A bit of a wordy start but as a male I believe I have some insights into the male obsession with cars. For men in general they are not merely a form of transportation from one place to another. It is about the style you do it in.
Ever since leaving school I took great pride in the various cars I owned and the independence it gave me. Also had a stint on a 350 Honda motorbike that almost had me killed a number of times.
After spending over 3 years in America and London I returned with an XJS Jaguar purchased from my hard work in London. Sadly I had to sell it due to a cash flow crisis.
Nowadays I haven't got such lofty ambitions but I still dream regularly about my Jaguar XJS Reg. No YKN506S that is imprinted in my memory. Although I know owning another Jaguar has great appeal there is only sparse spare money around. These days I realise there is better value in my trips to London and Europe every few years
Our current cars are a small Honda Logo
and a Toyota Camry.
The rest of the family like the smaller car to drive but obviously as one of the male species I wouldn't be seen dead driving the Honda. In al seriousness the small car worries me due to the minimal protection it will give if things go wrong. It would only take an inattentive driver to cause what could be a fatal accident.
Have you had any close calls or serious car accidents?
What are your experiences of cars and safety issues?