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View Poll Results: Will you let others drive your car ?
No way. Only over my dead body. 33 21.85%
Oh yes. What's the big deal ? It's just a machine. 6 3.97%
Depends on who asks for the keys 112 74.17%
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Old 9th August 2007, 12:47   #31
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I am very possessive about my car, but I do make exceptions when the person in question is a good driver and respects his ride.
However, it is very difficult to say no to anyone without incurring his/her wrath or going into the person's black books. Faced this dilemma many a times in college (I used to drive a Zen back then)... was pretty unpopular with some folks. The price you pay for loving your car
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Old 9th August 2007, 13:23   #32
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no one other than my dad & mech drives the Fiat.

but it also depends on the guy asking for the keys to my car. i once allowed one of my friends (Sunny / Amittrajit Ghosh) to take my car out for a spin (after i got her the after-market headers) - when we stopped the car - the front brake drums were "smoking"

OT - i also dont drive other people's cars unless "forced to drive".
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Old 9th August 2007, 13:50   #33
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Depends on the person's driving skills and how he handles in crunch situations (bumper to bumper much traffic).But in the long drive I do prefer sharing the steerig with my friends/family.
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Old 9th August 2007, 13:56   #34
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I never hand over my car keys to valet parking guys.
Same here. One weekend, me and wifey drove into and straightaway out of some 3 hotels because they were firm on valet parking. Finally had dinner at a hotel that did not insist on valet parking. Luckily my wife understands my "obsession". Anyone else would have been mighty pissed off, I think.

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i also dont drive other people's cars unless "forced to drive".
I love driving, be it any car. So no need to force me because I will jump at the offer anyway. But I usually won't ask anyone to let me drive their car because I would then be obliged to let them have a spin in mine some day.
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Old 9th August 2007, 14:25   #35
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Thankfully only other person who can drive the car is my brother and thankfully he hates driving. So no problem for me.
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Old 9th August 2007, 14:36   #36
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yep same here i don't really ask other's to let me drive their car, cos then they are going to expect the same from me and be extremely disappointed

I think the principle that applies with me is "unless absolutely necessary" will i drive someone's car or allow someone to drive my car
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Old 9th August 2007, 14:36   #37
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Nice thread SB.

I have never let any valet person drive my car.

Till date its been driven only by my dad (very rarely though) and my mechanic apart from myself. However stumpy did drive my car from the pitlane to the paddocks during the first trackday. He is the only exception here.

I also insist to stand next to my car and supervise the activities that are undertaken during servicing my ride (much to the frustration of the M.A.S.S. guys but they are used to it now and are very understanding).
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Old 9th August 2007, 14:41   #38
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yes they always on insist on valet parking - but if u look at their conditions, it is clearly mentioned that the valet driver's will park but at the owner's risk!!

Even in bangalore central i park myself

Unfortunately i rarely get a chance to stand and get the servicing done, and till date I have never left my car overnight with A.S.S. I tell them to do the work in parts and take the car home and get it back to them the next morning.
But i am not sure if all servicing stations will allow you to stand over their head while they work on your car - thats why they have those waiting areas with the viewing pane overlooking the service area
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Old 9th August 2007, 14:45   #39
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Apart from my dad nobody touches the wheel. Not even my sis.
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Old 9th August 2007, 14:49   #40
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I am very possessive of my belongings be it entities or my loved ones.

I pamper my cars a lot in whatever way possible but it depends on the person asking for car keys.

Yes i never give my car to parking / vallet guys.
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Old 9th August 2007, 15:09   #41
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But I usually won't ask anyone to let me drive their car because I would then be obliged to let them have a spin in mine some day.


exactly! thats why i dont usually drive other people's cars - because later on that person may ask me to hand over the key to my car for a spin
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Old 9th August 2007, 15:21   #42
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I go with option 3 . Depends on who asks for the . Sort of agree on the obliging part thingy mentioned by planet and supreme but with a small change. I only drive only those friend's cars whom i would not mind giving my car to drive. I never ask for those people's cars who I would not give my car to. I like it that way.

I tried to avoid giving to valets but sometimes gave in due to family hurry. But now I park myself. The last time I gave my car to the valet was at a friends wedding party. I gave the car and was walking into the party aread when I heard a loud revv. I turned around, it was my car. I ran back and asked whim what he was doing. "Sir hes not familiar with AT". I threw the guy out of the car went far off parked it and came back walking

Apart from myself its my brother and who drive my car. Dad has his own car so he really doesnt use mine at all.
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Old 9th August 2007, 15:59   #43
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What's the insurance implication of driving someone else's car?

I think it doesn't matter in India but in Europe/America, where insurance depends on driver rather than car, the cost of driving someone else's car is quite high. That prevents many from "borrowing" friend's car

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Old 9th August 2007, 16:04   #44
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I don't enjoy giving it to others, but i have given my car to some friends who are just like me & whose cars i have also driven. So it is a lot of give & take.

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I had to put up with a cold war from both my own brother as well as wifey as i refused to hand over the car keys to them.

My best buddy was asked to take over by my wife, who thought i was driving too slow and rather TOO carefully, and possibly tired too. After driving like a madman for some time my buddy finally handed the keys back to me, as he couldnt bear to see me sulking.
Denying your wife ? & then sulking ? You little child.

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depends on who asks for keys too.. say i dont mind giving keys to supremebaleno since i know hes a careful driver :P
SB, now you can TD a palio 1.6 & justify your vote in the FTD thread.
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Old 9th August 2007, 16:06   #45
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depends on who asks for keys too.. say i dont mind giving keys to supremebaleno since i know hes a careful driver :P
Beware bottle! SB has a dislike for Fiat cars!

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