According to a Ford media newsletter I received today, the International Carwash Association ran a survey that determined the following:
“87 percent of Americans admit to having an emotional bond with their cars, and 62 percent believe car appearance is essential. Whatâ€™s more, 60 percent bare their souls to their cars behind the wheel, and 27 percent give them pet names.”
That’s pretty amusing, so let’s have our own survey. I’ll start the ball rolling.
1. Yes, I have an emotional bond with my car. I fully believe that the more love you show to your car, the better it treats you.
2. Yes, car appearance is essential…if you mean essential for your car. But not essential in the grand scheme of things. I think the cleaner you keep it, the better it drives.
3. No, I don’t bare my soul to my car. That’s what I have this Web site for.
4. My car does not have a name, but I know some that do. As a joke, I sometimes called my old Honda Civic the General Wong, cuz I was hopping in and out of it through the window instead of using the door (like the Dukes of Hazzard). About the same time, we named my friend’s car the Greased Weasel. But he sold it.
There you have it. What’s your story?