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As title really, what do the letters SE L abbreviate for?

What does Si mean?

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I always though this to mean 'Special Edition Limited', but I could be wrong. I think Si would mean 'Sport injection', but again only a guess.

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1 hour ago, mikey2001 said:

I always though this to mean 'Special Edition Limited', but I could be wrong. I think Si would mean 'Sport injection', but again only a guess.

Mike, when Vauxhall had a Cavalier SRI it meant "Sales Rep Inside!"

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Reminds me of the makers names we used to joke about:

FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily
LOTUS - Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.

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Here's Everything you wanted to know about the 2nd Gen IS ( apart from what SE-L stands for! )

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexus_IS_(XE20)

And SE-L has been discussed before 

Paul m.

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8 hours ago, royoftherovers said:

Mike, when Vauxhall had a Cavalier SRI it meant "Sales Rep Inside!"

If I may be permitted to hijack this thread, you have reminded me of this gem. If it's what I hope it is, there's a section where a chap and his wife cry because their Cavalier SRi ("i" for "important") is taken away, and they are given a Maestro diesel. There are also some howlers about coat hangers, middle lane driving and badge snobbery. Wind it back to the beginning - my attempts to paste a link where it starts from the beginning failed miserably.

 

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Special Edition - Luxury?

 

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SE doesn't mean Special Edition with Lexus has it is a grade given to launch configurations, typically the second grade up after S or no designation.

S - Standard

SE - Standard Executive

SE-L - Standard Executive with Lux pack

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4 hours ago, Mincey said:

If I may be permitted to hijack this thread, you have reminded me of this gem. If it's what I hope it is, there's a section where a chap and his wife cry because their Cavalier SRi ("i" for "important") is taken away, and they are given a Maestro diesel. There are also some howlers about coat hangers, middle lane driving and badge snobbery. Wind it back to the beginning - my attempts to paste a link where it starts from the beginning failed miserably.

 

James, Thank you very much--that was not a hijack that was a complete theft !

 

I really really enjoyed that and I could see images of people I knew and the stances they took at the time. I found it to be obliquely funny throughout.

The Primera was in my view a much under rated car. It was the first car I had driven which had a reversing camera.

I felt really sorry for the lad (and his wife) who was presented with the Maestro Diesel.

The definition of a Maestro at the time was most appropriate.....Someone who comes into great applause, performs for a short while and is then clapped out !

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22 hours ago, chr15gb said:

Reminds me of the makers names we used to joke about:

FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily
LOTUS - Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.

 FIAT - Fix It Again Tomorrow 😁

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23 hours ago, chr15gb said:

Reminds me of the makers names we used to joke about:

FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily
LOTUS - Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.

FORD... First on the rubbish dump.

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2 hours ago, mikey2001 said:

 FIAT - Fix It Again Tomorrow 😁

A friend of mine bought a fiat panda.

His name was "Tony" I used to say it stands for "Fix It Again Tony"

He bought it new and as lived in France. LHD clipped the curb as not great on road positioning. Bust wheel and suspension unit. Had it recovered to dealer. Explained honestly as to what had happened. Gave courtesy car. A few days later all fixed. Went to pay and asked for the bill. No bill! All done, not a centime! Replaced the whole lot!

Ford. Found On Road Dead!

James.

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21 hours ago, JamesIS220 said:

A friend of mine bought a fiat panda.

His name was "Tony" I used to say it stands for "Fix It Again Tony"

He bought it new and as lived in France. LHD clipped the curb as not great on road positioning. Bust wheel and suspension unit. Had it recovered to dealer. Explained honestly as to what had happened. Gave courtesy car. A few days later all fixed. Went to pay and asked for the bill. No bill! All done, not a centime! Replaced the whole lot!

Ford. Found On Road Dead!

James.

I've heard that expression before too.😀 I don't really have anything against Fiats, my 1st car was a turquoise Punto (it was the 90's OK, it was a 90's colour 😄). Although it was already a few years old by the time I got it, never let me down in my 3 years of ownership, despite my poor attempts at hill starts, etc. The Astra I had afterwards on the other hand...🤔

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