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Old 8th November 2004, 22:56   #46
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Quote[/b] (amitoj @ Nov. 08 2004,11:40)]Tata Sumo!!
The name Sumo..comes fro the name Sumant Moolgaonkar....who was a big person in Tata that time!!!
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Old 13th November 2004, 13:49   #47
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how about FIAT PETRA
its a wierd name for that car .....
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Quote[/b] (haryan @ Nov. 13 2004,11:19)]how about FIAT PETRA
I believe there is a city somewhere in Europe named Petra (or is it Sienna im talking about?),
the funny thing is - cars are not allowed in that city!

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Old 14th November 2004, 16:17   #49
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Petra is also some gurls name...just thinking where i read...?
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Mitsubishi Galant - which unfortunately isn't as galant as the name.
Mercury Marauder - get the hell out of its way before it slaughters you (well, maybe this name was kind of apt for the car in a certain way - it was a 'beast' of sorts.).
cars named Spyder - i can't find a meaning for this name. is it meant to be a twisted spelling of Spider trying to be "cool"?



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Old 16th November 2004, 18:27   #51
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How about Daewoo Nexia
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Old 16th November 2004, 22:59   #52
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To be frank guyz....all names of cars in the world are wierd...cauz a word cannot be one that may not be present in the dictonary..except for engine codes that become names of cars ...etc!!!
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Petra is actually an ancient town, located in present-day Jordan, that flourished trading in spices. Automobile names are all funny if one sees it from a global perspective, in the sense a car name in China would be oddball to someone in India, and the other way round. Or one would have to go for names like BMW, Merc and Audi do.......simple technical terms like 5 Series, E Class or A6, for instance. Even Lamborghini names their cars after famous fighting bulls......try that in India with some bull or cow name. Ferrari's 'Testarossa' means red cam cover, Porsche's 911 would mean a call for help. Manufacturers must be naming their cars after doing pretty good research of the target market. Or something to do with heritage. Just my 2c.
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Quote[/b] ]What will cheese say when it's being photographed ??

" HUMAN " .....

With NO OFFENCE meant to anyone .....
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Rover Montego ....
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I believe there is a city somewhere in Europe named Petra (or is it Sienna im talking about?),
the funny thing is - cars are not allowed in that city!
Petra is a town somewhere in the middle-east/Turkey..

Siena is a town in northern Italy where they run the famous horse race called Il Palio de Siena
- the names for the two Fiats!

About names, dont know if they have been mentioned but Renault have some funny ones - Val Setis, Espace, Kangoo

some more ...
Vauxhaull Tigra
Holden Barina
VW Bora
Honda Element
Fiat Multipla
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Petra is a town somewhere in the middle-east/Turkey..
Petra is in Jordan - its a major tourist attraction famous for its cliffside caves. Very beautiful, too - except that the women are more beautiful to look at.

How come you guys missed the Maserati Quottroporte? I mean, couldnt they think of anything more interesting than "4-door"?

I suppose their next model would be called '1 boot' and then '1 bonnet' and so on till they get to '4 wheels'

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Petra - 'Means Rock'.....
I mean the meaning of Petra is 'Rock'..
Also the name of this world famous Christian Rock band....
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How about the Ferraris?? Maranello, Enzo, etc etc.

After all these names have no meanings and are as good or as bad as Edsel!

And the Lamborghini Murceilago and the other Lambo..

How about the Maruti ZEN?

Look at Bikes in India - CD 100 Dawn/ Deluxe/ etc etc? Super Splendor? Libero? CBZ?Shaolin?

Makes no sense to the readers.
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How abt Tata Indica, Indigo, Indiva, ............................names not stupid but too INDIgineous.

indica means "of india" .its used as a biological name for plants.
for example marijuana is also known as cannabis indica .

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