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View Poll Results: What should I change my Buick Regal's name to?
The Retro 80s Flashback 2 18.18%
Thunder 3 27.27%
The Big, White Hooptie 6 54.55%
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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Well, I thought that calling my Buick "The Buick" was a bit too boring... I then changed it to "The Retro Eighties Flashback". Now I'm thinking like it sounds like a pun on hatchback, of which my Buick is more of an anti-hatchback. I'm open to any & all suggestions. I drive it conservatively, but I have no plans on any serious hypermiling as it is 27 years old and I don't want anything like neutral gliding or EOC to send me into the repair shop. The car is driven mostly for fun.

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Old 08-08-2008, 09:35 AM   #2
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My wife named mine "Christine" when I first got it, because every time she got in it she hit her head on the way in...and I was spending a lot of time on it.

I don't think the "hatchback" issue is anything to be concerned about...if anyone else makes that connection, when they see what it is they'll just laugh.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:49 AM   #3
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My friends (jokingly?) refer to my car as the "Buke" (because it sounds like "puke").

Try to avoid that one, I've never found it to be very flattering. At least until I remember that they are just jealous because my Buick is so awesome...

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My friends (jokingly?) refer to my car as the "Buke" (because it sounds like "puke").

Try to avoid that one, I've never found it to be very flattering. At least until I remember that they are just jealous because my Buick is so awesome...

-Bob C.
Your Buick sounds really cool... You should put a pic in the garage. I've been threatening to send it to the body shop for paint for the past 10 years now... hasn't happened yet though. I wish I could remember some Buick ad slogans. Something along the lines of "Not your father's Oldsmobile", or "We build excitement... PONTIAC!" would be really cool.

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My wife named mine "Christine" when I first got it, because every time she got in it she hit her head on the way in...and I was spending a lot of time on it.

I don't think the "hatchback" issue is anything to be concerned about...if anyone else makes that connection, when they see what it is they'll just laugh.
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I had initially thought "The Retro 80's Experience", but then I remembered I saw a car named "The Metro Experience", and didn't want to rip-off someone else's name. I just figured I'd throw it out there and see what came up.

I still think someone needs to call their car "Not your father's Oldsmobile". That would be so funny, but then again anyone under 25 probably wouldn't get the joke.

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I might have gone with "Chick Hicks" or "Thunder" or "Ka-chigga" or something along those lines.
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I like "THE BIG WHITE HOOPTIE"

I see cars like that all the time with 26" rims and jacked up in the sky about a foot.
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I might have gone with "Chick Hicks" or "Thunder" or "Ka-chigga" or something along those lines.
Well, I was doing more thinking... and I googled "words that rhyme with regal" and ended up here: http://www.nearrhyme.com/index.jsp?w...&a2sc=i&a2sv=i

Now I'm thinking of something that's somewhat original... How about...

Regal Knievel

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She's old, and battlescarred. Keeps coming back for more though...

One of my sisters ran it into a ditch avoiding a dog.

I loaned it to my other sister when her car was broken, and she rear-ended someone on the DC Beltway in it.

I've been sideswiped by a Jeep.

I've been rear-ended by a full size pickup (and the pickup was totaled with little damage to my car)

And finally, years ago when I worked midnights I started to fall asleep on my way home a block away from home and ran over my neighbor's mailbox.

I think I'm liking it, but I'm still open to suggestions.

I also thought of The Beagle Regal as a play on the bar on Three's Company (The Regal Beagle) because she's so battlescarred and can be tempermental (yet still loyal) at times - You know like the car is a dog...

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Another rhyming dictionary:
http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi...frhyme=perfect

Not a lot of rhymes for it.

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I like "THE BIG WHITE HOOPTIE"

I see cars like that all the time with 26" rims and jacked up in the sky about a foot.
Those aren't hoopties, they're donks.
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I like "THE BIG WHITE HOOPTIE"

I see cars like that all the time with 26" rims and jacked up in the sky about a foot.
That made me laugh... Its not really white though. Buick called it "Pastel Waxberry". It was originally a very pale pastel yellow, almost cream colored. The digital image is from before digital cameras... I scanned in a picture of the car back in the good old Windows 3.1 days... Since the car has not been waxed in about 12 years, and not washed in 5 or 6 years it does look like a dirty white car though.
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