Why can't car companies NAME their cars?

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  1. AndyG47

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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?
     
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    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.
     
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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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    Ok, The GT would Be : The Rod :rlaugh:
     
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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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    you have WAY to much time on your hands
     
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    That statement coming from you is like Louie Anderson calling someone fat.

    :D
     
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    Isn't that that hot black chick that sings "Goodies"?
     
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    OxMox turkeysammichesonhisface

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    :lol: [​IMG]
     
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    i think thats ciara, and she was still shakin diapers when that car was made
     
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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
     
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  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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    yes, when europeans name a car with a name it comes out like Koenigsegg.. ACHH
     
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    Fixed :D
     
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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:
     
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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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