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#4574345 - 11/14/17 10:13 PM Begging your car to start
Scienceman Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
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Does it annoy anybody else when you hear somebody talking to their car, especially the "come on baby" or the "please start?" I mean, come on, sweet talking the piece of junk won't get it running.

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#4574348 - 11/14/17 10:16 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
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#4574351 - 11/14/17 10:19 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
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I haven't had to worry about that since carburators where the norm!
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#4574354 - 11/14/17 10:23 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
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Depends. I do it, just maybe not to the degree they do in the movies.
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#4574358 - 11/14/17 10:26 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
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Seen plenty of people do this, usually donít feel too bad about the ones that I have seen since it is very clear that they have not maintained their car well at all. Just saw a guy at Meijer last week with a beaten up Volvo doing just that, he ended up pulling out a nice phone and a cigarette while waiting for help!
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#4574366 - 11/14/17 10:29 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
Scienceman Offline


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I know some people who will be walking through the walmart parking lot and hear a car struggling to start and say "come on baby" thinking that will help the junker start for the person.

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#4574370 - 11/14/17 10:35 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: FirstNissan]
Scienceman Offline


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Originally Posted By: FirstNissan
Seen plenty of people do this, usually donít feel too bad about the ones that I have seen since it is very clear that they have not maintained their car well at all. Just saw a guy at Meijer last week with a beaten up Volvo doing just that, he ended up pulling out a nice phone and a cigarette while waiting for help!


I see you have a Chevy. Understood.

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#4574373 - 11/14/17 10:38 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: Scienceman
Originally Posted By: FirstNissan
Seen plenty of people do this, usually donít feel too bad about the ones that I have seen since it is very clear that they have not maintained their car well at all. Just saw a guy at Meijer last week with a beaten up Volvo doing just that, he ended up pulling out a nice phone and a cigarette while waiting for help!


I see you have a Chevy. Understood.
Darn those Chevy Toyotas!
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#4574378 - 11/14/17 10:46 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Nick1994]
Scienceman Offline


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Haha! Quoted wrong person!

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#4574384 - 11/14/17 10:52 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
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Originally Posted By: Scienceman
Haha! Quoted wrong person!


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#4574386 - 11/14/17 10:54 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 3135
Loc: Taiwan
Its not necessarily "begging", could be just friendly encouragement.

I wouldn't have called my Lada "baby" though, it was always addressed as "Comrade" or "Tovarishch"

Its part of the mechanical sympathy / bonding thing. If you drive a shiny appliance, I understand why you wouldn't get it. I can't remember ever saying anything to my company car when I had one.

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#4574390 - 11/14/17 10:57 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 07/07/08
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Loc: Maryland USA
Originally Posted By: Ducked
Its not necessarily "begging", could be just friendly encouragement.

I wouldn't have called my Lada "baby" though, it was always addressed as "Comrade" or "Tovarishch"

Its part of the mechanical sympathy / bonding thing. If you drive a shiny appliance, I understand why you wouldn't get it. I can't remember ever saying anything to my company car when I had one.


Or nachinat' suka !

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#4574391 - 11/14/17 10:58 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
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Loc: New Zealand
I don't talk to cars, they are just an old appliance, they know if they don't go, they go. I say to my motorcycle when I go for a ride, that we will look after each other today.
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#4574397 - 11/14/17 11:14 PM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 3659
Loc: MA
This is going to start being pretty foreign soon as more and more cars have keyless start/go. All I do is hit the button on my car and it automatically cranks it the right amount to start it. Usually just a quick tap and then I grab my seat belt and it's started and ready to go. You never end up accidentally cranking it while its running too because if you hit it again, it just shuts the car off.

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#4574429 - 11/15/17 12:28 AM Re: Begging your car to start [Re: Scienceman]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
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Loc: New Zealand
It'll be a long time before they trickle down to my pay scale - I usually buy a non runner that is too expensive to repair. I don't think modern cars are going to get there.
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