Some vehicle model names have gotten famous, like “Chrysler” for example; others, well, they haven’t. Here is a list of some model names—in no particular order–that just didn’t make sense.
This car had so many features, however, with “K9” in the model’s name people may have thought that this was for dog-oriented people, or that it competed in races or shows.
This vehicle was supposed to replace the Ford Mustang. The first error was replacing the Mustang name with another one. “Mustang” is a fantastic name. Maybe Ford started to think that this vehicle was a spaceship for some reason, we really have no idea.
We don’t know about this name, either. “Escort” is an often-used name for a call girl. Who decided on this name? Again, we have no clue.
Dodge Dart Swinger:
The Dart Swinger came out in the 1970s when the name was more family-oriented. Today the word swinger refers to those who live in an “open marriage.”
In English, “scat” refers to some animals’ bowel movements. In Japan, though, it must mean something different. We’re guessing it means “moving quickly.”
It is hard to tell where this name originated, perhaps from the sport. The issue for French speakers is that “LaCrosse” has sexual connotations.
In Western society, “Nova” is a term to refer to an exploding vehicle. In Spanish, it is like the term “no va” which means “no go”. You want a vehicle to “go,” right?
A good vehicle but you can imagine the puns you would be subjected to concerning “wind.” You know, like “passing wind” and that type of thing.
This name isn’t so bad. We can’t figure out what Soviets had in mind with this one, however, the Skoda Yeti is a mythical creature for Westerners. If the Skoda Yeti is a fabulous car for winter climates, it might actually be a good name.
This was a vehicle from the 1930s. The term “Dictator” did not have the same meaning that it does today. Nowadays we think of people like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini when seeing or hearing the word “dictator.”
In Spanish, moco means “mucus.” Gross. Who wants to drive a vehicle called mucus? No one we know, because mucus is one of the most annoying and gross things ever.
Mazda Bongo Friendee:
You will not know what this vehicle truly is until you see a picture. The name may sound like a mobile circus with bongo-playing band members, however, that is not the case here. It was a vehicle perfect for hauling tons of people, and some even had pop-up canopies!
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