As is often said, cars are an expense that is arguably second only to buying a house. We like our cars and they can become as much a part of the family as pets or children. Sometimes owners also give them names or refer to their vehicle by a specific gender. This is perhaps more worrying. Should we assign gender to cars, let alone name christen them like newborns?
The Name Game
Sometimes cars are named because they have a number plate that suggests something or there is something in the brand or model name which encourages the idea. There’s nothing new about this. Back in the Golden Age Of Motoring, men (it is always men, sadly, usually wearing caps and cravats) would refer to their long, sleek, sporting motors as ‘her’ or possibly, ‘the old girl’. We should perhaps be thankful that this is a practice that has been driven out of use by the complex assignment of gender these days.
Yet giving cars names still persists except that now this practice seems to be found out there in the virtual world. These days many people use the internet as an alternative universe. We can do and say things that would make us look silly out in the ‘real’ world where we actually reside. Folk who use their real name will tell you all about their life with the car.
There is one lady – and this is perfectly true – who calls her Porsche 911 ‘The Boy’. I believe she remains single at this time. It’s strange how we exist in this parallel way, revealing things we would never do when down the pub. Fortunately the internet also has practical value when it comes to finding the car of our dreams, or if not that, then one that suits our budget.
A Car Of Our Own
The process of buying a car
can be an overwhelming and daunting one, even with the help of internet technology. There may be a ton of questions that a prospective buyer may have during the entire process which is why here at eCars247 we make sure that all the relevant information, the facts and figures, are supplied and that all our one-owner cars are thoroughly checked and AA inspected
before being offered for sale. You can’t put a value on peace of mind.
Once our customers are completely satisfied
then our work is done. What they choose to do with their cars after that is entirely their own business. And why not? There are few experiences in life that are better than being the proud owner of a good looking vehicle parked in pride of place out on the drive. The question remains though whether or not owners will become over-familiar with their possessions. If they’ve purchased a French brand for example, how long will it be before they call it ‘Maxine’ or ‘Claudette’? Is it wise to tell the neighbours or worse still the entire internet this? If owners do have a pet name for their car it is probably best to keep it in the family.