View Full Version : We've all done it.....

10-19-2008, 01:10 AM
.....given our cars (or other modes of transportation) names or nicknames.

So fess up! What make and models do you have, and what illustrious name have you bestowed upon it?

Growing up, one of our family cars was a Dodge 330. I don't know who was responsible for the name but it was: The Flying Goose. (My dad's company car, a Chevy Biscayne at the time, was dubbed The Blue Goose).

My older brothers shared a 1964 Chevy Nova II (it had "three on the tree" and was the car I learned to drive a manual on). Its name: The Green Weenie (because it was underpowered and green).

The first new car I ever bought was a Toyota Corolla Liftback. Its name: Little Blue (because it was little and blue...*duh*).

My wife and I bought my folk's 1980 Chevy Caprice Classic from them and it had power everything and a plush interior. We'd never had anything like it before. Its name: The Limo.

Our current vehicles are nameless. There's not particularly and character to them (Toyota Sienna van and Highlander), so we've not been inspired to christen them with names.

Your turn.............

10-19-2008, 07:00 AM
Hoo boy, I only have one borderline one to share. My last car was a Ford Taurus, and one of my hethen friends bestowed upon it's lawful name a "Cli" prefix.

What? I said it was borderline.... :nerv:

10-19-2008, 07:22 AM
We Have a Nissan Extera (not sure if thats spelt correct) we call it Hashimoto.

10-19-2008, 08:20 AM
I used to have a 69 Datsun 510, I called "Chili-Willy".

Now I have this strange little car, it's an 86 Toyota Tercel 4X4 wagon.
A friend saw me going down the road one day, he said he was reminded of Inspector Gadget, and thought "go Gadget go!" I guess cause it's light yellow and funny looking. So the name stuck, and it's called "Gadget Wagon"

I also have a 93 Toyota 4X4 x-tra cab truck I call "Blackie" cause it's you guessed it, black.

10-19-2008, 09:28 AM
Hoo boy, I only have one borderline one to share. My last car was a Ford Taurus, and one of my hethen friends bestowed upon it's lawful name a "Cli" prefix.

What? I said it was borderline.... :nerv:
My wife and her brothers shared a Taurus and gave it the same nickname! Eventually they took to simply calling it "the bean".lol

10-19-2008, 09:30 AM
I call my truck the ***** magnet.

Darth Jax
10-19-2008, 10:46 AM
We've all done it.....given our cars (or other modes of transportation) names or nicknames.

Your turn.............

I've never done it. I feel less complete now and will live in shame.

10-19-2008, 11:10 AM
last one we had was a renault megane five door hatchback called dave and the current one is the same model but the estate version with the longer trunk and he's calle Dezzy.

we basically use the licence plate letters and just fit a name around it.

our first car was a ford KA but i don't think we had a name for it. or if we did i forgot it out of sheer embarrasment at having a KA in the first place. It was a fun car for two weeks then an absolute shameful thing to be seen in. Like driving around in a ladies purse. made of tin.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-19-2008, 12:28 PM
TI, did a passing comment here by myself (a.k.a. me :p ) inspire you for this thread?

I've owned three cars.

First: 1990 Mazda Protege' (bought it "new-sed" they called it [3 years after, with just over 22K miles on it], traded it in for my second car [with just over 103K miles at the end... got a "quite kind and generous" $400 worth in trade value for it]. Nickname? Bonjo. Why? (I recalled the Bon Jovi song "Wanted Dead or Alive" lyric "on a steel horse I ride." I used to ride my bicycle everywhere before owning a car, and I referred to it as my "trusty metal steed." Once an automobile replaced my bike, I kept the name by merging Bon and Jovi; but people thought I said "Bonzo," like Reagan's monkey co-star).

Second: 2003 Saturn L200 (bought it used [returned after the buyer couldn't keep up with payments, with no more than around 1K miles on it, I think]. Nickname? Nexthis [pronounced like "Nexus"]. Why? People often get confused by my directions, i.e. the upcoming street would be the "next" one, while the one I'd just be about to cross over would be "this" street." I also liked the term nexus as in a coming together. Lost this car when it was totalled in a roll-over freeway accident, just a few months after paying it off and didn't even reach 25K after owning it less than 3 years :( :mad: ).

Third/current: 2005 Saturn ION (since a Saturn protected me in a bad accident, I felt some brand loyalty was worthwhile; bought new with 13 miles on it and I've yet to cross 20K [obviously, I don't drive too far with any of mine]. Nickname? Elizabeth. Why? I like the name, and it sounds like "to live again," which was what happened to me, surving my wreck).

Ta dah!

10-19-2008, 02:15 PM
TI, did a passing comment here by myself (a.k.a. me :p ) inspire you for this thread?

Yes, sir, you were the spark! :D

10-19-2008, 03:36 PM
When I lived in PA I had wanted to get a vanity plate, just never got around to it. When I moved to Delaware and needed to register the time was right. The car is a red '98 Plymouth Neon, so the appropriate tag was Red 5.

10-19-2008, 04:17 PM
My car: '93 Mazda MX-6. Nickname: "car", "mazda"
I haven't felt like it needs a nickname, it's my car, it is what it is. My step-dad, whose car it used to be, nicknamed it Emma Peel while he and my mom were watching a lot of The Avengers. It might have been the Mach 5 since it's white, but then the movie came out and made that name gauche.

My dad's VW Beetle in the early '80s: "Lisa"
I don't know why we named it that, I think it was my choice too.

My dad's early '70s Mercedes 240d: "the hibachi", "rattle-trap"
My mom nicknamed it that as it started rusting to pieces and getting into accidents and looking all beat to hell. Then my pop started using bio-fuels and now it smells like various foods, ironically. The other nickname is the one I bestowed, that car is a mess.

My mom's 1980 Toyota Supra: "the Falcon"
My nickname for it after it took a massive rear-end hit from a rubbernecking driver which sent it sailing into fast-moving traffic yet didn't stall out or show any damage. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts. Well, she did until we tried to give it to a friend who rendered it undriveable in 20 seconds, leaving it abandoned in front of our place.

My mom's 1988 Volvo hatchback: "the piece of sh*t"
This car wasn't all that bad really, but it was always a slight pain in the ***, uncomfortable and annoying.

El Chuxter
10-19-2008, 04:24 PM
I thought this was about arting-fay in the ower-shay.

10-19-2008, 04:30 PM
Current car of choice my 1993 Nissan 240SX nicknames: "my baby" and "The Nissan".:thumbsup:

Previous 1995 Plymouth Voyager nicknames: "The Minivan" "The Grocery Getter" "The Van" and "The Green Beast".:yes:

10-19-2008, 08:02 PM
I've never done it. I feel less complete now and will live in shame.

I've never done it either and I'm ashamed of those of you that do.

I call my car, my car or the red Explorer. Why when I think the first is pretty clear. The second one, because it's a red Ford Explorer. My old car is the blue Explorer. In high school the cars I drove where my mom's Explorer (a gray and red Ford Explorer), the Blazer (my dad's red Chevy Blazer) and the Cutlass (my mom's green '72 Oldsmobile Cutlass). You can see we really like giving ours cars nicknames.

10-19-2008, 10:43 PM
We have two cars: A 2000 Pontiac Sunfire ("my car") and a 2005 Chevy Impala ("your car").

How is it that the wife always ends up with the nicer car?

10-19-2008, 11:18 PM
I've called my cars many things over the years. Nothing I post here though.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-19-2008, 11:32 PM
I thought this was about arting-fay in the ower-shay.Well, since there're already similar threads to that, there'd be no reason to start a duplicate thread. That never happens here, either. :insertsarcasticcommenthere:

Lord Malakite
10-20-2008, 03:22 AM
I call my truck the ***** magnet.
What do you have against poor defenseless cats? :cry:

10-20-2008, 06:03 AM
I've never had a nickname for my cars. Though like Rocketboy, I've used a lot of colorful metaphors to describe them at times.

A guy I knew in high school had a funny looking jeep everyone called the "Thing." I thought it was a nickname until I learned there actually was a Volkswagon model (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_181) called that.

10-20-2008, 10:39 AM
I don't have a name or nickname for my vehicle, but my license plate is YT-1300.

There is actually another guy in the area who has a car with a "Slave I" license plate that I see every once in a while.

10-20-2008, 10:51 AM
I did not name it, my brother did. He named it because it is a White 1996 Dodge Inrepid with over 140k miles on it. Originally it was driven in and around Grand Forks, ND while he was at school. I "bought" it from him after I returned "home" so he could go buy a new truck. The car is named "Spermy" because it looks like the head of sperm in semen (snow) up there.