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Fun Facts about Cars

Published on: 01 April 2015

How do you recognise a car enthusiast? That’s easy. Car enthusiasts love talking about all things to do with cars. They also love talking about their vehicles - and sometimes even to their vehicles when they think that no one is looking. They tell their cars that they love them very much, so much, in fact, that they’ve upgraded their insurance policy from third party to comprehensive. They also tell everyone who’ll listen interesting things they’ve read about other cars.

Here are a couple of fun facts about other cars you can tell your beloved or anyone else who cares to listen:

  1. The 82 year relationship. The longest anyone has ever owned a car is an astonishing 82 years. This long term relationship was between Allen Swift and a beautiful Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P1 Roadster. Swift received the car from his father as a graduation gift in 1928 and held onto it until his death at the ripe old age of 102. Now isn’t that a relationship we can all strive towards?
  2. They stopped bringing out cars with cassette players a long time ago. Right?  Most people even consider cars that come out with CD Players passé and what’s hot now are smartphone-integrated infotainment systems. What’s interesting to note though is that there were new cars that came standard with cassette players as late as 2011. The very last car to come out with a cassette player was the Ford Crown Vic. It didn’t sell too badly either, meaning that a lot of people must have been very sentimental about their mixed-tapes.
  3. The first talking car. The first talking car was the Austin MG Maestro in 1983. Alright, so maybe you couldn’t have a conversation with it, but it did tell you when your oil pressure was low, when your brakes needed servicing and a couple of other things. The voice used for the car was that of actress Nicolette Mackenzie, although a male voice was recorded for the cars that went on sale in Spain and Germany because the company believed that Germans and Spaniards didn’t like taking orders from women.   

Now wasn’t that interesting? It must have been if you made it to the final paragraph. Anyway, now you’ve got something to tell your beloved and if you haven’t upgraded to comprehensive car insurance yet, you’d better do it now. You know how she gets when she doesn’t get what she wants…

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