what does passat mean ???
NEWS
 

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 49
  1. #1
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    marlton nj
    Age
    49
    Posts
    41

    what does passat mean ???

    im new to the vw and was wondering what passat means or stands for ???

  2. Remove Advertisements
    VW Passat Forum
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    3rd Gear
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    ocala fl
    Posts
    1,604
    i think it means tradewinds not sure
    p pretty
    a ass
    s sexy
    s sport
    a auto
    t turbo
    lol

  4. #3
    3rd Gear
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Queens,New York
    Age
    44
    Posts
    2,176
    as per altavista ...passat=trade wind

  5. #4
    1st Gear
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In the rain
    Age
    49
    Posts
    467
    How many other references to the winds in VW models/special editions etc.??

    3 possibly 4 models
    1 special edition
    1 colour

    Any advances
    Last edited by brianjlenaghan; 05-04-2005 at 01:30 PM. Reason: New info

  6. #5
    Redline
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Dyess AFB, Texas
    Age
    40
    Posts
    23,183
    Quote Originally Posted by brianjlenaghan
    How many other references to the winds in VW models/special editions etc.??

    3 possibly 4 models
    1 special edition
    1 colour

    Any advances
    IIRC ALL NA water cooled VWs are named after a type of wind.

  7. #6
    5th Gear
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,596
    no way, if you do your research, you'll learn that the original designers intended to name the car "asstap", but decided against it. not many know of this secret...

  8. #7
    3rd Gear
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    ocala fl
    Posts
    1,604
    lol

  9. #8
    1st Gear
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In the rain
    Age
    49
    Posts
    467
    Help. What is IIRC??

  10. #9
    1st Gear
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In the rain
    Age
    49
    Posts
    467
    Quote Originally Posted by quality_sound
    IIRC ALL NA water cooled VWs are named after a type of wind.
    Not only NA VW since we in Europe also have windy cars. :Yikes:

    What is the Beetle named after??
    Last edited by brianjlenaghan; 05-04-2005 at 02:00 PM. Reason: wrong model quoted

  11. #10
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    34

    iirc

    Quote Originally Posted by brianjlenaghan
    Help. What is IIRC??
    if i recall correctly...

  12. #11
    1st Gear
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In the rain
    Age
    49
    Posts
    467
    So will it be TAPASS for Mexico??

  13. #12
    1st Gear
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    In the rain
    Age
    49
    Posts
    467
    Quote Originally Posted by quality_sound
    IIRC ALL NA water cooled VWs are named after a type of wind.
    Not convinced. There was a time that this may have been true.

    Name the winds concerned. Touarege, Phaeton,


  14. #13
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Turlock, CA
    Posts
    119
    Corrado is the Spanish for 'wind current or Jet Stream'. Corrado is derived from the Spanish verb 'Correr', which means to Run or to Sprint.

    Bora comes from the cold downslope winds that blow from Hungary and into the Adriatic Sea

    The Sirocco is named for the warm desert winds that reach the Mediterranean from Africa.

    The Passat is a German term for a trade wind.

  15. #14
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Turlock, CA
    Posts
    119
    Quote Originally Posted by brianjlenaghan
    Not convinced. There was a time that this may have been true.

    Name the winds concerned. Touarege, Phaeton
    Touareg is the name of an African tribe.
    Phaeton: Greek mythology, the son of Helios.

  16. #15
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    tarzana
    Age
    33
    Posts
    110
    I always refer my car as an "asshat"

  17. #16
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Age
    63
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by 1.8Tttturbo
    no way, if you do your research, you'll learn that the original designers intended to name the car "asstap", but decided against it. not many know of this secret...

    That's AssPAT!

  18. #17
    Punches Dubs. True Story
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Butler Lake Park
    Age
    37
    Posts
    9,985
    Blog Entries
    48
    Passat is also an old sailing ship, 323 feet in length (96+ metres). It's sister was the Peking.

    Yes, Phaeton is the son of Helios, but why name a car after him? He tried to drive the sun chariot one day and the horses got out of control. He almost toasted the Earth, but Zeus saw what was going on and destroyed Phaeton instead.

    Hmmm ...a big-ass car named after a weak chariot driver who was destroyed by lightning.

  19. #18
    5th Gear
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    5,886
    Quote Originally Posted by mephisto
    Corrado is the Spanish for 'wind current or Jet Stream'. Corrado is derived from the Spanish verb 'Correr', which means to Run or to Sprint.

    Bora comes from the cold downslope winds that blow from Hungary and into the Adriatic Sea

    The Sirocco is named for the warm desert winds that reach the Mediterranean from Africa.

    The Passat is a German term for a trade wind.
    You're forgetting the most obvious one of all. Gulf stream.
    Gulf (English) = Golf (German).

  20. #19
    PassatWorld Staff
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Mahtomedi MN USA
    Age
    44
    Posts
    6,165
    This is the original Phaeton: 1939 Buick



    Also a big ass car.

  21. #20
    5th Gear
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    5,886
    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBondage
    You're forgetting the most obvious one of all. Gulf stream.
    Gulf (English) = Golf (German).
    Oops, almost forgot. Jetta translates to "Jet Stream" -- somehow...

  22. #21
    2nd Gear
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    SAN DIEGO, CA
    Posts
    723
    How is Polo and Beetle related to wind then?

  23. #22
    5th Gear
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    5,886
    Quote Originally Posted by KOCMOHABT
    How is Polo and Beetle related to wind then?
    Or Fox or Rabbit? The answer: they're not.

  24. #23
    I'm Urlik's Hero
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    UK
    Age
    13
    Posts
    9,784
    Polo is the mint with the hole, but I'm guessing they're not related in any way.

    What is the Beetle named after??
    Beetle - erm, maybe because the first incarnation looked very Beetlesque?

  25. #24
    5th Gear
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    5,886
    IIRC, "Polo" is actually based on the name of a certain trade wind as well. I need to look it up...

  26. #25
    5th Gear
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    5,886
    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw
    Beetle - erm, maybe because the first incarnation looked very Beetlesque?
    "Beetle" was a nickname.
    A nickname that ended up sticking becuase it's orginal name was "Strength Through Joy." I wish I was making that up... Leave it to the Germans.

  27. #26
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    marlton nj
    Age
    49
    Posts
    41
    thanks fo the info well ill be rideing the trade winds to work ...

  28. #27
    cbx
    cbx is offline
    2nd Gear
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    752
    I think it's french for "teenage mutant ninja turtle"

  29. #28
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    58
    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBondage
    Or Fox or Rabbit? The answer: they're not.
    Neither of those are made anymore. The VW Fox was actually a rebadged Audi Fox, hence it brought with it the similar name. VW felt at that time they needed a larger car in their lineup and using the Audi Fox platform was the quickest thing at the time.

    Actually, the Rabbit was the Golf but renamed for the US market because they didn't think Americans would understand naming a car Golf. VW thought Americans would relate it to the sport rather than the wind.

  30. #29
    Neutral
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, UK
    Posts
    63
    Quote Originally Posted by mephisto
    Corrado is the Spanish for 'wind current or Jet Stream'. Corrado is derived from the Spanish verb 'Correr', which means to Run or to Sprint.

    Bora comes from the cold downslope winds that blow from Hungary and into the Adriatic Sea

    The Sirocco is named for the warm desert winds that reach the Mediterranean from Africa.

    The Passat is a German term for a trade wind.
    Golf is German for gulf wind. So it does not mean a slick vehicle to carry golf clubs.

  31. #30
    1st Gear
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Long island N.Y.
    Posts
    311
    So then what wind is the VW Cabrio named after.Or should i say what does Cabrio mean???

  32. Remove Advertisements
    VW Passat Forum
    Advertisements
     

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2