• Vehicles have personalities, too. Two in three drivers believe their cars have a personality and most respondents agreed that they had a “strong emotional bond” with their vehicles (56 per cent). Additionally, more women (66 per cent) than men (56 per cent) feel their personality is similar to their vehicles. And 21 per cent even admitted to patting their dashboards like a pet.

• Flush with pride or embarrassment? Most respondents (64 per cent) say they would be proud of their autos if they had to give their bosses a ride and only 15 per cent say they’d be embarrassed.

• He-Car, She-Car. Nearly half of drivers think their vehicle has a gender, with 60 per cent of vehicles viewed as female and 40 per cent viewed as male.

• The name game. While most respondents say their cars have personalities (67 per cent), surprisingly few drivers have a name for their vehicle (15 per cent).

• Can your pickup pick up a date? Those lucky in love may have their auto to thank since 60 per cent believe cars can be “chick or dude magnets.” Sports cars are the most attractive overall (46 per cent), while SUVs turn some heads (22 per cent).