64% of Us Consider Our Car to Be a “Friend”

pic from Pixabay

We don’t know how this question makes sense unless you’re in a Pixar movie.  But a new survey found 64% of Americans consider their car to be a “friend.”

And … just like real friendships, we’re willing to make sacrifices for it.

Here are eight stats from the survey . . .

1.  44% of car owners have named their car before.   (Jim’s first car was “Stormin’ Norman” – a 1967 Chevy)

2.  Over a third of us would rather get a cut or scratch on our body than on our car.

3.  15% of people would rather break a bone than have their car break down.

4.  21% would rather spend a full day in jail than have their car totaled.

5.  13% would rather break up with their significant other than lose their car.

6.  70% of us have at least one fond memory associated with our car.  The top memories include first dates . . . a first kiss . . . a proposal . . . a road trip . . . bringing a baby home from the hospital . . . and driving around blasting music.  (Kevin’s first kiss with his wife Andrea was in his 1978 Plymouth Volare)

7.  45% of us have CRIED when we had to get a new car.  We assume cost has something to do with that one.

8.  The average American spends 8 hours and 22 minutes in their car each week.  Which is 1 hour and 12 minutes a day . . . or 18 full days a year.