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Old 01-14-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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Have you ever owned a car that caused you to have an emotional attachment/response?

Seriously. Has anyone here ever had some sort of emotional attachment and response while driving a certain car/truck? It could be an old 69 250 Camaro or even the new 5th gen.

I'll admit that when I drive the Falcon.. I've teared up at times when I get her passing people in 5th doing ***mph. It's just a beautiful, awesome feeling. I almost felt it driving the 5th gen.. but never a Mustang or Challenger. There's just something visceral about my 4th gen.

So, how 'bout it?
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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Emotional? No. I love my Camaro and really enjoy driving it, but it's just a car. I might get annoyed if there was a door ding or bird shit on it, but I never got choked up about it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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I've formed an emotional bond, some stronger than others, with every vehicle I've ever owned. Just that kind of guy. They're my babies good or bad.

When I sold my blue '84 monte SS I'd owned for 16 years and only got caught in the rain a few times with at SUPER CHEVY in '93, my knees went weak and almost buckled when I went to walk away from it for the last time. My wife almost had to carry me out of there!
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:30 PM   #4
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After I smashed up my favorite car when I was 16 I soon learned that cars are cars ,and they make them everyday.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #5
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3 cars..

My first Jeep.
My 97 sport side 1/2 ton
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All for different reasons.

But I see each of them as old friends that enabled me to have experiences and memories I'd otherwise never have.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:50 PM   #6
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My 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi Sport 4x4. This is the first truck I've kept more than 3 or 4 years and I love it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:50 PM   #7
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My last two Camaro's (1994 Z28 & 2001 SS). The 2001 SS more so because I took her to car shows and cruise-in's. Cleaned the engine compartment with every wash. I should have kept her.... but now I'm getting that same attachment to my 2010 SS.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #8
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Driving the Vette, top down....is like being seventeen again and scoring with the Homecoming Queen (again)!!!

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Old 01-14-2011, 02:09 PM   #9
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Some guy knocked on my front door and asked if my '69 Camaro was for sale. I got all shakey and freaked out just THINKING about selling it. I had no intention of selling. This was back in the 80's.

It doesn't bother me anymore when they do that. I can just blow it off now. Selling just isn't on the table.

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Old 01-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #10
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Driving the Vette, top down....is like being seventeen again and scoring with the Homecoming Queen (again)!!!

Driving mine makes me feel 20 all over again... oh, wait


Yeah, I agree to some extent, I've had a lot of fun and a lot of memories with my camaro. Every time I check my mirror's it reminds me of cruising down to C5F with a row of camaros behind me. Worst part of the trip was when I was almost home, looked at my mirrors and for the first time in 4 days... there wasn't a 5th gen back there
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:31 PM   #11
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I think the emotional attachment is what drew me into buying the new Camaro (first car was a 68 camaro). I'm not even really sure it was the best choice. something I an contemplating at the moment.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:50 PM   #12
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It's kind of weird. Obviously, considering what I've been through with my car now, I have a strong sentimental bond with it, but it all started with my first car.

In 1986 I bought a 1973 Z-28 and loved it. Weird part is the 'Bond' I had with that car didn't manifest its self till years later. I never thought too much about it at the time, but years later it hit me. Maybe it was the single and teenage thing I was missing, but it was realized in the memory of my first car. It's where my love for the Camaro started.

But, if I had to give up this car I have now, it would be MUCH worse initialy and MUCH MUCH worse down the road in memory.





Oh, and don't let GTAHVIT fool you. I saw him grasp the keys to that Mazda. Tom had to practically pry them out of his hands while wrestling on the floor of the showroom.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #13
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My 1st Fbody yes. Lil 3.8 wasn't very fast, but took a beating and kept on kickin. Was a love-hate relationship for sure Fond memories for sure

Now that I think about it, I have a hard time not bonding with my Camaros LOL Each one has meant something a little different to me, but each one a strong bond. Selling the two that I had to let go was not easy...
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It's kind of weird. Obviously, considering what I've been through with my car now, I have a strong sentimental bond with it, but it all started with my first car.

In 1986 I bought a 1973 Z-28 and loved it. Weird part is the 'Bond' I had with that car didn't manifest its self till years later. I never thought too much about it at the time, but years later it hit me. Maybe it was the single and teenage thing I was missing, but it was realized in the memory of my first car. It's where my love for the Camaro started.

But, if I had to give up this car I have now, it would be MUCH worse initialy and MUCH MUCH worse down the road in memory.





Oh, and don't let GTAHVIT fool you. I saw him grasp the keys to that Mazda. Tom had to practically pry them out of his hands while wrestling on the floor of the showroom.


What mazda???

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