1. Ford Escort - Yes sure, 'escort' doesn’t have to mean someone who’s paid to accompany you to events and at times, assist with other unmentionable services. It could also mean, as dictionary.com explains: "protection, safeguard or guidance on a journey," which is probably what Ford was going for. We can’t help thinking about the other definition, every time the Escort is brought up, though.
2. Subaru Brat - Okay, in Subaru’s defence this is actually an acronym for Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter but seriously...the car will forever be spoiled as a result, can you see what we did there?
3. Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard - Do we even have to comment? This is what happens when a name is directly translated from Japanese - we fear.
4. Yamaha Pantryboy Supreme - This prototype vehicle actually exists and we still find it hard to believe that anyone would sign-off a name like this. Unfortunately, there appears to be a lack of images associated with the car, we wonder why…
5. Great Wall CoolBear - You can in fact buy a CoolBear, locally. We’ve actually driven one and surmised that it wasn’t particularly cool or bear-like in any way unfortunately.
6. Daihatsu Naked - This bare-bones city car comes with a 659cc motor and one of the most revealing names ever devised.
7. Suzuki Every Joy Pop Turbo - We’re sure the owner of a turbo car would never like to hear the words 'turbo' and 'pop' in the same sentence, let alone on the badge of their car.
8. Studebaker Dictator - Releasing a car with a name like this just before Adolf Hitler came into power wasn’t a great move. As a result, the car was re-named, 'Director.'