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I will start by nominating the Passat as not only the worse car name, but one that has always remin ded me of the line in the song Jingle Bells: "We got into a drifted bank, and then we got PASSAT." A little seasonal humor...couldn't help myself :rolleyes:
 

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So many bad one's, it's hard to pick just one.
Focus..in the age where people seldom do - escpecially when driving.
Mistique...sounds too much like mistake.
The Intrigue...it's anything but intriguing.
Rouge...the word means anything but what the car really is.
Jazz...that's just plain whore-endous.
Fit...marketing people are giving us fits with these STUPID frikkin names.
VW Tiguan...WHAT!?!?!?!
Hyundai Genesis...What's next, the Hyunai INXS???
Hyundai Accent...sounds like accident
PT Cruiser...my girlfriend calls it the TP Cruiser
Saturn Vue...funny, you can't see out the back win-der
Hyundai Sonata...s'nota car
 

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So many bad one's, it's hard to pick just one.
Focus..in the age where people seldom do - escpecially when driving.
from what I've heard, you have to 'focus' on paying those upcoming repair bills
Mistique...sounds too much like mistake.
Worked w/a girl who called her's 'the red mistake'
The Intrigue...it's anything but intriguing.
the only thing intriguing is someone would buy one
Rouge...the word means anything but what the car really is.
Jazz...that's just plain whore-endous.Really?, I got nothing.
Fit...marketing people are giving us fits with these STUPID frikkin names.
you'll be having 'fits' trying to explain that you bought it on purpose.
VW Tiguan...WHAT!?!?!?!
What!?!?
Hyundai Genesis...What's next, the Hyunai INXS???
Hyundai Accent...sounds like accident
Waitin' to happen
PT Cruiser...my girlfriend calls it the TP Cruiser
nothing but a tarted up Neon, Neon's pretty stupid too now you mention it
Saturn Vue...funny, you can't see out the back win-der
Hyundai Sonata...s'nota car
Dodge Nitro, about as exciting as a really nice cardboard box.
Kia Spectra
Daewoo Anything,
Daihatsu Charade
Kia Rondo
Nissan Cube
 

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Volare There was a song with this one. Do you remember how it goes?
Fuego This was a Renault
Chevy Aveo Just what is an Aveo any way?
Olds Bravada Sounds like bravado
Cadillac Cimarron Sounds like cinnamon


I'll think of some more.


Cool thread!
 

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How about some from a different era....

Biscayne Rrrrrrrrrubber Biscuit!
Biarritz What if I prefer saltines?
Seneca (I'm scratchin' my head on this one...)
Gremlin You're just asking for trouble!:p
 

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Yeah, I've been reading this, and can't help but think a lot of these are more about people not liking the cars, rather finding anything wrong with the names.
A little bit of both I suppose, but there are some truly poorly chosen names out there.
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Some of the names truly make you wonder, kinda like when they first introduced the Wang computers with the unfortunate motto/tagline of;
'My Wang works'.
It just leaves you scratching your head and asking yourself 'What the hell were they thinking?'

The Wang ad tagline to this day is the funniest, I always wondered if they didn't do it on purpose.
 

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Some good nominations here. The judges are going to have a hard time picking just one as the worse title.

BTW...I tried looking up passat in my German dictionary (doesn't every car collector have one?). The closest thing to it I found was passant, which means "passerby." Either my dictionary is incomplete, or someone decided it sounded better by dropping the "N"...who knows. Anyone speak German that can translate better? Maybe they figured every American just wants to be passerbys in the night, passing everything in site...just tooling around like fools in our Passats.
 

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How about these names from Europe:

"Ford Ca".... sounds Bostonian

"VW Polo" and "VW Lupo" ..... 2 of the 7 dwarfs? 2 lesser-known Marx brothers?
 

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Worst Car Name In History.

I used to think it was the Dodge (How's Your) Aspen.

However, recently while car shopping in Billings Montana,
I saw a Vehicle called the "Ascender".
my wife and I laughed so hard I almost did.
Wonder what a Ford F250 Superduty and an Ascender
would produce, probably a Kia or something.
 

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"Ford Ca".... sounds Bostonian
Careful there, Steve...


Lincoln Zephyr (or as we Bostonians say: Zeffuh) Never was a breath of fresh air.

Fiat Uno - Like the card game, had no real direction.

Fiat Punto - Would have named it Pinto except Ford had already burned thru that name; has questionable Spanish translation.

Trabant - A name derived from the Soviet Sputnik or the sputtering of its two-stroke engine.

Renault LeCar - Never considered to be The Car.

Zil - Enough said.

Daewoo Leganza - So much fun to say... Try it yourself: Daewoo Leganza - Daewoo Leganza - Daewoo Leganza:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
 
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