I think perhaps Christine resonates with some CR's and not so much with others because there is a connection to the Automotive Subculture at play. The Automotive Subculture is defined for my purpose as that cross section of American society the has a worship for all things car or motor-assisted-transport-related; I'm going to refer to such people as 'motorheads'.
Motorheads are the people who keep professional racing in business; they will actually pay money to watch cars blatting and belching around a tarmac oval for 3 or 4 hours on the weekend when they could be enjoying some restful and rejuvenating peace and quiet for free somewhere else.
Motorheads are people that can't bear to let anything go that ever rolled along making noise and spraying pollution into the air. As a result they have rusting hulks on blocks in their front, back, and side yards, are are actually physically distressed if someone suggests that they get rid of one. Thier heart rate spikes, eyes bulge out, and spittle flies from their mouths as they scream about their constitutional right to destroy property values for blocks around.
Motorheads are people that can and do have a $20,000 Harley Davidson parked in the garage of a house with peeling paint, broken windows covered in cardboard and a perpetually unkempt yard. You ask them why is it so(?), and they reply that maintenece and upkeep costs on a home are out of their buget. Meanwhile they have plenty of time on evenings and weekends to ride around giving the public at large dirty looks with their unwashed faces because of some deep seated insecurity that without all the biker trappings and posing that someone might just beat them up because they aren't coming off as properly tough and dangerous.
Motorheads are people that will do almost anything to own a ridiculously expensive, or large, or flashy car (were basically taking about low-people here), up to and including ripping off others like a common theif to get it. Plenty of doctors, lawers, bankers, and other so-called professionals fit into this category right alongside pimps and drug-dealers.
So, it is my thesis that Motorheads are like any other junkie: they can hardly see all the problems that are growing from that central addiction. They have taken something that is a simple solution to a resonable need (that of efficeint means of conveyance), and perverted it into the central point of their lives.
Motorheads might be people that think Christine is some kind of standout achievement in SK's body of work.
Sorry Motorheads, but I wouldn't encourage a Heroin addict either.
This ought to spark a few flames, eh folks?