OK, who gets paid to think up the daft names of car models? I was driving behind a Toyota 'Kluger' the other day and I started thinking "What is that? Kluger? What's that supposed to make me think?" It has a vaguely unappealing and harsh Teutonic sound to me, sort of like a cross between 'kludge' and 'Luger'. I can't for the life of me think of what kind of connotation would be positive with that name. And then there is the puke-making Subaru 'Impreza' which presumably wants you to think that it's somehow imprezzive I guess. That should really pull the chicks. Who knows what Hyundai were thinking with the 'Getz' (getz you from here to there, maybe), and the Suzuki 'Baleno' just makes me think of whales (and by logical progression, corsets, but I'll leave you to figure that one out...). As for the Daihatsu 'Charade', well, honestly who the hell would want to drive around in a car with a name that implies you should be driving something more substantial.
While we're on the subject, can anyone explain why car sales lots are always festooned with balloons, like some cheap party, or a tawdry carnival. What are they trying to say? "Hey, we're clowns - come and buy a car from us!"
PS. Any girls who drive Suzuki Balenos and like to wear corsets please be sure to get in touch. I will overlook your poor choice in cars.