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Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
reply to post by Destinyone
I promise you I did not try to derail this thread. It was my intention only to share my opinion about loving your car; I am sure it is ok for me to express and alternative challenging view to which i stand strong.
Perhaps I do not get you. And perhaps you also do not get my point of view.
I agree on disagreeing.
Originally posted by Z32Driver
reply to post by k1k1to
I am certainly emotionally attached to my cars. I feel depressed when my car has problems, the thought that I am gonna have to fix the problems doesn't faze me.. just the thought of not being able to drive in the mean time.
Its hard sometimes.
I'll admit I sometimes "punish" my car after breaking down as soon as she's fixed I take er out and drive it extremely hard until I feel satisfied and forgive. Normally, that doesn't take very long
Originally posted by ga-`tv-gi
i have feelings for my car...do you?
I know what you mean. I have this BBB(Big Beautiful Bronco) she is just gorges nice sleek sides a soft top she has a nice rear end a 9inch to be exact. Let me tell son when her top comes off the fun is about to start. She is always faithful never let me down or left me hanging. She can do things no other girl can do and best yet she's 69
Now for my other this old nag is a ran down haggard old soul. She is hard to under stand Iv read all the how to books and still cant figure her out. When Im ready and try to turn her on all she dose is nag nag nag. She has a temper when she gets hot she blows her top. She is always spittering and sputturing when we are out on the town she just dosnt make me happy. She is over weight and drinks a lot and has lots of issues. I need to get rid of her but she just dont get it I dont want her she will take off with someone but they always bring her back
Originally posted by UnlimitedSky
Grow up and love some people, starting with yourself.
Originally posted by Xavialune
Firstly, It's been a long, long time since I've posted anything on ATS. I saw this thread and I had to contribute. I feel very strongly about this subject and I agree 100% with the OP.
Second, I find unlimited's post to be very condescending. Yes, we love our cars. That doesn't mean we don't love ourselves, or others. I have a boyfriend who I love very deeply. I love myself, my parents love me...etc. It has nothing to do with that, or materialism. Whatever it is we feel for our cars, it goes much deeper than mere materialism and its not something I really expect someone who doesn't feel that way to understand.
I am hardly materialistic. I dont have a whole lot of stuff, really. I never liked cars. It wasnt until I laid eyes on Dusty that everything changed.
Dusty is my 1966 cadillac hearse. Like I said, I never liked cars before her. They didnt do anything for me. But as soon as I got her (she didnt run, mind you), I fell in love with a car. Its not something that has anything to do with the "PTB" or any of that unloved malarky. Its just a feeling, and for me its a bit difficult to describe.
And Dusty isnt just any car, shes a hearse. A classic one. Ask any hearse owner, they will all tell you the same. Driving one isnt like driving any other car in the world. And they also know, you kind of have to love your hearse in order to drive one. As one of the more prominent hearse owners of the many hearseclubs across the country has said, it will suck all the money that you have from you, and if you keep a little bit for yourself, she will know and will develop something terribly wrong with her that will force you to give up your very last penny!
I have spent god knows how much on her already. But I do it because shes a labour of love and I really do feel something for her. She has personality, too. I'm not being psycho, and I know it sounds insane...its just a car, right? Well to those who feel the same, its not just a car. Really.
edit on 4-5-2012 by Xavialune because: (no reason given)
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: (no reason given)