The Dumbest Car Names of All Time
9. Volkswagen Thing
Why would any auto manufacturer think it was a good idea to name a vehicle after a horror flick? Not sure, but the car was a four-door convertible, with two-wheel drive that was labelled as Type 181 and marketed as VW Thing in America from 1973 to 1974.
It was originally created for the West German Army, so maybe the name Thing was developed to throw the enemy off.
8. Renault LeCar
LeCar? Seems like a name Homer would come up with during an episode of The Simpsons.
Truth is, it’s a supermini that was produced from 1972 to 1996. Made by French car company Renault, it was developed in two generations, referred to as R5 from 1972 to 1985 and Super 5 from 1984 to 1996. However, when it was marketed within America, it was referred to as the LeCar, most likely trying to relay its French origins. Close to 5.5 million of the cars were sold and it had cult-like popularity.
7. Honda That’s
As a part of Honda’s Life model line, which referred to the all the city/kei cars (kei trucks, microvans, and passenger cars) manufactured by the company, That’s was released in 2002. The vehicle was labeled as a tall wagon, with five doors (hatchback). It’s hard to relay as to why Honda decided on the That’s name, but the model not only hit this dumbest car names’ list; Forbes Magazine also listed That’s within an article of theirs about weirdest vehicle names.