Bad car names

For the most part car model names are catchy and words that are easy to pronounce, memorize and recall: my min bar for a decent name. The names you will see below are real, rise to the min bar, but also make you want to question, "What were they smoking?".

Mercury Villager
The word villager does not exactly evoke zippy thoughts.

Oldsmobile Bravada
Bravada (noun) Old Spanish for a pretentious, swaggering display of courage. As opposed to real courage.

Chevrolet Cavalier
Cavalier (noun) haughty, disdainful or supercilious; offhand or unceremonious. You're not really selling it aggressively enough, my friends.

Chevrolet Caprice
Hmm, caprice is a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive. Bad attitude for drivers.

Chevrolet Citation
Citation (noun) an official summons, especially one calling for appearance in court; as in traffic citation

Chrysler Crossfire
As in caught in the crossfire.

Chrysler Town & Country

Daihatsu Charade
Did you say travesty? A charade is a blatant pretense or deception, esp. something so full of pretense as to be a travesty

Daihatsu Rocky
Subliminal advertising about the drive?

Ford Probe

Mercury Marauder
As in someone who raids and pillages for spoils. Definitely not what you want your insurance provider to think of you.

Plymouth Scamp
A scamp is an unscrupulous person; a rogue or rascal or scallawag. A tip of the hat to car salesmen, perhaps?

Subaru Brat and Subaru Justy
I swear, I'm not making this up.

Volkswagen Golf
Takes after the pace of the game, I presume.