The 10 Worst Car Names of All Times

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    I could think of a few other than these. You?

    10. Dodge Swinger

    9. Ford Probe

    8. Chevy Citation

    7. Studebaker Dictator

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    6. Chevy Eurosport

    5. Audi 5000

    4. Oldsmobile Intrigue

    3. Pontiac Parisienne

    2. GM Impact

    1. Ford Aspire

    I am certain companies have entire divisions dedicated to nothing but coming up with names for their cars, And I’m certain there are a set of rules to determine the basic theme.

    More of this @ Doug Ross @ Journal: The 10 Worst Car Names of All Times
     
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    Dodge Duster

    Plymouth Reliant (Damn those K-cars)

    The Pinto.
     
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    The Chevy Nova. In Spanish-speaking countries, nova means "doesn't go."
     
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    I agree that Impact might not the best name but what´s wrong with 5000?
     
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    The Nova. The sales south of the border were bad because of the name...
     
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    It was the Dart Swinger, which denoted a special package of options.

    Dodge Dart Swinger
     
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    /----/ And don't forget the Chevy Nova which flopped in Mexico. No VA in Spanish means Doesn't go. BTW it was a great little car.
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    Now that you mention it, Ford has scrapped it's plan for the Bill Clinton coupdawhore model.

    It came loaded with a wet bar and tinted windows.
     
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    I've always thought that the Japanese naming philosophy was pretty perverse. Make up a word that sounds like it means something good, but doesn't actually mean anything.

    Lexus.

    Infiniti.

    Accord.

    Maxima (is actually a plural word, but don't tell anyone)

    And these letters and numbers we get from the Germans...then they change what they mean.

    A BMW 330 was a three-series BMW with a 3.0L engine. 840 was an eight series coupe with a 4L engine.

    Now I have a 330 X-Drive GT. It's an extended three series (length between 3 and 5 series) with all wheel drive and a TWO LITER 4-banger. Who knew?
     
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    PACER?


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