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Hiace vs. HiAce
Published 05/08/2017 @ 16:21:13, By Lateef
I have a bone to pick.

On the site both Hiace and HiAce are in use without apparent consistency, other than some users preferring one or the other. According to Raul1983s comment here, only the first two generations were called HiAce, and the rest were called Hiace. I have tried to follow this system for quite some time, even correcting new entries that I come across - only to find them corrected back to the other later. I have now decided it's time to address the issue once and for all. Maybe Raul1983s comment isn't true after all, but it seemed like a good idea at the time I read it (2009).

So...

Should we:

1) Rename all existing ones into HiAce (1967-82) and Hiace (1983-2017)
2) Rename all into Hiace
3) Rename all into HiAce
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Hiace vs. HiAce
Published 05/08/2017 @ 17:15:24, By antp
Only one name is easier, of course :grin:
(and would maybe prevent from having entries changed by error)
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Hiace vs. HiAce
Published 05/08/2017 @ 17:27:25, By marcusdragonma
I remember seeing this a long ago too and I have been using this rule ever since before I smelled a rat. Looking back, I see that he said 'I think', so he wasn't sure too. I vote number 3 to follow the other Toyota vans such as LiteAce, ToyoAce and TownAce.
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Hiace vs. HiAce
Published 05/08/2017 @ 17:29:27, By Lateef
Looking at brochures, I see nothing to suggest that older ones used HiAce - in fact most seem to be listed in brochures as HIACE or in some cases HI-ACE.

The use of HiAce seems to be enforced by English wikipedia, but in every other language it's Hiace. On the page of Toyota Hilux (listed that way) it says: (also stylized as HiLux and historically as Hi-Lux) - I think the same applies to the Hiace.

Then, there's the TownAce/LiteAce, which seems to always have had one correct spelling: TownAce/LiteAce.
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Hiace vs. HiAce
Published 06/08/2017 @ 01:48:28, By dsl
Glass's uses Hi-Ace. And Hi-Lux.
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Hiace vs. HiAce
Published 06/08/2017 @ 11:50:01, By Exiv96
Maybe they prefer sticking to their own syntax code instead of looking at the badges of the vehicles.

Anyway, I have a similar bone to pick. Mitsubishi "L-200" and "L-300". Why the hyphens ? There aren't any ! Never have been.

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/181668650343-0-1/s-l1000.jpg

Could we change them to L200 and L300 ?

As for the Hiace/HiAce thing, I started using "HiAce" a long time ago, because of its LiteAce/TownAce/RegiusAce siblings. And yet I use "Hilux". Go figure.
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Hiace vs. HiAce
Published 06/08/2017 @ 16:51:39, By antp
We started to use spaces or hyphens in some model numbers long time ago, and since we started to work on the new site I'm always saying to wait until that to do such big changes... but then I'm repeating that since years :grin:
It will be easier to have coherent names in that new site... when it will be there.
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Hiace vs. HiAce
Published 08/08/2017 @ 10:45:46, By Raul1983
Sorry for causing confusion. I wrote my comment many years ago and I don't know where I got that information (though I did say 'I think').

Clearly I was wrong. I checked early Hiace brochures and ads and found three ways the name was used; Hi ace (with space between), Hi-ace and Hiace. I think for simplicity sake we could just use the form 'Hiace'.
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