The Names of Makes of Cars

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  1. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In Southern California where I live, driving a late model car is part of the status symbol of having arrived. While I realize some car companies use alphanumerics for their boring car names (i.e. Mercedez-Benz, Volvo), many still use names. There seem to be a lot of weird ass names out there.

    FOCUS
    ECHO
    ELEMENT
    SCION

    Any others come to mind ?
     
  2. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

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    PCC...Pasadena City College?
     
  3. TARABELLE

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

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    How about Coronas or Corollas? What does that tell you about a car? But any of them sound stupid when you think about it. Like the animal thing. Mustangs, Cougars, Broncos.
     
  4. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

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    Pinto!!!!! named after a bean!!!!!!
     
  5. TARABELLE

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    Isn't a Pinto a horse, like in the Mustang and Bronco family?
     
  6. TARABELLE

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    Yep, looked it up - a spotted horse.
     
  7. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

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    SOkay.......I knew that. I just think the name is lame.
     
  8. TARABELLE

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    I kinda guessed that and I will never look at a Pinto again without thinking of beans. HAHAHAHAHA
     
  9. Digital Underpants

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    scion is strange
    aries
    golf
    rabbit
    caravelle
    lebaron oooo
    entrepid
    and don't let us forget the ' Thing'.
     
  10. TARABELLE

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    Or Bug! I have to type more cuz my answer was too short?
     
  11. Althea

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    Ford PROBE. Who the hell thought of the name Probe???? Reminds me of an unpleasant medical procedure.
     
  12. FunkyPhreshMama

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    the truck i am driving is a Mighty Max LOL I think I will rename it Mighty Mouse
     
  13. crummyrummy

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    there is a manufacturer in Europe that is called SEAT...WTF, thats like naming yer car company "DASH"
     
  14. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

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    [​IMG]Plymouth made a car called the Cricket.
     
  15. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

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    [​IMG][​IMG]And





    And AMC came up with the Gremlin.
     
  16. Fractual_

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    i dont usually pay attention to that stuff but the other day an infinitee(sp?) caught my eye.
     
  17. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

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    [​IMG]My first car was a Chevy Vega. Great on gas, crappy on oil :(
     
  18. Children of Bodom

    Children of Bodom Senior Member

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    I actually saw on the news years back on the names of cars always ending in A.
    I dont remember their conclusion, but whatever. I have a 1973 mercury montego MX. It is badass. Its not in such good condition as this one, though.[​IMG]
     
  19. lynsey

    lynsey Banned

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    I live near you and your right it's horrible I know no one who drives an older car and most of the people I know are like my self we're broke college students who have massive car payments and insane debt (mine's not bad though). I was watching susie orman today and she refered to us as broke but fabolous it's so true no one would ever guess how little I make with how I look it's sad.
     

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