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What to Name Your Car

What to Name Your Car

'70 Oldsmobile 442It is true that cars come with names. Corvette, Miata, Mustang, ES300, Prius, i3, to name a few. But, when you really get to know your car, there is nothing wrong with giving your car its very own name. You know your car better than anyone else, from its check-engine light that never turns off (even after repairs), to the perfect level to lower the windows when driving on the highway, to its favorite type of gas. If you have been wanting to name your car, but you have not had the right inspiration, here are a few ideas:

Aren’t You Glad It Wasn’t Called “Zipp”?

Aren’t You Glad It Wasn’t Called “Zipp”?

'64 Dodge Dart SEIn 1960, the first Dodge Dart was released to the public. It was not the speedy little compact car that we see today. In fact, the first Dodge Dart almost was not called Dart; the bigwigs at Dodge undertook consumer survey and the name “Zipp” was well received. Somehow, the Dart project managers won the battle and Dart became a top seller for several years.

1967 Dodge Dart Convertible

  1967 Dodge Dart Convertible

1967 Dodge Dart Most well-known as a compact car, the Dart actually began as a full-sized car for the Dodge brand in 1960. By 1962, it shrank to mid-sized, and was fully part of the compact niche by 1963. The 1967 Dodge Dart convertible kicked off the fourth generation of this popular model. The Dart went through a lot of changes in its early years and moved through generations one through three pretty quickly. As well as a reduction in size over those years, it slowly evolved from an affordable, safe family car to a genuine muscle car.

1969 Dart 440

1969 Dart 440

'69 Dart 440The 1969 Dart 440 was a performance-minded model for the fourth generation of Chrysler’s Dodge Dart. Recently revived by Dodge, the Dart originally ran from 1960 to 1976 and provided consumers with a full-size, mid-size, and a compact car during its lifetime. The Dart evolved over the years as demand for smaller and smaller cars increased in the American marketplace.

As a compact, the success of the Dart could not be rivaled by competitors. But Dodge made special versions of the car as well. The 1969 Dart 440 represented the brand’s best performance in a cool muscle car. As part of the fourth, and final, generation, the 1969 Dart 440 GTS was introduced as a performance-oriented model that buyers loved.

The Durable Dodge Dart

The Durable Dodge Dart

'71 Dodge DartIf you were a young driver looking for an inexpensive used car in the late 1970s, your elders were invariably going to recommend that you try to find yourself an old Dodge Dart. Now these sixties-vintage Darts were not going to turn many heads or have any cheerleaders asking you for a ride home, but they were reliable, durable, economical, and easy to repair.