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PinkFloyd
March 8th, 2016, 12:07 AM
I don't mean love for your car like it's fast or it's comfortable or it's reliable or any reason to love a car because it does it's job well; I mean like an attachment you have towards it.

I drive a nice car in my opinion. It's not a Rolls Royce Phantom that's one of a kind because it was hand built and it's not a 1997 rusted out Turquoise Plymouth Breeze that starts to shake when you hit 75 on the freeway. It's somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. One thing that is premium about it is its Bose premium 8 speaker sound system and that's it. Seriously, that beats base model BMWs...

ANYWAYS, I have been on countless adventures with that car. I've taken it to the Canadian boarder and then proceed to get hopelessly lost. I've almost conceived a child in it. (not gonna get into that, but hey, it's a significant event..) I've fit nine people in it. I've done all types of shit in it and I realize that I've grown an attachment to it. I will be genuinely sad when I have to sell it or get rid of it. But yeah, anyone else not see their car as just a means of transportation?

West Coast Sheriff
March 8th, 2016, 12:56 AM
I really was attached to my 1984 crown Victoria until it started having problems.

Cognizant
March 8th, 2016, 02:40 AM
I love to hate my car. Lmao I drive a 2004 Toyota Camry with almost 240,000 miles on it. Her name's Lucille. It's one of the most basic Camry's you could've gotten in 2004. The transmission slips when it's cold and the HID kit i installed is failing. The rear shocks are so worn down that you could use them as pogo sticks. The brakes shudder when slowing from the freeway because my mechanic can't do a brake job for the life of him, and it's almost killed me a few times with it's lack of ABS or other modern safety features. But I do like midsize sedans, and while this generation of the Camry is probably the ugliest of the recent ones, it's definitely roomy and comfortable inside.

But I've driven it *everywhere*. Last year alone I drove it 36,000 miles and we've had our moments together. I had my first accident in it, gone to events, driven to SoCal by myself, put the large rear seat that Camry is famous for to the test with some grindr guys, I've had ungodly laughs, nasty arguments, shed tears. It taught me some basic maintenance skills since unlike the Nissan Leaf I previously had, this car is somewhat more "normal" mechanically speaking.
And even with 240k on the odometer, it still drives me from point A and point B, and has some decent pickup on the freeway when I'm bored as hell. The only time it's failed to start was when the battery needed replacement. I never expected it to last this long, to be honest. Made me a believer of Toyota reliability for sure.

If my dad were ready to cosign a loan with me I'd replace my car in a heartbeat (probably with a modern Camry), but I'd definitely look back at it with fond memories.

For funsies, I found the link for the online listing of the car when I bought it a year ago :D http://www.rmcmotorcars.com/inventory/view/8168919/2004-Toyota-Camry-4dr-Sdn-LE-Automatic-1-Owner-WELL-MAINTAINED-San-Bruno-CA&f[sold_days]=-1

PinkFloyd
March 11th, 2016, 12:04 PM
I love to hate my car. Lmao I drive a 2004 Toyota Camry with almost 240,000 miles on it. Her name's Lucille. It's one of the most basic Camry's you could've gotten in 2004. The transmission slips when it's cold and the HID kit i installed is failing. The rear shocks are so worn down that you could use them as pogo sticks. The brakes shudder when slowing from the freeway because my mechanic can't do a brake job for the life of him, and it's almost killed me a few times with it's lack of ABS or other modern safety features. But I do like midsize sedans, and while this generation of the Camry is probably the ugliest of the recent ones, it's definitely roomy and comfortable inside.

But I've driven it *everywhere*. Last year alone I drove it 36,000 miles and we've had our moments together. I had my first accident in it, gone to events, driven to SoCal by myself, put the large rear seat that Camry is famous for to the test with some grindr guys, I've had ungodly laughs, nasty arguments, shed tears. It taught me some basic maintenance skills since unlike the Nissan Leaf I previously had, this car is somewhat more "normal" mechanically speaking.
And even with 240k on the odometer, it still drives me from point A and point B, and has some decent pickup on the freeway when I'm bored as hell. The only time it's failed to start was when the battery needed replacement. I never expected it to last this long, to be honest. Made me a believer of Toyota reliability for sure.

If my dad were ready to cosign a loan with me I'd replace my car in a heartbeat (probably with a modern Camry), but I'd definitely look back at it with fond memories.

For funsies, I found the link for the online listing of the car when I bought it a year ago :D http://www.rmcmotorcars.com/inventory/view/8168919/2004-Toyota-Camry-4dr-Sdn-LE-Automatic-1-Owner-WELL-MAINTAINED-San-Bruno-CA&f[sold_days]=-1

I'm kind of surprised that a Toyota from 2004 doesn't have ABS brakes. (Mid 90s cars made by General Motors even have ABS... haha) Camrys are great cars though. Make it to 250,000 miles! I have some experience with them and wouldn't consider then nearly as ugly as the most previous generation Camry :P. I too have been in my first accident with my car and it handled that 2006 Chevy Silverado like a beast! Seriously, the Silverado was totaled due to a bent frame, and my compact 4-door Mazda just needed a few engine parts replaced, and cosmetic work along with a door.

kylem1229
March 12th, 2016, 10:17 AM
I like my car as it gets me where I need to go. The only thing I dont like is it has a small gas tank. I can go a week on it, but its a little too small.

Cognizant
March 12th, 2016, 04:01 PM
I'm kind of surprised that a Toyota from 2004 doesn't have ABS brakes. (Mid 90s cars made by General Motors even have ABS... haha) Camrys are great cars though. Make it to 250,000 miles! I have some experience with them and wouldn't consider then nearly as ugly as the most previous generation Camry :P. I too have been in my first accident with my car and it handled that 2006 Chevy Silverado like a beast! Seriously, the Silverado was totaled due to a bent frame, and my compact 4-door Mazda just needed a few engine parts replaced, and cosmetic work along with a door.

Nah, they saved ABS, along with rear disc brakes for the higher end models. I just hate the rear of my Camry, and unfortunately there's not a whole lot of custom tail lights for it :(
I'm kinda impressed with the durability of "asian" cars lmao. Despite hitting a freeway barrier at 45-50 mph, the only cosmetic damage was a bent rocker panel. That's IT!
Toyota's may not be the most fun to drive, but they're pretty damn comfortable and reliable. And since after learning my lesson I'm not a ricer douchebag who tries to race every Civic si or Miata on I-280, I'm fine with that. I mean I almost bought a Prius, so at least I still had some sanity left when I decided to get my Camry :rolleyes: lol

PinkFloyd
March 16th, 2016, 05:07 AM
Nah, they saved ABS, along with rear disc brakes for the higher end models. I just hate the rear of my Camry, and unfortunately there's not a whole lot of custom tail lights for it :(
I'm kinda impressed with the durability of "asian" cars lmao. Despite hitting a freeway barrier at 45-50 mph, the only cosmetic damage was a bent rocker panel. That's IT!
Toyota's may not be the most fun to drive, but they're pretty damn comfortable and reliable. And since after learning my lesson I'm not a ricer douchebag who tries to race every Civic si or Miata on I-280, I'm fine with that. I mean I almost bought a Prius, so at least I still had some sanity left when I decided to get my Camry :rolleyes: lol

I had no idea how fast Civic Si's were until I decided to test one. They're actually quick! What luck you had with that crash.. my car still moved after my collision, but only like 5 mph... haha

Cognizant
March 16th, 2016, 02:22 PM
I had no idea how fast Civic Si's were until I decided to test one. They're actually quick! What luck you had with that crash.. my car still moved after my collision, but only like 5 mph... haha

Oh no my car was royally fucked. I had to be escorted off the freeway by CHP at like 15 mph and then have it towed the rest of the way home. :P

Too bad the insurance on an Si would be ridiculously expensive for me, which is why I keep looking at innocent 4 door sedans with "eh" power. Lol.

PinkFloyd
March 16th, 2016, 11:01 PM
Oh no my car was royally fucked. I had to be escorted off the freeway by CHP at like 15 mph and then have it towed the rest of the way home. :P

Too bad the insurance on an Si would be ridiculously expensive for me, which is why I keep looking at innocent 4 door sedans with "eh" power. Lol.

You could get a Civic Si that's a 4 door sedan. The insurance will be higher than your Camry, but as long as it doesn't have two doors, you should be good.

Britboo14
March 17th, 2016, 09:06 AM
I get excited every time I see this thread, then I get disappointed because I see that it says "car" and not "cat"
:(

Meron
March 17th, 2016, 09:10 AM
I get excited every time I see this thread, then I get disappointed because I see that it says "car" and not "cat"
:(

Oh my god, same xD

Thought it said CAT :S

Melodic
March 17th, 2016, 09:49 AM
I have an attachment to my car because it was originally my mom's and it was the last place I talked to her before she passed away suddenly. My attachment is so strong because I don't even know how to drive it. I've been offered thousands of dollars for it but I can't give it up. Since I can't drive it yet, my dad has been using it. These pictures were taken about a year ago.

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11200764_10207904484754334_1641111206848723689_n.jpg?oh=49a70cdf1dede2b48a0c1dbe fd473949&oe=5791F71A

https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12002765_10207904487634406_5795408048350730833_n.jpg?oh=0fceb2e3b6491e431928b081 2251ee2e&oe=574D01B0

Professional Russian
March 17th, 2016, 09:52 AM
My old ranger, I hated that thing when I first got it but that little thing grew on me and I had so much fun in that thing. It was a rusty piece of shit but I washed it everyday and waxed it once a week. damn do I miss that fucking thing. I love my Chevy and everything now with its big block and Allison transmission but i haven't had the fun in it like I did in the ranger...I had that thing looaded with a pioneer sound system, Bluetooth radio, and 2 12s in the back of the extended cab. It was amazing. Then it went over the hill through a mail box and into a fence. Impaled the radiator. I still put it in 4 low and backed it out. That fucking thing wouldn't die. So many party's with it. So so many and alot happened inside that little thing ;)

Cristina15
March 18th, 2016, 04:45 PM
i cannot still hae a drive license ( i am 15), but i have an uncle that loves his car more then his wife...ridicolous!

I get excited every time I see this thread, then I get disappointed because I see that it says "car" and not "cat"
:(

ah ah ah :) i love cats too

Double Posts merged. Please use the Edit button
~P&S

HahaWaitWhat
March 26th, 2016, 08:24 PM
I've only owned two cars, but I've honestly been attached to the both of them.

My first car was an '85 Toyota MR2 that wasn't running. Owned from when I was 16 up until a few months ago. It was my first car, so obviously I was going to be hopelessly attached to it, despite the fact that it never ran while under my ownership.

My second/current car is a '99 BMW 528iT. Saved up for 6 months to buy it, so I'm obviously going to be attached to it considering all the time and money I put towards buying it. I'm also attached to it because I've spent a lot of time planning out exactly what I want to do to my car, that and being a BMW enthusiast, my first BMW will always have a spot in my heart. :wub:

phuckphace
March 26th, 2016, 09:42 PM
I've almost conceived a child in it. (not gonna get into that, but hey....)

so much wasted thread potential

PinkFloyd
March 27th, 2016, 12:23 AM
so much wasted thread potential

preeeeeety sure it breaks the story tellng rule.. I'll just not get into the sexual details and focus more on the circumstances of the situation. This is what happened: Four of my friends and I and my girlfriend were invited to camp out at a regional park about 250 miles north of my house in Minnesota near the Canadian boarder. We were going to cook food on a fire and sleep in a tent and it was going to be totally awesome; but the weather just wasn't on our side at all. The entire time, it rained, so we just hung out in the tent and talked amongst ourselves. It was about 3 AM and everyone was awake still. There was a cold front that came through and made the temperature drop from a nice 80 or so degrees to 65. We were all in light clothing, so 65 felt cold at the time. Me and my gf decided at 3:30 that we were going to leave and sleep somewhere better. We didn't know where or how, but we were cold and wet and we had blankets in my trunk. We shared the back seat as a bed and one thing led to another, and unprotected sex.

phuckphace
March 27th, 2016, 12:38 AM
I was kidding bro but that's p.wild lol

it always seems to rain on camping trips, why is that

PinkFloyd

jdhud024
May 2nd, 2016, 04:11 AM
I have an attachment to my 2007 Ford F250 with four wheel drive that started back in early 2011 when my dad bought it strictly to pull the camper and boat we had at the time. I ended up getting it, even though my father still uses it to pul our 5th wheel and boat (though he is looking at Ford F250 Powerstrokes now). I honestly have no clue why I am attached to it. It is nothing special, it is completely stock except for a three inch lift and slightly larger tires that were put on it by Sprint (the wireless company) when they owned it. Even though it isn't diesel (it has the 5.4L Triton V8 gas engine) and even though it has almost 147,000 miles currently, its reliable as hell and has given us no major problems besides the alternator dying (my fault) and an exhaust leak that was fixed in 2011. I would be comfortable driving it across the country now, if I could afford to feed the bitch's 29 gallon gas tank.

PinkFloyd
May 2nd, 2016, 09:47 AM
I have an attachment to my 2007 Ford F250 with four wheel drive that started back in early 2011 when my dad bought it strictly to pull the camper and boat we had at the time. I ended up getting it, even though my father still uses it to pul our 5th wheel and boat (though he is looking at Ford F250 Powerstrokes now). I honestly have no clue why I am attached to it. It is nothing special, it is completely stock except for a three inch lift and slightly larger tires that were put on it by Sprint (the wireless company) when they owned it. Even though it isn't diesel (it has the 5.4L Triton V8 gas engine) and even though it has almost 147,000 miles currently, its reliable as hell and has given us no major problems besides the alternator dying (my fault) and an exhaust leak that was fixed in 2011. I would be comfortable driving it across the country now, if I could afford to feed the bitch's 29 gallon gas tank.

When I first started seriously looking at buying something to drive, I had my heart set on a 1999 Ford F-250. There was just something about it that I really loved. That didn't really work out so I got a car instead. I wanted speed anyways.

Xiao.Z
May 2nd, 2016, 06:18 PM
Not have car for love. Maybe receive adopt mother Audi when I drive.

jdhud024
May 2nd, 2016, 07:36 PM
When I first started seriously looking at buying something to drive, I had my heart set on a 1999 Ford F-250. There was just something about it that I really loved. That didn't really work out so I got a car instead. I wanted speed anyways.

I want a Powerstroke Turbo Diesel. Best of both worlds (speed and truck)

PinkFloyd
May 2nd, 2016, 10:46 PM
I want a Powerstroke Turbo Diesel. Best of both worlds (speed and truck)

I know they're fast, faster than a lot of sports cars, but the price is so high that I'd rather spend 8k on a sports car that I could invest money into and make it faster.

jdhud024
May 3rd, 2016, 05:18 AM
You can find higher mileage diesels for a good price. A diesel with 150K to 200K miles is about like having a gas burning truck at about 50K to 100k, around here plenty have well over 250K miles no problem.

PinkFloyd
May 3rd, 2016, 11:53 PM
You can find higher mileage diesels for a good price. A diesel with 150K to 200K miles is about like having a gas burning truck at about 50K to 100k, around here plenty have well over 250K miles no problem.

Yeah, I know a guy with a 2003 Ram Cummins with 390,000 miles and all he's got to say is "yeah, the miles are sorta climbing"