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Old 10-11-2004, 00:07   #1 (permalink)
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Where do the names come from?!?

may be in the wrong section or a silly question to others but im just wondering where the 2 letter abbreviation for cars comes from? ie XD AU BA, i also know holden do it as well as the mistubishis, just wondering where they come from and how do you know which one will be next?
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Re: Where do the names come from?!?

its just model numbers/letters to signify the particular model, nothing more. every car manufacture has them. If fact every company that produces anything has model numbers/codes. ie nokia 3310. How else would you tell the different models
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Re: Where do the names come from?!?

OK on the Letters.
This gt me thinking about "code names"

I know the XD was "blackwood"
the XE was "ironbark" (or was this xd with alloy head)
EA was EA26 (yawn)
BA was Barra

Anyone know any others?
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the XR6 turbo was code named seagull or gull, as it shits on everything..
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its just model numbers/letters to signify the particular model, nothing more. every car manufacture has them. If fact every company that produces anything has model numbers/codes. ie nokia 3310. How else would you tell the different models
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Re: Where do the names come from?!?

yeah but why AU, BA etc... why not just 2002, 2003?
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yeah but why AU, BA etc... why not just 2002, 2003?
??? that would only work if the AU or BA or whatever build date was from lets say 1/1/01 - 1/1/02 otherwise you could say 2003 model and it could be an Au or BA
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but the model year, is always different to the build date
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but the model year, is always different to the build date
why do you say that. I know my car is a 1996 model and was built in march 1996, why would it be different
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modlel year might be 1996, but the actual build date may be 1/1/1997 as it started on dec 31 and finished 2 days later or so
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