In part 1, I covered a multitude of badly named cars, 54 in total, including the following:
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And Kia Habaniro.
In this second part, we’ll be discussing the last 12 cars of the list. Another disambiguation post then be made to put both parts into a junction. Let’s get to it!
55: VinFast President
What the fuck is this? Donald Trump’s Car? Does anybody got a clue?
56: Ferrari F12berlinetta
Not only a sub-editor’s nightmare, but also really quite annoying to write out or type.
57: Chevrolet Chevy II Nova
Chevrolet didn’t do all their research on this one, and the Spanish speaking population had a laugh at their expense. It means “no go” in Spanish.
58: Ford Ka
Ask any non-car person, non-Ford person to describe this. Did they get “awesome and safe hatchback”? Nope.
59: Honda Life Dunk
In 2000, Honda fitted a turbocharger to its already-bizarrely-named Honda Life and created the Honda Life Dunk. Presumably then, Dunk means turbocharged, so the Porsche 911 Turbo should, by rights, be called the Porsche 911 Dunk (lol). Somehow we can’t see Porsche going for this.
60: Toyota TownAce Windy
We have to wonder what other leaves the executives had on hand when they decided this open-topped version of the 1989 Toyota TownAce should be named the “Windy.” Strangely, it never made production.
61: Honda That’s
That’s… what? Incredible? Impressive? Miraculous? We’ll never know, because the good people at Japanese automaker Honda left the title of this weird, boxy-looking family car at simply “That’s.” It’s almost like they wanted people to fill in the rest for them. Like “That’s the car I want!” Actually, we doubt too many people said that in real life. Fortunately, Honda later revealed that the name actually comes from the catchphrase “That’s it!”
62: SEAT Mii
Nobody likes this simulator. Lazy creating, lousy simulation, and an utterly useless “Mii Parade.” Well, no, the SEAT Mii (a version of the oddly-named Volkswagen Up!) is actually fun to drive and aimed at the youth market in Spain. Its terrible advertising, as “Mii” should have been the name of the Škoda Citigo, because a name derived from a boring character simulator? Stupid.
63: Chevrolet SS
“I drive an SS.” “Oh, sweet. Like a Camaro?” “No, dude. An SS.” “What? Like a TrailBlazer?? A Cobalt? HHR? Corvette?” It’s a pretty sweet ride, but the name is self-inflicted brand confusion. Refer to it as Holden Commodore SS and sales will double.
64: Dodge Razor
A cutting edge has clearly never been a strength of Dodge’s product naming department – the 2002 Dodge Razor concept car: a car with uniquely 2 Razor-branded scooters instead of a spare tire, does also sound like it’s coming soon to a hardware store near you. Though it never got past the concept car stage (that’s a shame), the Razor’s iconic front grill from the 1995 Dodge Viper was 2003’s answer to the third-generation Dodge Viper.
65: Honda LaGreat
Apart from its name, there’s nothing even remotely “great” about this Honda minivan. The Honda LaGreat was a passenger van for the Japanese market, which thankfully was renamed to the ‘Honda Odyssey’ by Honda themselves when it was sold in North America.
66: Isuzu Oasis
The Honda Odyssey is a good thing – it’s gas Mileage is fine, design, fine, and technical specifications as a whole, fine, but Isuzu’s version of the Odyssey’s name is…uh…Look, you might want to wash it frequently. Who knows how many dusty oases it’s been in?
And that’s the end of this list. I hope you’ve scrolled through these 66 car names in amusement. Remember, that some bad car names can make cars unique in some way. Have a good time!