Brits share most beloved ‘pet names’ for their cars, including Betsy and George

Dolly, Boris and Lucy rounded out the top ten along with Bella and Priscilla.

Another 60 percent felt emotionally attached to the car. 37 percent said they were friends or relatives.

Gen Z adults aged 18-24 claimed to be more attached to their car than their grandparents (35%%) or parents (33%).

These stats were derived from a survey by Your Red Car (an online marketplace for autos powered by Santander).

The Adventures of Pre-Loved Cars is a collection of seven stories that are based on real-life memoirs of pre-loved vehicles.

David Baddiel stated: “Cars don’t just transport, – every vehicle you have can bring back memories of your past life.”

The Adventures of Pre-Loved Cars are charming and touching stories about love, discovery and casual gifts from kings.

Curating them proved to be as evocative about things past cars than it was.

According to the study, 31% of drivers refer their car as “she/her”, and 19% say “he/him”.

Some people express their affection for cars through accessories (36%), and speaking to them (32%).

Some people also show affection by touching the dashboard (22%), parking next to “friendly” cars (21%), and giving them a hug (10%)

OnePoll found that people are reluctant to sell their cars due to the attachment they have to them. This is despite 29 percent of respondents feeling sadness and 30 percent feeling nostalgic.

A staggering 18% of Londoners claimed that they’d rather part ways with their partners than sell their car.

25% of 18- to 24-year-olds find selling their car the most upsetting. This includes being hurt (27%) or cheated upon (24%) and losing a pet (24%).

Denton Brock is the head of Your Red Car. He said, “Every pre-loved vehicle has its own story just as The Adventures of Pre-Loved Cars series.

You can read the Adventures of Pre-Loved Cars series, which David Baddiel created for Your Red Car.


  1. Betsy
  2. George
  3. Beast
  4. Bessie
  5. Betty
  6. Bertha
  7. Bertie
  8. Boris
  9. Lucy
  10. Dolly
  11. Molly
  12. Baby
  13. Bella
  14. Blue
  15. Priscilla
  16. Bluebird
  17. Rusty
  18. Jack
  19. Milly
  20. Roxy
  21. Dave
  22. Suzie
  23. Peggy
  24. Percy
  25. Cherry
  26. Daisy
  27. Phoebe
  28. Bert
  29. Billy
  30. Fiona

Publiated at 06:27.45 +0000, Wed, 01 Sep 2021

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