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More than half of Latvia drivers give nicknames to their cars

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBee, Darkie, Bunny, Cuddly Bear, Gazelle – Latvian drivers like calling their vehicles different names. More often than not, these nicknames are animal-related.

In total, more than 53% of Latvian drivers have given some nickname to their favourite vehicle, according to results of If Insurance internet survey.

38% of drivers have given their vehicle a nickname in diminutive form: baby, oldie, grumpy, etc. Residents also often come up with nicknames using the first two letters on the registration plate: Henry Monster (HM), Fuchs Frost (FF), Jolly Cow (JC), etc.

Residents also sometimes give nicknames based on the vehicle’s behaviour or character (16%): Cool John, Grandma, Courier, Second Girl, Can, Bastard, Hobo or Borat. Results of the internet survey also show that residents sometimes call their vehicles GaGa, Jerry, Naura, Melvin, Keeth or use some other name (10%).

The survey also reveals that 59% of respondents feel an unbreakable bond with their car. Drivers who consider their vehicle their friend admit only giving their vehicle to service centres they can trust. They also admit that driving their cars gives them a feeling of freedom, and that they would never give it for a ride to anyone.

27% of respondents admit feeling like family with their car – washing and maintenance is carried out personally. They also use their car on a daily basis and take care not to damage it or break any rules.

14% of respondents believe their car is the mirror of their personality. These drivers believe the process of driving their car bring them a sense of aesthetic pleasure. Their driving style is often dynamic and they may break the rules from time to time. They often allow others to borrow their car. However, if it gets damaged, these people fall into panic and start considering purchase of a new car.

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