Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
216 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 75


  Reply # 1421449 5-Nov-2015 10:08
Send private message

mitsubishi chariot thanks
toyota coster super lounge
toyota hiace royal custom grand cabin
fiat palio weekend
volkswagen caddy maxi life
toyota wish

a strange hobby of mine is looking out for funny car names - all of these seen in NZ
I wonder what the chariot is thanking me for?  Can you only use the Fiat during the weekend?  What happens when you have an accident in a maxi life - does it help?


1684 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 255

Subscriber

  Reply # 1421452 5-Nov-2015 10:12
One person supports this post
Send private message

My personal fave was one of the many Corolla variants called Toyota Windy

Just made me think it ran on farts...




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

 
 
 
 


4794 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2179


  Reply # 1421453 5-Nov-2015 10:12
Send private message

Blue is the new green.  Your Bluetec, Bluedrive, or Bluemotion pumping AdBlue into the exhaust to keep emissions down has the same ideology behind it - but with a superior sense of smugness - as "Blue" has removed the connotation that you're a fun-killing sandal-wearing tree-hugging damned commie green on the outside red on the inside Prius driver.

339 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80


  Reply # 1421475 5-Nov-2015 10:43
Send private message

What I think is weird is Mazda's current branding they slap on many of their models 'SkyActiv', I hear it's a fuel efficiency technology but the name is just so strange.

48 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 1421481 5-Nov-2015 10:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

I saw a truck a couple of days ago called....... Get this..... an Isuzu light dump. I almost died laughing!

1307 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 536


  Reply # 1421482 5-Nov-2015 10:58
3 people support this post
Send private message

There's the Fiat Multipla, whose name is not weird enough to suit the duckfaced vehicle it belongs to:


363 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 81


  Reply # 1421534 5-Nov-2015 11:39
Send private message

MikeB4: Jimny
Huayra


The Huayra follows on from the Zonda, by being named relating to wind.

The Zonda takes it's name from a regional term for an air current above Argentina

The successor to the Zonda, the Huayra takes it's name from Wayra Tata, which means "God of the winds" in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.

Both definitions credit to wikipedia

363 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 81


  Reply # 1421543 5-Nov-2015 11:49
Send private message

Koenigsegg Agera

Koenigsegg Regera

Agera = The name Agera comes from the Swedish verb 'agera' which means "to act" or in imperative form "(You) act!".

Regera = The name Regera is a Swedish verb, meaning "to reign or to rule." 

Personally, I like the names of the Pagani's and Koenigsegg's as they have some meaning, not just something dreamt up by the marketing dept.

Although, the best name as to go to the Koenigsegg One:1. The name refers to 1 PS for 1kg of weight, the car weighs 1360kg and has 1360PS.

325 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 18


  Reply # 1421619 5-Nov-2015 12:48
Send private message

Saw a Nissan Afternoon Tea a few years ago when I was visiting Japan.

6449 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 493

Trusted

  Reply # 1421645 5-Nov-2015 13:00
Send private message

MikeB4:
scuwp: "Emina" always got me chuckling.  I have the mind of a 10 year old....



Same with me


Likewise, too close to something else obviously.

Toyota are savage at it.

That Marino in a sheep country like NZ.

And that one with 'Exciting Version' written on it.  Suggests a Boring Version was also an option for the buyer.

And that silly half English rant posted on the MR2 window, and on the back of some quasi 4wd vehicles about losing yourself to nature etc.  All a bit of crap really.

43 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 1421652 5-Nov-2015 13:08
One person supports this post
Send private message

I have had both the MR2 and the Isuzu MU but I am rather taken by the E Soul which I understand in Korea has instead of the E variant has an R variant.
Put that together.

108 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1422129 6-Nov-2015 08:23
Send private message

Toyotas Ipsum 
"In publishing and graphic design, lorem ipsum (derived from Latin dolorem ipsum, translated as "pain itself") is a filler text commonly used to demonstrate the graphic elements of a document or visual presentation"

561 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 62


  Reply # 1422147 6-Nov-2015 08:41
2 people support this post
Send private message

Ford Kuga, especially when driven by women 40+.

523 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 153
Inactive user


  Reply # 1422154 6-Nov-2015 08:52
Send private message

Isuzu Bighorn. 

Always wondered about that one.

1974 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 937


  Reply # 1422511 6-Nov-2015 16:29
Send private message

DizzyD: Isuzu Bighorn. 

Always wondered about that one.


Aimed at people compensating for something, I guess...laughing

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10


Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.