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

Jorgen Karlsson jorgen.m.karlsson at
Wed Sep 5 04:58:54 EDT 2001

> Anyways, the kings of made up names are Citroen. Not many of
> their names mean
> anything. Xantia, Xsara, Saxo, Berlingo. Ring any bell?

But Citroen change their names to the ordinary 'letter-number' combination
from now on. The C5 that replaces the Xantia is out now the C6 was replaces
the XM that has been out of production for some time now. The XM is old
enough to use Citroens old naming convention.

Then we have Saab 93 (nine three as opposed to the old naming nintythree)
Viggen and Renult 5 LeCar.

I must say that I am more impressed with Saab AJ37 Viggen and JA37 Viggen.
But that is almost standard military aircraft names, change J to F and
Viggen to thunderbolt and everyone know what it is.

Jorgen Karlsson
Gothenburg, Sweden.

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