigsegg.. ACHH
  15. zincyellow03

    zincyellow03 New Member

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    Fixed :D
  16. TMX

    TMX New Member

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    The only use this has done was waste time on a debate how about how wasted time was around here. And give zinc a chance to call GTs butterflies.
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    :OT:
  18. AndyG47

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    no but it's true there's too many cars with letter number "names". And I just like to waste time.
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    Don't forget the new Miata. Mazda took the Miata name off of it and they want people to call it just "MX-5" from now on. And the new Nissan Skyline GT-R is going to be called the Nissan GT-R.
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    When I worked at Ford I heard the Ford Five-Hundred replaced the Ford Taurus but now they're changing it back to the Taurus because not many is buying it cuz of the name. I guess too fancy or expensive sounding or something :shrug:

    BTW the 500's CVT tranny's are Niiiiice

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