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Ok, so I was talking about this to my niece and she thought it was weird that I name my cars. I told her I've always done it, as have my friends for as long as I can remember.

So I'll pose the question to you all. Do you name your cars? if so what names have you used?
 

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'59 Chevy "The Gray Ghost" My Dad's car that I grew up with (I was too young to drive)
'60 Falcon "The Coon" as in Falcoon
'68 Chevy "Tomcat" since it was gray and black
'69 Camaro "Spot" had a lot of rust spots
'74 Cherokee "Snowball" was all white and went good in the snow
'77 Volare "Purple People Eater" (actually it was dark blue)
'84 Pontiac "Zippy" had a turbo
'86 Electra "The Boat" because it was a land yacht
'93 Olds "Daisy" looked like a flower car
'96 Bravada "Sparky" was red with gold trim and looked like a fire chief's car
'97 Bravada "Kermit" Its not easy being green
'01 Pontiac "The Batmobile" was black with a rear spoiler and I had a stuffed bat for a mascot
'08 Patriot "Ignatz" the cartoon mouse with the attitude. A FWD Jeep that could go anywhere
'11 Wrangler "Rocky" can climb rocks
'14 Patriot "Bullwinkle" sits in the driveway beside Rocky
'18 Compass "Jasmine" is Jazz blue

I've had a bunch more vehicles, mostly company cars that didn't have enough personality for a name.
 

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Ok, so I was talking about this to my niece and she thought it was weird that I name my cars. I told her I've always done it, as have my friends for as long as I can remember.

So I'll pose the question to you all. Do you name your cars? if so what names have you used?
Its your turn. What did you name yours? Or are you fishing for names?
 

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In order of pictures...

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Its your turn. What did you name yours? Or are you fishing for names?
My cars:

'89 Dodge Shadow - Blu
'92 Dodge Shadow Turbo - The White Shadow
'98 Dodge Stratus - Jade the Green Eyed Bandit
'08 Dodge Avenger - The Ninja Avenga
'18 Jeep Compass - To Be Determined...
 

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I was never in the habit of naming my cars.
It's usually "THE" + brand name or model.
I'm getting older. Here are the cars I remember through the years ever since I can drive.


The Midget -- '70 MG
The Samurai -- '89 Suzuki
The Civic -- '92 , '96 Honda
The Benz -- '91 500SL, '00 430CLK, '03 E320, '15 CLA250
The Bimmer -- '89 318i
The Blazer -- '00 Chevy
The Envoy -- '00 , '03 GMC
The Saab -- '99 9-3, '03 9-3
The Saturn '06 Vue , 09' Astra
The Audi -- '06 A4, '15 A3
The Cobalt -- '09 Chevy
The Miata -- '12 Miata
The Jetta -- '12 VW
The Beatle -- '72 , '12
The Eos -- '12 VW
The Truck -- '15 Silverado
The Camaro - '14 Chevy
The Vette -- '16 Stingray
The Fiat -- '12 500, '16 500X
The Alfa -- '17 Guilia
The Tahoe -- '18 Tahoe
The Jeep -- '04 Grand Cherokee
The %&*$! Jeep -- '18 Compass
 

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My mechanisms of conveyance -

79 VW Rabbit = Dora
92 Dodge Colt = Donna
96 Dodge Avenger = Dianna
98 Dodge Neon = Debbie
07 Pontiac G5 = Damita Jo
18 Jeep Compass = D’Raya (Drea)
You really gotta thing for "D" names! I like it, especially Damita Jo! Hope D'Raya will serve you well.
 

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Ok, so I was talking about this to my niece and she thought it was weird that I name my cars. I told her I've always done it, as have my friends for as long as I can remember.

So I'll pose the question to you all. Do you name your cars? if so what names have you used?
yah that's weird you name your jeep.
I call it "the jeep" since I've only ever had cars before it's hard to not call it "My car" etc. I wouldn't give it a name.
 

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My Compass was named "Sweet Lemonade" named after it's 30 page service history
I had a friend who called his '62 Rambler "the Heap" because it was old and the ragtop was tattered. I don't recall it ever breaking down and it lasted well past 100,000 miles. Not a bad record for a '60s car. Fun car, too. I bet he wishes he still had it.
 

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I was never in the habit of naming my cars.
It's usually "THE" + brand name or model.
This works, except at one point we had three red Jeeps in the stable and two were the same model. Either names or numbers were necessary. To say, "I'll take the red Jeep" was meaningless.
 

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I think sometimes the model stands out more than the name of the car and vice versa.
I haven't heard anyone call their Mustang "the Ford" nor have I ever heard a Ferrari owner called their car "the Modena"
 

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A co worker used to refer to the Compass as "The Hawk" after the Trailhawk badge. It kinda stuck and gets referred to as that occasionally. The Colorado is called Colly, and the ION Redline is called Blue. My Partner's Subaru Crosstrek is called Scooby. The Buick Roadmaster is called the Barge.
 

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I have been taking some heat from the guys at the office for my Compass.... I went from a F250 King ranch 4x4 Diesel long wheel base to my 19 Compass TH and I think the drastic change was a little much for them! So "they" have given it, and guilty by proxy me, many names, most of which are inappropriate for the forum... being as its the orange/ black color scheme I have heard "pumpkin spice" and "Barbie Jeep" thrown around. The one that is sticking the most at the moment is "Baby-Jeep."
 

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I have been taking some heat from the guys at the office for my Compass.... I went from a F250 King ranch 4x4 Diesel long wheel base to my 19 Compass TH and I think the drastic change was a little much for them! So "they" have given it, and guilty by proxy me, many names, most of which are inappropriate for the forum... being as its the orange/ black color scheme I have heard "pumpkin spice" and "Barbie Jeep" thrown around. The one that is sticking the most at the moment is "Baby-Jeep."
They're just mad they don't have a "HallowHawk" of their own. wink:
 
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