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  Soup 12C, 2, 200, 228i, 235i, 3, 320i, 328i, 328d, 335i, 300, 300S, 370Z, 428i, 435i, 458, 4C, 5, 500, 500C, 500e, 500L, 528i, 535i, 535d, 550i, 6, 640i, 650i, 740i, 740Ld, 740L, 750L, 911, 918... ahem... A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, ATS, BRZ, C250, C300, C350, C63, C-MAX, CC, CL550, CL600, CL63, CL65, CLA250, CLA45, CLS550, CLS63, CR-V, CR-Z, CT200h, CTS, CTS-V, CX-5, CX-9, DB9, E250, E350, E400, E550, E63, E-150, E-250, E-350, ELR, ES 300h, ES 350, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-Type, F12, FF, FR-S, G37, G550, G63, GL350, GL450, GL550, GL63, GLK250, GLK350, GT-R, GTI, GX460, GS 350, GS 450h, i-MiEV, i3, i8, ILX, iQ, IS 250C, IS 250, IS 350, IS 350C, IS F, K900, LR2, LR4, LS 460, LS 460 L, LS 600h L, LX570, M3, M4, M5, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, ML350, ML550, ML63, Model S, Model X, NV1500, NV200, NV2500, NV3500, P1, Q3, Q5, Q50, Q50S, Q60, Q60S, Q7, Q70, QX50, QX60, QX70, QX80, R8, RDX, RLX, RS 5, RS 7, RX 350, RX 450h, S550, S63, S3, S4, S5, S6, S60, S7, S8, S80, SL550, SL63, SL65, SLK250, SLK350, SLS AMG, SQ5, SRX, SS, tC, TL, TSX, TT, X1, X3, X4, X5, X6, X6 M, xB, XC60, XC70, XC90, xD, XF, XJ, XK, XTS, XV Crosstrek, Z4! No, my keyboard isn't broken again. That is a current list of vehicles for sale in the US without real names. Some of them, like 370Z have some cache; others, like the QX60, are a re-designation of a vehicle nobody knew about before (JX35). Some make some sense: 320i, is a 3 Series BMW with a 2.0 liter turbo four cylinder. Others make none: MKT (?). Luxury Marques are the most prolific pervaders of keyboard puke (How is an "RLX" more luxurious than a "Legend?"), but plebeian makes are succumbing to this illness, and even making it worse: the Mazda GLC (which stood for Great Little Car), became the 323, which stood for three hundred and twenty-three of something, then became the Protégé, which finally became the Mazda3, without even a space for the number to breath. All of the Mazda cars, with the exception of the MX-5 (I insist on calling it the "Miata."), are numbers without spaces between them and their maker: Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda6. So, who is the worst namer? Lincoln, with their MK_ line? Infiniti, whose entire lineup now starts with a Q? Mazdaandtheirhatredofthespacebar? Or do you have another offender in mind? Also, if you can name the oldest name from above and spot the two that aren't in dealerships, yet, you could win a prize... Jaguar F-Type Coupe Hardcover Book Jaguar F-Type Coupe Hardcover Book[/caption] this Jaguar F-Type hardcover book, presented at the LA Auto Show to the press to highlight the newly introduced F-Type Coupe. Leave your answer in the comments. Void where prohibited by law. All judgements final. (Contest finished. - Ed)


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