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Name That Car???

What do you call your car? Betsy? Baby? Bucket of bolts?

Almost four out of 10 people surveyed for an Associated Press-AOL Autos poll said their car has a personality all its own. And two in 10 have a nickname for their vehicle.

Women are more likely than men to name their car. So it's probably not surprising that they usually give them girls' names.

Betsy, Baby and Nelly are especially popular.

Nearly a third of drivers give their car a gender, and female beats out male three-to-one.

The survey on Americans' love affair with their cars also found that lower-income wage earners are more likely to dig driving than those who make more. (End of Story)


Some days I call my car a "Hunk a Junk" and some days "Good Ole Boy"

My wife does not get attached to a car. Just calls it "MINE" period.


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never named a vehicle

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there have been many named 'mine' for similar reasons that you mentioned.

I refer to my current 97 chev pickup as the "millenium falcon" because it looks like it flew through a meteor storm but is still fast and it is like the"african queen" because I am the only one who knows what 'warning lights' to ignore and what you have to bang on sometimes to keep it going.

betsy and bluebird were the family fords growing up; they were NOT named by dad

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(NT) That pick-up sounds more like a Ford than a Chevy.

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F O R D =

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'F'ix 'O'r 'R'epair 'D'aily

before text messaging

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Also F O R D =

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"Found On Road Dead".......

And my hat says..."I would rather push a Ford than drive a Chevy"..;)

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FORD also stood for

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First On Race Day at one time.

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ford vs chevy- always friendly rivalry

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I learned on a '51 and licensed on a '59, 3 on the tree, fords. the first domestic car I owned '65 again 3speed manual galaxie500, stick was getting rare in family cars by then.

I went GM in '67 gto, then '70 350 chevelle, 4-speeds.

one of the main reasons I switched to GM was the handling of my '70. the intro of variable speed power steering I thought was one the best innovations. they started having brakes that could stop these street rigs also, but that was more industry wide.

the 'goat' was quick but you felt it just might not stop on time. but they were selling 'go not slow' and we were young and immortal.

and to be fair, anytime you want to push my chevy, give a shout, with gas prices as they are, anything to increase my mileage is appreciated

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I have a number of names for my car,...

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...but the TOS prohibits my sharing them with you. Devil

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Same name

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for all of my vehicles Devil POS!

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That depends.

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When it starts up fine on a cold day, it draws terms of endearment.

When it doesn't, <expletives deleted>.

Most of the time I call it "my old car".

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