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I'm sure we're not the only ones.

My Honda Transalp was called: Hermes (I was doing deliveries with it)
My Honda Deauville was: Odysseus (I travelled 80.000 miles with it)
My first car was a Fiat Punto and I named it "Nato" (Punto in greek means "where is it?" and Nato means "Here it is")
I had a BMW for a few weeks then but I sold it to go the Netherlands so I didn't have time to name it.
My first Golf was called: Marbles (from Marmaro - it's a Greek thing)
My second Golf was called: Jean (named after the GPS voice)
I leased an Octavia after that which I really hated and didn't name.
My Saab (current) is called: Snowball (mostly because she's white)
 

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89 SPG is named Lucy, like from charlie brown.
 

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I've never named a car but a coworker of mine has started calling my white '72 96 Snoopy. I think it just may stick.

 

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I name all the cars though two remain unnamed.

The Saab is Alfred

The Suburban is Edgar

The Mazda is The Bat Mobile

The Mustang is unnamed just because I can't think of something awesome/suiting enough for it's awesomeness. Plus being under construction for the past three years I don't know it's driving characteristics yet.

The S10 is unnamed because we just bought it.

Naming cars just seems "right" to me.
 

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I call my 82 diesel chevette Madness. Thats the only one I have really officially named, aside from my first car; 87 chevy caprice wagon. It was the tank.
 

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I name all my cars because I think of them as the modern replacement to horses. Now, some people probably didn't name their horses 150 years ago, but whatever.


Here goes:

1996 Dodge Stratus=Spartacus or the Strat-ass
2000 New Beetle Turbo=Hannah and, when she was very fast, Hannarchy.
1985 VW Cabriolet=Gidget or "stupid car" when it was breaking down
1984 VW Rabbit Convertible=Natascha
1991 VW Passat Wagon=Moby (he was big and white, shoulda gotten the plate Ahab)
2003 VW New Beetle TDi=Charlotte (she just seemed like a Charlotte, dunno)
1991 VW Cabriolet=Beatrice aka "Bubbles," nothing like rolling around Vermont with the top down singing along to Ben Folds' version of "Bitches Ain't Shit"
2001 Saab 9-3 SE HOT five door=Harald, in honor of two inscrutable men I never met
1994 Saab c900 ComEd=Ella in honor of another Swedish ancestor
1992 Saab c900 Base=Known as Little Red but really named Pandora. A whole bunch of stuff came flying out of the purchase of that car. And, while for a time it seemed like it was the end of the world, the sages were right. All that was left was hope.

I've also named other people's cars Boris, Stinky and Cinquo de Muerto.
 

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I normally wouldn't name my vehicles, especially using proper nouns. But I did refer to the 85 900 I drove for a couple years as 'the deathtrap' (it had seen better days).

I have, however, often adapted my vehicle model names into character names for games.
 

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Hmm...


First 9-3 was Stanley. My wife picked that. I hated it.

The 86 is "the blue one" Yes, creative.

My wiener is named "thunderchief"

The GT30'd 9-3 was either "asshole" or "you stupid fucker" depending on what I was repairing.

The miata is named "bruce" chosen by my big gay neighbor

The BMW is Bart. I don't know why. It may be changed to "eddie" based on the fact it has the same color scheme as the Eddie Bauer ford explorers.

The Subaru does not have a name. I may name it "pat" cause it's funny.

We never named the Acura, as it lacked any characteristics that would let itself earn one.
 

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My 92 9000 is called Mr. Potato Car, so named by my dad because I'm perpetually putting bits of other cars on it, like the Aero wheels, skirts, and stereo, which all came from different cars
 

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My 92 9000 is called Mr. Potato Car, so named by my dad because I'm perpetually putting bits of other cars on it, like the Aero wheels, skirts, and stereo, which all came from different cars
:lol: awesome.
 

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I'm sure we're not the only ones.

My Honda Transalp was called: Hermes (I was doing deliveries with it)
My Honda Deauville was: Odysseus (I travelled 80.000 miles with it)
My first car was a Fiat Punto and I named it "Nato" (Punto in greek means "where is it?" and Nato means "Here it is")
I had a BMW for a few weeks then but I sold it to go the Netherlands so I didn't have time to name it.
My first Golf was called: Marbles (from Marmaro - it's a Greek thing)
My second Golf was called: Jean (named after the GPS voice)
I leased an Octavia after that which I really hated and didn't name.
My Saab (current) is called: Snowball (mostly because she's white)
a lot of greek there...
im greek but haven't named my car yet (and owned it for +5years)
i do call it a "Malakia"
the literal translation makes no sense (masturbation)
but in the way i use the word, the best way to translate its use is with "piece of shit" (for how often i have to fix something on it)
dont ask... meaning is always lost through translation
 

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a lot of greek there...
im greek but haven't named my car yet (and owned it for +5years)
i do call it a "Malakia"
the literal translation makes no sense (masturbation)
but in the way i use the word, the best way to translate its use is with "piece of shit" (for how often i have to fix something on it)
dont ask... meaning is always lost through translation
Did you get my pm? just making sure it sent.
 
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