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Looks nice, but it won't go far with those angular tyres!
 

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My dad had a Datsun 180B estate in the mid 80's, what a car. He bought a honda accord off our neighbour and hardly used the 180. It was just standing in the side rd going nowhere. I remember it well, it must have been 6 months sat there when my dad went to start it and straight up, no joking it started first time. Japanese reliability. Sad to see it go when he sold it, would still be on the road today I bet??.
 

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The economy marque... like dacia.
 

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It's the Dacia sandero in drag
 

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a car you have to pay extra for a radio? No thanks.
 

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Why do they call "Dacia" Dachia, some how it's got a ch in it now. How do you get a "ch" with a "c"?
 

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silverhairs said:
Why do they call "Dacia" Dachia, some how it's got a ch in it now. How do you get a "ch" with a "c"?
'Dacia' is the anglicised pronunciation, Dachia is the correct way to pronounce a Latin based word. Simples
 

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It's always been pronounced 'Dachia' but that effete fop James May unfortunately went on about the 'Daysia' on TG and now everyone thinks that's the correct way. Then again, car names never travel well...here are a few examples...

Jaguar (UK)
Jag-waaah (US)

Hi-oon-die (UK)
Heon_day (Anywhere in the Far East)

Nissan (UK)
Knee-sarn (US)

Skoda (UK)
Shcodder (Czech Republic)

Fiat (Italy)
Pile of crap (Rest of the World)
 

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Things get lost in translation these come from eastern Europe so prob has its meaning
Wether it be dacee ha or dat cha

Likepajero in Spanish slangmeans 'He who fiddles with himself for sexual gratification' but was taken in its literal meaning 'Straw Dealer'
 

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I seem to remember the Chevrolet Nova being a poor seller in Mexico as 'No-Va' means 'doesn't move'.
Likewise the Mercury Caliente (prostitute)

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Vauxhall could never sell the Cavalier in France as Cavalier is the largest selling brand of condoms.
 

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iirc it was always known as the opel rekord across Europe, the astra (aka the ashtray) is a opel kedett (designed by Daewoo in the late 70's) and later used to make the Daewoo nexia(Astra B/Kadett D)

arrgh the useless info I have in my head

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