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Old 04-16-2004, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default Open mouth, insert foot! (re: car model names)

How do they ever come up with all the new car model names? Tonight I saw a commercial for the new "Equinox" (which reminded me of the weather term, not even sure who makes it)... I said jokingly to my wife "Gee, I wonder when they will come out with the Solstice?" A casual visit to the pontiac.com website just now, and I learned that Pontiac has a 2006 Solstice. Ha! That'* what I get for thinking I was making a joke.

What are some of the other crazy car names that are out there now?
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I'm partial to the VW Touareg.
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I was writing an insurance policy on a lady that swore she drove a Goolie so when I went outside to inspect it found out it was a Pontiac 6000 LE. She didn't know any better and I could hardly keep from laughing. That remains one of my favorite work memories.
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I was writing an insurance policy on a lady that swore she drove a Goolie so when I went outside to inspect it found out it was a Pontiac 6000 LE. She didn't know any better and I could hardly keep from laughing. That remains one of my favorite work memories.
I don't think I would have had the composure to keep from LMAO. Something similar happened with a customers "X-RATI". I thought "what the hell is an X-RATI? It was actually the Merkur XR4Ti. Not nearly as funny as yours though.
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I still get a kick out of VW names

Pheaton, Passat, Corrado

Pontiac Googlie classic
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Ford Probe - Name of a 'special' medical tool.
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Bonnyville, the name of a town north of me!
A goolie! how rare, you dont see those often anymore!
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I like names not numbers and chit.

NSX works cause it was the original, but you're whole line!?!? Bimmers have x series, which isn't bad. Solstice is a nice name for a stripped sports car!

But yes, Touareg? Phaeton?

Corrodo isn't bad, and all the italians like Zonda after the man hiimself, or Gallardo? Those are names that'll last forever
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I still get a kick out of VW names

Pheaton, Passat, Corrado
For a while when I was a kid my Dad had a yellow VW "Thing."
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I still get a kick out of VW names

Pheaton, Passat, Corrado
For a while when I was a kid my Dad had a yellow VW "Thing."
Seen those, but only white. I actually saw a car I had never seen before the other day. It was a 1962... Herald...Triumph...somethin.... Why have I never seen this before? It was the neatest litle car ever. Pretty bad condition on the inside, though.

But at least Triumph is a cool name. Unlike Pinto.
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