The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.
~Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media
Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that's even newer. I don't even like old cars. I mean they don't even interest me. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye