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      06-08-2009, 09:40 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by SoreHead View Post
Where did this American habit of manufacturers calling a car released in 2009 the 2010 model? It doesn't happen anywhere else I can find.
Something I've always wondered?
There may be an earlier example, but I think that you can blame the original Mustang. They didn't want to hold it back until when the new models came out, traditionally in late September, but they didn't want to "penalize" new owners by saddling it with the last year's dating. Blame Lee Iacocca.

Dave
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