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MyerShift

Golf VI to be Called... THE GOLF!

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MyerShift    7

There seems to be quite a bit o jubilation over this at the VWVortex Forums as well.

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Good move. Seemed odd to bring the Rabbit name back. Seemed as retrograde as if they had brought back Dasher or Quantum for the latest Passat.

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VW has a thing for names that are either weird, random, stupid, or unpronounceable. :P

Or unspellable... I have a hard time speeling Touareg. And what about Routan, Tiguan, Touran, Sharan...

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I prefer the Rabbit name... I always thought Golf was an odd name. Rabbit is a fast, nimble, cute animal. Golf is a slow, boring, fuddy-duddy game. But I'm really indifferent.

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ocnblu    719
Few non-German speakers realize Golf means Gulf (as in body of water) in German. Which is one reason why VW called the Golf Mk I "Rabbit" in the US all those years ago... to avoid confusion.

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cire    2

Good for VW! I'm sure the Rabbit moniker was alienating quite a few male shoppers. Reviving that moniker was one of VW's dumbest moves.

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pow    106

Naming the MKV Golf "Rabbit" was a last-minute decision made by VWoA's advertising firm CP&B... and for a while, they did come up with pretty cool Rabbit-themed ads:

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Few non-German speakers realize Golf means Gulf (as in body of water) in German. Which is one reason why VW called the Golf Mk I "Rabbit" in the US all those years ago... to avoid confusion.

I never knew that. I thought Golf and Polo were meant to have some sort of thematic tie. I think Gulf would be a nice name, but of course that wouldn't make much sense now either.

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