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    Q. for Carlos from Spain

    Carlos,
    Does this name mean anything in Spanish?

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    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

    Hi Ron,

    That's pretty funny.

    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

    Ron,

    ROTFLOL!

    You'd think with the millions of japanese tuorists we get, someone in Mazda would tell the marketing department what "Laputa" means in the 3rd most spoken language in the planet

    too funny... well, they'll find out sooner or later

    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

    buahahahahahahahahahaahha

    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

    Ha, no bueno

    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

    jeez, even I, with my very little knowledg of spanish knows what that means!
    Well, if people call a 550 spider "little bastard", why not a mazda "laputa"?
    -Joost-

    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

    Carlos,
    I understand from one of my Spanish associates that Mitsubishi had a similar issue with one of its 4x4's. The Pajero that was renamed Montero or something like that just for you Spaniards For us this one less obvious then Laputa of course...

    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

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    Dr. Carrera said:
    For us this one less obvious then Laputa of course...



    Speak for yourself.

    I've heard the explanation for the "Montero" foul-up, but now I may have to invest in a good (or bad )Spanish dictionary to get to the root of the Laputa mystery.

    Unless Carlos would like to enlighten us all.

    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

    Quote:
    Dr. Carrera said:
    Carlos,
    I understand from one of my Spanish associates that Mitsubishi had a similar issue with one of its 4x4's. The Pajero that was renamed Montero or something like that just for you Spaniards For us this one less obvious then Laputa of course...



    Completely true its like calling a car "malaka" in greece though I still see some (I guess imported) Pajeros' around every once in a while.

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    fritz said:
    I've heard the explanation for the "Montero" foul-up, but now I may have to invest in a good (or bad )Spanish dictionary to get to the root of the Laputa mystery.

    Unless Carlos would like to enlighten us all.



    Laputa or La Puta mean The Whore or Prostitute or Bitch or... well you know what I mean so its the "New Mazda The Whore"

    Re: Q. for Carlos from Spain

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    carlos fromspain said:
    Quote:
    Dr. Carrera said:
    Carlos,
    I understand from one of my Spanish associates that Mitsubishi had a similar issue with one of its 4x4's. The Pajero that was renamed Montero or something like that just for you Spaniards For us this one less obvious then Laputa of course...



    Completely true its like calling a car "malaka" in greece though I still see some (I guess imported) Pajeros' around every once in a while.

    Quote:
    fritz said:
    I've heard the explanation for the "Montero" foul-up, but now I may have to invest in a good (or bad )Spanish dictionary to get to the root of the Laputa mystery.

    Unless Carlos would like to enlighten us all.



    Laputa or La Puta mean The Whore or Prostitute or Bitch or... well you know what I mean so its the "New Mazda The Whore"



    Maybe Bentley should have named the ContGT "Laputa" instead...name would resonate better w/rapper and rapper wannabe buyer base

     
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