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Best and worst car names: Your opinion?

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I think Ford Escort came about for guys who couldn't get chicks.:)

 

As for Golf and Jetta, I believe VW gets most of their names from winds. Golf comes from gulfstream, Jetta is the jetstream, and the Passat is some wind too.

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Originally posted by kepone

prelude- prelude to what?

 

Well I agree with the others but I think this is the most aptly correct name Honda has created. The Prelude has often been a test-bed for new technology by Honda and is thus a sign of things to come. Examples are 4WS, VTEC, and ATTS.

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Something I completely left out... I can't believe I forgot about it.

 

The coolest name of all time... (drum roll please)

 

 

The VW THING!

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That's because it was a WW2 German vehicle. Or rather, was modeled after one.

 

Originally posted by some guy

The Germans modeled this vehicle after their WWII Kubelwagen, developing it as a "Type 181", and using it for their own military in the '60s and '70s. Imported to the U.S. market for only two years, there are not too many units still on the road. Most components are from other VW air-cooled models; Karman Ghia chassis, Super Beetle engine, etc., but a few parts are distinctive to this military spec. model. Very good ground clearance , but I don't plan to beat it up off-road, just use it as a cruiser on smooth roadways.    

 

Another wonderful THING!

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Like:

-Mustang is a pretty cool name, especially for a sports car with the hp connotation.

- Eclipse Spyder: I love my cars name, I am baised, what can I say

- Viper: cmon' what a great name for a sports car.

- Lightning Rod: cool name, better for a sports car though

- Pathfinder: good name for an SUV

- Stealth: sounds fast

- Grand Prix

 

Dislike:

- BMW's Numerical Naming System, and the fact that they look alike doesnt set say a 323i from a 325i to a layman.

- Hyundai Tiburon: hu?

- Ones you mentioned

 

Names I Don't Understand:

- NSX

- MR2 (forgot this one)

 

 

Better name:

- King Cobra instead of Cobra R.

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I personally like:

Charger

Baracuda

Tempest

fury

I also agree with the above post. spyder is an awesome name for a convertable.

Although this next one is not a car, it is an atv.

The yamaha Banshee. If you have ever heard one with the motor at full tilt you would understand why it is called a banshee.

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best name Toyota Corona :)

 

worst Cadillac Vizon Evoq Imaj

i think the japanese have a hard time naming cars in english: camry, accord, civic, corrolla, altima, sentra, imprezza.... etc.

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Nobody mentioned the Aztek?

 

The worst IMO has got to be the Pontiac Le Mans. Can you think of a less fitting name for those little ****-boxes (the 80s ones)?

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my list:

best:

m3 - just sounds so cool

pathfinder

cavalier

viper

corvette - but i never found out wat it means, i think is some animal right?

206

focus

skyline

trueno

crown victora

impala

challenger

superbird

El Dorado

firehawk

 

worst:

Imaj

evoq

levin

camry

corolla

corona

town car

mustang - people who can't speak english confuses it with mustard, like me at one pt

millenia

also the complicated numerical sys. of bmw and the non-word letters and letter+num combination of mercedes and jags except for m3 and m5(ex. 320i, XKR, e320)

 

better names: Bonneville -> Pontiacville

3000GT should be back to GTO

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Haha... the AMC Gremlin is a bad car with an even worse name.:)

 

Then there's the Chrysler New Yorker. All I can say is that if you drove one of those in New York, you'd be getting beat up by a bunch of rappers in a black S-class.:)

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