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Car terminology that makes you cringe

Discussion in 'Motors' started by lordrobs, 10 Jun 2021.

  1. Rilot


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Grrr, this one annoys me too.
  2. [TW]Fox

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    You could probably pull a truck with many cars, the V10 has actually pulled a Boeing 747. Far more impressive!
  3. Drangueos


    Joined: 27 Apr 2012

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    Location: London

    Not really a car terminology but I hate bikers that call a car driver as CAGER and that is coming from a biker.
  4. Rroff

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    Albeit some assistance from the lorry but this was loaded lorrys uphill through snow which they were unable to do themselves due to the conditions.
  5. Penfold101


    Joined: 19 May 2010

    Posts: 142

    Trains don’t pull - locomotives do. :D Mind you, if you said it pulled like a locomotive I’d be impressed…

    Although it’s only 6000 horsepower. There are modern electrics putting out 3 times that…

    Tornado looks quite good for a steam engine!
  6. Kermit


    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,044

    Location: UK

    "LED indicators" on BMW specs

    "ICE" used to be In Car Entertainment but some people now call proper engines ICE :(
  7. [TW]Fox

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    What's wrong with this?
  8. Kermit


    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

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    Location: UK

    old fashioned incadesant bulbs or LED, they'll still not be used :p
  9. Jonnycoupe


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,438

    Location: N.Warks

    Shame they perfectly describe which type of lamp unit fitted to the car…
  10. ash_scotland88


    Joined: 1 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,374

  11. shadow_boxer


    Joined: 9 Oct 2009

    Posts: 8,866

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Agree with most of the stuff posted. Biggest ones for me are:
    Black edition/shadow
    AMG line, m lite, mXXXi etc
  12. paradigm


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,809

    Location: Staffordshire

    Interesting that almost all the ones you’ve picked out are all legitimate trim levels and not actually motoring related terms that have been made up/abused by the general population.

    “M Lite” is the only one worth complaining about as it’s the only one that doesn’t officially exist.

    Everyone listing trim levels doesn’t really understand the thread I don’t think.
  13. Kenai


    Joined: 5 Apr 2009

    Posts: 21,145

    I think they're perfectly legitimate gripes, given the original post was about Seat's official marketing terminology of 'coast to coast' lights.

  14. Conscript


    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,853

    Location: Kent

    When people "pull the trigger" on a car.

    Just say "buy".
  15. pugheaven


    Joined: 22 Apr 2008

    Posts: 3,370

    Location: Bryn Celyn Wales

  16. Malevolence


    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 16,558

    "Go anywhere".
  17. V_R


    Joined: 17 Jan 2007

    Posts: 8,904

    Location: UK

    "Priced to sell"
    "The car starts and drives smooth"
    "Pulls very well in all gears"

    Are favourite's of the local 'traders' round here. :cry:
  18. OpenToSuggestions


    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 11,018

    Location: Derbyshire

    Better than being priced not to sell! :D.
  19. Rroff

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    Maybe they have to moonlight as an assassin to finance the car?
  20. ZG002


    Joined: 22 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,712

    Location: Up north in Sunderland

    One lady owner

    After seeing how my sister treats her cars, no thanks.