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Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:49 PM

I also thought Chevy should've stuck with Cobalt...

Posted 28 October 2011 - 05:32 PM

cause spreading your branding thinner over the same number of cars is a good thing.....


It works (not) for MINI...

Aveo (unfortunately) had two generations.

I think they should have kept Cobalt.


Cobalt is an under-rated car.

...and the name should have been kept...

Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:50 PM

Aveo (unfortunately) had two generations.

I think they should have kept Cobalt.

Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:52 PM

"given GM's track record w/ compact and subcompact car names, they will probably be renamed for the next generation versions.."

Yeah Caviler and Sunfire names didn't last long at all ^_^

Well, Cobalt was one and done.

Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:51 PM

"given GM's track record w/ compact and subcompact car names, they will probably be renamed for the next generation versions.."

Yeah Caviler and Sunfire names didn't last long at all ^_^

Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:22 AM



OMG, who gives a tin sh!t. More meaningless alpha-numerics twisting in the wind.


Because names like "Cruze," "Verano," "Sonic," and "Spark" are so meaningful.

Wut? you know what '3' or '2' signifies but make no association from 'Sonic' or 'Spark' ? :wacko:


Well, the 3-series has decades of brand recognition...while Sonic and Spark are new names for disposable appliances...given GM's track record w/ compact and subcompact car names, they will probably be renamed for the next generation versions..

Anyway, going to a 4-series for 2drs while a logical move, is risky given the long history of 3-series 2drs.

Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:27 PM


OMG, who gives a tin sh!t. More meaningless alpha-numerics twisting in the wind.


Because names like "Cruze," "Verano," "Sonic," and "Spark" are so meaningful.

Wut? you know what '3' or '2' signifies but make no association from 'Sonic' or 'Spark' ? :wacko:

Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:52 PM

I do wish BMW's numbering scheme would be rational again...the new 328 really should be 320, since it has a 2.0L engine. The numbering is no longer rational.

Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:48 PM

OMG, who gives a tin sh!t. More meaningless alpha-numerics twisting in the wind.


Because names like "Cruze," "Verano," "Sonic," and "Spark" are so meaningful.

Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:10 AM

Really a dumb move the 3 series has the cachet a model name change dilutes the name pool where as a coupe indicator is just an identifier ie 335iC or as a sedan 335iS. Toyo did the same with the Camray/Solara at least the Solara had a different skin. Chevy did it for a different reason with Impala/Monte Carlo that being heritage. If the name is new and doesn't mean anything to the public then don't split body styles into different models unless the name is damaged.

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