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Posted By: Bruce Gibbins
Posted On: Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 1:31 PM
George Carlin - what a guy. Perhaps what happened is the car company's
just ran out of cool names. And/or, because the cool names most often evoked power and strength. Along came cars from Japan that were small by comparison to American cars and more influenced by cars made by the mentors of the burgeoning Japanese car industry that used engine capacity as their descriptive name, Morris 1000, as a latter example, the Japanese used names that sounded pleasant to their ears.

I remember having this very same conversation with a friend back in the 1970's - enjoyable then too.
That's my take, anyway.

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Did you ever notice this ? by Dick Johnson #46401
one should be grateful that they give some cars names. by Joop Gisbers #46401.1
George Carlin - what a guy. Perhaps what happened is the car company's by Bruce Gibbins #46401.2
I still use George Carlins description of the media....its ALL bullsh** (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #46401.2.1
Yes it sure is. Sensationalized, minimized, sanitized, aggrandized, by Jack Dodds #46401.2.1.1
With all this said...there's still no logic behind the name K Car. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #46401.3
Well, the cars weren't actually named K Cars, Jack. They were the by Rick Thompson #46401.3.1
Nearly all the mid-eighties Chrysler offerings built from the humble K-car platform. by John Kuvakas #46401.3.1.1Moderator
Well....you certainly know your Chryco sir. Interesting. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #46401.
Well, if you go by looks and running gear then I'd say, by comparison, the names rather fit. by Duncan Pohl #46401.4
This reminds me of the epitome of a non-sporty name...Borgward Isabella. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #46401.5
Humber Super Snipe (EOM) by John Kuvakas #46401.5.1Moderator
Datsun Fairlady. (EOM) by Rick Thompson #46401.5.1.1
Hillman Imp, Datsun Bluebird, Singer Gazelle, Vauxhall Viva. Sunbeam Tiger - by Bruce Gibbins #46401.5.2
Daihatsu-Hyundai Charade, Opel Adam (EOM) by John Kuvakas #46401.5.2.1Moderator
Speaking of numbers, that's not a new thing. Dodge 330, 400, 440,500, 880 and Chrysler 300. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #46401.
Named after Karl Borgward's wife (EOM) by John Roberts #46401.5.3
And what is a Tiguan? (EOM) by David Vandermeer #46401.6
That's easy, it's a piece of.............. by Bruce Gibbins #46401.6.1
Tiguano then??? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #46401.6.1.1
LOL + (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #46401.
My personal favorite car name is "Hummer". (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #46401.7
Was the Hummer originally designed for Battery power then? (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #46401.7.1

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