You hear a lot about how the
Nova was a sales flop in Mexico because "No va" means "it doesn't go" in Spanish; in fact, the Nova sold pretty well south of the border, and in any case most Spanish-speakers know that "Nova" means "new" in Latin and Portuguese. However,
doesn't deserve to be let off the hook for bad car names, because the
— no doubt inspired by the
excruciating "coffee achievers" ads
of the 1980s— scrapes the biggest fingernails down the screechiest chalkboard in the US-market car-name world.
That is, unless you think
incomprehensible choice of
was worse. Meanwhile,
buyers could get machines with cool names like
Mazda Bongo Friendee
Honda Life Dunk
. It's just not fair!
So, what car name drives you the craziest?