Happy Friday! Some folks believe that what you drive makes a statement about who you are: however, with some of these names I wonder what the marketing department was thinking.
Some of these are still being manufactured, some can still be found on the road and others are long gone, but the names live on.
MR2 – The Toyota MR2 was a sporty little number whose production stopped in Japan in 2007. I can hear the marketing genius, “MR some nice cars they’re making these days.”
Cappucino – Just swing by your favorite coffee shop and pick up a Suzuki Cappucino.
Thing – I think the entire marketing department at Volkswagen must have all been on vacation.
Nova – in Spanish – “no va” Translation: “Doesn’t go.”
Dodge Diplomat/Chevrolet – these were not driven by celebrities nor diplomats.
Eclipse – biggest problem is that you can never see it when there is another car parked between it and you.
Prism – what color is it? Well that depends on how the sun hits it.
Aspire – what does it aspire to? Being a better car perhaps?
Protégé – it has the potential to one day be a really good car.
Brat – a small ill-mannered and annoying vehicle, isn’t that just what everyone would want?
Yaris – might be a great car, but it sounds like it might be the little brother of Yoda.
Eldorado a car named after a mythical city in South America– did this car really exist or is it just a legend?
Fury – the ideal car for road rage before we had a name for road rage.
Excel – the perfect car for accountants or anyone who likes spreadsheets.
Fusion – maybe if you drive fast enough it liquefies or explodes.
Meteor – does it glow brighter the faster you drive it until it blows up into tiny pieces?
Gremlin – it did sort of look like it had been manufactured by a band of small mischievous gnomes.
Hornet – name a car after a pesky, stinging insect?
Leaf – does it turn brown and blow away in the fall?
Monte Carlo – every time you turn the key, it’s a gamble.
Satellite – has a tendency to just circle the parking lot over and over again.
Probe – I won’t even touch this one
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers. ~Dave Barry, “Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn”