an observation about european cars vs the rest of the

Larry C Leung l.leung at
Fri Sep 7 21:17:13 EDT 2001

Sharan is a desert wind, Corrado was made up to sound Spanish by VW
marketers, though it is similar to one word for flame, Scirocco is some
desert wind. Vento means Breeze. Don't really recall what Jetta means but
if I recall correctly, it has something to do with sailing. 

BTW - winds are named from where they come from...


On Fri, 7 Sep 2001 15:24:16 -0400 "Rave Racer" <Ravewar at> writes:
>    You know it seems to me that Sharan is a Desert wind, Corrado is 
>in Spain or Mexico, and Scircco could be Italian.  Correct me if I'm 
>but I thought I might have seen that somewhere.  Vento sounds breezey 
>Bora, and Jetta I know nothing about.
>       Rave Racer
>'89 Jetta 1.8L 16V GTX
>'87 Audi 4000 Quattro Sedan
>'72 Triumph GT6
>'83 Toyota Tercel (yoda)     Possible future Sandrail donor...  Maybe
>----- Original Message -----
>From: jim rose <sf5ktq at>
>To: <gselby4x4 at>
>Cc: <quattro at>
>Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 11:58 AM
>Subject: Re: an observation about european cars vs the rest of the
>> i recall reading that all the veedub model names were after 
>> throuought the world - corrado, jetta, scirocco, and i think vento, 
>> etc.. are all names of or types of winds. like golf (gulf)
>> tho i'm not sure where the "eurovan" blows....
>> jim
>> >Golf is named after the German spelling of Gulf, the A1, A2, A3 and 
>> >series of hatchbacks were named after the Gulf Stream that blows 
>> >the US East Coast.
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