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Old 02-04-2010, 04:30 PM   #26
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That used to be the case, but not any more for most engines.
My bad, didn't realize they stopped naming that way. I guess it gets confusing when you have a 318, 325, 328, 330, 335 all in your history while your competitor has always been an A4. Makes sense to stick with a couple numbers and call it a day.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:32 PM   #27
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For what it's worth, Volvo Amazon would have been an excellent name for an SUV. There was a rumor that the Acura MDX was going to be called the Acura Amazon early on in its development, but apparently, Volvo still owned the name and they decided to move everything to alphabet soup after the 2nd gen TL took off in sales in 2000.

I don't know who in their right mind thinks that alphabet soup names sound more premium, maybe if you associate it with Mercedes or BMW, yes, but a Hyundai Sonata doesn't become more premium because they call it a Hyundai i40 in Europe. As far as I'm concerned, it makes it sound more like a digital camera than a car.

People liked the Acura Legend, the Cadillac Eldorado and the Lincoln Continental when each model was at the top of their game. Now that Lincoln and Acura moved to alphabet soup, their cars are even less prestigious than they were before, and the only Cadillac name most people can remember is "CTS."
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #28
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That would not surprise me, it is a very fun car. i personally love them, not a fan of the gearboxes tho! Going from a subaru to a volvo manual is quite the adjustment. The volvvo doesnt have as much feel, i really like "feeling" the gearbox.

IMO, there are only four volvos worth driving (for fun). S60R V70R C30 and S80 V8.
agreed.

drove the car in sweden for a couple weeks, had it here in the states since november....my 1-2 shift still sucks.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:10 PM   #29
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My gearbox felt stiff at first, like I was moving it through pudding, but loosened up after about 500 miles. It feels pretty direct now, maybe I've just gotten used to it since I don't drive another car, but it's definitely more direct now too.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:32 PM   #30
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I hate BMW numbering system. You would have to be a genius to know what all the models meant.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:50 PM   #31
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Huh? the 7 is bigger than the the 5 which is bigger than the 3 which is bigger than the 1... How is that hard?
Right, so just stick with that and chop all the excess off. What is a Z4 sDrive35i?

BTW does that also mean the 6 bigger than the 5?
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:04 AM   #32
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BTW does that also mean the 6 bigger than the 5?
IIRC, they wanted to do odd numbers for sedans and even for coupes. hence, the z3 turning into the z4. But they sorta abandoned the plan shortly afterward because the 3 series coupe would become the 4 series and that just didn't make any sense for some historical-cosumer-recognition dealio.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:42 AM   #33
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Huh? the 7 is bigger than the the 5 which is bigger than the 3 which is bigger than the 1... How is that hard?
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Add to that, the next 2 numbers are the engine size,

ie: 325 is a 3 series, 2.5 liter engine.

Anything with an x is all wheel drive, not sure what the other letters mean.
I think this one of those, if you have to ask or don't know, then you have no business knowing type of things.

When see "328" I think meh
I see"335i" I think cool
I see "M3" I think hell yeah

Same with the Benz. Those who know what an E350 is, vs the E63, know what time it is.

But to that point,folks buying Volvos don't know. They don't see a S60 and "HELL YEAH A S60! That's serious bidniz"
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That was a horrible comparison. I'd say the same percentage of Volvo buyers know what the numbers mean as BMW or Mercedes buyers.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:20 AM   #35
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once again i will say that the *35's aren't a 3.5L engine. ....2.5

companies need to take stuff less seriously, have more fun with it.

Volvo - Rotation inverter
Volvo - Tree
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it doesn't matter what its called.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:33 AM   #36
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More fun? Like the Skoda Yeti or Roomster?
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That was a horrible comparison. I'd say the same percentage of Volvo buyers know what the numbers mean as BMW or Mercedes buyers.
very true.
855T5 means nothing to many people, but Volvo people know what's up.

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Old 02-10-2010, 11:48 AM   #38
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once again i will say that the *35's aren't a 3.5L engine. ....2.5

companies need to take stuff less seriously, have more fun with it.

Volvo - Rotation inverter
Volvo - Tree
Volvo - YTrdrdr

it doesn't matter what its called.
At least Volvo does use the engine in reference to the name.

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