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Master Geek

  # 1421449 5-Nov-2015 10:08
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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?

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Uber Geek


  # 1421452 5-Nov-2015 10:12
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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.


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  # 1421453 5-Nov-2015 10:12
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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.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1421475 5-Nov-2015 10:43
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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.

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  # 1421481 5-Nov-2015 10:50
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I saw a truck a couple of days ago called....... Get this..... an Isuzu light dump. I almost died laughing!

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Uber Geek

  # 1421482 5-Nov-2015 10:58
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There's the Fiat Multipla, whose name is not weird enough to suit the duckfaced vehicle it belongs to:

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1421534 5-Nov-2015 11:39
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MikeB4: Jimny

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


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Ultimate Geek

  # 1421543 5-Nov-2015 11:49
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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.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1421619 5-Nov-2015 12:48
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Saw a Nissan Afternoon Tea a few years ago when I was visiting Japan.

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  # 1421645 5-Nov-2015 13:00
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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.

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Master Geek

  # 1421652 5-Nov-2015 13:08
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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.

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Master Geek

  # 1422129 6-Nov-2015 08:23
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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"

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1422147 6-Nov-2015 08:41
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Ford Kuga, especially when driven by women 40+.

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  # 1422154 6-Nov-2015 08:52
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Isuzu Bighorn. 

Always wondered about that one.

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  # 1422511 6-Nov-2015 16:29
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DizzyD: Isuzu Bighorn. 

Always wondered about that one.

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

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