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Survey: 1 in 4 people name their car

November 8, 2013
According to a Nationwide Insurance survey, plenty of drivers name their cars. The insurance agency polled 1,082 U.S. car owners and found:
• Nearly 25 percent of car owners have a special name for their car.
• More than 31 percent were inspired by the vehicle’s color and appearance.
• At 36 percent, car owners between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely to nickname their cars.
• Women are more likely to have a nickname for their cars than men: 27 percent versus 17 percent.
• 26 percent of those surveyed think of their car as a girl, with women more likely to have a “baby” girl. Witness Eleanor from the 2000 film “Gone in 60 Seconds” or the homicidal Chevrolet named Christine from “Christine.”
• Men are more likely than women to name their car after a famous or historical person or a character in a movie.