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  • Aura

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  • Calais

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  • Firenza

    2 11.76%
  • Magnum

    5 29.41%
  • Monza

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Thread: What name should replace the Vectra?

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    Default What name should replace the Vectra?

    Vauxhall recently announced they will drop the Vectra name in favor of Insignia after the 2003 luxury concept car. Fine. But Insignia sounds utterly unimaginative and to make matters worse, Insignia is a brand of aftershave lotion.

    For the poll, let's start with these five names:

    Aura: That's the name used by Saturn to denominate the American interpretation of the Vectra.

    Calais: Holden use this name to denominate their luxury Commodore. Fine. But they also use Omega to denominate the base Commodore. Omega was the name of the luxury car built by Opel from 1986 to 2003 and Vauxhall from 1994 to 2003. Besides, Calais sounds sophisticated and very European.

    Firenza: My personal choice would be to relaunch the Firenza name. The Firenza was the Sport Coupé based on the Viva. Besides, VX most certainly will call the next car with a name that ends in "A"; Firenza sounds better than "Insigniahhhh".

    Magnum: Dodge already use this name for the Estate version of the Dodge Charger. It's not a bad name at all. Very manly and butch. Vauxhall also used this name from 1973 to 1978. The Magnum was an HC Viva with larger engines, more luxurious interior, vinyl roof, higher trim level and twin headlights. It shared its suspension and drive train with the Vauxhall Firenza. But I'm not so sure about this one...Magnum is not a name for a "sensible" family car; it's more a name for a sportscar.

    Monza: In reference to the GT Coupé built by Opel from 1978 to 1986. GM used the Monza name on the H-Platform Coupé built from 1976 to 1980, then in 1982 to 1996 on the South American Cavalier Mk2, Opel used the name again on the Belmont for the South African market and finally, Chevrolet used the name again on the Saloon version of the Corsa sold in Mexico.
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    Do you have any others that might be suitable?

    As it goes along other suggestions can be added to it.

    Thanks.

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    Why I can't edit my own thread?

    It was supposed to be a Poll with the following options:

    Vauxhall Aura

    Vauxhall Calais

    Vauxhall Firenza

    Vauxhall Magnum

    Vauxhall Monza


    Could the moderators add a poll to this thread with the name options above?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kowalski View Post
    Why I can't edit my own thread?
    You can only edit a post for 30 mins after it was posted, and you need to add a poll when you first start the thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kowalski View Post
    Could the moderators add a poll to this thread with the name options above?
    I'll add that poll and options for you in a minute.

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    it does seem to keep cropping up....

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    hows about calling the new vectra the ....................................SIGNUM
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    never could it be called monsa all i can see is a scabby plastic caravan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avrgjoeh View Post
    never could it be called monsa all i can see is a scabby plastic caravan.
    Monza was a gr8 name, but on anything other that a Monaro type motor it would sound silly, even though I think I just read the USA Corsa is named it, tsks @ the suit who did that, same thing with the Manta name, see how M crops up for Vx coupes.

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    I had to pick Aura, but then again, I am biased.

    Firenza might work on your side of the pond, but here, Firenza was used by the defunct GM division, Oldsmobile (so was Calais). Firenza was attached to a poor example of GM's attempt in the early 80's to make a compact car.

    I don't understand why Opel/Vauxhall is doing away with the name Vectra and replacing it with Insignia?
    Last edited by Aura XR; 10th January 2007 at 12:31.

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    The old Vectra was perceived as such an appalling car that the new one despite being much more improved over the old model, sadly has got the same stigma. Insignia is a poor choice, here's why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YvJi...elated&search=

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