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why cars important to people?how did they love it?

Last reply: 20th May 2014 / 54 replies / Post by Felicity

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Kessa1959

Posted by: Kessa1959
Posted: 18th Feb 2012

Kessa1959 says: My car is only important to me in so far as we don't have public transport in our area so it is the only way I can get to appointments or do shopping. However if we were to live in suburbia I would use public transport instead.

To me a car is just a car .... I can't say that I have ever loved one. Reply

TURBO07

Posted by: TURBO07
Posted: 21st Feb 2012

Kessa1959 says: My car is only important to me in so far as we don't have public transport in our area so it is the only way I can get to appointments or do shopping. However if we were to live in suburbia I...

TURBO07 says: i under stand what you are saying but i have a restored 1963 ej Holden and they don't make cars like that anymore so i disagree with you sorry Reply

Clint Marchant

Posted by: Clint Marchant
Posted: 19th Apr 2012

TURBO07 says: i under stand what you are saying but i have a restored 1963 ej Holden and they don't make cars like that anymore so i disagree with you sorry

Clint Marchant says: You have got my vote mate basically if they didn't leave the factory with chrome bumpers then they are not worth having, there is nothing wrong with updating them with modern day creature comforts but nothing beats the styling of an older car once you have owned one you know why wether its the thumbs up from people as you drive by or the fingerprints left on your windows by people trying to look in Reply

blacky

Posted by: blacky
Posted: 23rd Apr 2012

TURBO07 says: i under stand what you are saying but i have a restored 1963 ej Holden and they don't make cars like that anymore so i disagree with you sorry

blacky says: Totally agree with u there mate cars have been put here for a sole purpose thats for humans to take full advantage to get from A to B u cant beat the old steel frames mate Reply

maccaa

Posted by: maccaa
Posted: 13th Mar 2012

Kessa1959 says: My car is only important to me in so far as we don't have public transport in our area so it is the only way I can get to appointments or do shopping. However if we were to live in suburbia I...

maccaa says: my car is important to me because i always have sick kids and the buses only run a certain time, so i can get the kids around and go to appoinyments, but as long as you can get from a to b thats all you need. Reply

ebla

Posted by: ebla
Posted: 29th Sep 2012

maccaa says: my car is important to me because i always have sick kids and the buses only run a certain time, so i can get the kids around and go to appoinyments, but as long as you can get from a to b thats...

ebla says: cars are a neccesity and they make daily life more easier, especially when you have several erands to run, appointments, taking kids to school especially when they did not get in time to get public transport. I love my car. Reply

Clint Marchant

Posted by: Clint Marchant
Posted: 5th Aug 2012

Kessa1959 says: My car is only important to me in so far as we don't have public transport in our area so it is the only way I can get to appointments or do shopping. However if we were to live in suburbia I...

Clint Marchant says: It's mainly a guy thing I enjoy creating, building, showing, racing my cars, it's not just a car it's more like an extension of my personality and nothing feels as good as when you are cruising down the street and strangers give you the thumbs up Reply

jjdrer

Posted by: jjdrer
Posted: 3rd Apr 2014

Clint Marchant says: It's mainly a guy thing I enjoy creating, building, showing, racing my cars, it's not just a car it's more like an extension of my personality and nothing feels as good as when you are cruising...

jjdrer says: Coming from a Motorsport background I would be interested to know what category of car you race and whether or not you have raced in SA at all ??? Reply

jjdrer

Posted by: jjdrer
Posted: 3rd Apr 2014

Clint Marchant says: It's mainly a guy thing I enjoy creating, building, showing, racing my cars, it's not just a car it's more like an extension of my personality and nothing feels as good as when you are cruising...

jjdrer says: Coming from a Motorsport background I would be interested to know what category of car you race and whether or not you have raced in SA at all ??? Reply

Ingi

Posted by: Ingi
Posted: 28th Jul 2013

Kessa1959 says: My car is only important to me in so far as we don't have public transport in our area so it is the only way I can get to appointments or do shopping. However if we were to live in suburbia I...

Ingi says: Decades ago I was in love with my old cars e.g. 1967 Chevrolet convertible that I bought for $2650 dollars, loved it to bits. Then a 1949 Studebaker Champion, loved it to its, if we would have had the garage or property to keep the cars then we now would be rich, a 1959 Plymouth Belvedere, the second cherry pink one that was brought into Australia, we were just married, on a shoestring, rented a two roomed 'flat' for $9 p.w. don't forget in the 60's when I worked at the SEC as a typist my wage was 7 pounds 14 shillings a week, approx. $15.00 p.w. we loved our cars with a passion, anybody that would try and sit on our bonnet at a hotrod or speedway races, I would turf them off as soon as I saw them, cars are to be sit in and not on bonnets, kids called the Plymouth Belvedere "Batmobile''...12'' chrome bumper bars, 19' long, push button auto. and I could park it with my eyes shut (nearly), easy to drive and park. At the present time at 71 and a half years of age, lucky if I could step into a bus, spinal ops put an end to that, I still drive, have my HA semi licence, though would need a forklift to raise me up to get into the cabin at the moment...ha ha. So living out in the country 100km from Melbourne, have not been on a bus since the 50's and 60's, always drove and drive now. Our cars we washed and polished, I checked my own car, oil, petrol, auto. trans. everything, every few days, when you love a car, the car is your love.
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jjdrer

Posted by: jjdrer
Posted: 3rd Apr 2014

Ingi says: Decades ago I was in love with my old cars e.g. 1967 Chevrolet convertible that I bought for $2650 dollars, loved it to bits. Then a 1949 Studebaker Champion, loved it to its, if we would have had...

jjdrer says: My Dad was the same in that he took great pride in the appearance of all vehicles.
He washed it weekly, polished it about every 3 months (depending on how much it had been outdoors). He was a motor mechanic so he serviced the car himself at weekends (he worked as a mechanic for a Semi-Govt Dept. weekdays - it was partly owned by shareholders). He reckoned sosme of the service station mechanics didn't do them properly. For one thing they weren't checking thre air in the spare tyre at all, even though it was on a list he gave them when we were going away for a holiday in the Flinders Ranges. He doesn't think they had checked it the time before either because it was "stone flat" Mum was unfortunate to puncture a tyre. Luckily he had a good tyre pump in the car because the tyre had to be blown up. Is was 1962 model car and the spare tyre was visible , not covered as they are now. Trouble was it was a really hot afternoon in September, Dad had a really bad knee which swelled in hot weather and Mum had to pump the tyre up. It would have been nice if somebody had pulled over to help for a few minutes. My brother and I were too small to help, but neither of us have forgotten that experience.The worst part was it was the rear driver's side tyre, the road was narrow and there was trees right against the edge of it so Dad couldn't move the car any further of the road which was dirt/gravel. About an hour later we passed a school bus and stopped to see if Dad could help them at all. Somebody had stopped and arranged transport of the children to Blinman and a tow to the garage. When we got to the service station we found out we in fact had another damaged tyre. The tyres were brand new when we left home. The old ones were still good and our local service station guys reckoned they had well over 1/2 their original tread on them and nowhere near bald but Dad had insisted on replacing them as a precaution. He wished afterwards he had left them on. Luckily the service station guy at Blinman was able to get some sent up by train and go to the nearest town that the train stopped in to get them for us. Motto:: Make sure your car is serviced properly.
It must run in the family. My brother is a fanatic too, and a motor mechanic.
One of his gripes is people who open their car doors onto another person's car or drive or reverse into one, or trolleys being pushed into or let roll into the car.. It doesn't seem to matter where they park at shopping centre, close to the centre entrance or away from other cars, every while somebody manges to hit the passenger side back corner.. I have lost count how many times it has been repaired, I think he has too. Lucky he has friends in the Crash Repair Industry, as most times it isn't just dented, the paintwork is split too. Left, it rusts. Last time it was hit the paint wasn't split so he has decided to wait to see if somebody hits it. Now they just ring the Crash Repair and ask the guy when does he want the car for another corner job. Once a friend was with them and noticed the dent before he did. Mum and I had had a new car for 10 days, went shopping, put our shopping the boot, then discovered there was small dents in the driver's door either from another car door or a shopping trolley. It wasn't parked near other cars - Mum never did if she could avoid it - and it was only the 2nd time we had been out in it. Some people are so inconsiderate. A car is supposed to keep you safe if well maintained and everybody drives carefully.
We always saved up for our cars until we could afford a later model. We never borrowed money and paid interest on it. We were proud of what we achieved which made us more determined to look after them properly. They used to build them that they didn't fall apart if nudged. Now it is likely to cost up to $1000.00 if a small panel has to be replaced, more if it is a luxury car. A friend of mine hit a kangaroo as it passed between their car and the one in front of them just on the edge of Horsham before the sign to increase speed. The front passenger side corner of the car was the contact point. It actually hit is head on the lights but it buckled the bonnet, side panels and a small section of the door. $8000.00 damage. The parts had to come from overseas. The damged parts were stripped by the crash repair then the car sat idle until the parts arrived. What is going to happen when all the body parts have to come from overseas???
Considering how much a car costs to buy, you would think people would look after their cars. They would save more money in the end, rather that treating as a "it gets me there" and risk it breaking down at the most inconvenient time, possibly putting lives at risk too. Car suspension needs constant checks as part of the servicing. Failure can cause some very frightnening accidents.
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rabbit

Posted by: rabbit
Posted: 3rd Dec 2013

Kessa1959 says: My car is only important to me in so far as we don't have public transport in our area so it is the only way I can get to appointments or do shopping. However if we were to live in suburbia I...

rabbit says: Its a male thing ....Kessa Reply

suzieq2825

Posted by: suzieq2825
Posted: 4th Apr 2014

Kessa1959 says: My car is only important to me in so far as we don't have public transport in our area so it is the only way I can get to appointments or do shopping. However if we were to live in suburbia I...

suzieq2825 says: I agree Kessa, although I my cars over the years have represented freedom and that's what I love about them. As an american i feel people put way too much stock in cars and they need to get over it, Safety and conveience and economy. that's what they should be about.. Reply

Felicity

Posted by: Felicity
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Felicity says: yes your right some people they have a massive car ...because they think it will be happy for them... Reply

Minya

Posted by: Minya
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Minya says: I feel the same. No public transport but would use it if it were available. Other than that our car is our lifeline to recreation, shopping and appointments., Reply

Trushka

Posted by: Trushka
Posted: 19th Feb 2012

Minya says: I feel the same. No public transport but would use it if it were available. Other than that our car is our lifeline to recreation, shopping and appointments.,

Trushka says: I'm in the same boat as Minya and others - the bus only runs hourly, so my car is my only means of transport. I no longer have any great attachment to the car, although I did have names for several Vespas I had in the early sixties! Reply

ebla

Posted by: ebla
Posted: 29th Sep 2012

Minya says: I feel the same. No public transport but would use it if it were available. Other than that our car is our lifeline to recreation, shopping and appointments.,

ebla says: public transport would be the best way to travel and meet interesting characters in buses or trains or whatever means of transport you use. They should be made cheaper. Reply

rumil

Posted by: rumil
Posted: 23rd Feb 2012

rumil says: İt is important for people because it happens easily for people Reply

dave

Posted by: dave
Posted: 8th Apr 2012

dave says: to get around and see family and friends
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margaretjulia

Posted by: margaretjulia
Posted: 19th Apr 2012

margaretjulia says: Cars are important to me as a form of transport. I like them to be comfortable and reliable. Public transport is too far away for me to walk to so I need a car to access public transport. A lot of people are in this position Reply

Captured

Posted by: Captured
Posted: 21st Apr 2012

Captured says: My car is important to me because it is a means of transport that i am able to use for freedom- i can get in it and go where ever i feel like. My car allows me to take my four children to visit family and friends as well as running daioly errands and it is also what i can use for enjoyment (if i want to go out for the day, or for a holiday).

I am not as attached to my current car as i was to the very first car i had- a 1990 Subaru Brumby ute. My little ute and i have lots of great memories. I learnt to drive in it as well as having a lot of fun with "her" until i had to sell her due to starting a family. Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 25th Apr 2012

Captain Slog says: Hi Folks,
I just thought I'd make a comment about Cars. I have never owned one and probably never will. Todays cars are just absolute crap compared to the Classics right up to the late 80's.
But, even then they were approaching the crap zone. The only thing going for today's cars is the Technology in them like GPS, and all the other flash stuff. The real crap thing about them is they are just Coke Cans on wheels. Very fragile! Their engines, no matter how "flash" they are, are also crap. Even after a Hundres Years, they still only give us 32 Miles per American Gallon (3.9 Litres)
However, there is a New Dawn and a totally BRAND NEW ENGINE is on the horizon. Angel Labs MYT (Massive Yet Tiny) Engine. It can be checked out by looking at it in YOU TUBE. Key in MYT Engine and there is plenty to see and alot better than I can describe. All I can add is it is truly AMAZING and Very Powerful!! And they only have a total of 19-20 Parts. ANYONE can assemble one if it was totally stripped and then put it in their car and drive off, all within a few hours. AND. . . you'd be getting upto 200 MILES per American Gallon. Which means that if you have a 100 Litre or 20 Imperial Gallon (5 litres = 1 Gallon) Fuel Tank, you'll be lucky to only have to fill it every month, instead of every day.
Keep an eye open later in the year because it will be here soon. .
V-8's? Try a 14 Inch in your car and you would have to HONESTLY, BE MAD!! It would rip your car apart. That one is for BIG RIGS.
Check eiet out in YOU TUBE! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 25th Apr 2012

Captain Slog says: Hi Folks,
I just thought I'd make a comment about Cars. I have never owned one and probably never will. Todays cars are just absolute crap compared to the Classics right up to the late 80's....

Captain Slog says: Captain Slog - Supllimentary.
What I meant to say was Check IT out in YOU TUBE.
Sorry about the typo! Fig Bingers. Ha! Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 28th Sep 2012

says: i have a car and hardly use it but if i need to use it i will.. i have publuic transport close by but hate it sometimes coz they r never on time and if you have to get to an appointment 10 mins before i will have to use my car.. Reply

Latham

Posted by: Latham
Posted: 25th Mar 2014

Latham says: True, public transport is usually late but its much better and less frustrating than driving your car somewhere and not being able to find anywhere to park. Reply

Latham

Posted by: Latham
Posted: 25th Mar 2014

Latham says: True, public transport is usually late but its much better and less frustrating than driving your car somewhere and not being able to find anywhere to park. Reply

Yanno

Posted by: Yanno
Posted: 10th Oct 2012

Yanno says: Cars these days I think are very important to people, I know mine is, only because I live out in the country but live 10 minutes from the town, also with a baby, if anything happened to either one of us it's so easy to jump in the car an go, we don't have public transport here, in town we have one little town bus, but yeah I think they are important, but everyone has different reasons of there own on why they are! Mine being I have a child, and as well need a way to get to work!! Reply

rosie

Posted by: rosie
Posted: 11th Oct 2012

rosie says: its an ART, basically free expression of what you like in terms of different variety. Reply

vijay

Posted by: vijay
Posted: 13th Oct 2012

vijay says: car is important to me as well.. bcoz.. its save time going on job..and other places also luxury..
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fatty1006

Posted by: fatty1006
Posted: 14th Oct 2012

fatty1006 says: Cras are important because you use them all the time going to places. Reply

senorita

Posted by: senorita
Posted: 18th Apr 2013

senorita says: Cars are very important nowadays when you see the cost of using public transport versus your own car to drive to work. Public Transfort fare has gone up and I save more using my car to work for 10 trips which worth only $30 of fuel cost whereas the public bus transport will cost me $53 weekly Reply

senorita

Posted by: senorita
Posted: 18th Apr 2013

senorita says: Cars are very important nowadays when you see the cost of using public transport versus your own car to drive to work. Public Transfort fare has gone up and I save more using my car to work for 10 trips which worth only $30 of fuel cost whereas the public bus transport will cost me $53 weekly. Also, it's very convenient to go from one place to another. Only issue will be the traffic, but is less annoying than using public bus transport which you most of the time will wait at the bus stop for 10 to 15 minutes and the bus will stop at each stops and wasting time when passengers taking their time to pay fares or looking for their go card
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PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 18th Apr 2013

PGS says: 35 minutes to drive to work, 2 hours by public transport.

Decisions, decisions...

As for loving a car - it's inanimate & often more trouble than a computer (& usually a lot more expensive to repair or replace).

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karla1

Posted by: karla1
Posted: 22nd Apr 2013

karla1 says: I love my car. I have always wanted a Subaru and worked hard to own one. I also travel 40km each day to work and it is nice to drive. Reply

gadgetgeek

Posted by: gadgetgeek
Posted: 30th Apr 2013

gadgetgeek says: Given Sydney has the worse public transport system of any first world city practically,, as reported in a global report, hidden by our NSW PM at the time, Iemma, a car is essential in Sydney. So called peak hour services between Sydney and Wollongong where many commute to work from are only once an hour and suffer frequent delays, derailments, weather interruptions (flooding, buckled tracks, even suicides). The NSW and Sydney public transport system is a mess and gets worse as you go out to the periphery. That is why many people pay top dollar to live in the city and why many people drive everywhere even at night. Usually the last trains even on weekend are 12 or 1 pm. Taxis are the most expensive in the world and so are not an option nor is walking due to safety in the city or suburbs at night Reply

debashish

Posted by: debashish
Posted: 20th Jul 2013

debashish says: only becoz public transport is pretty bad, and its a waste of time Reply

Horatio47

Posted by: Horatio47
Posted: 28th Jul 2013

Horatio47 says: Cars are like women (or others), they have to look stylish, feel comfortable to be with, perform very well with all the latest safety protection ! Reply

twisties

Posted by: twisties
Posted: 9th Aug 2013

twisties says: car help people get places where public transport cant take them Reply

Dragi

Posted by: Dragi
Posted: 28th Nov 2013

Dragi says: Cars, I am in the market at the moment and we love new and lots of features. Too bad for us that we don't want to spend too much. That is important to us and it is all personal. A car that someone loves I hate, and cars I love you will hate. That's life. Reply

ninna

Posted by: ninna
Posted: 4th Dec 2013

ninna says: Cars are vital in my town as the public transport is almost non existent. So getting a job, doing shopping or getting to appointments & social events are difficult without one.
I owned expensive cars in the past before I divorced but they never did much for me apart from being enoyable to drive on long distance trips, I was never a show off like my now x husband was when it came to using cars as a status symbol. The only time I ever wanted a new car was when the one I had been driving started to let me down too often, even then I didn't get what I wanted because it was too plain for him.
The car I own now I bought brand new & I made the decision on what to get, it is a stylish car but most of all it has very good safety features such as curtain airbags. That was an important factor in what to buy at the time & will do me for some time yet until it starts to let me down I guess. I doubt I will ever buy another new car after the warranty issues I had with this one & nearly every part in it has been replaced, by rights I should have just got a replacement & be done with taking it back every other week. Reply

xXxDamageProxXx

Posted by: xXxDamageProxXx
Posted: 22nd Jan 2014

xXxDamageProxXx says: The reason why its important is because we need to get to point A to B easy and fast. Reply

johnex

Posted by: johnex
Posted: 30th Jan 2014

johnex says: Having a car is a necessity nowadays and it is very useful to people specially thise who travel a lot and works outdoor Reply

Hol94

Posted by: Hol94
Posted: 30th Jan 2014

Hol94 says: My car is very important to me. I love driving! even sometimes just for the sake of it. I find it relaxing to go for nice drives on pretty roads listening to my favorite music. I even love to tinker and play around with it. I own a 91 subaru liberty Reply

Phyxius

Posted by: Phyxius
Posted: 23rd Feb 2014

Phyxius says: Cars especially Classic cars are our Passion. We own many cars and bikes and each one is like a different child, they all have their own personalities and give you different pleasures in their different driving and ridding experiences. They also cost just as much to up keep and can give you some experiences you know will haunt you till the day you die. We were never blessed with children so these are our family. And like family there are time you just hate them but wouldn't show it or tell anyone but they are minute times compared to the enjoying times. And when complete stranger run across the road to look and talk to you about them and we can share our love of them with others, it's like watching your child kick the winning goal in the school finals. Yeah I know. Get a dog.. We thought about that too but this way we don't have to carry around poo in a bag when we take them out. Reply

s

Posted by: s
Posted: 2nd Mar 2014

s says: People think of their cars as almost a member of the family.
People look after their cars and in return it gives them transportation.

I do not have a car as I use public transport as the train station is a four minute walk away. And I walk to the shopping centre one kilometre away and back.
I either walk or catch a train if the walk is more than 3 kilometres away. As I think we are given two legs why not use them as the more exercise we get the better our health is going to be. Reply

pottsy18

Posted by: pottsy18
Posted: 2nd Mar 2014

pottsy18 says: Cars necessity varies from person to person, however in my case i rely on my car a lot as a means of getting where i need to be on time and not having to worry about public transport. Reply

Kesh

Posted by: Kesh
Posted: 4th Mar 2014

Kesh says: Cars are nowadays an indispensable part of people's lives. They are essenitial transport methods which they can use according to their wish.
That's why they love it. Reply

nicholasj

Posted by: nicholasj
Posted: 6th Mar 2014

nicholasj says: Its different for everyone, its like any relationship with anything, you either love it, in love, honeymoon stage, or its old broken down, you want out, you see a better one drive past and you fall in love with it Reply

jess312

Posted by: jess312
Posted: 10th Mar 2014

jess312 says: Cars are especially important in rural areas in assisting in transportation services. Reply

yenly

Posted by: yenly
Posted: 16th Mar 2014

yenly says: Well convenience go anywhere straight from without worry late waiting by bus or train Reply

Ambrose

Posted by: Ambrose
Posted: 17th Mar 2014

Ambrose says: The beauty and feeling of a great car is a burden to me!
I can't bring myself to invest in something that is so bad for the environment and costs so much money :( Reply

Malaika

Posted by: Malaika
Posted: 25th Mar 2014

Malaika says: It can get you to any place and any time you want without hassles. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 19th May 2014

says: i guess the convenience of its transportation method compared to buses or trains due to their schedules. some people like the aesthetics and speed element of cars. Reply

prit

Posted by: prit
Posted: 20th May 2014

prit says: now a day its most important for people and as per my view in todays era its part of our fast life so its really important for every one Reply

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