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Put down acronyms and explanations of names for all makes

Here is one, in the diconary “Chevy” is defined as the following: to irritate with repeated small annoyances.

It must be referring to Chevy Chase.

Nova. In spanish it means “No Go”


FORD: Found On Roadside Dump


Fix Or Repair Daily

I’ve owned Ford products and do NOT ascribe to these acronyms, but you asked.


Can Hear Every Valve Rocker Or Lifter Every Time.


FIAT=Fix it again, Tony!

BMW is the Bayrisch Mist(manure) Wagen.

Back in the days when BMWs were one of the few makes with expensive sound systems, it was said that BMW stood for Break my Window!

Back in the 80s I worked for a large multi-line dealer who took on a Yugo franchise and we tagged the Yugo as Yucky, Ugly, Godawful, Obsolete.

The following ditty was also attached to it.
Yugo Oh Yugo
It’s made of solid tin
The owner drove it off
Now the wrecker’s hauling it in.

Not really an Acronym.

Yugo - Sometimes You Go…Sometimes You Don’t.

One of those cars that the rear defrost wasn’t to clear the window, but to keep the owner’s hands warm while they pushed it in winter

Mecedies benze… I woulda benze dead if I had driven that night but thank mercy (mercedies) that it broke down,

And jaguar: A working man’s car! (you drive it on the weekend and work on it all week!0

Accelerates Under Demonic Influence
Always Unsafe Designs Implemented

Beautiful Mechanical Wonder
Big Money Works
Bought My Wife
Brutal Money Waster

Big Ugly Indestructable Car Killer

Cheap, Hardly Efficient, Virtually Runs On Luck Every Time

Darn Old Dirty Gas Eater
Drips Oil, Drops Grease Everywhere

Failure in Italian Automotive Technology
Fix It All the Time

Hope You Understand Nothing’s Driveable And Inexpensive…

Most Always Zipping Dangerously Along

Send Another Automobile Back
Swedish Automobiles Always Breakdown.

Too Often Yankees Overprice This Auto

Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object

Virtually Worthless

Back when the VW was known as “Hitler’s revenge”.Sure enough; my knuckles have the scares to prove it

MOPAR - moldy old piece of arriated rust
MOPAR - move over power approaching rapidly

FORD- freaking old rebuilt dodge

PONTIAC- poor old nitwit thnks it’s a cadillac

AMC- almost a car

BMW we called them “Bowel Movements”

AMC PACER- we called them terrariums since only a blooming idiot would drive one.
AMC PACER- we also called them fish bowls