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Your Vibe's name

Post by canadave » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:18 am

Was just reading member Mark's post in this forum about handing off "Frosty", his white Vibe. Great name! It made me wonder...what names do your Vibes have, and what's the story behind them?

We have two Vibes. Our first one was our 04 orange Vibe. Since my wife, who would be driving the car, has red hair, and since the car is orange, we named her "Ginger" (the car, not my wife!). The name had a dual meaning for us, since Ginger was of course the buxom redhead on Gilligan's Island.

We recently bought our second Vibe, an 09 in silver livery. We were wondering what to call it. The lady who sold it to us (private sale) said that she called it "Mary Chestnut", because her daughter was named Mary, and Mary rode a horse named Chestnut.

We wanted to honour our new Vibe's heritage somehow, and it suddenly struck us. In keeping with the Gilligan's Island theme, we decided to name her "Mary Ann"! :)

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Post by lannvouivre » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:44 am

Epona! Named after Link's horse. My first name is Leigh (pronounced "Lee) so I always named my save files Leighnk.
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Post by Derf » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:31 pm

Bandit, from Jonny Quest. Always going on adventures, running into the unexpected, and keeping out of trouble.
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by vibenvy » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:27 pm

You know, it's funny because I'm quite the car enthusiast, but I've never been one to name my vehicles. I just call my Vibe "the Vibe," "my Vibe", etc. Nothing special :|.
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by hotbug1776 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:04 am

Red Mist. Named after the villain in the movie "Kickass". Also, The condition where ego or testosterone poisoning overcomes one's knowledge of one's mortality. Generally entered when a driver is passed, or sees a faster car ahead to try and catch. Results in missed flags, embarrassment, and an oops at worst. Or anger, because she's an angry little thing.
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by finebead » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:44 am

Like others, I just call mine "the Vibe", but I still love it! I don't need a pickup truck, but occasionally I need some reconfiguration ability to move something a bit larger than normal. Yesterday I brought home a used office chair (fully ergonomic, heavy, a real honest to god great chair from a used office furniture company here in Houston), and then I really appreciate having it. Then I washed and waxed it (Meguairs NXT 2.0 liquid wax). It came out so good at 7 years old that I thought I'd put up a pic for everyone. My wife drives it to work and it sits outside all day, but its in the garage whenever it is at home. With the black interior, I put a ceramic tint on it and it is quite helpful here in Houston keeping the inside cool on hot days, and we have a lot of hot humid days. It has 65K miles on it, mostly city, a few 300 to 700 mile trips. Gas mileage is 22 city and 32 highway. Unfortunately it uses oil.

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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by Mark » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:11 am

When I just had one, it was "The Vibe". When I got a second one I started calling them by their paint colors: Frosty and Stealth.


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You should be able to find your paint code, I think it's on a sticker in the glove box maybe, and start calling your Vibe by it's proper name. :D
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by runningslow » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:41 am

Mark wrote:You should be able to find your paint code, I think it's on a sticker in the glove box maybe, and start calling your Vibe by it's proper name. :D
I'm not calling my Vibe "Lava"....

I think I only named my first car. It was a 1988 Ford Festiva that we called Scooter. (It had a few other nicknames, too, that included "pregnant roller skate")
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by vibrologist » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:39 am

vibenvy wrote:You know, it's funny because I'm quite the car enthusiast, but I've never been one to name my vehicles. I just call my Vibe "the Vibe," "my Vibe", etc. Nothing special :|.
Same here. "Vibe" works almost as good as "Beetle" works for the old VeeDubs.
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by Vulcan05 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:06 pm

I call mine the car.
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Post by Dairgo » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:26 pm

My red '09 is Scarlett

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Post by Old Tele man » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:34 am

"Vibe" seems to work quite well.
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by vibenvy » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:59 pm

Mark wrote:When I just had one, it was "The Vibe". When I got a second one I started calling them by their paint colors: Frosty and Stealth.
It would take way too long to call my Vibe "Liquid Platinum Metallic" and I'm pretty sure my mom's not going to call hers "Steel Blue Metallic" :lol:!

This idea definitely only applies to the 1st gens since they had actual color "names".

I suppose I could call mine "Liquid" and my mom's "Steel" for short though, but than those would be nicknames and not names :P.
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by MorbidAngel » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:41 pm

Mine is Red Baron ! :D
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Post by zbyers » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:25 pm

I named her Robyn after my aunt who passed away. Long story short, I turned 21 and my Aunt Robyn called me and said "Go do something I wouldn't do!"
Two days later I totaled my '96 Volvo 850 pretty bad and she called me and said "You sure as hell did something I wouldn't!" She ended up passing away extremely unexpectedly two months before I bought my car and it just seemed like a fitting name.

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Post by sideswipe29 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:02 pm

I've named my vibe Chromia in refference to the Transformer from the old G1 cartoon.

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I've loved Transformers since I was 4 and I thought it was only fitting for my car to have a name that referenced my favorite franchise.
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by Melissa18L » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:39 am

aw. i love ginger thats awesome. my orange vibe is "tangerine" ...but you gotta sing it like the led zeppelin song...taannnggerine
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by Melissa18L » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:42 am

vibrologist wrote:
vibenvy wrote:You know, it's funny because I'm quite the car enthusiast, but I've never been one to name my vehicles. I just call my Vibe "the Vibe," "my Vibe", etc. Nothing special :|.
Same here. "Vibe" works almost as good as "Beetle" works for the old VeeDubs.
what? not "that dub" :)
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by vibrologist » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:18 pm

Melissa18L, I know it dates me. ;)
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by SeattleJeremy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:21 am

My Vibe is called "Vibie" pronounced "Vi-bee". For a long time it was just the Vibe, but it naturally progressed to Vibie.
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by LavaIlliniVibe » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:11 pm

Vibey-Wibey

Original, huh? lol and... he is a strong male. lol :P

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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by LavaIlliniVibe » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:12 pm

By the way, "Vibey-Wibey" is a Lava 2004 stud

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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by 03basevibesalsa » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:57 pm

Still thinking of a name for mine

Definitely a she, just don't know what I'll name her

I'll probably make a decision after my driver's test
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Re: Your Vibe's name

Post by Transylvania » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:26 pm

My 2010 white Vibe is called Isabella...might or might not be the name of an old crush of mine from the 80s...😜

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