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Not Just a Car, But a Friend

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Not Just a Car, But a Friend

Not Just a Car, But a Friend

Not Just a Car, But a Friend

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Americans love their cars, and a new poll shows just how personal that love affair can be. Almost 40 percent said their car has a personality; 30 percent said it has a gender, and 20 percent said it has a nickname.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

You know Americans love their cars, and a new poll shows just how personal that love affair gets. Almost 40 percent said their car has a personality; 30 percent of drivers their car has a gender, and 20 percent said it has a nickname. Betsy, Nelly and Baby are the popular choices. If you call your car clunker or rusty, be aware of this: Most people surveyed said they can tell something about your personality by the car you drive. It's MORNING EDITION.

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