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    meaning of passat

    What does passat mean? I think about weird things like this, sometimes the word just sounds funny. also what about Jetta? that word is even stupider.
    i think its lame to give cars names. Its way more elegant to use numbered badges than Names. only set back is some uneducated people with refer to a BMW as a "three two five"

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    I believe "Passat" is German for "Trade wind."

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    European wind

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    Passat can refer to:

    * Passat, a type of wind
    * The Volkswagen Passat, a car named after the wind
    * Passat (ship), a sailing ship named after the wind

    Jetta can mean:

    * Volkswagen Jetta, an automobile produced by Volkswagen
    * Jetta Wrestler, an English female professional wrestler
    * Jetta (electronics company), an american company operating in the notebooks market.

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    I believe the "Passat" is a wind that blows around the Canary Islands.
    VW has also named another model after a wind a while back. The German version of the Jetta was called "Vento" in Germany for a while.

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    I was always under the impression that Jetta and Golf were short for Jettastrom (Jetstream) and Golfstrom (Gulfstream). Wind-derived names.

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    Passat stands for wind, specifically trade wind, which name fits it well as its a sleek, aerodynamic car with low drag.

    I beleive that some of the other names were taken from african tribes to name the other cars. This is what I am pretty sure I read somewhere. Each one has a cool background behind it.

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    Wee kee pee dee uh.

    Read paragraph one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passat_OEM+ View Post
    Passat stands for wind, specifically trade wind, which name fits it well as its a sleek, aerodynamic car with low drag.

    I beleive that some of the other names were taken from african tribes to name the other cars. This is what I am pretty sure I read somewhere. Each one has a cool background behind it.
    IIRC, all but the Toureag are Wind-named, and the T-Reg was the African tribal reference. Not sure about Tiguan, will look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xyro TR1 View Post
    IIRC, all but the Toureag are Wind-named, and the T-Reg was the African tribal reference. Not sure about Tiguan, will look into it.
    Tiguan, off Weekeepeedeeuh:

    How Tiguan was named?

    As part of a marketing strategy by Volkswagen the name was chosen by the public through the Auto Bild group with over 350,000 voters through Auto Bild's magazines and websites. The other possible names were Namib, Rockton, Samun and Nanuk. Tiguan is a combination of the words tiger and iguana (Leguan is German for iguana).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03Passat18T View Post
    VW has also named another model after a wind a while back.
    The scirocco is a wind over the Mediterranean Sea originating over North Africa.

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    "It blows." The name refers to the maintenance cost and issues.

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    The original Passat

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfitz View Post
    The original Passat
    Needs rims. And tint.

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    Passat = 3k in maintenance minimum

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    Quote Originally Posted by swcrow17 View Post
    Passat = 3k in maintenance minimum
    sums it up there.
    so if you debadge you can go 5,000 miles on oil changes?

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    Google searching "define passat' = Passat is a German four masted steel barque and one of the Flying P-Liners, the famous sailing ships of the German shipping company F. Laeisz

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    One of the first things I did when considering a Passat was do a web search. That's why I almost didn't buy it... http://www.myvwlemon.com/cgi-bin/ubb...000&LastLogin=

    But also one of the first hits is the Wiki site. If you havent seen it you should, it was very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majikblackb5 View Post
    What does passat mean? I think about weird things like this, sometimes the word just sounds funny. also what about Jetta? that word is even stupider.
    i think its lame to give cars names. Its way more elegant to use numbered badges than Names. only set back is some uneducated people with refer to a BMW as a "three two five"
    I prefer names vs alpha-numeric drek myself, though real ones rather than made-up ones. The least offensive of the alpha-numeric soup car names at least refer to the engine displacement or something, like the afore mentioned BMW. A 3,5,7,8 series car makes sense in that they get progressively bigger, with final two digits signifying engine displacement (at least they used to).The same almost goes for the audi A4,A6,A8 etc. in that at least it makes sense. On the other hand you have Infiniti with the Q, the M, the I, the G, and Acura with the RL, the TL, the TSX, I mean WTF? True, Merc has the C,E,S, and M, but at least they (and Infiniti) are followed by the engine displacement(or vice versa for older models), and the letters may actually have some significance in German(anybody know?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfitz View Post
    I prefer names vs alpha-numeric drek myself, though real ones rather than made-up ones. The least offensive of the alpha-numeric soup car names at least refer to the engine displacement or something, like the afore mentioned BMW. A 3,5,7,8 series car makes sense in that they get progressively bigger, with final two digits signifying engine displacement (at least they used to).The same almost goes for the audi A4,A6,A8 etc. in that at least it makes sense. On the other hand you have Infiniti with the Q, the M, the I, the G, and Acura with the RL, the TL, the TSX, I mean WTF? True, Merc has the C,E,S, and M, but at least they (and Infiniti) are followed by the engine displacement(or vice versa for older models), and the letters may actually have some significance in German(anybody know?).

    i know "ML" for mercedes means mercedes light truck. "G" is galendawagon, "C", maybe coupe? i dunno really. i forgot about the Audi A8, that is one i dont like, when they start mixing letters and numbers. ever try saying "A8" ten times fast? it just doesnt roll off the tounge.

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    i think naming cars is alot more interesting than to give them letter/number names. I hate how infiniti has named every vehicle this way. That gives races a more battle-esque sound. Like the MUSTANG vs the CAMARO and what not. Thats more interesting than hearing the C3409554 vs QX450

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    I just asked Sal29 what it means. He said is means "Not as good as a Saab 9-3"

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    Quote Originally Posted by anothervdub View Post
    I just asked Sal29 what it means. He said is means "Not as good as a Saab 9-3"
    HAHAHA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attofarad View Post
    "It blows." The name refers to the maintenance cost and issues.
    hahahahaha

    but seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anothervdub View Post
    I just asked Sal29 what it means. He said is means "Not as good as a Saab 9-3"
    Heh, you guys are brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majikblackb5 View Post
    i know "ML" for mercedes means mercedes light truck. "G" is galendawagon, "C", maybe coupe? i dunno really. i forgot about the Audi A8, that is one i dont like, when they start mixing letters and numbers. ever try saying "A8" ten times fast? it just doesnt roll off the tounge.
    "C" means "Compact." "E" is "Executive" "S" is "Salon." "SL" is "Sport Light" Those are the classic MB designations, and the others are marketing plays off those. "E" when is is not the first letter reflects fuel injection, and "D" diesel, and TD Turbodiesel. "K" means supercharger.
    (e.g. 560SEL - Salon, Injected, Long)

    Internally, MB uses chassis designations W for sedan, C for coupe, R for roadster, S for wagon, X for cross-over. The G and M class are designated sedans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeymo1741 View Post
    "C" means "Compact." "E" is "Executive" "S" is "Salon." "SL" is "Sport Light" Those are the classic MB designations, and the others are marketing plays off those. "E" when is is not the first letter reflects fuel injection, and "D" diesel, and TD Turbodiesel. "K" means supercharger.
    (e.g. 560SEL - Salon, Injected, Long)

    Internally, MB uses chassis designations W for sedan, C for coupe, R for roadster, S for wagon, X for cross-over. The G and M class are designated sedans.
    yeah the old BMW dealer i worked at also sold Mercedes and i know the internal designations were commonly said around that shop, like "112" body i think is e class and "120", etc..

    some of them were confusing though, like the 190. the 190 was the name of the car, then the engine size would be on a seperate badge on the other side of the trunk. those cars eventually phased into the c class i guess.

    and yeah, K is for "Kompressor" the german name for supercharging

    enough talk about MB. those cars suck. do they even offer maual transmissions anymore? i dont even think the SLR mclaren has one. we sold a couple of those cars there, and man what an impressive looking thing it was, but why not a manual trans?
    i guess thats so paris hilton can drive it

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    Quote Originally Posted by majikblackb5 View Post
    What does passat mean? I think about weird things like this, sometimes the word just sounds funny. also what about Jetta? that word is even stupider.
    i think its lame to give cars names. Its way more elegant to use numbered badges than Names. only set back is some uneducated people with refer to a BMW as a "three two five"
    Passat- trade winds
    Jetta- jet wind stream
    vento- air/wind/stream
    Bora- northern to northeastern adriatic/greek sea wind
    Golf- gulfstream
    Scirroco- southeasterly/westerly wind that can cost dust storm in north africa
    Corrado -"to run"
    Phaeton- a chariot, also used by rolls-royce at one point
    Eos- greek goddess of dawn
    rabbit- a hare
    Lupo- another rodent
    fox- eats rodents
    fartthatnugen- brokewind

    ok i forgot Touareg- nomadic african tribe
    Tiguan-- simply is silly- Tiger/iguana.



    I dont think it's stupid to give names to car models. as long as you stick to it..unlike ford/lincoln-- they're just plain confused whether to name a car Taurus or MK this or that..

    but with the sea of alpha numeric names for cars - i think soon it will saturate the market and confused the whole lot of consumers..haha

    mks,m45,m3,m35,mkz,mr2,ml,mx3,mx5,gts,gto,gti,gtr, gt,gtx,sl,sel,sls,ssc,ls,slx,gls,gsx,s4,s8,rs4,sc4 20,tl,tsx,ti, tti,tii,csl,cs, clk, ci, cx, and many many more!
    get the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiptronic View Post


    Passat- trade winds
    Jetta- jet wind stream
    vento- air/wind/stream
    Bora- northern to northeastern adriatic/greek sea wind
    Golf- gulfstream
    Scirroco- southeasterly/westerly wind that can cost dust storm in north africa
    Corrado -"to run"
    Phaeton- a chariot, also used by rolls-royce at one point
    Eos- greek goddess of dawn
    rabbit- a hare
    Lupo- another rodent
    fox- eats rodents
    fartthatnugen- brokewind

    You forgot the Touareg =
    I thought this has somthing to do with an ancient indian tribe?

    Then the soon to be released Tiguan = Tiger ~ Iguana

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiptronic View Post
    :rabbit- a hare
    what else could it be?

    :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiptronic View Post
    Lupo- another rodent
    Out of all those divine wind, Greek Gods and Goddesses and such... thats a big drop to rodents

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