Originally posted by k1k1to
i was wondering if there is anyone else out there who feels the same way i do about cars...
to give some examples... i feel very attached to the cars that i have owned, wether they were sports cars, or family cars it didnt matter. i feel a
"bond" with my cars as if they are one of my pets. i feel like my car is always there for me. it never complains, it cheers me up, it shelters me
etc...in return i take care of it, wash it, maintain it, etc..
when my car is at the mechanic i feel anxious, as if though i have a sick family member at the hospital, or as if im taking one of my pets to the vet.
when my car starts to malfunction, i worry and i start asking myself if im the one responsible for my vehicles "health"
even when ive come to the point of selling my car, i feel like im losing a close friend, so many memories my car knows more about me than even the
closest people to me. it always keeps my secrets, and never judges me.
i know it sounds wierd, but has anyone ever felt this way about a certain car? as if it were part of you?
edit on 4-10-2011 by k1k1to because:
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Absolutely I have a relationship with my car.In fact cars have been there as long as my parents.lol
My very first memory I have,probably around 3 years old is standing at the bottom of our garden and looking at a Ford Capri Mk1,white and it was the
mock vents in front the rear wheel arch that I remember so vividly,that and the swage line fron behind the arch and down the flanks !!
The cars I saw of my childhood were spectacular though quite mundane too.The ones that captured my imagination were ones like Mk1 and 2 Escort,Mk1,2,3
Cortina,Capris,Viva HB,Cresta PB,Austin Cambridge,Morris Oxford - the mid-60's farina models,Mk1 Granada,Mk3 Zodiac,later Zephyrs ~ those were the
cars that got me hooked !!!
I've often said it and been criticised for it but a car can have beauty like a woman,the shape,proportion of the lines,curves etc ~ also I've found
out just like a woman the best ones are always temperamental and high maintainence.lol
Cars have personalities,I've yet to buy one new and can't imagine I ever will so I find that some cars I buy will always come through for you,if the
breakdown they do it as you pull in the drive,they cough and splutter but get you somewhere you can sort the problem while others leave you miles from
anywhere adnd delight in causing you nightmares.Their personality quickly reveals itself though once you start running it regularly.Some you know will
get you anywhere and you feel 100% at ease with them others leave you n edge cos you never really know when they'll breakdown on you.
I talk to 'her',if she's having a slow start in the morning I'll encourage her,call her 'babe',it's mad but that's how it is.
Seeing a car go is a sad thing but buying a car is exciting,i find myself getting anxious as the day goes on,more and more excited till I [usually]
finish work and rush off to purchase my new friend.I'm 40 for god sake and yet I still feel like that about it,haha !!
I even remember periods of my life by the car I had at the time ~ how sad am I ;~)