Because cars often seem to have a personality of their own, it’s not uncommon for owners to give their vehicle a name. Are you one of the many drivers who have named their vehicle? If so, what name did you give it?
Having a functional radio can truly make or break a carThey both got to be named POS, until I realized the phone charger I just got was blowing the 15 amp accessory fuse after I replaced the stereo. Fortunately I figured it out soon enough to only replace the bad stereo that was put in the blue car 12 years ago. It wasn't working for crap before. Now it works great and picks up channels a lot better, even with the original speakers, now 22 years old. Probably the first blown fuse in either car.
JMJ!!!Every car we've owned has had a name, even the parts car.
KE55 Corolla #1 - Billie
KE55 Corolla #2 - Pineapple (parts car)
AE82 Corolla - Rosie
ST162 Celica - Charlie
JZZ30 Soarer - Lexi
SXV20 Camry - Kevin (named after Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd, as the previous owner had called it Camry Rudd)
AE102 Corolla #1 - Charlene (retroactively named Mk1 after she was re-shelled in to Mk2)
AE102 Corolla #2 - Charlene Mk2
ZRE182 Corolla - Daphne
ZZE122 Corolla - Marvin
And for some temporarily borrowed ones (from my parents, the Camry was the only one named by us and the other two were just nicknames)
SXV10 Camry - Howard (named after the Australian prime minister before Kevin Rudd, John Howard)
DY Mazda2 - Maz
CG Captiva - Cap
Defeats the purpose of the code-name if its literally the brand/model-name of the car...That GT500 is sexy, and the name Eleanor is, well ...
My wife's uncle Bernard might beg to differ ... although I never found him to be easy on the eyes.Defeats the purpose of the code-name if its literally the brand/model-name of the car...
The name wasn't chosen to reflect anything about the car itself, it has simply grown to mythical levels in pop-culture. I feel for the Jag XJ220 in the 2000 remake being called "Bernadine", about as un-sexy as you can get.