Nearly 50 years ago, the iconic rock band Queen released a song about the strong emotional connection that we have with our vehicles.
'I'm In Love With My Car' wasn't a big hit for the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, but it did resonate with people everywhere who look at their automobiles as something much more than just a collection of metal and rubber.
Now all of these years later there's a new survey out that demonstrates the ongoing love we have with our primary mode of transportation.
OnePoll on behalf of Carvana, found that nearly half of us (46%) take our relationship with our cars to a whole new level by actually naming our vehicles like they are a member of our family.
The three most popular names:
- Bluebell (14%)
- Black Beauty (13%)
- Baby (12%)
What have you named your vehicles?
Best Looking State Patrol Cars In (Almost) Every State
For the past 10 years, the American Association of State Troopers has held a contest to determine which state has the best looking patrol cruiser. Nearly every state police agency submits their best photo of their sharpest patrol vehicle a chance to win the coveted cover photo on the association's annual calendar. From cop cars rushing through blizzards to vehicles on the Grand Ole Opry stage, here are this year's nominees.
LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving
To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
(released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.
Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.
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