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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 23:45:04 -0500
From: "Nutmegger" <nutmegger_7717nopsamo.com>
Subject: Re: What to call the "new" 9-3 ?


"Mark Gerritsma" wrote::: > chas schreef: > > > Porscheophiles have the same problem with the 911. They simply stick > 9 > > on to the year of release eg 993, 998 etc. Anyone talking about the > > 911 is thus seen to know nothing about Porsches. Oh...good to know, since I know absolutely nothing about Porsches except.......... 1. They look nice 2. They sound like a nasal volkswagon > > In fact they use the projectnumber as used by the factory and has > nothing to do with the year of release. I can assure you a Porsche 964 > wasn't available in 1964, the 996 wasn't introduces untill 2001 and > the yet to be introduces successor is going to be called 997. Of > course you do not want to mix up your numbers. The 968 was the 944 > successor, while a 986 is the Boxster. Whoa! I would definitely mix all that up. I know what a Boxster is though. > > > Simple to do the same with Saab but perhaps need 2 digits to > > differentiate 93 from 95 eg 9397 (?) 9303. (Or forget the 9 > > altogether and look like a Peugeot - 303 ;-) > > Any number combination with a zero in the middle may only be used by > Peugeot. Really? Interesting. >This is also why we have the Porsche 911, because originally > this car was supposed to be called the 901. What's with the 9's? > > Maybe it's an idea to use part of the chassis number for > identification? So you get a 9-3 (YS3D) and a 9-3 (YS3F)? That's kind > of the same like BMW and Mercedes do (E?? and W???). Ugh! I just call it the "Yes" car.

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