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Cars with plural model names

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How many Car model names can you come up with that are plural nouns? For instance, if a Plymouth Road Runner was called a Road Runners, that would count.

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Can't think of a single one unless you count the 400, 500 etc.

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Hah! Cute.

The reverse of Soccer teams [so called by us colonists] surprisingly

having singular names as opposed to say Minnesota Vikings.

Like WB, I'm thinking - and I've enlisted the aid of an automobile

historian friend.

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so far 26. actually this would be a whole lot harder if it were cars that aren't plural nouns

escort or escorts (raunchy yes)

mustang or mustangs (horse)

Avalanche-avalanches (snow)

pinto-pintos (horse)

sonata-sonatas (poetic song)

spyder-spyders (if you adjust the spelling)

elipse-eclipses (the sun)

ram-rams (animal)

rabbit-rabbits (animal)

bug-bugs (insects)

beetle-beetles (insects)

Mazda Bongo-bongos (instrument)

viper-vipers (snake)

explorer-explorers

demon-demons

probe-probes (haha)

Cobra-cobras (snake)

colt-colts (horse)

barracuda-barracudas (fish)

phantom-phantoms (ghost)

hunter-hunters

mirage-mirages (an illusion)

capri-capris (pants)

corona-coronas (beer)

prowler-prowlers

Grimlin-grimlins (don't put gas in it after midnight, and don't wash it)

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Sorry if I wasn't clear enough, Linzd21, but I'm not looking for car model names that can be pluralized, but car model names that already are. My example of Plymouth Road Runner was to show that if it were called a "Road Runners" it would count, but since it isn't- it doesn't.

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Mercury marquis (is a singular and also a plural)

Pontiac Lemans

Porsche 911S (there is an 'S' on the end :P)

Cadillac Deville Concours

Kia Spectra

I cannot think of any more

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Kia Spectra and Mercury marquis work, but not the rest.

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From Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This

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lem·an (lìm'?n, l?'m?n) Pronunciation Key

n. Archaic

1. A sweetheart; a lover.

2. A mistress.

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con·cours /Fr. k???kur; Eng. k???k??r/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[Fr. kawn-koor; Eng. kong-koor] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun, plural -cours /Fr. -?kur; Eng. -?k??rz/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[Fr. -koor; Eng. -koorz] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation.

1. a public contest or competition.

2. concours d'élégance.

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I was looking for words that are definitely meant to be plural. I'm not sure even Marquis works in that instance.

I doubt GM meant for the Lemans to be to be the word that is defined as "a sweetheart; a lovera mistress" or that Concours was meant to be a plural, but okay, since they fit the requirements as described in the OP, so far we got:

1. Mercury Marquis

2. Pontiac Lemans

3. Cadillac Deville Concours

4. Kia Spectra

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Marquis is singular. If you say it aloud it's /mahr-kee/ not /mahr-keez/. It's spelled the same, but it's not plural as applied to the automobile.

The LeMans is also singular. It's named after the french city (LeMans), not the archaic word for "lover" (which would be lemans). Hence the capital "M".

The Cadillac Deville Concours is actually a shortened form of "concours d'elegance" so to be plural it would have to be "concourses" or "concours d'elegances"

Great job on Spectra though.

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Going for plural endings, whether meaningful or not,

5. Maxima - pl of maximum

6. Integra - pl of ? [iffy] might be f. of integer, with n. being integrum, rather than pl.

7. Accura - for that matter, but it's even farther off the track.

Kudos to my unnamed friend, [who also suggested Spectra].

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I will concede all but the Spectra, since I was just shooting from the hip with them

I forgot about the Maxima though.

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I'm pretty sure Integra and Acura are just made up words by the manufacturer (plus Acura isn't a model).

So far we have two definites:

1. Kia Spectra

2. Nissan Maxima

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OOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!. now see that is a bit harder.

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Sorry - there are no car names with plural nouns. Take The Kia Spectra - there is one Kia Spectra or two or more Kia Spectras (note the s at the end of the word). We say Spectras, therefore the singular, in this case, is Spectra.

It's kind of like asking how many human names are plural - unless you are a queen or insane, you don't identify yourself as we - merely I.

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Sorry - there are no car names with plural nouns.
Maxima is [a] a car model name and the plural form of the noun maximum.

Spectra is [a] a car model name and the plural from of the noun spectrum.

Maximas is the plural of "car named maxima" and pluralizes the notion of "car".

Referring to a single Maxima car does not make the car's name singular, as you suggest.

It's kind of like asking how many human names are plural
Mark 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
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Moving along ... how about Mazda Millenia?

Possible objection to Millenia is it's not spelled Millennia,

so it's suggestive of, not identical to, a plural word.

There's also the Kia Optima.

Optimim is both noun and adjective.

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Optima definitely works but you raised a good objection to Millenia, so that one's iffy.

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Bentley Brooklands?

Nah.

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