car models The 29 Funniest Car Names Ever Coined  

Richard Rowe
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A list of car names that are funny, confusing, ridiculous, or downright inexplicable. In choosing names for cars, auto manufacturers can cleverly emphasize just what's cool about those cars, helping make them famous all over the world. Or they can create car names that accidentally make their autos infamous.
 
A lot of manufacturers these days have taken to the traditionally German and Japanese practice of throwing numbers and letters into a blender and slapping them on the fender; CTS-V, ATS, RX7, SLS, 335i, and QX50, for example. It's a cute trick, especially if you want to get around the embarrassment that inevitably comes with with errors in translation.

Most of the weirdest car names in the world came about for exactly that reason. Some of them are pure word salad, some are funny combinations of trim and option packages, and others just sound silly. But the best and funniest come from Asian and European exports whose names probably seemed like a great idea at one time, in one place, and among one particular group of people. Culture clash is always good for a laugh, at least until it becomes culture crash. Then, it's head-on right into the concrete wall of weirdness and infamy. Here's looking at you, Chevrolet Doesn't-Go.

What's in a name? Everything, especially if you miss the mark completely. That's exactly what happened to all the cars on this list. Vote for the funniest names ever applied to cars below!

Princess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 29 Funniest Car Names Ever Coined
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The Princess name goes back to 1957, and it's actually one of the most storied badges in the company. But by the time the 1970s model (pictured here) came about, it was known mostly for being longer on one side than the other, and for being the first car with hidden windshield wipers. It also featured the engine from its even more hilariously named corporate sister, the BMC ADO17 Landcrab. see more on Princess
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Toyota Deliboy


Toyota Deliboy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 29 Funniest Car Names Ever Coined
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Presumably, Toyota designed this mini-transport's square hatch for a huge demographic: all those young men hauling Reuben sandwiches around Tokyo.
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Mazda Carol Me Lady


Mazda Carol Me Lady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 29 Funniest Car Names Ever Coined
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Maybe Mazda meant to call their special edition Carol hatchback "M'Lady." That would almost make sense. But this one - yeesh. Apart from winning a Tony for resembling a ballad from The Sound of Music, the Carol Me Lady goes home with additional honors for being the only car of all time whose name forms a complete sentence. Fact.  
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Nissan Fairlady


Nissan Fairlady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 29 Funniest Car Names Ever Coined
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We know it as the Z-Car, but Nissan's flagship rear-drive sports car has always been the Fairlady back home. Say what you will, but it takes a comfortable man to proudly proclaim that he drives a "powder blue Fairlady."