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From: Longblades
Date: 06-14-2007, 12:54 PM (1 of 18)
This came up briefly in Magot's Poor Car post and I thought it might be interesting. We do, partly so poochie girl will know which one we want her to go to for a drive. Right now we have Jeepers and Thunder; my jeep and the DH's truck with thunder logo. If we ever buy a Toyoto I'm going to call it TEX 'cause Toyoto's logo looks to me like a head with a ten gallon, or texan, hat on.
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From: Pudge99
Date: 06-14-2007, 03:14 PM (2 of 18)
We named the cars when I was a kid. Dad had a rust colored wagon called Rusty, and Mom's wagon was Rosie. I did call one of my Toyota trucks My Toy but that is as close as I have come to naming my adult cars.
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From: Sewhappie
Date: 06-14-2007, 03:47 PM (3 of 18)
My old Plymouth was named "Lizzy Borden". My son named our old MiniVan ( that he got when he learned to drive) Betsy. When she finally gave up his friends from school held a funeral for her at his assigned parking spot , with flowers and a R.I.P. sign hung on the fence in from of the parking space.
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From: plrlegal
Date: 06-14-2007, 05:08 PM (4 of 18)
I always name by cars. I had a yellow Toyota when I was single named Jamie, my expedition was the "Mean Green"; my green Ford Escape was "Herbee" and now my blue Ford Explorer is "Dora the Explora." My cars run better and live longer without problems when I give them a name. Dora is really great and gets good gas mileage as midsize suvs go these days.

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From: dmoses
Date: 06-14-2007, 05:15 PM (5 of 18)
I don't, but I remember a friend in university had a car named 'The Gambler', because it was always a gamble whether it would get him to his destination...
Take care,
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From: Bama
Date: 06-14-2007, 05:24 PM (6 of 18)
Me neither, but my sister had a red Ford Escort that she drove for years that she called Betsy. She would talk sweet to it to get it to crank. She was even sad when Old Betsy finally died. My kids were little then and got the biggest kick out of it. They still mention Betsy sometimes.
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From: material_pakrat
Date: 06-14-2007, 08:41 PM (7 of 18)
I have always named my cars.
Virginia (Ginni) the Volkswagon, Lou Lou the Laser, Ricky the Maverick, Kara the Hyundai, Bob the Landcruiser (everyone wanted Bruiser the Cruiser), Holly the Hyundai (RIP last year). Now I have Sexy Suzy, a Nissan Tiida. Ally named her. She wanted to take her home from the car yard straight away, but she had to have the windows tinted. So the salesman said we couldn't coz she had to go and have her makeup put on. And out pops Sexy Suzy - from the mouth of babes.
She even named hubby's work car "the Rat."
I just find it easier for the kids to know which car to get in when there are 2 possibilities.

But I also named my new sewing machine Bob, because I had to sell my car "Bob" to be able to afford it. :bg:
Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
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From: Bama
Date: 06-14-2007, 10:51 PM (8 of 18)
How do you decide if a vehicle is male or female? :bg:
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From: DorothyL
Date: 06-14-2007, 11:47 PM (9 of 18)
Jeez, Bama, You turn it over and look at it.
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 06-14-2007, 11:48 PM (10 of 18)
I don't name my cars but did name my Harley and it was Nightmoves.

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From: bridesmom
Date: 06-15-2007, 12:32 AM (11 of 18)
I don't name my vehicles, but I sure can sweet talk them sometimes.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: lendube
Date: 06-15-2007, 06:32 PM (12 of 18)
Oh Dorothy, you remined me of a joke I know. :wink:

A gynocologist is looking for a change of career. He's always loved cars so he decides to go to mechanics school. Well, he does great in every aspect.

It came time for the finals. Part 1 dealt with taking the engine apart, 50 pts. Part 2 dealt with putting it back together, 50 pts.

The dr. was thrilled when he finished and ended up with a total of 150 pts. Top in his class! He was also confused and asked the teacher how he managed the extra 50 pts.

Totally deserved, the teacher said, both parts of the exam were perfectly executed through the muffler!!! :bg:
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From: Bama
Date: 06-15-2007, 07:46 PM (13 of 18)
Good one! :bg:
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From: Sewhappie
Date: 06-15-2007, 08:20 PM (14 of 18)
OH MY GOSH DOROTHY!!!! That line is a classic response!!!:up: :up:
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 06-15-2007, 08:46 PM (15 of 18)
I had 1 car/van with a name. It was named "Big Blue". It was an extended cab Dodge Ram with enough seats & belts for 12. I was babysitting my nephew age 2 at the time & he always wanted to ride in the big blue bus. It got shortened to "Big Blue". That was my Mom Taxi for all the teenage trips. It was great I learned some good secrets on those trips to the movies, Mall, or wherever. I was the only parent that could drive the whole group & sometimes 2 groups together.

Now my DD(15) names her bowling balls. I think that is weird.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
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From: Magot
Date: 06-16-2007, 05:51 AM (16 of 18)
Maybe THAT is what they were doing when my car was on it's side! The Corsa was known as the "Car of Lurve".

In the same way that the naming of cats is an Important and Cannot be Rushed Thing - so I think is the naming of Cars.

My C3 ( model Desire - numberplate Y5S) is gradually being known as Bug - it has that strange Citroen Deux Chevaux look in its DNA. Or the Girly Car (being Misty Lilac) or Nippy Noodles.

It will settle on one eventually.
love and kisses, Jan
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DNA to order.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-16-2007, 10:51 PM (17 of 18)
The car I had before this one was Gertrude... When she got creamed, I bought Mom's car... Her name is Susie.. Not my choice, but she was already 6 years old and didn't want a new name.. She only had 24,000 miles at age 6, so she has been a great car.. She is 17 yr old this year.. On the way to becoming a classic.. ! ! ! :bg: :bg:
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From: weezyrider
Date: 06-17-2007, 09:35 AM (18 of 18)
My husband's Infiniti is known as the "ugly Car"
I brought him to the dealer to pick it up - and when I saw it told husband that I hoped it wasn't his car 'cause it was uglier than a mud fence! Dealer almost fainted.
I hadn't seen the car before - husband explained that I had an S10 pickup and simply wasn't interested in anything else. I still don't like that car. It handles really well, gets good mileage, but it has power everything and an alarm system. And is the only Japanese "luxury car" without a Cup holder!
I now have a Toyota Tacoma P/U. I still prefer to crank down my own windows and adjust my own seat.
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