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      02-06-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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Question A quick off topic question for the Brits on the board

Why do you call four door cars Saloons? Also, what the hell is a Shooting Break?

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They call them foor door saloons.
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OK....why? I know the Brits like to drink and all, but damn.


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I totally misread your question.
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Because that's what they are. Seriously, I have absolutely no idea. They have always been saloons and as the manufacturers continue to market them as such I guess they always will be.

A shooting break (or brake) is a two door estate / station wagon / touring. Sort of a sporting estate, like an M coupe.

A more detailed description can be found at:
http://www.pestalozzi.net/sb/index.html
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