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MULLEY
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:10 pm

My old Gti was called Haggerty due to the HAG number plate. My TXD i haven't really named, a mate callers her Moby, after the white whale & my TZD Turbo was called TizzyDee, but i was alway's a bit unsure about that name & never really mentioned it. Most normally just get called "You heap of Sxxte" :oops:
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2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
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1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
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Post by KevR » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:51 pm

The H van's called Hector
The Dolly's called Huxley
The Charleston's called Hobbes
The BMW bike's called Flossie
The Beetle's called Victoria
Grey BX is called... the BX
The white BX is called the White BX.
The Mobylette is called The Bunne Shoppe Flyer

Apart from that, no, we don't have names for our vehicles... :oops:
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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Post by Des Smith » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:48 am

I don't do names for cars - it seems a bit twee. The closest I get is using colours to differentiate. Women are more comfortable with colours, so "Today we'll use the red one, but tomorrow it'll be the white one." I have occasionally called the BX a wine carrier, but this is a generic term I have used for all the green-blooded cars in my life and is more related to origin, functionality and purpose than any supposed personality.

That's not to say I despise the naming of cars. Some names are quite amusing and apposite. I recall a rather tired Austin 1800 with many miles on the clock which carried the moniker 'Bessie Trundles', which was entirely appropriate and raised a smile.

My partner calls my MX3 'Christine' because it is red and does things without apparent human intervention. It has an aftermarket alarm system that locks the doors and sets the alarm 30 seconds after the ignition key is removed. This so-called safety feature caused her some consternation early on when I left her in the car while I popped into the newsagents and took the keys with me. The doors locked and as soon as she moved to unlock it, the alarm went off. :shock: :lol: Unfortunately, the capacity to self-mend damaged body parts and rewind the mileometer is not shared with Stephen King's Plymouth and I have yet to be tempted to run people over, although a cyclist did try to commit suicide in front of the red one a couple of weeks ago. :roll: He survived, shocked but unscathed and was most apologetic for trying to ruin my day, which I found slightly charming under the circumstances and most unusual for the lycra brigade.
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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:28 pm

Des Smith wrote:My partner calls my MX3 'Christine' because it is red and does things without apparent human intervention. It has an aftermarket alarm system that locks the doors and sets the alarm 30 seconds after the ignition key is removed. This so-called safety feature caused her some consternation early on when I left her in the car while I popped into the newsagents and took the keys with me. The doors locked and as soon as she moved to unlock it, the alarm went off. :shock: :lol:
The Xsara used to do that. It's supposed to lock itself after 30 seconds, but I found that it only worked if there was someone sitting in it (generally at the petrol station). On the rare occasions I relied on it because I had my hands full, I returned in the morning to find it still unlocked.

Unfortunately no-one had stolen it.