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1 in 5 motorists name their car, do you?
Posted Jan 15th 2014
We all know someone who’s named their car. And chances are – let’s face it – that person is probably a girl. We’re not being sexist here: we’re just looking at the numbers presented by a new study from DMEautomotive.
The industry research group conducted a study that indicates that one in five American car owners have named their vehicles. But that one in five is likely to be female and between the ages of 18 and 24. The study upsets certain notions of men being more attached to their cars than women, and millennials not caring about cars: at 23 percent, women proved more likely to personify their vehicle than men (at 18 percent), and car owners in their late teens or early twenties are the four times more likely to name their cars than someone over 55.
Because most women (by far) view their car as female and men are pretty evenly split, there’s about twice as many “female” cars on the road as “male” ones (those identities having been ascribed by the vehicles’ owners). But this part had us scratching our heads the most: apparently one in four cars that have names, have names that begin with the letter B: as the tidy infographic above shows, Baby, Betsy, Bessie and Betty (along with Black Beauty) rank among the most popular names for cars in America.
Of course some cars may be more susceptible to being named than others, though the study (whose findings you can read below) doesn’t get into that. As our friends at Road & Track discovered, Mini dealers have devised a simple way of figuring out whether an owner may be interested in trading in: if they’ve named their Mini, chances are slim that they’ll be willing to part with it.