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glassman

19,656 posts

130 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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POLSKI Polonez

PROTON Jumbuck

KIA Shuma

HYUNDAI Pony

retro80sboy

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510 posts

118 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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iforb said:
The one that always made me laugh was the Nissan Micra "Wave"..........

edit: Wigeon you just beat me to it.

Edited by iforb on Thursday 17th May 12:29


my sister had a "Micra Dot"!

what about the Pug 205 Roland Garros.!

edx

1,842 posts

122 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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runnersp said:
Every silly little Japanese van-type thingy... Can't think of any off the top of my head but some of the names are shocking...


Nissan S-Cargo. Presumably because it resembled a snail from the side.

Hammerwerfer

3,234 posts

155 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Justy

VRB03KT CAVOK

179 posts

122 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Mitsubishi Pajero...

Ask a Spaniard to translate Pajero for you and suddenly the 'Mitsubishi W@nker' has lost it's charm.

- Rolls Royce Silver Mist was re-named because it was too similar to 'Silver Sh*t' in German.

- Vauxhall No-Va basically means 'No Go' not exactly a sales pitch.

- Not sure of the truth behind the myth but the Mitsubishi Starion should have been Mitsubishi Stallion but it got lost in the Japanese translation somewhere.

Edited by VRB03KT CAVOK on Thursday 17th May 12:49
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fatboy b

7,587 posts

131 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Luckily the Ford Ka Si never made it to production.

will2425

13,681 posts

121 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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FossilFuelled said:

Same can be said for the Pajero in Spanish which, IIRC, means tw#t or idiot.


it means w*nker

it always makes my girlfriend giggle when we see one (shes half colombian)

-Will


Robin Hood

657 posts

120 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Nissan Fair Lady laugh

Bill Carr

2,234 posts

149 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Does the Hyundai Trajet D count or is it merely an urban legend?

mr_yogi

2,990 posts

170 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Suzuki Wagon-R? Isn't "R" used to signify the sporty version? Not really suitable for a chest of draws with windows scratchchin

tbops

1,325 posts

125 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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quashqui?

Robin Hood

657 posts

120 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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fatboy b said:
Luckily the Ford Ka Si never made it to production.



There is a Sportka SE

www.ford.co.uk/ie/ka/Ka_models/ka_model_sportka/-/-/3/575336

VRB03KT CAVOK

179 posts

122 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Robin Hood said:
fatboy b said:
Luckily the Ford Ka Si never made it to production.



There is a Sportka SE

www.ford.co.uk/ie/ka/Ka_models/ka_model_sportka/-/-/3/575336


"Be prepared for the ride of your life. Sportka SE has got a powerful 95 PS 1.6i engine that fires you from 0 to 62 in a breathtaking 9.7 seconds. It has leather trimmed seats and its wide 16” alloy wheels grip the road like claws…"

The boys in marketing sure can come up with some sh*te when the have to...

madleee

720 posts

126 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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tbops said:
quashqui?


Cash cow surely???

Anyone remember the Volvo 340 Redline?
So under powered you had to redline it to have fun.

syko

5,006 posts

137 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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I in fact do like the Japanese ridiculous names:

The Mazda Bongo Friendee;
Super Town Ace
Delica
Suzuki Shatner's Bassoon.
Monk's Velvet surprise.

Just so indulgent and evocative!

nuts

will2425

13,681 posts

121 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Suzuki Van Van

not very funny until you find out that it's a motorbike!

- Will

GravelBen

12,770 posts

145 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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A former neighbour had a Nissan Vanette 'Nice Rack'. Cracked me up every time I walked past.

minimoog

3,582 posts

134 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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runnersp said:
Every silly little Japanese van-type thingy... Can't think of any off the top of my head but some of the names are shocking...


Nissan Pantry Boy Supreme is a classic.



This whole thread is a repost btw...

the hitman

2,584 posts

125 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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Subaru Impresa STI

It just makes me feel uncomfortable!

MK4 Slowride

10,011 posts

123 months

Thursday 17th May 2007
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the hitman said:
You guys remember the VW Polo/Golf Harlequins? hurl


Oh god yes, there's a polo one that's still alive round my way looks like they just threw what remaining panels they had kicking around together.

I always wandered why VW often use sports to name their cars, polo, golf.

Or Vauxhall who like to use 'spaced out names' astra, omega, cavalier, vectra etc.

Skoda superb, well it would be if it were in a crusher.