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Old 06-22-2004, 06:11 AM
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Who else thinks their car has a soul?

I tend to think in terms of my cars being living things. That's kind of why I usually end up giving them names. My pro-street car was Nasty 41, my 53 pickup is Bubba, the Deuce is Clyde, and the Polara's name is Elvira. I also talk to them, (only when we're alone though, I don't want someone to overhear and think I'm nuts or something).

Just curious to see if I march to the beat of a different drummer or if there are other people out there who believe that mechanical things can have a soul as I do.... Yea, Yea, I've heard all the jokes already.

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Old 06-22-2004, 07:18 AM
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I think you're definitely listening to someone else's drum. (grin)
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Old 06-22-2004, 08:09 AM
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Hmmm, interesting Idea. I guess I think that sometimes, and I do talk to my car, but its usually "dammit, don't you f'k with me today you piece of $(^*!!!" Or "Get the F%*#$ off of there B^$(*&!!!"

I'd feel pretty bad if it could hear me. Ah well, I'm dropping a new motor in her next weekend, maybe she'll forgive me!!


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Old 06-22-2004, 08:44 AM
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I don't think cars have souls but every car has a personality. I wish every car was a living thing, because I treat mine like they are.
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Old 06-22-2004, 09:48 AM
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Don't know about a soul but I had an '85 Dodge Diplomat cop car that was definitely possessed.
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Old 06-22-2004, 09:52 AM
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i call my car (c'mon you sumbich go!)
i don't think that's a name though
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:01 AM
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Personality.....diffinately

Soul....possibly, if so it would go along way in explaining why everytime my wife gets in her she starts to act up.......must be a jealousy thing. First three attempts to get the car out ....three seperate misshaps. First time without the wife...and every trip since....no problems at all.

My lovely wife (loud sucking noises now) calls her the "other woman" my plate will read OTHRWMN.....she (the wife) says I spend more time with "her" than her........wonder if there both jealous of one another?...
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:18 AM
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two thing's in life you must learn about women.
1. women hate other women.
2. women hate things that take attention away from them i.e. your car.
i could go on about women but that's not what this thread is about and we all know i stick with thread topic's
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:22 AM
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I don't know about a soul, but I do believe they have genders and personalities. My Rambler and Nova must be women, they balk and complain if I try to drive them while they are cold or in the rain My vic cop car is male, it just does whatever I want it to, and doesn't care if it's cold, raining, or snowing. However I have noticed that all my cars perk up; run a bit better and stronger when there's competition around
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Yes Rosey has a soul. It's as black as the rubber I'm going to leave on the pavement.




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My coupe is known as Jerry Lee. It has a testy personality from time to time. When it doesn't want to fire up, I usually just have to pump the gas a few times,grit my teeth and say, "Let's go, or I am trading you for a Chevy!" Works every time.
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I talk to my car. I think im like the only one who does that. You ever rub or pat your car while talking to it? I know i have. Maybe im a freak!?!
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Old 06-22-2004, 02:36 PM
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soul... maybe...personality.... Heck Yes

My '78 is still known as the Major Pain in certain parts of sw Wi. He's got a mind of his own..... So does my truck. We were going to trade it off on a new Saturn till it wouldn't start for the sales guy..... Small miracle for me, I'd of missed my truck...
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Mine has a tattered, tortured, demonic soul! HG
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<========= Satan's Spawn!!

That wasn't nice. Actually we are buddies - been through the vast majority of our lives together. Sorry buddy.
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