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  • karjunkie 03/20/09 12:12 pm PST

    Actually, most acronyms mean nothing. Germans tend to use a designation that gives you the engine size and the type of car (coupe, sedan etc) as in a Mercedes Benz 500C for example. X usually means 4 wheel drive and i means fuel injected. The Japanese on the other hand tend to make up names that have no meaning (Altima, Maxima etc) and acronyms that also mean nothing.

  • smitty35 03/20/09 6:18 pm PST

    they are simple ways to tell different trim levels apart from one another in the same type of vehicle. i.e F-150 XL, XLT, LARIET and FX are all different as far as radios and interior fabrics etc. etc. all manufacturers use them to some degree. hope this helps. good luck.


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