Do you own an automobile? - Social Anxiety Forum
View Poll Results: Do you own an automobile?
Yes, a car 22 37.93%
Yes, an SUV 7 12.07%
Yes, a pickup truck 2 3.45%
No 24 41.38%
Other 3 5.17%
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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 03-06-2019, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Do you own an automobile?


Yes. But it's old (2001) and I need a new one.
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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 03-06-2019, 06:31 PM
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Yes.

Getting close to 30 years old and still going. It's a classic sports car.

Needs a restoration to look perfect, but still looks mint.
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Lots of them. I currently have five licensed and insured. Three pickup trucks and two cars. Newest is 2012, oldest is 1984. Plus I have several other unlicensed off-road, farm trucks, and junk vehicles that I keep for parts.
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I own three, all licensed and insured. I have a Chevy pickup, an older Buick sedan, and a fully restored early 60's Chevy.
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I haven't finished paying for my monster truck, but i have done some body and mechanical upgrades/repairs so i am heavily invested.
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No I've owned two autos in the past, a Jeep and a Nissan.

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I have five cars. -68 Escort (2.0l 2D) and -91 Thunderbird (5.0l) are in daily use currently. -61 Lincoln (430cid 4D) runs and barely drives, but it's no way in road legal condition. -65 Mustang (200cid HT) is currently in under restoration and I hope I will be able to finish it this year. -62 Fairlane (302cid 4D) It's a project all right...

-61 Lincoln
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I don't own a car; I just rent cars as & when I need a car

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While you make your woman CRY,
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I have five cars. -68 Escort (2.0l 2D) and -91 Thunderbird (5.0l) are in daily use currently. -61 Lincoln (430cid 4D) runs and barely drives, but it's no way in road legal condition. -65 Mustang (200cid HT) is currently in under restoration and I hope I will be able to finish it this year. -62 Fairlane (302cid 4D) It's a project all right...
I want the Lincoln for a lowrider!
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I own 5 vehicles total, a 2010 car as a daily driver plus 4 vintage vehicles working but in need of some restoration, total values only about 20k so nothing crazy.






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I do not. However, the last time my name was attached to an automobile, it would have been more accurate to say the automobile owned me.

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2011 Ford Escape XLS. It was my fathers. He traded it for my 2002 Ford F250. He only drove the Escape in the summer and only put on 25000 miles on it when I started driving it the summer before last. It is a front wheel drive four banger but runs like a rape ape. Does very well in the winter. I bought a set of steelies and mounted good snow tires on them. It goes up all the hills around here without issues.

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Yes. I hate owning a car, but it's the most convenient way to get around so I'm stuck with it. It causes me endless amounts of anxiety, from all the maintenance (oil changes, adding air to the tires, getting a car wash, changing out the windshield wipers) to the bureaucracy (car insurance, taxes, registration, safety inspection). If I could get away with not owning one, I would sell it in a heartbeat.

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Yeah, going on 8 years now. It provides the only freedom I have.
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Yes. I hate owning a car, but it's the most convenient way to get around so I'm stuck with it. It causes me endless amounts of anxiety, from all the maintenance (oil changes, adding air to the tires, getting a car wash, changing out the windshield wipers) to the bureaucracy (car insurance, taxes, registration, safety inspection). If I could get away with not owning one, I would sell it in a heartbeat.
When they get older the headaches increase. I took my dad out in one of our cars a couple of weeks ago and we ended up with a lot of slop on the windshield. Which shouldn't have been a problem (because I always make sure there's plenty of antifreeze washer fluid in the tank). But nothing happened. No fluid came out at all. Couldn't figure it out because I had just put some in about a week prior.

Got home and started looking under the hood and come to find out the washer fluid reservoir has cracked and all the fluid leaked out (apparently). So now I have to order one of those and try to figure out how to put it on. This is the same car that I've had to replace door handles (at least 2-3 times over the past 5 years) that get brittle and just break off. I had to replace the side turn signal lens assemblies because they just fell apart one day. The headliner is starting to sag horribly and apparently all the foam insulation that was under it is turning to dust and blows all around inside the car. I'm not even sure what to do about that. The blower motor is starting to make a bad noise that makes me think it will die soon and that's gonna be a pain because it's a small car and that part is hard to get to and the bolts are seized.

My parents just spent about $3000 on that car about a year ago (which I told them to just get rid of it but they wouldn't listen) fixing steering and suspension issues. That's WAY more than that car is even worth and they haven't taken care of it well enough to be certain that it won't just die any day. For all they knew, it might die the day after they spent that much money on it. They could have probably bought a used car that was in better shape for just a little more than what they paid.

Cars are a constant headache.

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