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I mad a list of what car names mean, or i would assume cause i dont know for sure if thats why they actualy call this car that name.....i used only the bigger car companys so far, maybe ill add more when i have more time. BTW be prepared for spelling errors.

Buick- Named after David Dunbar Buick.

Lacrosse- a game invented by American indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents goal.

Lucerne- A city of central Switzerland on the northern shore of the Lake of Lucerne, an irregularly shaped lake surrounded by mountains. The city developed around a monastery founded in the eighth century and is a major resort.

Rainier- A volcanic peak in washington, 14,000 somethin feet, highest mountain in the cascade region of the rockies.

Rendezvous- Menaing a gathering place, a popular gathering place.

Terraza- This name is unique.

Enclave*- Distinctly bounded area enclosed within a larger unit. Kinda like a gated community.

Chevrolet- Named after Louis Chevrolet.

Aveo- Unique.

Cobalt- A element on the periodic table of elements. Used mainly for magnetic alloys.

Corvette- An obsolete sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, usually armed with one tier of guns.

HHR- Heritage High Roof.

Impala- A redish african antelope. Impalas are some of the highest jumpers in the world. They can leap up to heights of 13 feet or so. They also can jump a distance of 30 Feet..(pretty sweet).

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Malibu- >>California.

Monte Carlo- A town of Monaco on the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera. It is a noted resort famed for its casino and luxurious hotels.

SSR- Super Sport Roadster i think.

Avalanche- Do i really need to explain?

Colorado- "^"

Silverado- Unique.

Equinox- Either of the two times during a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approximately equal; the vernal equinox or the autumnal equinox. They happen in spring and fall i think, basically the 2 days of a year with equal sunlight and no sunlight. The Equinox is also the start of spring and the start of autumn/fall.

Suburban- Of, relating to, or characteristic of the culture, customs, and manners typical of life in the suburbs.

Tahoe-A lake on the California-Nevada border west of Carson City, Nevada. It is a popular resort area. I think its were the diagonal border of nevada starts going vertical.

Trailblazer- An innovative leader in a field; a pioneer.

Uplander- Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.

Express- Do i really need to explain?

Pontiac- Ottawa leader who led a large Native American revolt against the British in the Great Lakes region.

G6- Not sure, although the 6 may/does mean that there are 6 cylinders in the G6.

Solstice- Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs about June 21, when the sun is in the zenith at the tropic of Cancer; the winter solstice occurs about December 21, when the sun is over the tropic of Capricorn. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the winter solstice is the shortest. Also the summer solstice is the start of summer and vice versa with the winter solstice.

Torrent- A hevay rain. Im not sure but i think my cousins talked about a torrent river in wyoming.

GTO- Unique? im not sure i seen Grand Turismo Omolagoto in somebodys handle.. which might mean GTO not sure.

Grand Prix- Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course.

Vibe- Vibration.

SV6- Unique. Sport Van 6 Cylinders? not sure.

GMC- General Motors Company i think.

Sierra- A gorgeous mountain range on the nevada-cali border. Caused by the californian tectonic plate crashin with the north american tectonic plate. Home of yosemite(yo-sem-e-tee) national park and a few other i think.

Canyon- A gorge...basically a little narrow/long hole in the gorund caused by wind/water erosion. Such as the Grand Canyon, AZ was caused by erosin from the coolorado river.

Envoy- A messenger; an agent.

Yukon- A territory in canada, home of the klondike gold rush long ago. It borders alaska.

Savana- A biome found mainly in africa, many animals roam the savannah such as the impala.

Cadillac- will do later.

Dodge- Named after John and Horace Dodge.

Neon- a element on the periodic table of elements. Also used to describe bright colors.

Stratus- A low-altitude cloud formation consisting of a horizontal layer of gray clouds.

Viper- a cool looking snake.

Charger- one who charges? lol i dunno.

Magnum- Of or relating to a cartridge containing a larger explosive charge than other cartridges of the same size.

Caravan- A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory. "caravan" is also soemtimes used to describe any sorta minivan.

Durango- A city of north-central Mexico north-northwest of Guadalajara. Founded as a mining town c. 1560, it was an important political and religious center during the early history of northern Mexico.

Dakota- prolly refering to the states South Dakota (i live heer!) and North Dakota which came from the indian word/tribe "lakota".

Ram- a male of a bighorn sheep. bighorn sheep are reknown for there excellent climbing ability.

Sprinter- One who sprints i would think, lol.

Chrysler Founded by Walter Percy.

Crossfire- Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point.

PT Cruiser- Personal Transit Cruiser i think.

Sebring- Sebring, FL

300- Not sure...i look into it later.

Pacifica- A city of western California on the Pacific coast south of San Francisco. It is mainly residential.

Town & Country- Town & Country.

Aspen- prolly a few towns named aspen, but there is a tree called a aspen tree...i think one of aspirins ingredients is aspen trees bark.

Jeep- A trademark used for a civilian motor vehicle.

Wrangler- A cowboy or cowgirl, especially one who tends saddle horses.

Liberty- The condition of being free from restriction or control.

Grand Cherokee- A Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern Appalachian Mountains from the western Carolinas and eastern Tennessee to northern Georgia, with present-day populations in northeast Oklahoma and western North Carolina. The Cherokee were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s after conflict with American settlers over rights to traditional lands.

I will finish jeep and add alot more car compnays later gotta get off.

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Buick- Named after Harley Buick, founder.

Who's Harley Buick? The man's name was David Dunbar Buick.

GTO- Unique? im not sure i seen Grand Turismo Omolagoto in somebodys handle.. which might mean GTO not sure.

Grand Turismo Omolagoto refers to a racing series.

Cadillac- will do later.

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Detroit.

Sebring- Sebring, FL

Known for its races.

300- Not sure...i look into it later.

Originally referring to 300hp.

Aspen- prolly a few towns named aspen, but there is a tree called a aspen tree...i think one of aspirins ingredients is aspen trees bark.

You've not heard of Aspen, Colorado...a famous resort town?

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I mad a list of what car names mean, or i would assume cause i dont know for sure if thats why they actualy call this car that name.....i used only the bigger car companys so far, maybe ill add more when i have more time. BTW be prepared for spelling errors.

Buick- Named after Harley Buick, founder.

Lacrosse- a game invented by American indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents goal.

Lucerne- A city of central Switzerland on the northern shore of the Lake of Lucerne, an irregularly shaped lake surrounded by mountains. The city developed around a monastery founded in the eighth century and is a major resort.

Rainier- A volcanic peak in washington, 14,000 somethin feet, highest mountain in the cascade region of the rockies.

Rendezvous- Menaing a gathering place, a popular gathering place.

Terraza- This name is unique.

Enclave*- Distinctly bounded area enclosed within a larger unit. Kinda like a gated community.

Chevrolet- Named after Louis Chevrolet.

Aveo- Unique.

Cobalt- A element on the periodic table of elements. Used mainly for magnetic alloys.

Corvette- An obsolete sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, usually armed with one tier of guns.

HHR- Heritage High Roof.

Impala- A redish african antelope. Impalas are some of the highest jumpers in the world. They can leap up to heights of 13 feet or so. They also can jump a distance of 30 Feet..(pretty sweet).

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Malibu- >>California.

Monte Carlo- A town of Monaco on the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera. It is a noted resort famed for its casino and luxurious hotels.

SSR- Super Sport Roadster i think.

Avalanche- Do i really need to explain?

Colorado- "^"

Silverado- Unique.

Equinox- Either of the two times during a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approximately equal; the vernal equinox or the autumnal equinox. They happen in spring and fall i think, basically the 2 days of a year with equal sunlight and no sunlight. The Equinox is also the start of spring and the start of autumn/fall.

Suburban- Of, relating to, or characteristic of the culture, customs, and manners typical of life in the suburbs.

Tahoe-A lake on the California-Nevada border west of Carson City, Nevada. It is a popular resort area. I think its were the diagonal border of nevada starts going vertical.

Trailblazer- An innovative leader in a field; a pioneer.

Uplander- Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.

Express- Do i really need to explain?

Pontiac- Ottawa leader who led a large Native American revolt against the British in the Great Lakes region.

G6- Not sure, although the 6 may/does mean that there are 6 cylinders in the G6.

Solstice- Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs about June 21, when the sun is in the zenith at the tropic of Cancer; the winter solstice occurs about December 21, when the sun is over the tropic of Capricorn. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the winter solstice is the shortest. Also the summer solstice is the start of summer and vice versa with the winter solstice.

Torrent- A hevay rain. Im not sure but i think my cousins talked about a torrent river in wyoming.

GTO- Unique? im not sure i seen Grand Turismo Omolagoto in somebodys handle.. which might mean GTO not sure.

Grand Prix- Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course.

Vibe- Vibration.

SV6- Unique. Sport Van 6 Cylinders? not sure.

GMC- General Motors Company i think.

Sierra- A gorgeous mountain range on the nevada-cali border. Caused by the californian tectonic plate crashin with the north american tectonic plate. Home of yosemite(yo-sem-e-tee) national park and a few other i think.

Canyon- A gorge...basically a little narrow/long hole in the gorund caused by wind/water erosion. Such as the Grand Canyon, AZ was caused by erosin from the coolorado river.

Envoy- A messenger; an agent.

Yukon- A territory in canada, home of the klondike gold rush long ago. It borders alaska.

Savana- A biome found mainly in africa, many animals roam the savannah such as the impala.

Cadillac- will do later.

Dodge- Named after John and Horace Dodge.

Neon- a element on the periodic table of elements. Also used to describe bright colors.

Stratus- A low-altitude cloud formation consisting of a horizontal layer of gray clouds.

Viper- a cool looking snake.

Charger- one who charges? lol i dunno.

Magnum- Of or relating to a cartridge containing a larger explosive charge than other cartridges of the same size.

Caravan- A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory. "caravan" is also soemtimes used to describe any sorta minivan.

Durango- A city of north-central Mexico north-northwest of Guadalajara. Founded as a mining town c. 1560, it was an important political and religious center during the early history of northern Mexico.

Dakota- prolly refering to the states South Dakota (i live heer!) and North Dakota which came from the indian word/tribe "lakota".

Ram- a male of a bighorn sheep. bighorn sheep are reknown for there excellent climbing ability.

Sprinter- One who sprints i would think, lol.

Chrysler Founded by Walter Percy.

Crossfire- Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point.

PT Cruiser- Personal Transit Cruiser i think.

Sebring- Sebring, FL

300- Not sure...i look into it later.

Pacifica- A city of western California on the Pacific coast south of San Francisco. It is mainly residential.

Town & Country- Town & Country.

Aspen- prolly a few towns named aspen, but there is a tree called a aspen tree...i think one of aspirins ingredients is aspen trees bark.

Jeep- A trademark used for a civilian motor vehicle.

Wrangler- A cowboy or cowgirl, especially one who tends saddle horses.

Liberty- The condition of being free from restriction or control.

Grand Cherokee- A Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern Appalachian Mountains from the western Carolinas and eastern Tennessee to northern Georgia, with present-day populations in northeast Oklahoma and western North Carolina. The Cherokee were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s after conflict with American settlers over rights to traditional lands.

I will finish jeep and add alot more car compnays later gotta get off.

Did you just write these off the top of your head? No insight here at all just expounding on the obvious. I hoped you would have been able to at least shed some light on a few of the less obvious names. Actually you even missed some of the obvious ones.

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Camaro--Old French for "comrade" or "companion"

Firebird--after the mythical Phoenix, which periodically burst into flames and died, only to be reborn. If only this would happen to the actual car.

Mustang--feraled horses, brought to America by Spanish conquistadores.

Some other random Fords:

Torino: After Turin, Italy. Home of the world's most controversial piece of cloth and the 2006 winter Olympics. Not sure what the town's name actually means.

Fairlane: pretty sure it was the name of a Ford estate.

Galaxie: corruption of galaxy?

Tudor and Fordor: Get it? Two-door and four-door? Funny, Ford, very funny. You really should go back to pun names for your cars.

Falcon: falcon

Maverick and Bronco: more wild horse references. Maverick's also a term for an independent thinker.

Topaz: ugly gem that happens to be my birthstone.

Freestyle: Olympic wrestling style. Unlike Greco-Roman, it allows the use of leg moves. Not to be confused with folkstyle, which is the most popular in America for the collegiate level and below.

freestar: Ford being stupid

F-150, 250, 350: Really bad attempt by ford owners to convince others that they own Ferraris. If confused, remember this: if it's a sleek sports car, it's probably Ferrari. If it's a big truck, probably a Ford. No need to thank me for clearing that up.

Fox Mustang Cobra: a very confused, albeit mechanically sound model produced by Ford in 1993.

Probe: Ford being excruciatingly stupid.

Escort: An escort, date, chaperone. Ironic since it's well known for repelling prospective dates.

Taurus: bull

SVT: Special Vehicles Team. Personally, I thought they were much more special when they made affordable fun cars.

and now for a few SAABS:

9-3: six

9-5: four

9-7x: already presented in simplest algebraic form

9-2x: see 9-7x

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Quite a few of those names are also sourced from preceeding cars, and that's interesting as well.

LaCrosse comes from the 2000 concept which featured a small power retracting pickup-style bed in the rear. LaCrosse indicates its sporty, active nature and is also a play on crossover as the concept was a mix of sedan and utility vehicle.

Rendezvous also refers to the vehicle itself being a joining or meeting or rendezvous of a sedan, SUV, and minivan.

Terraza is Spanish for 'terrace.'

G6 is Pontiac's lame attempt at devising a series name a la BMW. It could mean literally five or six things.

SV6 - Sport Van, 6-cylinders

Town & Country was the name carried by classic Chrysler station wagons in the 1940s-60s famous for their wood paneling.

Here's one:

Oldsmobile Toronado - No meaning. Sounds awesome, though.

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LaCrosse comes from the 2000 concept which featured a small power retracting pickup-style bed in the rear. LaCrosse indicates its sporty, active nature and is also a play on crossover as the concept was a mix of sedan and utility vehicle.

Also refers to the game, originated by Native Americans which is now often associated with rich white kids. It would fit in much better with the VW lineup of Polo and Golf. Also means masturbation in French Canadian slang. Not completely sure why, maybe due to the stroking motions that lacrosse players often make to their sticks?

Some more cars with dubious double-meanings:

Nova: Latin for new. Also an astronomical reference to an exploding star. Phonetically similar to "no va," Spanish for "it doesn't go."

Camaro: Old French for Comrade, Old Spanish for "loose bowels."

Gremlin: really no good meaning, just a mythical creature that causes mechanical problems.

Probe: use your imagination.

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Lacrosse: How soon we forget! This is also French-Canadian slang for masturbation.

Caravan: In Britain, (perhaps elswhere) this refers to what we'd call a travel trailer or motorhome.

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so what do the canadians think of when we say, "i went to a lacross game last night! it was so exciting...i think i wet my pants!!!!!"

:rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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This should end some confusion...

* BMW E3 - (1968-1977) 2.5, 2.8, 3.0, 3.3 "New Six" sedans

* BMW E9 - (1969-1975) 2800CS, 3.0CS, 3.0CSL "New Six" coupés

* BMW E12 - (1972-1981) 5 Series

* BMW E21 - (1975-1985) 3 Series

* BMW E23 - (1977-1986) 7 Series

* BMW E24 - (1976-1989) 6 Series

* BMW E26 - (1978-1981) M1

* BMW E28 - (1981-1988) 5 Series

* BMW E30 - (1984-1991) 3 Series

* BMW E31 - (1990-1999) 8 Series

* BMW E32 - (1986-1994) 7 Series

* BMW E34 - (1988-1995) 5 Series

* BMW E36 - (1992-1999) 3 Series/Z3 (as E36/7) (1999 model as M3 only)

* BMW E38 - (1994-2001) 7 Series

* BMW E39 - (1997-2003) 5 Series

* BMW E46 - (1999-2005) 3 Series

* BMW E52 - (2000-2004) Z8

* BMW E53 - (2000-present) X5

* BMW E60 - (2004-present) 5 Series

* BMW E63 - (2004-present) 6 Series coupe

* BMW E64 - (2004-present) 6 Series convertible

* BMW E65 - (2002-present) 7 Series short wheel base

* BMW E66 - (2002-present) 7 Series long wheel base

* BMW E70 - future X5

* BMW E83 - (2004-present) X3

* BMW E85 - (2003-present) Z4

* BMW E87 - (2004-present) 1 Series

* BMW E90 - (2005-present) 3 Series

* BMW E91 - (2005-present) 3 Series Wagon

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Caprice: an impulsive adventure,a lark

Nomad: a constant traveller,wanderer

Vega- a star

Scottsdale: an Arizona city

Bonneville: named for the famous salt flats where land speed records are set

Tempest: a violent storm, usually short and at sea

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You mean when the French come here and see that the U.S calls the Allure the LaCrosse they are gonna think we have a car named the Buick Masturbation, great, dirty French.

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Cadillac Fleetwood - refers to the Fleetwood Metal Body shop in Fleetwood, PA, which originally produced custom Cadillac bodies in the 1920s and 1930s. The plant was destroyed by fire on December 24th, 2005.

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Camaro:  Old French for Comrade, Old Spanish for "loose bowels." 

This always comes up and I take issue with it. Does it really mean that?

I was driving out of Messina Sicily about 4 years ago with my cousin and, lo and behold, there is a placard that you were entering the community of Camaro. It could be what you say but it's also a town in Sicily or a division of Messina. I'll take a picture next time I'm there.

Now, "camaron" in Spanish means shrimp, like the seafood you eat.

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9-3:  six

9-5:  four

9-7x:  already presented in simplest algebraic form

9-2x:  see 9-7x

Technically, the names are:

9-3 is the way it's typed, but it's actually 9 to the third, or 729

9-5 is 9 to the fifth, or 59,049

9-2x is 9 to the 2*X power

9-7x is 9 to the 7*X power

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I like virtually all the French names for cars and Pontiac seems to have that market cornered:

Grand Prix

Le Mans

Bonneville

Parisienne (no longer)

Grand Ville (no longer)

Esprit (some Firebird models)(no longer)

And then others have them too:

Oldsmobile Intrigue

Buick Allure

Ooh la la

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G6 has been repetively been identified to be Grand Am Gen 6.

But I just noticed this thing for my car:

2006 Pontiac G6 V6

The beast??

You could always try shooting it in the engine. If it still runs, it's probably the anti-christ and should be denounced immediately. I don't want any of my fellow C&Gers going to hell for a car (Sixty8 and BV too, but I fear there's no hope for either of them.)

This always comes up and I take issue with it. Does it really mean that?

I was driving out of Messina Sicily about 4 years ago with my cousin and, lo and behold, there is a placard that you were entering the community of Camaro. It could be what you say but it's also a town in Sicily or a division of Messina. I'll take a picture next time I'm there.

Now, "camaron" in Spanish means shrimp, like the seafood you eat.

I've heard the shrimp interpretation too. I'm pretty sure the diarrhea reference is a pretty loose (pardon the pun) interpretation, only used by people who want to insult the Camaro.

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Camaro--Old French for "comrade" or "companion"

NOT French, but other languages are spoken in France. The form is similar to Spanish, so probably Provencal or Languedoc etc.

Firebird--after the mythical Phoenix, which periodically burst into flames and died, only to be reborn.  If only this would happen to the actual car. 

Mustang--feral horses, brought to America by Spanish conquistadores.

Some other random Fords:

Torino:  After Turin, Italy.  Home of the world's most controversial piece of cloth and the 2006 winter Olympics.  Not sure what the town's name actually means.

Fairlane:  pretty sure it was the name of a Ford estate.

Galaxie:  corruption of galaxy?

Tudor and Fordor:  Get it?  Two-door and four-door?  Funny, Ford, very funny.  You really should go back to pun names for your cars. 

Falcon:  falcon

Maverick and Bronco:  more wild horse references.  Maverick's also a term for an independent thinker. 

Topaz:  ugly gem that happens to be my birthstone.

Freestyle: Olympic wrestling style.  Unlike Greco-Roman, it allows the use of leg moves.  Not to be confused with folkstyle, which is the most popular in America for the collegiate level and below.

freestar: Ford being stupid

F-150, 250, 350:  Really bad attempt by ford owners to convince others that they own Ferraris.  If confused, remember this:  if it's a sleek sports car, it's probably Ferrari.  If it's a big truck, probably a Ford.  No need to thank me for clearing that up.

Fox Mustang Cobra:  a very confused, albeit mechanically sound model produced by Ford in 1993.

Probe:  Ford being excruciatingly stupid. 

Escort:  An escort, date, chaperone.  Ironic since it's well known for repelling prospective dates.

Taurus:  bull

SVT:  Special Vehicles Team.  Personally, I thought they were much more special when they made affordable fun cars. 

and now for a few SAABS:

9-3:  six

9-5:  four

9-7x:  already presented in simplest algebraic form

9-2x:  see 9-7x

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This always comes up and I take issue with it. Does it really mean that?

I was driving out of Messina Sicily about 4 years ago with my cousin and, lo and behold, there is a placard that you were entering the community of Camaro. It could be what you say but it's also a town in Sicily or a division of Messina. I'll take a picture next time I'm there.

Now, "camaron" in Spanish means shrimp, like the seafood you eat.

Castillian Spanish, unlike English, retains different declensions for nouns based on how they are used. Depending on the way you use it (subject, object, dative, genitive) you might use either Camaron or Camaro. You can easily find instances of Camaro actually used in this manner in Spanish restaurant menus. There are seperate words for prawns and shrimp. In Australia you can't get shrimp (they're just not locally available), but there are several species of prawns caught locally or imported from Asia. Camaro is also a fairly common family name in Catalan. In the South and West of France many people still speak languages closer to Spanish and Catalan than French. The typical word for yes is Oc, rather than Oui, so they are often labeled "Oc" languages. There is some overlap and hybridization, for example there is Gallo-Iberian Provencal (closer to Spanish), and Gallo-Rhaetian Provencal French (more like Standard French), both spoken in Provence and some degree of mixture between the two. Camaro is probably an Oc word picked up by French speakers (at least in Provence) just as English speakers use Amigo.

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I mad a list of what car names mean, or i would assume cause i dont know for sure if thats why they actualy call this car that name.....i used only the bigger car companys so far, maybe ill add more when i have more time. BTW be prepared for spelling errors.

Buick- Named after Harley Buick, founder.

Lacrosse- a game invented by American indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents goal.

Lucerne- A city of central Switzerland on the northern shore of the Lake of Lucerne, an irregularly shaped lake surrounded by mountains. The city developed around a monastery founded in the eighth century and is a major resort.

Rainier- A volcanic peak in washington, 14,000 somethin feet, highest mountain in the cascade region of the rockies.

Rendezvous- Meaning a gathering place, a popular gathering place.

In American history, a regular gathering of trappers for commerce, trading, drinking, whoring  etc.

Terraza- This name is unique.

Enclave*- Distinctly bounded area enclosed within a larger unit. Kinda like a gated community.

Chevrolet- Named after Louis Chevrolet.

Aveo- Unique.

Cobalt- A element on the periodic table of elements. Used mainly for magnetic alloys.

Corvette- An obsolete sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, usually armed with one tier of guns. Also a light, fast steel warship between a patrol boat and destroyer.

HHR- Heritage High Roof.

Impala- A redish african antelope. Impalas are some of the highest jumpers in the world. They can leap up to heights of 13 feet or so. They also can jump a distance of 30 Feet..(pretty sweet).

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Malibu- >>California.

Monte Carlo- A town of Monaco on the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera. It is a noted resort famed for its casino and luxurious hotels.

SSR- Super Sport Roadster i think.

Avalanche- Do i really need to explain?

Colorado- "^"

Silverado- Unique.

Equinox- Either of the two times during a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approximately equal; the vernal equinox or the autumnal equinox. They happen in spring and fall i think, basically the 2 days of a year with equal sunlight and no sunlight. The Equinox is also the start of spring and the start of autumn/fall.

Suburban- Of, relating to, or characteristic of the culture, customs, and manners typical of life in the suburbs. originally a purely descriptive term, "Suburban Carryall".

Tahoe-A lake on the California-Nevada border west of Carson City, Nevada. It is a popular resort area. I think its were the diagonal border of nevada starts going vertical.

Trailblazer- An innovative leader in a field; a pioneer.

Uplander- Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.

Express- Do i really need to explain?

Pontiac- Ottawa leader who led a large Native American revolt against the British in the Great Lakes region. A town in Michigan named after the chief, where Oakland etsablished their Pontiac Division. Concequently emphasised the link to Pontiac in their vehicle names.

G6- Not sure, although the 6 may/does mean that there are 6 cylinders in the G6.

Solstice- Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator. The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs about June 21, when the sun is in the zenith at the tropic of Cancer; the winter solstice occurs about December 21, when the sun is over the tropic of Capricorn. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and the winter solstice is the shortest. Also the summer solstice is the start of summer and vice versa with the winter solstice.

Torrent- A hevay rain. Im not sure but i think my cousins talked about a torrent river in wyoming.

GTO- Unique? im not sure i seen Grand Turismo Omolagoto in somebodys handle.. which might mean GTO not sure.

Gran Turismo Omologato A car especially built for homolation in Gran Turismo racing, that is to gain sanction for racing under the required rules standard. For certain modifications to be allowed, a certain number must be built for sale. Thus we have "homologation specials", low-colume models (like the new BMW 320si), built and sold so a similar vehicle can be raced.

Grand Prix- Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course.

Vibe- Vibration, hence "feeling", like a thrill or tingling sensation

SV6- Unique. Sport Van 6 Cylinders? not sure.

GMC- General Motors Company i think.

Sierra- A gorgeous mountain range on the nevada-cali border. Caused by the californian tectonic plate crashin with the north american tectonic plate. Home of yosemite(yo-sem-e-tee) national park and a few other i think.

Sierra is simply Spanish for a mountian range (from the saw-toothed profile) There are several "Sierras" in the Americas, including the Sierra Nevadas.

Canyon- A gorge...basically a little narrow/long hole in the gorund caused by wind/water erosion. Such as the Grand Canyon, AZ was caused by erosin from the coolorado river.

Envoy- A messenger; an agent.

Yukon- A territory in canada, home of the klondike gold rush long ago. It borders alaska.

Savana- A biome found mainly in africa, many animals roam the savannah such as the impala.

Cadillac- will do later.

Dodge- Named after John and Horace Dodge.

Neon- a element on the periodic table of elements. Also used to describe bright colors. From it's use in creatig Neon lights.

Stratus- A low-altitude cloud formation consisting of a horizontal layer of gray clouds.

Viper- a cool looking snake.

Charger- one who charges? lol i dunno. A type of horse used by cavalry for "charging".

Magnum- Of or relating to a cartridge containing a larger explosive charge than other cartridges of the same size.

Caravan- A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory. "caravan" is also sometimes used to describe any sorta minivan. Or by Opel for a stationwagon.

Durango- A city of north-central Mexico north-northwest of Guadalajara. Founded as a mining town c. 1560, it was an important political and religious center during the early history of northern Mexico.

Dakota- prolly refering to the states South Dakota (i live heer!) and North Dakota which came from the indian word/tribe "lakota".

Ram- a male of a sheep. Reknowned, like goats, for butting heads.

Sprinter- One who sprints i would think, lol.

Chrysler Founded by Walter Percy.

Crossfire- Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point.

PT Cruiser- Personal Transit Cruiser i think.

Sebring- Sebring, FL

300- Not sure...i look into it later.

Pacifica- A city of western California on the Pacific coast south of San Francisco. It is mainly residential.

Town & Country- Town & Country.

Aspen- prolly a few towns named aspen, but there is a tree called a aspen tree...i think one of aspirins ingredients is aspen trees bark. The key ingedient in Aspirin (a trade name of Bayer) is salicylic acid, derived from willow bark (Salyx in Latin, sallow in English). The name comes from Acetyl SPIRaic acid, an old name for salicylic acid.

Jeep- A trademark used for a civilian motor vehicle. Origin obscure, could be from GP (General Purpose), or cartoon character called Eugene the Jeep.

Wrangler- A cowboy or cowgirl, especially one who tends saddle horses.

Liberty- The condition of being free from restriction or control.

Grand Cherokee- A Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern Appalachian Mountains from the western Carolinas and eastern Tennessee to northern Georgia, with present-day populations in northeast Oklahoma and western North Carolina. The Cherokee were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s after conflict with American settlers over rights to traditional lands.

I will finish jeep and add alot more car compnays later gotta get off.

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gimme a break wll yah, i realizd i screwed up on quit a few.....

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Cadillac:

Sedan de Ville= French for "Town Car"

Coupe de Ville= French for "Town Coupe"

Calais= French town overlooking the straights of Dover, traditional entry point into France from the channel by boat.

Eldorado= mythical city of gold, searched for for centuries. Originally spelled "el Dorado"

Biarritz= Resort town on the Basque area of France, known for it's surfing and night-life

Seville= Port city in southern Spain, the setting for "Don Juan"

Allante= means nothing, I read a story that this was decided upon when it was found that the original name meant something filthy in some foreign language, but that may be apocryphal

Catera= means nothing

Cimmaron= Town in the historic west, or Edna Ferber novel, you be the judge.

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