Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by SLinKyjoe, Feb 22, 2006.
Tell us about any of your cars that may have a character, it's name and why?
My first car had 'character' by the spadeful. I ended up calling it Bitch and almost set fire to it on the M69 the last time it blew up, luckily for me the local contsabulary advised waiting until i got home for that!
PS It was a ford
is definitely Leslie Philips.
the C280 is more like Sid James.
Well both BMW's I've made the mistake of buying (1 I'm just getting over) ended up being known as the w*nkmobile
My SL has the name" Batmobile " givern by my friends
Where do you get Sid for the C280
When my 3 kids were small we bought a Citroen Famille for the space (7 seats and a huge boot) they used to call themselves the "Ghost Busters"
LOL Great days but I don’t want to do it again.
They were great cars,had loads of them. When re doing a kitchen I got a 3m length of worktop inside and closed the back, some guys with a transit were choked..
Sid the C280
makes you laugh just as much as Leslie Philips does, but in a different sort of way.Like your favourite uncle cracking a really good joke that you didn't think he had in him, and surprising everyone at the party.
You couldn't have a proper Carry-on film without either of them.
Me to I helped a builder friend move some concrete blocks he put half in his escort van I put the other half in the Citroen! his exhaust was on the floor my car drove and rode as if there was nothing in it.
Great car for load carrying and motorway driving but what a monster around town.
Well if an M3 is Jason Robertson (all fancy footwork and quick sprints down the wing) the C43 is more Jason Leonard - builds a hell of a momentum in a straight line, looks beefy and likes a drink.
Our E280 CDi Estate has become the "staff car" - short for "Nazi Staff Car" thansk to Jeremy Clarkson.
Mine is called Bruno
My little monter is called Bruno cos he is German and his sister before him an E28 BMW was Ingar. He exude power even though he might not be so powerful.
Should he be turbo aspirated? comments please
My merc kinda got nicknamed "rudy" after Rude mercs of London, however, I'm always getting told its a gangsta car (especially looks good in the dark!)
I had a w124 200T that was and still is called "The Red Shed" We bought it to carry our then St Bernard as slime in the 260E was not an option. I still have it, although in bits, as its being broken to support my other cars and projects.
I've started calling our 300 TE
Thunderbird 2, for obvious load-lugging reasons. It's not green though
My car gets called a hearst.
previous 4 cars were all called betsy
present one is called "sex"
Isn't that supposed to be "hearse"?
shortly after I got married and was seriously broke my family bought me a £150 mark 5 cortina which we called "chugga" after "chugga boom" in the whaky races cartoon. Since then they have all been called chugga, although I'm not sure it's fair to compare a C-Class merc with a mark 5 cortina. The Cortina was much more reliable....
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