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SNR
04-28-2009, 08:56 PM
I've been thinking about weird stuff lately. One of the things is that a lot of new(ish) car company names suck. Scion? Kia? Saturn? Give me a break. We can do better.

Scenario: You're starting a new car company in America. What do you name it?

Since it's in America, you have to consider that perhaps choosing a German, French, or Italian name might not resonate well. If it sounds cool though, then you gotta work with that.

Please specify if your company produces sleek, luxurious automobiles (a name like Lexus works well for that, yes?) or something that includes everything (Ford, maybe?)

Yes, it has to be a car company. No, I don't know why I'm asking this.

Jenson71
04-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Shitty Chitty

My cars are environmentally safe. They run on compost. My company works only with small family farms. Together we restore America to greatness.

We are sued for obscenity however.

Skip Towne
04-28-2009, 08:59 PM
Introducing the new Plymouth skank

Buck
04-28-2009, 09:02 PM
Westwood.

I don't know why.

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 09:06 PM
Folkswagon.

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 09:07 PM
Or wait. What was the name of Uma Thurman's car in Kill Bill?

Jenson71
04-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Big Pussy or something like that.

SNR
04-28-2009, 09:10 PM
See, this is named after a French guy, but it sounds good.

Rodin (pronounced Ro-dan)

It could produce fast sports cars or pieces of shit. Either one.

rad
04-28-2009, 09:11 PM
Ephan


(pronounced "effin'")

SNR
04-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Ephan


(pronounced "effin'")I like it. What does it make?

Kyle DeLexus
04-28-2009, 09:25 PM
DeLexus for sleek luxury cars :)

Cannibal
04-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Or wait. What was the name of Uma Thurman's car in Kill Bill?

Pussy Wagon I think.

stlchiefs
04-28-2009, 10:22 PM
DeLexus for sleek luxury cars :)

I see a lawsuit in your car company's future. :)

Ebolapox
04-28-2009, 10:24 PM
Spruntz

Raised On Riots
04-28-2009, 10:24 PM
Pussy Wagon I think.

ROFL You are correct sir!

Raised On Riots
04-28-2009, 10:26 PM
"Le Shocker"

We're French and dirty.

KCUnited
04-28-2009, 10:27 PM
Make: Kilmete (pronounced Kill-Meat)
Model: Shogun

The Kilmete Shogun

Rednexuious.

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 10:28 PM
Pussy Wagon I think.


There's your name. It attracts attention and it has sex appeal. Skanky sex appeal, but that's a detail.

Nightfyre
04-28-2009, 10:36 PM
I tell you what I dont name it... "Lynn Elliott"

Talisman
04-28-2009, 10:49 PM
My car company would be called "Vowal" (pronounced like vowel). We would sell normal looking cars that normal people could afford. Our models:

The Ay - Truck
The Ee - SUV
The Eye - Minivan
The Oh - Sedan
The You - Compact

Slogan: When you can't make sense of things, buy a Vowal.

bringbackmarty
04-28-2009, 10:51 PM
Fucchina (fuk-china)

Fuel efficient, conservatively engineered, reliable, with world class handling.

Cooter Scooter- Sporty small sedan like the honda accord, available as plug in hybrid, or regular gas engine.

Slapyamoma - mid size suv, with optional safari, urban safari, and blinged out trim levels.

Hip-Hop - Basically a 80's buick regal with a turbocharged bio diesel V6, 0-60 in under a minute, but you can drive all month on one fill up @ mcdonalds.

Fliedlice - The new cadillac of America after GM folds, starting at under $40,000. Organically raised calfskin\hemptweed interior, runs on biodiesel, 5 star crash rating, 10\100,000 mile warranty, comes standard with an onboard macintosh computer, 2 lcd monitors, and the latest version of I-tunes.

Garcia Bronco
04-28-2009, 10:56 PM
Osyrus

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 10:59 PM
My car company would be called "Vowal" (pronounced like vowel). We would sell normal looking cars that normal people could afford. Our models:

The Ay - Truck
The Ee - SUV
The Eye - Minivan
The Oh - Sedan
The You - Compact

Slogan: When you can't make sense of things, buy a Vowal.


The problem is, you'd be completely shut out of the Balkan market.

Der Flöprer
04-28-2009, 11:01 PM
I like it. What does it make?

Whatever it Ephan wants.

LaChapelle
04-28-2009, 11:03 PM
S
with great cars and trucks such as the Sippio, Scanlon and Savage.

Talisman
04-28-2009, 11:05 PM
The problem is, you'd be completely shut out of the Balkan market.

It's an easy pitch in some of those countries.

Salesman: Hello, what's your name?
Customer: Mr. Chkjvshk
Salesman: Sir, you are in desperate need of a Vowal.

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 11:10 PM
It's an easy pitch in some of those countries.

Salesman: Hello, what's your name?
Customer: Mr. Chkjvshk
Salesman: Sir, you are in desperate need of a Vowal.


Ah, excellent point. Pent-up demand.

Would you occasionally sell the Wye, a crossover?

Nightfyre
04-28-2009, 11:14 PM
Ah, excellent point. Pent-up demand.

Would you occasionally sell the Wye, a crossover?

Or the Dubble-ewe.

Talisman
04-28-2009, 11:18 PM
Would you occasionally sell the Wye, a crossover?

We are currently in a court battle with a rival car company over the use of that name. You may have heard of the case: Vowal v. Consinant.

Talisman
04-28-2009, 11:28 PM
Or the Dubble-ewe.

And I thought Montana's education programs ranked in the top 10...

Smed1065
04-28-2009, 11:34 PM
I've been thinking about weird stuff lately. One of the things is that a lot of new(ish) car company names suck. Scion? Kia? Saturn? Give me a break. We can do better.

Scenario: You're starting a new car company in America. What do you name it?

Since it's in America, you have to consider that perhaps choosing a German, French, or Italian name might not resonate well. If it sounds cool though, then you gotta work with that.

Please specify if your company produces sleek, luxurious automobiles (a name like Lexus works well for that, yes?) or something that includes everything (Ford, maybe?)

Yes, it has to be a car company. No, I don't know why I'm asking this.
Bale out city but common people suck per big Business?

Thig Lyfe
04-28-2009, 11:42 PM
Wangdoodle

SNR
04-28-2009, 11:58 PM
My car company would be called "Vowal" (pronounced like vowel). We would sell normal looking cars that normal people could afford. Our models:

The Ay - Truck
The Ee - SUV
The Eye - Minivan
The Oh - Sedan
The You - Compact

Slogan: When you can't make sense of things, buy a Vowal.You could also revolutionize the way the cars are assembled. Come up with different terminologies.

For example, instead of a dipstick, you could use a diphthong

Fat Elvis
04-29-2009, 09:06 AM
See, this is named after a French guy, but it sounds good.

Rodin (pronounced Ro-dan)

It could produce fast sports cars or pieces of shit. Either one.


It also brings japanese monster movies to mind....

Donger
04-29-2009, 09:15 AM
Neomaxi Zoomdweebi, of course.

SNR
05-11-2009, 03:07 PM
Bump.

Anyone ever heard of this company? They're kind of following the model for a name that I'm thinking of.

http://www.teslamotors.com/

Demonpenz
05-11-2009, 03:16 PM
Bump.

Anyone ever heard of this company? They're kind of following the model for a name that I'm thinking of.

http://www.teslamotors.com/

forbiddon 404 (long haired freaking people, need not apply

FAX
05-11-2009, 03:20 PM
Mexican Motors, makers of the 4- or 6-cylinder Burrito, the compact and economical Taco (or the more fully-featured Taco Supreme), and the Enchilada SUV.

FAX

Baby Lee
05-11-2009, 03:21 PM
Big Pussy or something like that.

Pussy Wagon.

DeepPurple
05-11-2009, 04:05 PM
Last night on Dateline they did a profile on a new American car from California, it's called "Telsa". Their first car costs $109K and they already have a thousand orders and have started delivery. They are 2 seat sports cars similar to the Pontiac Soltace but they are electric. They get 240 miles on a single charge from a regular electric outlet, however they are faster than a Corvette in reaching 0-60 in about 4 seconds. They have a 4 seater in the works that will sell for $49K and they already have a thousand orders for that one as well. The owner of the company is the man who started Paypal, he has already invested $75 million of his own money, however they may take a few years before the 4 seaters become available unless he gets a government loan, which he has applied.

Baby Lee
05-11-2009, 04:08 PM
Last night on Dateline they did a profile on a new American car from California, it's called "Telsa". Their first car costs $109K and they already have a thousand orders and have started delivery. They are 2 seat sports cars similar to the Pontiac Soltace but they are electric. They get 240 miles on a single charge from a regular electric outlet. They have a 4 seater in the works that will sell for $49K and they already have a thousand orders for that one as well. The owner of the company is the man who started Paypal, he has already invested $75 million of his own money, however they may take a few years before the 4 seaters become available unless he gets a government loan, which he has applied.

They test drove it on Top Gear, and I was dismayed to note that, although it accelerates like a sumbee, all those batteries make it handle like Kevin James on the dancefloor.

And, as I'm sure all are aware, Tesla is a proper name, as in Nicola Tesla.

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Stewie
05-11-2009, 04:17 PM
Last night on Dateline they did a profile on a new American car from California, it's called "Telsa". Their first car costs $109K and they already have a thousand orders and have started delivery. They are 2 seat sports cars similar to the Pontiac Soltace but they are electric. They get 240 miles on a single charge from a regular electric outlet, however they are faster than a Corvette in reaching 0-60 in about 4 seconds. They have a 4 seater in the works that will sell for $49K and they already have a thousand orders for that one as well. The owner of the company is the man who started Paypal, he has already invested $75 million of his own money, however they may take a few years before the 4 seaters become available unless he gets a government loan, which he has applied.

The amazing thing to me is that the manufacturers of Tesla figured out how to stack Lithium Ion batteries to get 240 miles per charge. Why doesn't GM buy their technology?

Skip Towne
05-11-2009, 04:26 PM
They misspelled Tulsa.

cmh6476
05-11-2009, 04:27 PM
why?

bevischief
05-12-2009, 06:00 PM
My car company would be called "Vowal" (pronounced like vowel). We would sell normal looking cars that normal people could afford. Our models:

The Ay - Truck
The Ee - SUV
The Eye - Minivan
The Oh - Sedan
The You - Compact

Slogan: When you can't make sense of things, buy a Vowal.

ROFLROFL

bevischief
05-12-2009, 06:02 PM
Bendovr

Jethopper
05-12-2009, 06:43 PM
Chevord

big nasty kcnut
05-13-2009, 04:01 AM
S-car-go A minisport car
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bevischief
05-13-2009, 06:03 AM
Always Saves and only comes in yellow.

MoreLemonPledge
05-13-2009, 06:07 AM
Scott Stapp motors.

Lineup includes the Jesus Pose (sedan), Christian Sideproject (minivan), Pain Pill Addiction (sporty coupe), and the all new Twice Divorced (convertible).

It would be a hit.