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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, 16:09   #46
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Really? Adi, I can't recollect the instance at all. Bad memory I have. Also did you forget that Keshav drove your car too. In such a way that you had tears coming out of your eyes?
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Old 9th August 2007, 16:18   #47
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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).
I also have never allowed valet parking and the people give me a confused look. About MASS, I have a point here. I have always taken my car to a particular MASS and they have come to know and respect my feelings, but last Sunday had to go to another MASS and ran into trouble with the person who manages the washing and cleaning part. He drove my car so badly that I went to the works manager and complained to him about this guy and the manager had told me that he will ensure that this guy never touches my car again. And I was there all the time to see that the manager kept his word
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Old 9th August 2007, 16:36   #48
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Also did you forget that Keshav drove your car too. In such a way that you had tears coming out of your eyes?
How can i forget that? Well like i said earlier my tuner has some limited access to drive the car. Testing and demo was part of the free-flow experience although the demo was scary. and i was absolutely frozen to shed any tears...

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Old 9th August 2007, 16:51   #49
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Denying your wife ?
I would not mind letting my wife drive my car when I am also in the car. But she knows me too well to fall for that - she would rather not drive than hear the constant bickering from me about each and everything which I feel she is doing wrongly during driving.

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SB, now you can TD a palio 1.6 & justify your vote in the FTD thread.
Yeah, but I would love to TD the Palio1.6 properly, which would involve a little rough driving. Would not want to do that to a friend's car. Would rather use the TD car. Another one added to the must-TD-list of mine which already has NHC, Swift-D and SX4.

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Beware bottle! SB has a dislike for Fiat cars!
Finney, I don't hate any car - I love driving and it doesn't matter which car it is. Its just that I wont buy a Fiat. And that does not mean I think Fiat cars are no good. Its just that my car needs are covered by Suzuki pretty well, so no need to look elsewhere.

If you still believe I hate Fiat cars, gift me a Palio1.6 and I can bet that I would become the most fanatic Fiat fan ever. I would even ignore the A.S.S. issues, wont mind waiting for months for a spare and wont mind the low FE. You game ?
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Denying your wife ? & then sulking ? You little child.
She has a 4 wheeler licence which she procured the legal way, passing the driving test. Not having driven any car in the long years between, she seems to have lost touch. She did try when the car was brand new, and my efforts to teach her proved i wasnt as soft spoken as i usually am. I ended up shouting and screaming for every mistake (Ofcourse, these werent undertaken on public roads, rather on an unused plot).

She had enough of the bickering and vowed never to drive THIS car again.

Later, after she cooled down and when i tried to teach her again, she said she's scared of the mad traffic in Bangalore, and so shall put those plans on hold for the time being.
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Old 9th August 2007, 17:57   #51
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I am very particular about my car, so much so that I get upset if I find fingerprints on the glass surface (yea... I know what you are thinking... but it runs in the family). Naturally, I only let a select few to drive my car. Out here in T-BHP there is one person that I would trust with my eyes closed... SpeedZak. No one has ever given me the same kind of confidence.
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Well guys I have question for the TBhpian's whao have opted for the 1st option. What do you do when your car has gone/ been for a service ?
In my case I specifically tell them not to test drive. After servicing I do the test drive and tell them if the problem if any has been solved or not. Most of the times I end up spending almost the whole day at the garage where my car is being serviced.
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Most of the times I end up spending almost the whole day at the garage where my car is being serviced.
Oh yes I know that . Any pubs in the vicinity, even better .
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Old 9th August 2007, 19:09   #54
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my car keys change hands only to the service station guys & to a very few people to whom saying no is difficult.
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Old 9th August 2007, 23:42   #55
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Very few men drove my cars and will. Actually i can count in my fingers the count and yes thats the way i like to keep it.
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Well all the family members and good friends are allowed to drive my car around. But they should not wreck it or anything.
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Old 10th August 2007, 01:03   #57
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I am very possessive about my car but would not mind handing the keys to someone I know who most importanly treats his own cars well & maintains them and knows how to control it.

same here mate...i too am possessive but i do give keys of car to people who are good driver & have seen them drive there own cars.
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There should've been another option in the poll
"Depends on WHICH car you're talking about"
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I never let anyone drive my car.Period !! My bro' gets to drive it when the car goes to the service station for a nice wash.Else no-one drives it other than me.

The service advisor at RNS too knows this and doesn't test drive it after service. Asks me to come down drive and give my feedback.

BTW I hate someone using things I take care of .My car stands number 1 in the list.
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My car keys are given to my dad only when required (he tries never to ask for it too)
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