What happens to model names, should Chrysler and GM merge?

What happens when two of the Big Three US auto makers merge?

That’s our question, this week on Car Talk. And we took a few minutes to contemplate what name plates might look like, should the proposed merger of

For example, would the Buick Enclave and Chrysler Crossfire result in the brand new, 2009 Chrysler En-fire?

How about the Chrysler PT Cruiser and the Cadillac DTS-- would they result in the new Chrysler PTSD? Or would drivers across the country be ferrying their children around in Chevy Caribous, a melding of the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chevy Malibu?

What are your suggestions for newly consoldated Chrysler-GM models? Share them right here! We’d love to hear them.

Besides: who knows… once day you just might find yourself stuck in traffic, looking up at a Jeep Potato. (You figure it out, but here’s a hint: there’s a Silverado involved.)

Yours in automotive nomenclature consolidation,

Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers

Here are a few…

Chrysler Aspen and GMC Yukon = CGMC Askon
Chrysler Town & Country and Saturn Vue = Chryturn Town & Vue
Saturn Sky & Chrysler Crossfire = Satler Skyfire
Cadillac Escalade and Chrysler Sebring = Cadler Escaring
Chrysler Pacifica and Chevy Traverse = Chrevy Paverse

Hummer + Jeep = Heep
Viper + Vette = Vipette

Barracuda Super Sport = BarraSS

The luxury version of the HHR and the PT Cruiser could be the
HHRPT LX…worthy of a Pepcid AC!

A car with a wide tolerance for error:

Chrysler 300 on the GM Sigma platform (STS) = 300 Sigma

That could be GM’s “signature” car!

Suburban & Grand Cherokee – the Chevy “Grand Suburbokee”

Suburango - Durango/suburban
Cobaltro - cobalt/nitro
Chargette - charger/corvette

Plymouth CARAVELLE + Cadillac COUPE DE VILLE = Cruella DeVille