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20 Worst Car Names EVER

Ever heard of a Dodge Dart Swinger? Isn’t that name hilarious? It's one of the worst names that has ever been attached on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “Yeah, it’s not the ‘70s anymore, so a lot of those groovy names sound terrible today. “Swinger” doesn’t exactly bring to mind a swingset….” It could do zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds.

How about Kia Pro_Cee'd? Motor 1 states, “Despite being made by a Japanese manufacturer, it was never officially available in the Land of the Rising Sun, but you could get hold of one if you 'knew a bloke who knew another bloke' sort of thing.”

There’s also the AMC Gremlin. Zero To 60 Times states, “Gremlins are known as those little monsters from the ‘80s movies, or as electronic glitches that take some sorting out. Either way, terrible choice for a car.” It's powered by a 5.0 V8 has a naturally-aspirated V 8 cylinder engine.

Here are the 20 worst car names ever:

20 Subaru Brat

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Subaru Brat is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Motor 1 states, “Despite being made by a Japanese manufacturer, it was never officially available in the Land of the Rising Sun, but you could get hold of one if you 'knew a bloke who knew another bloke' sort of thing.”

19 Kia Pro_Cee'd

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Kia Pro_Cee'd is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Motor 1 states, “If a car name was a Dad joke, it would be the Kia Pro_cee'd. The Cee'd isn't necessarily a bad car, and neither is the two door variant, but that wordplay name plate just leaves you shaking your head.”

18 Ford Ka

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Ford Ka is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Motor 1 states, “Nobody knows how to pronounce 'Ka'. It's been around for more than two decades now, yet still every man and his dog has a different way of saying it. 'Kay ay', 'Kah', 'Kaah', 'Kar', never has a name so short had so many variations.”

17 Chevrolet Celebrity

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Chevrolet Celebrity is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Motor 1 states, “The Chevrolet Celebrity was dull. Really dull. I mean, with a name like 'Celebrity' I expected it to be exciting, popular, and maybe even gold-plated or something ridiculous like that… It was replaced by the Lumina in 1990.”

16 Studebaker Dictator

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Studebaker Dictator is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “The Dictator came with De Fuhrer V8, a Kim Jong Un transmission, and Genghis Khan suspension. The slightest accident was always fatal.” This front engine car was produced between 1927 and 1938.

15 Pontiac Torrent

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Pontiac Torrent is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “After the PR and sales disaster that was the Aztek, Pontiac needed a people mover that was a hit. Unfortunately, GM decided the Torrent was the answer. A Chevy Equinox with different badging, the Torrent launched with the 185 horsepower 3.5L V6.”

14 Maserati Quattroporte

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Maserati Quattroporte is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “The Quattroporte is a great car. A stunning design, with a Ferrari sourced drivetrain and excellent exhaust note, the car deserves a great name. “Quattro porte” is Italian for “four doors.” They literally aren’t even trying.”

13 Pontiac Aztek

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Pontiac Aztek is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “The Aztek was a misshapen SUV-ish thing with a fittingly malformed name. It’s an ugly misspelling for an ugly car.” This mid-size crossover 4-door SUV is assembled at the Ramos Arizpe Assembly in Mexico.

12 Plymouth Sapporo

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Plymouth Sapporo is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “It’s okay that you don’t remember this one. It’s better that way. This malaise-era clunker was named after a city in Japan that you’ve never heard of. Pointless and meaningless to most buyers.”

11 Tesla Model S P85D

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Tesla Model S P85D is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “One of the most groundbreaking car architectures has a world-beating zero to sixty time, in a sedan priced to undercut the supercars it spanks. It also has a jumble of letters that delivers none of that excitement.”

10 Dodge Dart Swinger

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Dodge Dart Swinger is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “Yeah, it’s not the ‘70s anymore, so a lot of those groovy names sound terrible today. “Swinger” doesn’t exactly bring to mind a swingset….” It could do zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds.

9 Volkswagen Thing

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Volkswagen Thing is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “An original idea for car design, seemingly hampered by their inability to describe it. Plus, being associated with the “Fantastic Four” movies is never a good idea.” Looking at it, we now know why it was called that!

8 Hyundai Equus

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Hyundai Equus is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “Typically automakers aim for made-up words that are pronounceable. Not Hyundai! Shoulda just called it the Hyundai Ugh. This impressive lux-mobile deserves better.” It is equipped with a 429-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

7 AMC Gremlin

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AMC Gremlin is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “Gremlins are known as those little monsters from the ‘80s movies, or as electronic glitches that take some sorting out. Either way, terrible choice for a car.” It's powered by a 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 cylinder engine.

6 Suzuki Esteem

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Suzuki Esteem is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Zero To 60 Times states, “Have no self-esteem? Sa-weet! Buy this Esteem. Actually, that won’t help, just like its name didn’t help sales.” This 5 seater front wheel drive Sedan has a combined mpg rating of 26.

5 Toyota Estima Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy

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Toyota Estima Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Jalopnik states, “Known in the US market as the Toyota Previa and in Japan as the Toyota Estima, SOS10 brought to our attention the Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy edition of this futuristic van.”

4 Tang Hua Detroit Fish

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Tang Hua Detroit Fish is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Jalopnik states, “We had a chance to see the Tang Hua Detroit Fish up close. And while the amphibious Chinese auto was named in honor of its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, the actual concept itself is horrifying.”

3 Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard

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Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Jalopnik states, “Ignoring the Wizard part, what is so Mysterious about the Utility? Maybe it's great at attracting parking tickets or getting birds to crash into the window. It should make drivers like Parkington nervous.”

2 Nissan Homy Super Long

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Nissan Homy Super Long is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Jalopnik states, “This is comical enough as a version of the American "Homey," made funnier by the slightly perverted addition of "Super Long" to the end of it.”

1 Geely PU Rural Nanny

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Geely PU Rural Nanny is one of the worst car names ever plastered on a car. Jalopnik states, “The Beijing Olympics have shown that China is willing and capable of communicating in a way that the world understands. Those skills have not yet translated to the automotive industry. Geely offers two versions of its pickup truck: Urban Nanny and Rural Nanny.”

Sources: Zero To 60 Times, Jalopnik, Motor1

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