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SsangYong styles and names their cars on the Esperanto Principle.  By choosing elements from various languages for naming their vehicles, and a wide array of styling choices for the look of their vehicles, it was hoped that everyone who saw a SsangYong would find it familiar and be able to understand some of it.  Unfortunately, much like the language on which this idea is based, the opposite is true and everything is lost in any attempt at translation.

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39 minutes ago, rml2345 said:

Incedentally, spotting a Ssangyong Rodius makes you 28% more likely to fit your house with a dormer window. 

Rodius is South Korean slang for a sexual practice performed in the presence of Kim Jong-un

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The New Avengers tv programme from 1976 was the inspiration for Chrysler to revamp and rebadge their compact Hillman saloon. Initial celebrations for the facelift included a special edition with a vinyl roof that looked like Purdey's bowl cut, a bowler hat gear knob, "John Steed's suit" seat covers, and a signed photo of Mike Gambit for the first 1000 cars sold. The idea was dropped when Mark-1 television decided to renew their car pool contract with British Leyland.

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On 8/13/2019 at 10:13 AM, rml2345 said:

Incedentally, spotting a Ssangyong Rodius makes you 28% more likely to fit your house with a dormer window. 

Untrue I already had two dormer windows before I ever saw one

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On 8/13/2019 at 10:13 AM, rml2345 said:

Incedentally, spotting a Ssangyong Rodius makes you 28% more likely to fit your house with a dormer window. 

A SaangYong Rodius is also more effective than the condom as a form of contraception. 

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3 hours ago, brownnova said:

A SaangYong Rodius is also more effective than the condom as a form of contraception. 

That must surely be the remit of the Smart car .  try getting your end in one of those !

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A certain O.500 powered bus was named so because it was designed to run only on National Benzole fuel. Powering the headless Leyland engine on any other brand is what made them loud, clattery and smokey.

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Pedantic point, they were 0.510 engines, but I thought that they were designed by the then Labour government to run on the by-products of coal, to keep miners, steel workers, British Leyland employees and, these days, environmentalists employed for ever.

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Legend has it that Lord Austin lived in the Lickey hills on the south side of Longbridge, and his requirement for the Austin seven was that it could get up Rose Hill forward and on its decent could stop before reaching the bottom. 

Legend has it that he got the design team to come to his house every morning and had thier drawing boards installed in his billiard room. 

first of all they designed the Austin Severn,  but it was a bit shit.  So he had all of them apply for jobs at Morris or Ford, where they spent supposed to spend hours taking photos of plans of cars that were great. Unfortunately for him, they all went native, and never returned. so the Seven was built anyway. 

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