an observation about european cars vs the rest of the

Larry C Leung l.leung at
Fri Sep 7 21:16:28 EDT 2001

You forgot Polo. And Rabbit, Quantum and Dasher were US names only. The
Passat name did bring up another non-windy name, the Savannah (a near
desert) which was the up-market Passat back in the US Quantum days. 

On Fri, 07 Sep 2001 18:33:16 +0200 Per Lindgren <lindgre at>
>Most of them are, but not all of them. As we mentioned, names like 
>Sharan, Caravelle, Quantum, Dasher, Rabbit, Caddy and Corrado are not 
>known to
>be windy.
>92 Cabrio 2.3E
>jim rose wrote:
>> i recall reading that all the veedub model names were after 
>prevailing winds
>> 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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