I have always named my cars over the years. They generally just come to me after being with the vehicle and knowing their ways.
Feel free to add a pic and a story, if there is one.
86 Merucry Cougar - "The Big Cat" Obvious. This car was hella long, and growled when I hit the gas!
97 Accord Coupe SE - It was red, so I called it "Cherry". My buddies teased me and called it "Lipstick"
2001 CRV - "Silver Surfer" - Because it handled so well...particularly in the snow (and it was silver )
95 Acura Legend "Lady Legend"
2009 Tiguan - still working on a name but I have been playing with "The Town Jeweler".
The name comes from a line from one of my favorite rappers who says "Reckless naked girls get necklaces of pearls...compliments of the town jeweler" The Tig is White Gold, but looks like pearl to me at times.
The name still doesn't quite fit yet though.
Trans Am is called The Bird
Maxima was called Maxipad. When I got rear ended by a dually my friends commented on how absorbent it was.
Jetta never really had a nickname, friends called it the unreliable POS
Current: Saturn SL2- exhaust leak|saggy headliner|autotragic
Old: 2005 VW Jetta GLI|2003 Nissan Maxima|2000 Pontiac Trans Am
My Rabbit is called Magnus Von Furrybottom, III, though sometimes in dark places I refer to it as a Golf...
(Truth be told, my mom used to refer to the family Type 1 Bug as Brunhilda Von Volksvagen, or Brunhilda for short. Seriously.)
There are no old Porsches - just new owners.
The 88 Integra was the "blue car". The 91 Integra was at first, the "white car", but quickly became the White Shadow, mostly because of the crappy single-stage Honda white which was usually grey. The old MkIII was der Golf, the MkIV was die Neue. The B5 still is FAC63 (temptation). Rabbit is Jinjur, because Jinjur was a bitch. New MkIII is decogirl. The not a big Ford truck has a nick, but it's not polite, so I won't air it here.
The Renault was "that (insert string of expletives here) French car"
A(u). Klasse A, unbeschrankt, ungedrosselt
Compared to a British roadster, all Volkswagens are reliable!
nevAr Lose - DE Minister of Foreign Affairs - IPROfftopikstan
Mr. Thirsty (From Seinfeld when Kramer goes to the dentist) Fuel consumption is atrocious around town.
Lil Rüdiger (a name Bart Simpson gave to a self-help dude)
Last edited by mikegilbert; 08-02-2012 at 09:34 AM.
Clever. I like that.My buddy had a sweet old Maxima that he called Maxine...
the "robin's egg"
'86 Jaguar xj-s 5.3HE coupe, cobalt blue metallic/blue
'08 Hyundai Accent SE hatch, ice blue/gray
Bisixually disposed, lucas charged and coventry clothed
Mrs. Reliable...She's reliable but not really fun:
Mrs. Fun...She's fun but not really reliable
Mrs. Perfect...Reliable* and fun
*actually just broke down a few days ago with electrical problems...which I guess makes me: Mr. Unlucky.
98 jetta (blackout) first car stupid name.
95 golf (denty) great car but was dented on every panal.
89 volvo240 (denty II) also very denty, it was just a get me thu car after my rollover in denty I .
82 rabbit (oscar the grouch) its a silver rabbit, I'm painting it green, its a piece of trash, and it makes me grouchy that its taking years to complete.
80 rabbit (the cheese) it was bright yellow, and I bought it from a guy named cheeseman,
02 beetle (stink bug) TDI beetle, with mods that make it stink.
29 pontiac (old car) its old. some times called the hot rod. tho its not one yet.
92 miata (the rx7) I sold a rx7 to get it, and it severs the same purpus in the line up, I end up calling it the rx7 all the time.
the latest has no name yet, but it will have to be something good.... been calling it stupid jetta, its not finished yet but its a epic bad idea. I am makeing a dedicated winter car, its a mk4 jetta, I lifted it 3.5 inchs, put 215 70 r15 tires on it, painting it Harlequin and building a brush guard and tube side and rear guards. I will post pics when done. thinking (stupid clown car) will do.
Last edited by elmer fud; 08-02-2012 at 10:45 PM.
I'm a certified vw/mazda dealer tech and I run a modification shop on the side.
02 beetle tdi,00 jetta 2x4, 92 miata,,30 pontiac.