Does your car have a nickname?

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My nickname is …

Does your beloved car have a suitable nickname?

Many people decide to give their cars nicknames, maybe because they grow so attached to them. Strangely enough, more older cars have nicknames than new cars. This may be because older cars have more character. Well, if you talk about dents, scratches, stains and patch marks … yes, they definitely have character.

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Hi! I’m Herbie.

The most popular car nickname in history may be Herbie. Herbie was a VW Beetle and played a starring role in movies during the late 60’s and 70’s. He got into loads of trouble, but usually ended up saving the day. Needless to say, Herbie was a hero in his own right!

How do you decide on a nickname for your car?
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This is Frida. She loves sunshine, long drives and loud music.

First of all, you have to know whether it’s a girl or a boy.

Uhm … ?

Yes. You have to drive your car around for quite a bit and find out how it handles. If it tends to speed, cut corners and growl, more often than not it’s a boy. Girl cars tend to be a little moody and do whatever they want. They decide when they want to go somewhere or rather stay put. The usual excuse is that their batteries are flat. Or they need new tyres (shoes).

Needless to say, you’ll find out what the gender of your car is soon enough!

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My name is Zippy and I’m a boy.

Car nickname according to colour

Next, you may want to consider the colour of your car when giving it a nickname.

Red cars: Red Rover, Berry, Betsy, Reds

Blue Cars: Blue Bullet, Bertha, Baby Blue, Little Blue, Big Blue

White cars: Snowflake, Snowball, Lily

Green Cars: Pickle, Cucumber, Parsley Patch

Yellow Cars: Sunflower, Sunshine, Corn on the cob

Black Cars: Black Night, Nitemobile, Black Magic, Black Beauty

Silver Cars: Silver Bullet, Flash, Lightning

So, now that you know the basics about giving your car a nickname, what is it going to be?