The Ten Worst Automotive MisnomersMáté Petrány6/05/14 11:10amFiled to: Answers of the DayAOTDAutomotive MisnomersCar Tech42116EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkA misleading article, pure nonsense from some marketing department, or a factoid your dad got wrong back in the day — the next thing you know you're surrounded by automotive misnomers.10.) The Boxer/Flat Engine ConundrumPeople often call any flat engine a boxer, but that's not always the case. Karl Benz called his invention, the boxer engine, the "contra engine," while Ferrari sometimes refers to their flat-twelves as 180 degree V12s. Confusing, I know. Marimvibe can change names!:AdvertisementTo be completely correct, a boxer engine is a category within flat/horizontal, which only concerns cylinder arrangement. But that's a nit in your point that not all flats are boxers.If it's still unclear, check out Diesel_Powa's animation!AdvertisementSuggested By: Diesel_Powa, Photo Credit: Frank and Myra Fan9.) Cleveland's VenturiDespite what it sounds like, 4V didn't mean four valves per cylinder when it came to Ford's Cleveland engines. Axel-Ripper:Back in the original muscle car days, there existed the Ford 351 Cleveland. They had 2V and 4V variants, for 2 valve and 4 valve, presumably. However, this did not stand for the number of valves in the head. They were both 2 valve heads. They also could both be had with 2 barrel or 4 barrel carbs, though they're commonly termed 2 barrel or 4 barrel engines. Instead, it just means the size of the ports and valves, which on the 4V are ABSOLUTELY FUCKING MASSIVE.Suggested By: Axel-Ripper, Photo Credit: Horrortaxi8.) The Great AWD/4WD ConfusionThe transfer case makes all the difference, and while both will give you more grip, 4WD with hi/low gearing and locking differentials is what you want off-road. Your AWD grocery getter most likely doesn't have that.AdvertisementSponsoredSuggested By: waveridin1959, Photo Credit: STI Performance7.) Toyota's Party ButtonWhile it might be the best button ever, all it does is boosting the stereo's bass and pushing the equalization to the back speakers. Sadly, it doesn't instantly start a party with rolled down windows and a Champagne dispenser.