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(CarBuzz)   Lyriq could be the worst name for a car since No Va   (carbuzz.com) divider line
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2020-08-09 10:46:54 PM  
Man, modern cars suck. Did every car designer with actual talent die of old age or something?
 
2020-08-09 10:51:52 PM  
I had 3 Chevy Nova's with a straight six and they all were great cars.
 
2020-08-10 2:49:48 AM  
And you just know it's going to show up in the YouTube comments...
 
2020-08-10 3:14:25 AM  
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2020-08-10 3:57:29 AM  
You wouldn't read 'nova' as 'no va' any more than you would read 'notable' as 'no table'.
 
2020-08-10 4:00:14 AM  

Gordon Bennett: You wouldn't read 'nova' as 'no va' any more than you would read 'notable' as 'no table'.


The pen is mighty!

/you know you read that in a Sean Connery voice
 
2020-08-10 4:03:39 AM  

bloobeary: Man, modern cars suck. Did every car designer with actual talent die of old age or something?


They all copied off each other to graduate. So when they were a student, they didn't take risks, have happy accidents or try new things.  That's my theory anyway. Sometimes the sharing of information dilutes the incredible.
 
2020-08-10 4:06:05 AM  
Thought the name said "Lying" before reading it more closely.

Still, can't be any worse of a name than MP4-12C.
 
2020-08-10 5:10:40 AM  
Subby, you obviously missed this other newly announced electric vehicle.

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2020-08-10 5:18:49 AM  
I haven't seen a product yet whose name is worse than this one.

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2020-08-10 5:28:16 AM  
I applaud their jump into the inevitable, after fighting it for so many years. So now they'll have battery-powered Cadillacs that start to rattle inside like a can of marbles. I've rented 2 Cadillacs, both less than a year old, and the cacophony of cheap plastics and joints from poor design start to drive you mad. My Camry has 135,000 miles and doesn't rattle like a new Caddy.
 
2020-08-10 5:39:48 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I applaud their jump into the inevitable, after fighting it for so many years. So now they'll have battery-powered Cadillacs that start to rattle inside like a can of marbles. I've rented 2 Cadillacs, both less than a year old, and the cacophony of cheap plastics and joints from poor design start to drive you mad. My Camry has 135,000 miles and doesn't rattle like a new Caddy.


That might be more that they're a rental than a Cadillac.  My own is 3 years old now, and doesn't have any kind of problems like that.

/I know, I know, "works on my machine :^)".
 
2020-08-10 6:01:45 AM  

Gordon Bennett: You wouldn't read 'nova' as 'no va' any more than you would read 'notable' as 'no table'.


Mexican sells say different
 
2020-08-10 6:22:00 AM  

zepillin: Gordon Bennett: You wouldn't read 'nova' as 'no va' any more than you would read 'notable' as 'no table'.

Mexican sells say different


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Nah. The Nova actually sold well in Mexico, and if there was any confusion with the name, I would have been that Pemex also sold gasoline under the same name.

Which sort of implies that it wasn't a bad name for car stuff?
 
2020-08-10 6:25:39 AM  

pkjun: Nah.


thanks I had fallen for the myth and stand corrected
 
2020-08-10 6:39:45 AM  
Nope.

I saw a billboard for the Ford Tremor.

Because when I think Ford, I think shaking and quaking going down the road.
 
2020-08-10 6:44:51 AM  
"Lyriq" sounds like medicine you take to keep songs from getting stuck in your head.
 
2020-08-10 7:06:50 AM  

tonguedepressor: I had 3 Chevy Nova's with a straight six and they all were great cars.


I had a 63 Pontiac with a strategy 6. Was similar to the Nova. Loved that short body style.

And that damn engine was awesome, especially with a three speed.
 
2020-08-10 7:34:34 AM  

Gordon Bennett: You wouldn't read 'nova' as 'no va' any more than you would read 'notable' as 'no table'.


Newsflash - people don't actually think about what names of vehicles mean, even when the name is literal.

Example:

Do you think about Toyota's cars being related to crowns, E.G. Tercel?  Or Honda's being related to government and diplomacy (Civic, Accord).  Do you think about a Ford Escort being a euphemism for a prostitute?  A Chevy Cavalier as being dismissive of important things?  A Honda Pilot as an operator of aircraft?  A Chevy Blazer as a uniform or club jacket?  A Mitsubishi Eclipse as an occlusion of heavenly bodies?  A Grand Marquis and Crown Victoria as representatives of the the long quarreling French and British royal families?

Didn't think so.  Humans are quite comfortable with words that are used differently depending on context. They're often surprised when they realize that a word is used in multiple ways and they never considered them the same word even when they're etymologically related (e.g. channel in a river, channel on a TV).

Hell, even the example given (Nova) is strongly associated with Northern Virginia, and people don't conflate that with an astronomical gas cloud or a PBS television show.
 
2020-08-10 7:40:14 AM  

Izunbacol: Newsflash - people don't actually think about what names of vehicles mean, even when the name is literal.


They meant that in order for the "Nova means 'no go' so it didn't sell!" meme to be true, people would have to have read the car name "Nova" as two separate words.
 
2020-08-10 7:50:16 AM  

NEDM: Izunbacol: Newsflash - people don't actually think about what names of vehicles mean, even when the name is literal.

They meant that in order for the "Nova means 'no go' so it didn't sell!" meme to be true, people would have to have read the car name "Nova" as two separate words.


And that's an even larger step.  

Like, "Grand Marquis" is the only car (as far as I know) with "Grandma" in the name, but few notice it.
 
2020-08-10 8:07:49 AM  
So they'll keep this on the market for 2 to 3 years and shiatcan it like they did with the ELR and CT6 hybrid?
 
2020-08-10 8:08:19 AM  
That "grill" is hideous.  Why does an electric car need a huge fake grill in the front?
 
2020-08-10 8:13:08 AM  

Gordon Bennett: You wouldn't read 'nova' as 'no va' any more than you would read 'notable' as 'no table'.


I was going to make a snarky comment about there not being any restaurants named Notable, but it seems there is one in Canada. And it looks delicious.

Seeing the Open Table link for "find a table at Notable" was funny.
 
2020-08-10 8:15:59 AM  

wingnut396: So they'll keep this on the market for 2 to 3 years and shiatcan it like they did with the ELR and CT6 hybrid?


I can't speak for the ELR, but the CT6 hybrid never sold well in the US.  The CT6 itself was never a big seller because the market has moved away from large sedans.  The hybrid sold well in China, though.

Unironically, they would have made a better go of it if they had made a hybrid of the SRX or Escalade.

/the stigma of being a Cadillac imported from China didn't help
//if you're buying a Cadillac, a desire to buy an American-made luxury car is at least part of your motivation
 
2020-08-10 8:25:26 AM  

NEDM: wingnut396: So they'll keep this on the market for 2 to 3 years and shiatcan it like they did with the ELR and CT6 hybrid?

I can't speak for the ELR, but the CT6 hybrid never sold well in the US.  The CT6 itself was never a big seller because the market has moved away from large sedans.  The hybrid sold well in China, though.

Unironically, they would have made a better go of it if they had made a hybrid of the SRX or Escalade.

/the stigma of being a Cadillac imported from China didn't help
//if you're buying a Cadillac, a desire to buy an American-made luxury car is at least part of your motivation


The ELR has very poor sales too.  No doubt both were because both coupe and sedan sales are dropping, but its not like GM didn't know that.  Poor marketing and terrible sales experience for both are also largely to blame.  Unless its the odd dealer that like hybrids, I've never met a sales person that has any clue about hybrid or electrics.  Hell, I looked at a Volts a while back and had the dealer telling me that you can't by an EVSE for your house for under $3000.  I had installed one not long back for about $500.  And this was supposed to be "THE" Volt specialists in a very large metro area.
 
2020-08-10 8:58:54 AM  

Gordon Bennett: You wouldn't read 'nova' as 'no va' any more than you would read 'notable' as 'no table'.


Personally, I'd just go to a better motel if the sign is that bad...
 
2020-08-10 9:32:46 AM  

Gordon Bennett: I haven't seen a product yet whose name is worse than this one.

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2020-08-10 10:23:30 AM  
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2020-08-10 10:39:54 AM  
Say what you will about the exterior styling of it, but the inside looks really good!  A lot better than slapping an ipad in the middle of the dash and call it good thing that Tesla likes to do.
 
2020-08-10 11:55:44 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: "Lyriq" sounds like medicine you take to keep songs from getting stuck in your head.


I thought it was that stuff you take for Fibromyalgia?
 
2020-08-10 1:03:01 PM  

evilskinnybroad: Gordon Bennett: You wouldn't read 'nova' as 'no va' any more than you would read 'notable' as 'no table'.

The pen is mighty!

/you know you read that in a Sean Connery voice


as he came from the same part of Edinburgh as me, I didn't even have to change my inside voice much.
 
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