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Is attention to detail the car enthusiasts curse?

It’s impossible to count the number of times I have overheard someone compliment how well a door closes on a car. It’s something that’s mundane to most people and has no bearing on how well a car does its job as a mode of transportation, yet enthusiasts collectively nerd out over minute details like this. To me, that might be one of the best things about our community. It is also the downfall of my personal sanity.


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A buddy & I are always trading that quip: "it's a blessing AND a curse". But proper operation & appearance, even of what many consider insignificant details, are to Us, The Afflicted a large part of the whole, and the experience, of using the vehicle. It's a sensory thing as much as being proper, sympathetic, and pro-active. As a result, I could get in my 206,000-mile '93 Pathfinder and take it across the Country right-freakin'-now if I had the urge, instead of taking one of my other cars...which get the same fussiness, but less exposure. Yeah, I stay busy (laughing icon)...

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