LOVE this theory!!!
Since I live in NYC (The Bronx) there's never been much need for a car. Still, I decided 9 years ago to buy my PERFECT car: a small, easy to park, practical car that was reliable, had great gas mileage, was either turquoise or bluish and that I could pay in full on the spot to avoid car payments. Also, something that car thieves would not ogle day and night.
I ended up with a 1996 Toyota Corolla that I purchased in 2003. It was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! : )
I've driven it to Maine, Vermont (I got stuck in the snow and slept in the car! see pic) Manhattan and even on The Cross Bronx Expressway!!!
It now has 160,000 miles.
It has seen its share of trauma: scratches all over, broken into with the door lock broken and even the license plates STOLEN!!! It's also starting show its age on the OUTSIDE, but on the INSIDE it runs beautifully and my mechanic says to KEEP IT!!! I'm thinking of fixing the the nicks but people say to TRADE IT IN for a NEW one. I hesitate because I love this little car and it can go to 250,000 miles I'm told!
As far as Marriage, I've NOT been married FOREVER! (Does that Count?)
But when I DO get married, I hope Dan's theory is right and my spouse and I will be loyal to each other despite all our bumps and dents! : )