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    ETC: Toyota explains what names like Camry and Yaris mean
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    Ever wonder where automakers get the names for their cars? You're not alone. The sitcom Seinfeld opened Episode 94 – the one where George Costanza buys a Chrysler LeBaron instead of a Volvo – with a bit about nameplates like Integra, Supra and Impreza. Toyota, clearly, is not exempt ...

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    Video: Mental Floss shares the meaning behind car names
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    Why did Toyoda name his company "Toyota?" What does "Audi" mean? What the heck is a Camaro? You might know the answers to some of these questions, and you might not. But even if you do, you'll want to take a look at this video from Mental Floss. Over the course of seven minutes (it's an 8:16 ...

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    Study: 1 in 5 motorists name their car, do you? [w/poll]
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    We all know someone who's named their car. And chances are – let's face it – that person is probably a girl. We're not being sexist here: we're just looking at the numbers presented by a new study from DMEautomotive. The industry research group conducted a study that indicates that ...

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    Video: Adorable Russian toddler knows her cars
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    This Russian two year old is sharp as a tack when it comes to knowing her car brands. Over the course of this video, she names nearly every brand she passes; impressive when there are plenty of adults who don't know an Audi from a Nissan. Another thing that's clear from the video, Mazda, BMW (all ...

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    Report: Provo concept name has Kia embroiled in terrorism controversy?
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    In the relatively lengthy press release that Kia composed for the launch of its Provo concept car at the Geneva Motor Show this week, the company never mentioned where the name came from, or what it means for the car. A very basic web search for "Provo" reveals that the inspiration for the hatch ...

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    Study: Nearly half of Brits surveyed name their cars... do you? [w/poll]
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    A new study commissioned by British parking lot operator NCP has found that nearly half of all UK drivers name their vehicles. Researchers questioned a total of 3,000 UK drivers ranging in age from 17 to 45 to determine whether or not they have a special moniker for their vehicle. The study also ...

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    Report: Ford dealers say Kuga should be named Escape in U.S. - Do you agree? [w/POLL]
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    2008 Ford Kuga in front, possible 2011 Ford Kuga out back – click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's the skinny: Ford's current Escape is heading the way of the dodo bird. In its place will be the Kuga, a much less dowdy looking compact CUV that should compete nicely with the likes of ...

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    Lincoln MKZ gets another name change
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    Will a Lincoln by any other name sell as sweetly?The Zephyr/MKZ has racked up a good number of sales for Lincoln despite the brand's best efforts to confuse buyers over its name. Originally dubbed the Zephyr for its inaugural year of sales, Lincoln decided to quickly change the car's moniker to ...

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    POLL RESULTS: Name that Volkswagen
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    The votes have been tallied in our Name the Volkswagen poll. Among the five names that Volkswagen has offered as possible monikers for its next small SUV, one stood out among the rest with 28-percent of the vote: Nanuk. Other names, such as Tiguan (a combination of the words "tiger" and "iguana" ...

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