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THE Nissan Cedric The Nissan Cedric is a large luxurious automobile produced by Nissan since 1960. It was developed to provide upscale transportation, competing with the Prince Skyline and Gloria which were later merged into the Nissan family. Volkswagen’s The Thing and the AMC Gremlin The AMC Gremlin was the first American subcompact car.

Made by the American Motors Corporation (AMC) for nine model years from its April 1 1970, debut through the end of the 1978 model year, a total of 671,475 Gremlins were built in the Unites States and Canada. have been branded among the cars with the most STUPID names to ever hit the road.

Even being fast or flash cannot make up for the embarrassment of sitting behind the wheel of something called a Probe or having an old banger that calls itself the Monte Carlo Monte Carlo (môNt#257;` kärl#333;`). town (1982 pop. 13,150), principality of Monaco, on the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera. or Le Mans.

And as any Londoner knows, the Hyundai Pony is on to a loser as pony is Cockney rhyming slang Cockney rhyming slang is a form of English slang which originated in the East End of London. Overview

Traditional Cockney rhyming slang works by taking two words that are related through a short phrase and using the first word to stand for a word that rhymes with the – pony and trap means crap.

Yet these and others still hit the streets according to a list of nearly 50 of the daftest-named vehicles of all time by motoring magazine Auto Express.

What is worse is that most car companies spend millions trying to get the right name – often trying to choose something that isn’t a swear word in any of the dozens of languages of countries where it will be sold.

Some names are just stupid even if the car isn’t bad. like the VW Sharan which conjures up images of Essex girls and white stilettos.

Others are great names which are let down by being on bad cars, like the Triumph Stag which sounds like it should be a powerful sports car but was a rust-prone nightmare from the bad old days of British motor manufacturing.

Mitsubishi called a model Carisma even though it didn’t have any and Suzuki has a Swift which isn’t.

Whether it is the short-lived Datsun Fairlady or the poorly-researched Sharan, it seems there is no shortage of blunders by companies who spend millions on research. And some are just plain lazy. When no other name could be thought of for a 1969 VW MPV-type vehicle, it ended up being called.

The Thing.

Some are just meaningless names like Nexia, Denem and Tercel, often chosen because they can be used in several countries without having to be changed. Auto Express said: Fewer things give car firms a bigger headache than choosing a name for a new model. They spend millions on selecting a word which sums up the car and doesn’t cause offence in any one of scores of languages.

How can thet get it so wrong?

Sunday Mirror motoring columnist Quentin Willson said: As names go the Cedric really does take the biscuit. It’s proof the Japanese have not even begun to understand the British market.


SO WRONG: Lamborghini Murcielago and Citroen Berlingo

ALVIS Grey Lady, AMC Gremlin, Hillman Avenger, Hyundai Trajet, Bristol Brigand, Citroen Berlingo Multispace, Datsun Violet, Datsun Cherry, Datsun Fairlady, Lamborghini Countach, Lamborghini

Murcielago, Mazda 110S Cosmo Sports, Mercedes Vaneo, Renault Kangoo, Singer Chamois chamois (sh#259;m`#275;). hollow-horned, hoofed mammal, Rupicapra rupicapra, found in the mountains of Europe and the E Mediterranean. Skoda Superb, Toyota Supra A relational DBMS from Cincom Systems, Inc. Cincinnati, OH ( that runs on IBM mainframes and VAXs. It includes a query language and a program that automates the database design process.

Vauxhall Viceroy, Volkswagen Sharan, Volkswagen The Thing.

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KIDDING NOBODY: Suzuki Cappuccino and Ford Thunderbird

CHEVROLET Monte Carlo The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. Originally introduced by Chevrolet for the 1970 model year (as competition with the Ford Thunderbird), it has gone through six generations as of 2007. Suzuki Cappuccino, Daewoo Le Mans, Dutton Sierra, Daihatsu Grand Move, Skoda Rapid, Ford Mustang Mach 1, Ford Thunderbird, Honda Legend, Hillman Hunter,

Mazda MPV, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Swift, Reliant Rebel, Plymouth Prowler, Renault Fuego, Triumph Stag, Vauxhall Firenza, Vauxhall Frontera, Vauxhall Magnum.


BIG MISTAKES: Mitsubishi Carisma and the Daewoo Nexia

NISSAN Cedric, Reliant Kitten, Dacia Denem, Ford Probe, Daewoo

Nexia, Hyundai Pony, Lancia Dedra, Toyota Tercel, Mitsubishi Carisma.


FACTFILE Introduced in the UK in 1968. Though nothing to look at, it had a powerful 3-litre fuel-injected engine and good build quality

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