I am just very surprised that no one here really seems to even know that crappy cars existed lol. The vast majority of cars seemed to be pretty bad growing up. Every girl I hung out with in highschool had a car that ran rough in some way, and they all loved it lol.As far as those cars that shut off go, I dont know if I could ever have one. After growing up with my moms car, that would stall every single time she stopped in gear at a red light, the last thing I want is a car now shutting off. Back then, there were plenty of times it didn't start right back up either. It was a very stressful situation all day every day lol. Even in park, it only stayed running for 2-3 minutes if we were lucky, and during that time, it was already running rough and progressively getting worse and worse until it eventually stalled. Message me if you like. Especially if you grew up in a similar situation. I am definitely interested in hearing about it, and what happened as a result. Apparently there aren't as many people as I thought who had it effect them long after it was in the past.
I hear that! Lol 😂 I remember a time when I was a teenager, and my Dad’s car stopped at the traffic lights. The lights went green and he was trying to turn it over with no success. (The rest of us were in the back, hoping and praying it would start). In the end, we gave it a running push jump start. It was funny, because people passing by started clapping and cheering when we got the car started. Life can be so grand even when it throws challenges your way.
I went through the first 14 years of my life, riding in my moms car everyday, where it would take 20 minutes to get started every morning, and stalled every time she stopped. It wasn't even worth hoping it wouldn't after so long, and it became normal to be stuck at intersections for ever waiting to see if she could get it started again.It was kinda traumatizing really, and definitely still effects me to this day whenever I see a girl who's car stalls, takes too long to start, or even shakes a lot when she's stopped.
Did it have a lasting effect on you? It certainly has for me. I know there isn't too much to say about it, but I have tried for years to find a woman who experienced this as a kid. It is something that always stuck with me.Message me if you have any desire to talk more.
Lasting effects... I don’t think so. I certainly now appreciate nice new things and take care of them better them most. ( but shouldn’t everyone! Lol ) I think if anything these experiences taught me that, no matter what, everything will work out. And as long as everyone gets home safe at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
I wish that was all I got out of it. Once that car was gone, I realized I had become used to it after 14 years in it, and not in the best way. I actually kinda needed it in a way. It is hard to explain. I can say though, IWhen my highschool girlfriend started driving, her Jeep didn't stall, but ran really rough and I had no clue how to react to it. Eventually it was the reason we broke up. Then I got my own Jeep that I purposely shopped for, to find one that idled worse than my girlfriend's and proceeded to see how many girls had a positive reaction to it when we would sit and talk for long periods with it on. I also pretty much came out and asked every girl I knew who got a car that would shake in any way, what they thought about it. This was in the 90s, and most of the girls I knew had mid 1980s import cars, and most of them ran shaky. So I concluded that the majority of girls liked sitting in a car if the engine was shaking it. Ever since then though, I have been alone with this ridiculous interest and can't seem to really find any girls who even can picture what I mean. It really sucks actually
Please don't hate me now.
I did eventually, but it was the only car we had until I was 13. How could I have known anything about it that young? Now I could fix it, but not as a little kid
My dad was always involving me in fixing things from the time I was able to walk. As a little kids I had to go fetch tools and learn their names. My dad always did basic auto maintenance at home so I learned plenty of things by the time I was in middle school. I’m sure I would have learned more quickly if it was a problem in my life.
I agree. I rode in a car that wouldn't idle for the first 13 years of my life.
Yeah could be anything.Fuel filter, plugs, distributor problems, vacuum hose, timing issues, carburetor, sensors, etc.Sorry to hear that you had a rough go at a young age.Hopefully things run better for you from here.
It just kind of stuck with my sister and I after that. We both bought cars that ran like shit, and kinda kept that trend until we started growing up.
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This was when I was a kid. She finally got rid of it when I was 13
An 84 Ford Escort
Yeah, go figureAmerican made carsthat's why i prefer japan, germany, etc.. American made cars SUCK, balls
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