Topic: Anyone name their vehicles?
Member # 21886
| Posted: 8:15 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday), 2013|
We've only named one of our cars. It was a green 1975 Plymouth Fury station wagon. We called it the Big Green Battle Wagon or just the Battle Wagon. It was big, it 3as loud and people got out of its way. H and I still chuckle about the time we were driving through one of the historical districts behind someone who was just lollygagging along, rubbernecking, taking their time. Now the Battle Wagon didn't have much of a horn - what it did have would have embarrassed a bicycle - so H put the Wagon into neutral and gunned the engine. The lollygagger slams on his brakes, looks behind him (at us), gets a horrified look on his face then tears off down the street. Another time I saw someone stopped at a stop sign - a good 5 or 6 feet from the actual corner - they see us coming in this tank of a car and *back up*.
It was a good car, ran like a scalded dog but lots of maintenance issues being so old. We ended up giving it to a friend of ours who entered it in a demolition derby. It came in fourth despite the transmission getting ready to blow.
Oh and jrc... they've reintroduced the Dodge Dart...
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Posts: 5827 | Registered: Dec 2008 | From: A better place
Member # 23138
| Posted: 8:48 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday), 2013|
Not for my cars but my mowers. I have a push mower (for my landscaping business) that I call "The punter", because it's always acting up and I'd love to just get rid of it. No one likes to use the punter. We all dread when it has to come "out onto the field". But you haveto have a punter on your team so that's why we keep him around.
The rest of my mowers are my kids or my employees. I set them on the trailer in a "starting line up" and sometimes I will text SO "the starting lineup for the day or "injury reports" if a machine breaks down.
I have "The Lazer" (my favorite). "The Toro". And my employee just nicknamed the other machine I have "Reliable Red".
Yes. Working with me is, well, interesting.
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Member # 33338
| Posted: 8:59 PM, July 23rd (Tuesday), 2013|
We don't usually name vehicles, but I had a 98 Pontiac Bonneville that I called the Green Demon because it was possessed. It was the worst car I've ever owned. I was talking about it once, and my DS who was then about 10, said, "You mean the green turd on wheels!"
He had a point. That was a much better name than mine.
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Posts: 2389 | Registered: Sep 2011 | From: South Carolina
Member # 10347
| Posted: 5:28 AM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
I used to have a Chevy Spectrum. I gave it to my daughter when she got her driver's license at age 16.
The S fell off from the model name on it. She and her friends always referred to the car as the "Rectum" after that.
(It was fitting for that car; I did not like it).
Posts: 5531 | Registered: Apr 2006
Member # 27887
| Posted: 6:56 AM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
Omg yes I name mine:
'97 dodge avenger was Emma
'01 Pontiac sunfire was Sunny
'04 hyundai santa fe was fifi(fee fee)
My new '13 hyundai elantra is Ellie and is my first car to have a personalized license plate
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Posts: 1195 | Registered: Mar 2010 | From: OH
Member # 30817
| Posted: 12:14 PM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
They ALL are named or have nicknames.
The white jeep is Lily.
The old red jeep is Rusty.
The Jeepster is Mandy.
My dd's Cherokee is Goldilocks.
The boat is the Tribiani.
Dh's Suburban is the Burb.
My X5 is Bimmie.
We just bought a broken TJ to fix that I'm lobbying to be called Steely Dan or Blueberry, but nobody is on board yet.
The Camaro is The Hooptie.
Yes, I know. We have a vehicle problem.
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Member # 31094
| Posted: 12:23 PM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
I have a white ford escape and I call it "Snowball".
Posts: 2983 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: NWPA
Member # 34086
| Posted: 12:31 PM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
I've got a light blue 2012 Camry Hybrid I'm thinking about calling "the MLC".
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Posts: 3064 | Registered: Dec 2011
Member # 15906
| Posted: 1:27 PM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
Our family car was a 1967 Mercury Cougar. My Dad named her "Gertrude". We were in a jeep club and had 2 jeeps. One my dad mud raced "Sit on it" was the theme with a picture of an old wooden outhouse on it. No clue how that came about. The other jeep was our off road family jeep that we all raced in and her name was "Broken Lady". My Dad had a tendency to break her axle during races. He was good at flipping her too. She was beat up and always the color of primer fixing the dents. My Dad still has her to this day...
My first car was a 1973 Plymouth Fury. That sucker was huge! I called it "the boat". I also had a 1962 Ford Fairlane that my friends called "Fins" because of the taillight area.
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Posts: 1344 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: PNW country
Member # 28555
| Posted: 2:26 PM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
I have referred to all my cars as Bessie. My grandfather had an old car he just loved. He literally had her buried when she just wouldn't go anymore...her name was Bessie and I loved him.
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Posts: 1187 | Registered: May 2010 | From: Texas
Member # 26864
| Posted: 3:16 PM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
When I was growing up, our green station wagon was the Green Bean. We also had a car that had a door that was a different color and a hood that was a third color. Its name wass Joseph (the Car of Many Colors).
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Posts: 1227 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Missouri
Member # 6864
| Posted: 7:32 PM, July 24th (Wednesday), 2013|
I drive a BIG truck
Her name is "big mama"
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Posts: 36162 | Registered: Apr 2005
Member # 18222
| Posted: 6:43 AM, July 25th (Thursday), 2013|
H and I both have Pontiac G6s.
Mine is Piper. (A g6 is also a plane, so, I went through different planes until I found one that made a good name.)
Aussie's is Hathor, for reasons too long to bother to explain.
We've had a wrangler named Anubis
An explorer sport trac named Dora
A rav4 named Akira
Sally, the mustang
And a Monte Carlo named DaVinci
All the names made sense when we went through the explainations, but just listing them out like this, they look odd.
Me-29,Two boys, 10 and 8
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Posts: 4418 | Registered: Feb 2008 | From: Indiana
Member # 26367
| Posted: 8:24 AM, July 25th (Thursday), 2013|
XH used to have a big, blue Dodge SUV that we called The Tick. At the time, my car - a Sidekick - became Arthur (because Arthur was the Tick's sidekick...)
First VW beetle was orange, so that became The Pumpkin.
My current car is a silver Grand Vitara and I just call it "mi carro" because I'm not nearly as clever anymore, apparently...
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Posts: 1712 | Registered: Nov 2009 | From: another world
Member # 11176
| Posted: 9:01 AM, July 25th (Thursday), 2013|
My '84 Mustang GT is just the "Mustang".
My F250 work truck is "Beast II".
My Honda CRV is "No Fun" from the license NFN***.
My Toro Zero Turn 44 inch cut lawn mower is "the Z Monster".
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Posts: 6230 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: Wisconsin
Member # 31094
| Posted: 9:03 AM, July 25th (Thursday), 2013|
I also call Snowball "You Bitch" if she doesn't run right.
as in "Oh come on, You Bitch, just START!"
Posts: 2983 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: NWPA
Member # 30877
| Posted: 7:15 PM, July 26th (Friday), 2013|
The 70 is Lil Bird
The 71 is the Big Blue Bird
The 69 is First Bird or The fun one
The 77 Astre is the Parakeet or the Corgi Carrier
The 76 Astre is the "donor"
The truck is simply the Chevy
Yup, we own a few screeming chickens...
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Posts: 1203 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: arizona
Member # 29306
| Posted: 11:51 PM, July 26th (Friday), 2013|
I have a blue Honda Civic SE.(Has a little spoiler in the back.) It was my husbands car when he was commuting for a couple of years. Then he got a new car when he put too many miles on it and of course I got his hand me down. But he's a good little car and I love how he zips around easily. I call "him" "Blue Boy". (I know not very creative.)
I also have a 65' Mustang that my husband totally refurbished for me. Stripped it down to the bones. It was originally flat white but I wanted a metallic. He painted it a beautiful metallic white. It doesn't have that pearl sheen,(Didn't want that.), but when the sun hits it, it's beautiful. I call him "My Little Pony".
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Posts: 190 | Registered: Aug 2010
Member # 15300
| Posted: 8:00 AM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
A friend calls her red Jeep "Ruby".
Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!
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Posts: 6858 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
Member # 3903
| Posted: 1:30 PM, July 27th (Saturday), 2013|
We had a VW Bug named "Mrs. Mooley" No reason, the name fit.
After all this time I finally know that none of this was about me or some deficiency I brought to the marriage. He was the one with the problem.
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