When I was a child, cars could talk. Sure, you might pretend that you remember watching Knight Rider. I do remember, and not understand the intro story at all. "This is a story of a man that doesn't exist"? What does that mean?
But more than that, real cars talked as well. My uncle worked for Chrysler, and he had a car that talked. When you left the doors open, the car would say "the door is ajar". It had a few other catch phrases too.
For some reason talking cars didn't catch on. Oh well. But that's how it was, kids. Back in my day, cars talked.
Oh, did I mention that back in my day cars could travel through time?