The Names of Makes of Cars

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Duncan, May 21, 2004.

  1. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

    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

    PCC...Pasadena City College?
     
  3. TARABELLE

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

    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

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

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

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

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

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

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

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

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

    I kinda guessed that and I will never look at a Pinto again without thinking of beans. HAHAHAHAHA
     
  9. scion is strange
    aries
    golf
    rabbit
    caravelle
    lebaron oooo
    entrepid
    and don't let us forget the ' Thing'.
     
  10. TARABELLE

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

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

    Althea Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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

    FunkyPhreshMama Visitor

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

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    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

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

    Duncan Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

    [​IMG][​IMG]And





    And AMC came up with the Gremlin.
     
  16. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

    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

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

    Children of Bodom Senior Member

    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

    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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