The 5 Most Popular Car Nicknames

carsPeople love their cars. So much so that a surprising number bestow car nicknames on their vehicles.

A 2013 survey of about 2,000 car owners by DMEautomotive finds that about 50 million — roughly 20% of all car owners — use car nicknames. Women are somewhat more likely to use a car nickname compared to men. Just under half of car owners view their car as having a gender. Cars are more likely to be seen as female by both men and women.

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DMEautomotive also noted that automobile owners under 35 were twice as likely as those above that age to use a car nickname.

Here are the five most popular car nicknames, according to DMEautomotive:

  1. Baby
  2. Betsy
  3. Bessie
  4. Black Beauty
  5. Betty

General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) each put five models in the top 21 best-selling vehicles in the U.S. last year, followed by Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Fiat‘s (FIATY) Chrysler.

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