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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 20:02:09 +0100
From: "Mark Gerritsma" <nl.autonopsamtmfweb.nld>
Subject: Re: What to call the "new" 9-3 ?

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. 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. > 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. This is also why we have the Porsche 911, because originally this car was supposed to be called the 901. 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???). Mark

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