By Jennifer Geiger on October 22, 2013
My grandma has a new special someone in her life: a 2013 Buick Verano she affectionately calls Veronica. The new sedan replaced Mindy — that is, Mindy Malibu. The fact that Grandma names her cars is cute, but also a bit weird. Turns out, however, she's not alone. According to a Nationwide Insurance survey, plenty of drivers name their cars.
The insurance agency polled 1,082 U.S. car owners and found that:
The insurance company's survey is part of its "Meet My Baby" contest. Vehicle owners can visit http://meetmybaby.nationwide.com to submit their car's name and picture; five winners will get a $2,500 gas card, and the grand prize winner will take home $5,000 for a road trip. The contest runs through Nov. 3.
Now it's your turn to fess up; tell us in the comments section below what you call your "baby."
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer