A colleague of mine from Argentina came in and I went to pick her up at the hotel. Walking through the parking lot she started giggling when she saw a Pajero. Of course I didn't understand what was so funny. Apparently in Spanish the word 'pajero' is slang for 'wanker', in other words a man who excessively masturbates!
Mitsubishi had initially named the vehicle after the Leopardus pajeros, a pampas cat from southern Argentina. Weren't they surprised when sales didn't pick up in some markets - including Latin America! Hence there was a name change to Montero and Shogun in some countries.
So the next time I am stuck in traffic and see a well dressed man, looking all cool and hip, driving a Pajero I will sure to smile and wonder - pajero by name (vehicle) or by nature? And just in case you are wondering, no there isn't the female equivalent of the term in Spanish.
pictures and more on the Pajero from : Wikipedia