an observation about european cars vs the rest of the world....

Per Lindgren lindgre at
Tue Sep 4 18:51:04 EDT 2001

What about Volkswagen? They have used various winds and sports since 1974.
Passat, Scirocco, Jetta, Vento, Bora are many different types of winds. Golf and
Polo are types of sports. Eurovan is a made up name, same is Sharan AFAIK. And
there are many more.

92 Cabrio 2.3E

"Beatty, Robert" wrote:

> Something I have noticed recently while driving....
> I cant think of a European car imported to the US that has an off the wall
> name.  It seems all the cars coming from Audi, BMW, Volvo, ect ect have
> model names like A4 or 325i or 740L.
> In comparision, Ford, GM, Dodge, Honda, Toyota all have off the wall names.
> Some are after animals, Impala and Mustang to name a few.  Others are
> abstracts like the Focus or Neon.  Others are named after races, LeMans is
> one Gran Prix is another.  I wonder why European manufacturers treat the
> consumer like we actually know something, and the American ones treat
> everyone like idiots?  I mean come on... WIDE TRACK?  Spare me the rhertoric
> and just point out things about your car that I might like, dont come off
> like most of us know nothing about anything.
> Hhehehe sorry about the rambling, but I just wanted to mention what I had
> been thinking about :)
> Rob
> 86 5ktq
> 87 5ktq (SOLD)
> 89 200 tqa

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