How NOT To Name A Car

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    How NOT To Name A Car

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    VW Rabbit’s Return Highlights VW Sales Hike

    May 17, 2006 2:15 PM, WardsAuto.com, By Eric Mayne

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    The Rabbit name will not appear on the ’07 model, and instead will be represented by a logo.

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    Re: How NOT To Name A Car

    I could not make this stuff up if I tried.


    I saw the new Rabbit at the NYIAS and was VERY impressed. It blows the Cobalt/Pursuit away.

    I can't imagine that they can retail this vehicle for $14990.

    I think it will be huge.

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    German made for that price too not made in Mexico nice car with lots of options included. now if they just made them in TDI for the US id be happy

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    Rabbit is a way better name then Fit. That's un-biased too.
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    Re: How NOT To Name A Car

    So Rabbit is compact or subcompact?
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    I wasn't that impressed with it, actually. But I was highly unimpressed with the Cobalt, so I guess it tops it in that respect. It's a nice car though, and very well priced. Just not for me.

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    Re: How NOT To Name A Car

    Quote Originally Posted by BobLikesBunnies
    German made for that price too not made in Mexico nice car with lots of options included. now if they just made them in TDI for the US id be happy
    The current MKV Golf is German made but the next gen Rabbit/Golf is supposed to be assembled in Mexico last I heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmodys
    Rabbit is a way better name then Fit. That's un-biased too.
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    Re: How NOT To Name A Car

    Well, at least the people that remember having a Rabbit always seem to think highly of them. That has been my experience with people I have known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big swede
    The current MKV Golf is German made but the next gen Rabbit/Golf is supposed to be assembled in Mexico last I heard.
    say it aint so!!! I know a lot of people will say it dosnt matter but ive had Jettas that have been made in Germany and in mexico and the mexican ones are never up to par as far as Build quality they always feel a lil cheaper and not as sturdy I guess you could say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big swede
    The current MKV Golf is German made but the next gen Rabbit/Golf is supposed to be assembled in Mexico last I heard.
    It all depends on if sales increase. Golf sales have been poor enough in North America that they stopped making them in Mexico a while back. And this model (which is a compact...it's a direct replacement for the outgoing Golf) isn't, in my opinion, anything radical or market-changing. It's a good car...just like the previous four generations of Golfs were. Americans perfer the Jetta. Simply changing the name of the Golf to Rabbit won't make people come running. A rose is a rose...

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    Re: How NOT To Name A Car

    This is what I think of when I see "VW Rabbit"...

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    I almost bought one of those ^. The name change was so last minute it almost makes me worry. I have seen pics of Rabbits with the Golf letters ripped off and the rabbit logo stuck on. Its a nice idea but not a necessary move in my mind.

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    Re: How NOT To Name A Car

    Cobalt = Cavalier
    Impala = Lumina
    And Yukon is a lot more outdoorsy than suburban.
    And who thought up blazer/S10 blazer/ trailblazer ?

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