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“People think their cars are human,” notes Paul Purdy, spokesman for Yes Insurance, which conducted the poll last year.

But the million-dollar question: Do cars think their humans are automotive? Only La Marquise knows for sure.

Jennifer Harper covers media, politics and 1972 Dodge Darts for The Washington Times’ national desk. Reach her at jharper@ washingtontimes .com or 202/636-3085.