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Old 26th April 2005, 21:26   #61
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How about the Maruti ZEN?.
Zen is a way of life. Somthing spiritual
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Mitsu Charizma.. wtf??!

Renault E-Space... what next - Cyberspace??

Lancia Delta - with all due respect to that mechanical marvel, is the car even greek? Or evolved around the mouth of a river...? Or needs as much petrol as one....?!

Ford Escort - and introducing the rest of the range, with new specifications - the Ford Bodyguard, Ford lookalike, Ford Personnel, Ford...

Ford Thunderbird - and the runners up are - Ford Lightening, Ford Rain-maker, Ford Fairweather,
Along those same lines - Nissan Sunny (WTF??!!!!)


Someone here mentioned the Twingo. Apparently that car has a history to that name. It was supposed to have 2 engines, one which turned and charged te other one. Then the other one worked, charging the first one... or something along those lines. The car finally got just one (petrol) engine, but the name was retained.
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How about the Ferraris?? Maranello, Enzo, etc etc.
Maranello and Modena are names of small towns in Italy.

Enzo was the founder and Scaletti is the name of a Ferrari Coachbuilder.

I personally like love these names...maybe I just like everything Italian.
Much better than calling it a Ferrari Thunderhawk.
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Old 26th April 2005, 23:14   #64
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I guess it makes most sense for companys to name their products with codes or somthing like E class , 7 Series , 800 , TT
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...maybe I just like everything Italian.
Ze kaars an ze vimmen - both are appasionato and volatilo...also unpredeektable...
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Ze kaars an ze vimmen - both are appasionato and volatilo...also unpredeektable...

zat is zo truu eggzept vee are toking een ze russian akkzent not italian
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zat is zo truu eggzept vee are toking een ze russian akkzent not italian
and vee thot ze akkzent was kolean!
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Talking about car names, A long time back GM launched a car in Russia and named it NOVA, and in russian it mean " doesn't run" so the car was instant failure in the russian market due to stupid name. I bet GM engineers did a lot of R and D while developing the vehicle, but they didn't do enough R&D while naming the CAR.
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About names, dont know if they have been mentioned but Renault have some funny ones - Val Setis, Espace, Kangoo

some more ...
Vauxhaull Tigra
Holden Barina
VW Bora
Honda Element
Fiat Multipla
VW named a car as "rabbit"
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suzuki cappuchino!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
wonder why they named it after a type of coffee!

btw:is the spelling right?
may the engineers at suzuki didn't get enough coffee at work, so they decided to name the car as cappuchino
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Talking about car names, A long time back GM launched a car in Russia and named it NOVA, and in russian it mean " doesn't run" so the car was instant failure in the russian market due to stupid name.
That was not in Russia but in Mexico. Nova means "no - go" in Spanish and that was a Chevy Nova.
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indica means "of india" .its used as a biological name for plants.
for example marijuana is also known as cannabis indica .
Nopes.The word Indica was derived after combining 'India+Car',as quoted by Ratan Tata during the time of its launch.
Now i wonder what 'Indigo' stands for??

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I actually think Zen & Indica are pretty good names.

Steeroid, since you added "quattroporte".... then "testarossa" comes in the same category. Basically means "red head". Ferraris got the name from their famous engine heads which were painted red.

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Maranello and Modena are names of small towns in Italy.
The Ferrari factory is at Maranello...Modena is in the same area.


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I personally love these names...maybe I just like everything Italian.
same here!

similar to names bombing in Mexico due to the nova thing as posted above same happened when Mitsu got the "Pajero" out in Latin America & Spain.....

The morons didn't realise that although pajero stands for a bird/parrot or something in spanish slang it means "w**ker"

they renamed the car in those markets in a hurry...LOL

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Enzo, Maranello....After all these names have no meanings and are as good or as bad as Edsel!
Ooooh as explained above those very names are worshipped!!

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And the Lamborghini Murceilago and the other Lambo..
I think someone talked abt this too, Lambo names are names of famous breeds of bulls ...because you know what the Lamborghini logo is dont you

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Nopes.The word Indica was derived after combining 'India+Car',as quoted by Ratan Tata during the time of its launch.
Now i wonder what 'Indigo' stands for??

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Actually its both. India + Car worked out to the same as Indica which meant 'of India'

The car was originally slated to be called MINT for Mini Tata. That wouldnt have been such a bright idea - what would you call other variants then - Hint, Glint, Tint, Stint?

Indica is a good name. So are a lot of names mentioned in this thread - its supposed to be a thread on STUPID car names, not unusual car names.

Rehaan - Red Head sounds pretty attractive, and they are talking about something other than doors and windows...
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