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  Reply # 1423610 9-Nov-2015 12:17
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kiwirock: I wonder what a kiwi car would be called. I think Mazda are very New Zealand oriented like the naming of our creeks:

Mazda 2
Mazda 3
Mazda 6


Yes - and bridges. Tourists! Welcome to Bridge Number 3!

How about

Kiwicar Number 8

Kiwicar She'll Be Right 

Kiwicar Speeder

Kiwicar Hoon

Kiwicar Bogan

Kiwicar Merino (probably a ute)

Kiwicar Fast As!

Kiwicar Hundy

Kiwicar Jandal

Kiwicar All Black





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  Reply # 1423615 9-Nov-2015 12:22
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Land Rover Daffy

Kiwicar Beached As

Kiwicar Greasy Chups

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  Reply # 1423644 9-Nov-2015 12:49
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kiwirock: I wonder what a kiwi car would be called. I think Mazda are very New Zealand oriented like the naming of our creeks:

Mazda 2
Mazda 3
Mazda 6


or geographically:

KiwiKar North
KiwiKar South
KiwiKar Stewart
KiwiKar Chatham




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  Reply # 1423992 9-Nov-2015 20:59
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Geektastic:
Technofreak: What about some of the slogans on the spare wheel covers on the Jap SUVs.  Some of them are just completely inane.

Then there's the Honda CRV - Comfortable Recreational Vehicle or the Toyota RAV - Recreational Active Vehicle 


I thought RAV was Really Average Vehicle or Really Awful Vehicle?

One of my brothers has one and he is Mr Beige, so I stay well away from them.


I agree on the really awful option especially the 2 door ones.




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  Reply # 1424117 10-Nov-2015 08:22
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The 90's ones were pretty average but the 2007+ are fine. Especially the ones branded Vanguard with the 206KW V6.



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  Reply # 1424137 10-Nov-2015 09:17
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lxsw20: The 90's ones were pretty average but the 2007+ are fine. Especially the ones branded Vanguard with the 206KW V6.


Nah - they are missing two cylinders....







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lxsw20: The 90's ones were pretty average but the 2007+ are fine. Especially the ones branded Vanguard with the 206KW V6.


Nah - they are missing two cylinders....





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  Reply # 1424203 10-Nov-2015 10:50
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Toyota "FunCargo" 5 pages in.

I've always end up thinking "Fun Car Go".  Either way, I'm not sure how a car designed for cargo could be any fun in the slightest.  It's such a whale!

As a kid my parents had a Toyota Estima Lucida which I thought was a pretty weird name too.





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  Reply # 1424808 10-Nov-2015 21:59
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DravidDavid: I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Toyota "FunCargo" 5 pages in.

I've always end up thinking "Fun Car Go".  Either way, I'm not sure how a car designed for cargo could be any fun in the slightest.  It's such a whale!

As a kid my parents had a Toyota Estima Lucida which I thought was a pretty weird name too.


Did we namecheck the Nissan Cube? Or the Renault Twingo?

How about the reverse of strange ones - extremely apt ones! Ford Transit - does exactly what it says on the tin! Range Rover. 





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  Reply # 1424899 11-Nov-2015 00:47
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Geektastic:
lxsw20: The 90's ones were pretty average but the 2007+ are fine. Especially the ones branded Vanguard with the 206KW V6.


Nah - they are missing two cylinders....


At least they all stay in the block unlike a Landy ;)



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  Reply # 1425010 11-Nov-2015 09:39
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lxsw20:
Geektastic:
lxsw20: The 90's ones were pretty average but the 2007+ are fine. Especially the ones branded Vanguard with the 206KW V6.


Nah - they are missing two cylinders....


At least they all stay in the block unlike a Landy ;)


No props with mine - it has a Jaguar V8 in it! ;-) All 300 BHP of it.





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  Reply # 1426011 11-Nov-2015 10:36
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The Toyota Highlander is called the Kluger is Australia. Sounds like a handgun to me.




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  Reply # 1426246 11-Nov-2015 14:08
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Geektastic:
lxsw20:
Geektastic:
lxsw20: The 90's ones were pretty average but the 2007+ are fine. Especially the ones branded Vanguard with the 206KW V6.


Nah - they are missing two cylinders....


At least they all stay in the block unlike a Landy ;)


No props with mine - it has a Jaguar V8 in it! ;-) All 300 BHP of it.


It's not just HP, but HP to weight ratio. Of course if I could only pick one, I'd pick HP :)

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  Reply # 1426818 12-Nov-2015 12:00
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Citroen Cactus.

Presumably intended to give a feeling of being out the wild desert, implying a free spirit...

To me, it immediately makes me think of nasty prickly things. As in "I'll be sitting in the Cactus". Not to mention the Kiwi vernacular using cactus as a euphemism for cack, as in "I'll be in the Cactus".



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  Reply # 1426856 12-Nov-2015 12:47
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frankv: Citroen Cactus.

Presumably intended to give a feeling of being out the wild desert, implying a free spirit...

To me, it immediately makes me think of nasty prickly things. As in "I'll be sitting in the Cactus". Not to mention the Kiwi vernacular using cactus as a euphemism for cack, as in "I'll be in the Cactus".




... and the difference between caucus and cactus is that cactus has the pr*cks on the outside.

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