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    Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    I always laughed at people when they say they cried when trading off a vehicle they loved. I never thought you could have that strong of a bond with a vehicle. I have had my share of vehicles that I loved.

    Tonight I just traded off my 2003 Chevy Silverado. I bought my truck in 2004 the week of the July 4th. It was my first Chevy. I always wanted a truck. I always wanted a Chevy. Man did I develop alot of stories with that thing. I loved it. It was more then my truck, it was me.

    Tonight I bought a Honda Ridgeline. It's not that bad at all. I'm actually suprised how much I like it. But as I was pulling away seeing my truck sitting in the garage at the dealer, I found myself sad, and shedding a tear. It felt like I lost a great friend...

    Am I crazy or have others felt this way too???



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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    I was sad when we traded our Xterra, but I didn't cry. Man up.



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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    My memories in the car usually involve driving to work and back home. I can't say that makes me real emotional.


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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    If my car breaks down, I park it , take the plates off and walk away.



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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    If my car breaks down, I park it , take the plates off and walk away.
    What about the VIN?



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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    What about the VIN?

    Good question, call a tow truck and tell him if he comes and gets it, he can have the scrap value ~$50 -$100



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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    I liked my last car but I also made painting it a tail gate project, so I have fond memories of holding a can of spray paint in one hand, a beer in the other and brats grilling behind the car (obviously we kept the grill covered and painted the front first to keep the paint off the food )


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    I would love to man up, but man that is hard... I had some great tailgates with it. Been to 4 different Big 12 stadiums. Been in ditches, pulled people out.



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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    [quote=ISUonthemove;870364]I was sad when we traded our Xterra, but I didn't cry. Man up.
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    I traded my '04 Dodge 1500 in for an Xterra...what an idiot I am



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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    Just traded in a car I had for over 8 years. I travelled over 130,000 miles in the seat. It drove me into Ames when I put my life and my family's life on hold to pursue an engineering degree, and it drove me back out of Ames when I finished school. The interest I had in the engine made me realize I should be an ME.

    For me, it was hard to pull away. My wife cried a bit, I just felt like I was leaving a trusty old dog at the pound.

    To say I was emotionally attached is an understatement. My new car is vastly superior in every respect, but I still miss the old car. That said, my new tryst is going well!



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    My friend had an interesting comparison he told me when he sold his Chevy. He said it felt like he was taking his old dog out behind the barn and putting him out of his missery.

    I almost agreed.



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    You get over it fast. I do wish I had my 07 chevy back though.


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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    You get over it fast. I do wish I had my 07 chevy back though.
    So you're not over it?


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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    My 1st car I had thru high school and ISU. it was a 1977 Buick LeSabre, burnt orange, 2 door. that thing was a tank. if cars could talk, i'd be in big trouble.


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    Re: Emotional attachment to Vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    So you're not over it?
    Been driving the new one for about a year now and getting use to it. I think I'm over it.


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