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Author: Subject: Kia Stolic - what a rubbish name...
craigdiver

posted on 30/10/17 at 10:01 PM Reply With Quote
Kia Stolic - what a rubbish name...

Kia Stolic, sounds like it is a symptom of hypertension.

I guess it is a car manufacturers nightmare trying to come up with a name that works across many different languages but this one, in my opinion, sounds s#!t.

Anybody think of any worse car model names?





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ste

posted on 30/10/17 at 11:16 PM Reply With Quote
Toyota Estima Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy

Kia Pro_cee'd GT

Mazda Bongo Friendee

Ferrari LaFerrari

Bentley Bentayga


[Edited on 30/10/17 by ste]

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gremlin1234

posted on 30/10/17 at 11:56 PM Reply With Quote
so many were named the same as 'top shelf' magazines
mini mayfair
fiesta
escort

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Benzine

posted on 31/10/17 at 12:12 AM Reply With Quote
There was a kit car, I'm guessing 5+ years ago that was going to be named something absolutely hilarious. After some feedback it got changed. Trouble is I can't remember what it was going to be called Anyone remember?
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JC

posted on 31/10/17 at 06:29 AM Reply With Quote
It would be much worse if it was actually called the Kia Stonic.........oh....hang on....
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Sam_68

posted on 31/10/17 at 09:51 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
There was a kit car, I'm guessing 5+ years ago that was going to be named something absolutely hilarious. After some feedback it got changed. Trouble is I can't remember what it was going to be called Anyone remember?


You're not thinking of the Sylva Shindig (which became the J15, when sanity prevailed), perhaps?

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nick205

posted on 31/10/17 at 09:51 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ste
Toyota Estima Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy

Kia Pro_cee'd GT

Mazda Bongo Friendee

Ferrari LaFerrari

Bentley Bentayga


[Edited on 30/10/17 by ste]




Bentley - "Bentayga".....to me sounds positively appalling!

Fortunately I've not seen one on the road, but photos I have seen of portray another manufacturer flailing along the "SUV" route they all seem to be going down.


Stick with numbers for model designations - much simpler and less language cumbersome.

[Edited on 31/10/17 by nick205]

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Charlie C

posted on 31/10/17 at 10:49 AM Reply With Quote
mitsubishi - starion, i herd once that it should have been called the stallion but the spelling was lost in translation
Ford - Probe, all the inspiring words in the world ford picked probe
Nissan - Fairlady, built like brick poo houses and drive by hairy taxi drivers nothing fair or lady like about them.
Nissan - Sunny, translated from Pulsar which sound much better.

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Slater

posted on 31/10/17 at 11:24 AM Reply With Quote
Ford Ka

I wonder how long it took them to come up with that?





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joneh

posted on 31/10/17 at 11:28 AM Reply With Quote
The Vauxhall Nova was a Corsa in Spain as No Va means No Go in Spanish.
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craigdiver

posted on 31/10/17 at 11:50 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
so many were named the same as 'top shelf' magazines
mini mayfair
fiesta
escort


I would drive a Kia Razzle or Ford Big Jugs Monthly ;-)





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craigdiver

posted on 31/10/17 at 11:54 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ste
Toyota Estima Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy

Kia Pro_cee'd GT

Mazda Bongo Friendee

Ferrari LaFerrari

Bentley Bentayga


[Edited on 30/10/17 by ste]


Disagree with La Ferrari, was going to say you could call a Ferrari anything and it would sound cool, however, Bentley have proven that wrong with the 'Bentayga' (which don't look good at all - seen a couple driving around and wondered what they were thinking).





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Dick Axtell

posted on 31/10/17 at 12:00 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
so many were named the same as 'top shelf' magazines

Joyful Canopy.....?? Really?? Never seen that one.





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David Jenkins

posted on 31/10/17 at 02:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
There was a kit car, I'm guessing 5+ years ago that was going to be named something absolutely hilarious. After some feedback it got changed. Trouble is I can't remember what it was going to be called Anyone remember?


Not thinking of the Marlin 5exi are you? LINKY





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coozer

posted on 31/10/17 at 03:01 PM Reply With Quote
Should have called it the Kia Chronic

Maybe a BMW Over40s would do me

Or, a Suzuki Score





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Sam_68

posted on 31/10/17 at 03:01 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
Not thinking of the Marlin 5exi are you?


That didn't get changed, though?!

The name alone would put me off ever buying one, though, certainly.

"That's a nice little car, what is it?" >cringe<

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Angel Acevedo

posted on 31/10/17 at 03:22 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slater
Ford Ka

I wonder how long it took them to come up with that?



If you had two....

You´d have Ka Ka....
(Spanish for 5#1t....)





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Slater

posted on 31/10/17 at 03:56 PM Reply With Quote
Toyota MR2

Translates to sh1t in French





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Benzine

posted on 31/10/17 at 04:42 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sam_68

You're not thinking of the Sylva Shindig (which became the J15, when sanity prevailed), perhaps?


Yeah that's the one

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nick205

posted on 31/10/17 at 05:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by craigdiver
quote:
Originally posted by ste
Toyota Estima Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy

Kia Pro_cee'd GT

Mazda Bongo Friendee

Ferrari LaFerrari

Bentley Bentayga


[Edited on 30/10/17 by ste]


Disagree with La Ferrari, was going to say you could call a Ferrari anything and it would sound cool, however, Bentley have proven that wrong with the 'Bentayga' (which don't look good at all - seen a couple driving around and wondered what they were thinking).



Bentley were thinking - other companies are selling this type of thing so we'd better have a go to!

No doubt the SUV trend will move on to something else and all the manufacturers will want a go at that too

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morcus

posted on 31/10/17 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
is Ferrari LaFerrari any worse than Ferrari Enzo Ferrari (as it was actually called even if everyone just called it the enzo). Its an even worse Name when translate it to English where it would be the Henry Smith.





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02GF74

posted on 31/10/17 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
37 years on, they still haven't stopped laughing at the Norton Wankel.





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ReMan

posted on 31/10/17 at 08:49 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
There was a kit car, I'm guessing 5+ years ago that was going to be named something absolutely hilarious. After some feedback it got changed. Trouble is I can't remember what it was going to be called Anyone remember?

Caterham Featherlight?





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Dingz

posted on 31/10/17 at 10:02 PM Reply With Quote
Nissan Cedric?
There nearly was a Vauxhall Vixen but it was a bit unpleasant in german apparently.





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trextr7monkey

posted on 1/11/17 at 07:41 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ReMan
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
There was a kit car, I'm guessing 5+ years ago that was going to be named something absolutely hilarious. After some feedback it got changed. Trouble is I can't remember what it was going to be called Anyone remember?

Caterham Featherlight?


The Norton Rotary as people like to call it is alive and doing rather well in classic bike racing for anyone with half an interest. Check out WhizzNorton racing on websisite and Facebook some brilliant video footage on TT course turn the sound up!!
On the subject of silly names doesn’t Pinto as in the world famous Ford engine mean little dick to about a third of the world who communicate in Spanish?
Where in the job spec at Ford did it say “Engineer- good sense of humour required? “
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