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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Car Talk Puzzler

I heard the Car Talk Puzzler question this evening driving home from work (yes I listen to NPR). Very fascinating question which I thought quite a bit about, then resorted to cheating and checking in with my good friend Google. But I thought I'd share the question for y'all:
http://www.cartalk.com/content/puzzl...746/index.html

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Name that Car!

This was sent in by a fellow named Charlie Sona from Cliffwood Beach, NJ.

He writes, "I was just watching a car commercial and it reminded me of an old puzzler. A few years back you had a puzzler that asked what is the only car model that's a plural noun." Now I should remind people that cars have two names a make and a model. For example, Ford Mustang, Buick Enclave, Honda Accord. Now all of those model names are singular. It's not Honda Accords.

When we came out with the original puzzler, we had one model in mind that was a plural noun. That model is still sold today and it's been on the market for like 20 years. To our surprise our one listener back then came up with another model that we hadn't thought of that was a plural noun. That car is no longer being sold today. Now we've noticed there's yet another plural noun model name that's on the market. This car was introduced in 2000. The question is what are the three models?

One of them is no longer made. It disappeared in the 2002 model year. Our original puzzler answer model car has been around since the late '80s and is still for sale. And the third has only been around since the year 2000. I'll give a hint. If you get one of them, you'll know the other two pretty easily.
There are actually more than three that people have been chatting about on the Intarwebs. Have at it - see how many y'all can come up with before this thread gets moved to the Forum Games Board!



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Geez. This is a toughie, I think.

I looked through a lot of car names. The only one that sticks out to me is the Eclipse. Idk, could you say Eclipses, you can't say Eclipse's, car does not have possesion.

IDK, I'm going to keep cheating and looking through car names.

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NVM, cheated to much and found the answers. Honestly though, not what I was looking for.

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Nice research. I hadn't seen the Optima, but it plays with the part of "finding one and finding the rest"




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one website also said the nissan maxima

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