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Old 07-13-2009, 11:22 PM
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Is being emotionally attached to your car a wrong thing?

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Old 07-13-2009, 11:44 PM
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Short answer: Yes.

Your car is just a possession. It is easily replaced. It's just a car... You will have many others.

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Old 07-14-2009, 12:56 AM
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Yes.
But it is better than having your car be emotionally attached to you. (ref: Christine by Stephen King)
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:01 AM
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wait what?

my car doesnt love me back?
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:50 AM
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well as long as you dont kill any one for hurting your car you should be ok im pretty attached to my baby!
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:15 AM
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Yes, you're in big trouble.
All those nights when you're dreaming about washing and waxing, emission control,.... STOP IT NOW!

This is most definitely one of the 7 deadly sins: Lust and you are probably breaking at least 1 of the 10 commandments: You shall not make for yourself an idol.

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:42 AM
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Yep. It's only a machine.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:10 AM
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Depends of why you are emotionally attached to it. If it reminds of a person you love I don't see the problem
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:11 AM
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Depends of why you are emotionally attached to it. If it reminds you of a person you love I don't see the problem
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:36 AM
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:28 AM
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Depends of why you are emotionally attached to it. If it reminds of a person you love I don't see the problem
Just the whole experience. The fact that I customized all it's options, this car was specifically made for me, I tracked the production obsessively, picked it up over there, drove it over there, tracked it's journey back here, PCD, etc... It's very connecting doing all of this, as opposed to just picking up a car on the lot.

Sometimes when I drive and the car does something to make me happy, I kiss the steering wheel(not with tongue, that's just gross).
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Nope, nothing wrong at all. Just the question I'd expect from a true BMW fan. A question that a true BMW fan can ask another BMW owner that is. Otherwise, people might look at you funny.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:07 AM
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:35 PM
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Didn't BMW make a commercial for the Z4 based on this idea: the patron at this diner using his spoon at an angle to look at his car outside while waiting for this order?
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I find the more money and work that I put into the car the more attached I am...

Oh and my car is named Christine lol
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Mogi, you need to get your act together and get those vids online!
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No. And don't let em tell you otherwise. Go hide with your car for a while if you have to.
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:59 PM
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no, it's not wrong. wife and I are both attached to our cars, especially when bought with exact specs, euro delivery, etc, etc.

and there's nothing wrong with spending hours cleaning and waxing and obsessing and posting on bimmerfest . . .

and there's nothing wrong with buying accessories, bmw coffee mugs, tshirts, hats, joining bmwcca, etc, etc

afterall, a BMW is still a lot cheaper than an affair!
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Sometimes when I drive and the car does something to make me happy, I kiss the steering wheel(not with tongue, that's just gross).
thats cute ! i used to do that with my SL i havnt kissed my bimmer yet im sure that prob hurts her feelings.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:24 AM
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Sometimes when I drive and the car does something to make me happy, I kiss the steering wheel(not with tongue, that's just gross).
lol I kick mine frequently haha
thankfully it has ginormous rubber bumpers
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:45 PM
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no way... i love my car and treat it nicely. I plan to keep it forever... since bmw's are such awesome cars, any experience you have [adventures, road trips] are that much more memorable.

I had my previous car for 5 yrs ['98 buick]... and even though most people here would consider it highly undesirable, i loved it and never had intentions of getting rid of it until it became a $$$ sinkhole w/ repairs.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:57 PM
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no way... i love my car and treat it nicely. I plan to keep it forever... since bmw's are such awesome cars, any experience you have [adventures, road trips] are that much more memorable.

I had my previous car for 5 yrs ['98 buick]... and even though most people here would consider it highly undesirable, i loved it and never had intentions of getting rid of it until it became a $$$ sinkhole w/ repairs.
I refer to my love for my car as tough love...you can tell by all the damn blood (mine) in the engine compartment...doh!
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