Mar 8, 2012 (Laura Walubengo) Apart from people who sell cars and men/women who just need a vessel to get from point A to B, a car is one asset that owners have to personalize, like a faithful dog. It is almost a proven fact that cars respond better when you call them by their names. It’s as if they can hear you.
If you talk nicely to them, they will go the extra mile just to get you to the fuel station with the last drop of fuel in them. They will also give you more value for money, service wise, when you coax them and treat them right. This connection is so much so that you can actually get upset with your car for getting a puncture just before you leave the house for the rumba. Or when you turn the key but the car won’t start because – yenyewe – that battery was kaput!
Naming a car is like almost telling someone a secret. By bolding sharing the name of your car, you are telling the world something you would love to say but are forbidden from doing so.
So what do you call your car? Capital Motors went round talking to a number of celebrities to get the names of their cars: take a look…
Maqbul Mohammed (Jam presenter at 98.4 Capital FM) has a VW Passat that he calls Lisa. WDJ’s Mercedes Benz is also called Lisa, and Maqbul swears that W copied him.
Somoina Kimojino-Kwikiriza, the Programmes Controller at Capital FM calls her BMW Foxy, and DJ Andre’s G-Touring also goes by the name Courage.
Capital in the Morning presenter Rae calls her Subaru Daisy, and DJ Protégé’s vehicle also responds to the name Mary.
Musician Nameless jokingly says that his BMW is called ‘Gari Yangu’ while his lovely wife Wahu says she does not belong to that club and so you can call her car, ‘it’.
Cess Mutungi is to Jalopy as MacDonald Mariga is to Mariga 17, and the list goes on…
What do you call your car and why? 20 marks.