Sometimes a new car comes out and it makes you wonder how the automaker chose the vehicle’s name. Automakers have been causing a stir with such names like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, and the latest Chevrolet Blazer crossover. Other times, automakers just make up a name that doesn’t quite roll off of the tongue well.
Today, our readers have been relentless in their scorn for automaker shenanigans. We published a story on the BMW i Vision Dee Concept and our resident grumpy designer Adrian wrote a follow-up rant begging automakers to just let the 1980s go.
And wowie, both comment sections are full of sizzling hot with your takes. It seems that ’80s nostalgia is everywhere today, from the types of cars that show up to sell tons of money in online auctions, to entire television shows themed in the decade. Of course, then there are the cars that call back to the era.
It seems that a lot of you are just tired of it.
Earlier in the day, we also wrote about the Afeela prototype from Sony Honda Mobility. That car looked plenty posh inside, and the exterior is a change from what we’re used to seeing from Japan, but at this time has a bit of a confusing name. Right now it’s just “Afeela” and there doesn’t appear to be a model name.
Readers took no time with making jokes about the name. For example, reader Boulevard_Yachtsman said “It’s Sony, the top part of the steering wheel is subscription-based. Sony Honda Mobility Afeela. They should’ve went with Sony Honda Inventive Transportation.”
Harsh! I see those subscription jokes, too. But the one that takes COTD today is a comment with just two words from Man With A Reliable Jeep:
I’m still laughing at this. I mean, there were Sony Discman devices and Sony Walkman devices, so it works! Never change, readers. You were a savage crowd today and you all made me shed a tear from my eye.