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Old 26th March 2008, 21:03   #16
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Amby is saloon. And how can Contessa become a muscle car? It isn't that powerful
In the days that were, this was the car that spelt royalty. It was one of the most powerful, spacious, safest and sturdiest cars. Production- 1982-2002.
Based on a 1967-1972 Vauxhall Victor, which sported a 3300cc V6.

The Contessa sported only a 4 cylinder 1.8 petrol, for its time was a muscle car of sorts, for, at the time the P padmini's, Amby's had little hearts compared to it, and the period...most refer to it as the sudershan period.


Notch backs: Arent they the sedan'ish cars who's rear wind sheild raises with the boot when the boot is opened?

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Old 26th March 2008, 22:47   #17
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13) Bullock Carts

How can you miss them!
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Old 26th March 2008, 23:23   #18
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And another surprise addition to the notch back-DZIRE.The brochure mentions it as notch back.I am surprised to see this information though.
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Now this is an interesting bit. Is it really notchback? as in octavia'ish boot?
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Old 27th March 2008, 10:47   #19
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San storm is not a convertible. Its whats called a softtop/rag top.
saar, i think you got confused with a retractable hard-top.

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A convertible is a car body type with a folding or retracting roof (aka 'soft top' or 'top' in USA, 'hood' in UK).

The collapsible roof section is typically made from flexible canvas or vinyl over an articulated folding frame, although rigid plastic, aluminium, and steel.

When the top is made of a rigid material such as steel it is often referred to as a retractable hardtop instead of a convertible.
source:Convertible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Convertibles are also known as cabriolets, drophead coupe and another variant: Carson top

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14. Roadster.

It is not a convertible, there is a slight difference - roadster doesnt have roof(permanently)

15. Targa Top. (the 911 are famous targa tops), variant: T-Top ( i always wish to have one of these)

16. Phaeton

17. Spyder
(lighter version of pheaton, source:wiki)

variants of SUV: crossover, mini SUV and compact SUV(not to confuse with mini SUV)

18. RV

ALL the styles:
Car body style - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PS: I am tired now and running out of 20 min editing time.

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Default Usage of the Words Sedan and Saloon to describe Cars, Jeeps other Vehicles

On many threads on Team BHP and indeed in some car mags I find that people refer to cars with boots as saloons and hatchback cars sometimes as sedans. Wonder why!

Now I may be wrong but I was always given to understand that Cars with Dicky's and Boots are called Sedans - the usage originated from those old "sedan" chairs in which the erstwhile aristocracy used to be carried about as far as I know.

With todays classifications of cars, one has Hatchbacks like the humble Maruti right upto the Fabia - these are saloon cars.

Then Notchbacks like Ford Ikon, Verna, Indigo CS etc.

Then Sedans like Accent, Esteem, etc

Then Estate cars/ Station Wagon type (Shooting Brakes as they were known in the old days) like Octavia Combi, Opel Swing, maybe even the Fiat Adventure and Tata Marina etc.

And funnily enough on my RC book of the Scorpio the vehicle is classified as Body Type SALOON - though it is an SUV. (Technically though they may not be that far out because in fact it is a large saloon!)

Therefore, guys, do please share your thoughts on this and correct me if I am wrong.
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Sedan and Saloon are the same.
Sedan - American English
Saloon - British English

source: Sedan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Sedan and Saloon are the same.
Sedan - American English
Saloon - British English
Scorpio saloon? Only in dreams , or in RTO
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And funnily enough on my RC book of the Scorpio the vehicle is classified as Body Type SALOON - though it is an SUV. (Technically though they may not be that far out because in fact it is a large saloon!)
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Sedan and Saloon are the same.
Sedan - American English
Saloon - British English

source: Sedan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My Fiat palio 1.6 Sport is a SALOON as per the RC booklet.
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Then Notchbacks like Ford Ikon, Verna, Indigo CS etc.
From What I know the above are not Notchbacks, the following are:

Accent Viva
Skoda Ocatvia\Laura

I believe for RTO all cars are Saloons
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My Fiat palio 1.6 Sport is a SALOON as per the RC booklet.
Even my Tata Indogo is a 'Saloon' as per the RC book. Guess that's the only thing they know LOL!
Car = Saloon
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Tata Indigo is indeed saloon. RTO has got this one right.
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Even my Tata Indogo is a 'Saloon' as per the RC book. Guess that's the only thing they know LOL!
Car = Saloon
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IIRC bottle's Palio is a station wagon according to his RC book -check his sig!

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Old 5th June 2008, 16:03   #29
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Tata Indigo is indeed saloon. RTO has got this one right.
I know. But my post was directed at eclectix_1st since he said his Palio was registered as a Saloon!!
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