10 Most Unfortunate Car NamesPublished on 2/17/2008 under Names - 141,102 views
Marketers do a great job of convincing us to buy stuff (often stuff we don't need) - but through the annals of history they have occasionally gotten things wrong. This is a list of the ten most unfortunately named cars.
Mazda LaPuta (in spanish: "the whore")
Mitsubishi Pajero (in spanish: "wanker")
Nissan Moco (in spanish: "booger")
Buick LaCrosse (in French: "masturbating teenagers")
NOTE: our reader JS wrote us to explain that "LaCrosse (...) means two things: either the act of masturbating (teenagers or not) or to trick someone. "
Chevrolet Nova (in spanish: "It Doesn't Go")General Motors had a very famous fiasco in trying to market the Nova car in Central and South America. "No va" in Spanish means, "It Doesn't Go".
Opel Ascona (in Spain and Portugal: "female genitalia")
Honda Fitta (in swedish and norwegian: "cunt")
NOTE: our swedish reader Jonathan wrote us to mention the Mercedes-Benz Vito, which also means "cunt."
Our reader P.F. Bruns also wrote us: "Honda caught that mistake before releasing the car, and instead markets it outside the US (including Norway) as the Jazz".
He then added: "What about the Ford Bronco? That's not how I want my vehicle to ride. I'll hold out for the Ford Draft Horse, myself, or perhaps a nice Ford Clydesdale. 'Swinger' also was weak; you could instead have used the incredibly ironically named 'Reliant.' You could rely on it to shed bits of trim...and the occasional piece of drivetrain. How about the fact that Yugo once offered a GT model?" --thank you both!