Do You Talk to Your Car?


My car’s name is Oscar.

Naming my car was probably the first sign that I was going to be a car-talker. Car-whisperer. Car-chatter. What do you think is a good term?

Praising the car for a job well done.

“Nice one, Oscar! That was a tricky parking situation.”

Begging the car.

“Please, please make it up this hill.”

Caressing the car (steering wheel, dashboard, etc).

“There’s a good car.” *pat, pat*

Apologizing to the car.

“Oh man, that was stupid of me, I’m so sorry, Oscar. We could have gotten hurt.”

Bribing the car.

“Just get me to the gas station before you run out, Oscar, and I swear I’ll give you a car wash. A wax. Whatever you want, just keep moving.”


In CHOOSE, Hank talks to the Miraj (especially in the installment that’ll go live this evening).

I don’t remember Captain Picard ever talking to the Enterprise, but I think Mal talked to Serenity and Han Solo talked to theĀ MillenniumĀ Falcon.

Do you recall any other characters that talk to their vehicles?

Real Life

Do YOU talk to YOUR car? I’m guilty of all of the above, but maybe you do one or two but couldn’t imagine (for example) actually bribing your car.

Any other bribers out there who feel honor-bound to fulfill the promise of the bribe?

Also, how many of you named your car? Is there a story behind the name? Does anyone who named their car NOT talk to their car?

88 thoughts on “Do You Talk to Your Car?

  1. Sophia

    I love castle Eden lol and my friend feels the same, it’s even colder here coz we live near the sea

  2. Sophia

    I love castle Eden lol and my friend feels the same, it’s even colder here coz we live near the sea lol

  3. Steph

    I think that I’m to young to have a relationship with a car, I mean I have read many comments ( not just off this site) about people and cars and they all seem middle aged, for me it just feels as if I was born with it or something , it just feels like I’m different…..

  4. Steph

    Awwwww i feel so sorry for you , if its nice in the summer we sometimes take the dogs for a walk (as well as going in Sam) down the beach

  5. Sophia


  6. Steph

    I hope your friend and her car is ok with it being cold and the same for you, I don’t think Sam likes the cold much , although we can’t put him in the garage because its full of grass cutting stuff for our business , u no when u go up to castle Eden and if u look down the hill and u can see this big cream house , well , that’s where I live

  7. Steph

    How old are you , I’m just asking cause I just want to know if your like me , very young , but are , different to lots of other people . And do you have a relationship with
    ur car(s)

  8. Sophia

    I’m 17 and I don’t but my friend does

  9. Steph

    I’m 13 I do but my family or friends don’t

  10. Steph

    I feel so young now for having a relationship with a car

  11. Sophia

    Its fine, my friend has loved her car since she was about 10

  12. Steph

    I’m sorry tami for this really long convosation and by the way , I went on artist sketchbook , if u drew all them , WOW!!!! They are really good!!!

  13. Steph

    Ok, I’ll just ask , if you don’t have a relationship with any car why did you come on this website . I’m not being horrible or anything , I was just wondering

  14. Steph

    How old is your friend

    • Tami

      I’m sorry girls, but I’m going to have to close comments on this thread. Previous commenters are getting their emails flooded, and blogs aren’t intended to be used as chatrooms. You can both send me an email if you change your mind about allowing me to get you in contact with each other, but I have to take the rest of my blog readers into consideration on this.

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