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Aemel knows the answer but I think it is because saying "eight" in Chinese sounds similar to the word for wealth - or something like that.



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what does 8 mean in Chinese to make it popular?

8 generally refers to luck. So like MHH's 88-888 means LUCK x 5...a very nice number. But if you have 84 or 48, it's really really bad cuz it's more like "death to luck". Then you can have a combo of numbers to have different good meanings too..for example, our cars in Malaysia have 1638 which means "occassionally lucky".

I'm waiting to hear from me step-mom (who is Chinese) to get back to me on which numbers on the listing are 'good' numbers :D ...I don't mind the 80808 series..



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The 808 was a nasty thing to drive even when new.  Harsh, gutless and pig ugly. 

Unfortunately, it was pretty reliable like a lot of kitsch-looking Jap product was (and is)



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