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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 10:15:35 +0000
From: Martin Rich <M.G.Richnopsam.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: What to call the "new" 9-3 ?


On Fri, 21 Mar 2003 08:53:19 GMT, hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson) wrote: >In article <3E7A5E85.532EE60Enopsamfitter.com>, >Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com> wrote: > >> In reality, Saab is not very good at naming their cars. The 900 was a longer >> 99, but 900 span two different cars, the 9-3 now makes the same mistake. > >Saab isn't the only manufacturer that does this. How many different >Corollas did Toyota make? How many different 911 did Porsche sell? >How many different Ford Mustangs has there been over the years? In fact how many Corollas *do* Toyota make? I rented a Corolla in the US once and another Corolla in Ireland a few months earlier. There was nothing in common between the two cars beyond the name and I'm fairly sure the American Corolla was a shape that I've never seen in Europe. Similarly the Ford Escort name was carried by different cars in the American and European market. Back to topic: how about calling the new 9-3 the 9-3 'epsilon' which is apparently GM's name for the platform it's based on Martin

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