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t was tough to say good bye to the ox—she was a good ol car.  In this case ox stands for Chevy Equinox.   Of course we love her replacement, the T-Rex! (that’s Chevy Traverse to those outside the family circle of trust)

How about you--have you given your car a nickname? If so, you're in good company. Fully 25 percent of us have given our vehicles a special name, according to an online survey by Nationwide Insurance of 1,082 car owners.

To Americans our cars are more than cars--we have an emotional connection to our cars. The memories car owners experience with their automobiles are very special and the nicknaming of their cars is a true demonstration of this connection."

  • 36 percent of young adults, ages 18 to 34, have a nickname for their car, far more than any other age group.
  • 31 percent were inspired to give their car a nickname based on its color and appearance.
  • 27 percent of women and 17 percent of men have a nickname for their vehicle.
  • 26 percent think of their car as a female.
  • Men are more likely than women to name their car after a famous/historical person (9 percent men vs. 4 percent women) or character in a movie (10 percent men vs. 4 percent women).