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View Poll Results: Do you use the services of a chauffeur?
Yes, because I can 3 3.66%
Yes, because I need to 12 14.63%
No, because I cannot afford the expense 7 8.54%
No, because I like to drive myself 60 73.17%
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Old 3rd August 2005, 01:39   #16
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Goes without saying , that i would ever hire a chauffeur for my car , to be honest my dad's chauffeur is not even allowed to drive the car . So guys , no doubt that we all are alike .....

p.s My car is my wife , so there no ques that i would allow sm1 to share her . After all she is my wife yaar (though at present i am single)
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Old 3rd August 2005, 23:24   #17
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so guys, lets say u have a Maybach or a limo, wouldn't u still prefer a chauffer?? i guess this would come in the "I SHOULD HAVE" category
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Old 3rd August 2005, 23:35   #18
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i need my chauffer cause i dont have my DL
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Old 3rd August 2005, 23:58   #19
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I need a chaeffuer even though i cannot afford one (I an in me not family) as i do not have a DL.
But we have 4 of them in our family because no one except my dad has a valid DL and my dad just uses a chaefuer to park his car or during traffic (the CDI engine has influenced him and now he is willing to go to the other side of town just to enjoy the drive).
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Old 4th August 2005, 00:02   #20
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i do not personally have one becausei dont want one firstly and even if i did i can afford one but my dad has because he can rarely find parking during office hours so basically he drives everytime except while parking.

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I am tempted to bump up this 5-year-old thread, with a request to mods for a change in the title of the thread to Your chauffeur | Pics, Anecdotes and Comments.

The amazing experience of BHPian unoczar with his driver, who doesn't even look like he is old enough to drive, can be read on his own thread (Summers in India - south to north... to hell and back!) in great detail.

I am sure many other members on this forum employ / have employed idiosyncratic chauffeurs like this, and would like to share such tales with us. We look forward to reading about the experiences of those brave souls here, who trust their lives and rides to these chauffeurs.

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Originally Posted by LongDrive lover View Post
@ unoczar, see how smart is your driver! Has become a star on this thread! for all that he did! Just a look at your drivers' 2 pics that you posted...
So bring on those stars!

I have personally not employed a chauffeur in the last 25 years, except on one day some 7 years ago, when I had to go out but had a severe low back pain which made driving uncomfortable. On my return, I decided I could bear the back pain better than the chest pain announcing an impending heart attack, and have never again let a chauffeur touch any of my cars again.
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Old 19th May 2010, 20:49   #22
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I voted for 'No, because I like to drive myself', because there is no option available which stated: 'No, because I do not want my car driven by others'. That would have been the most apt option I would have voted for.
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Old 19th May 2010, 21:30   #23
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Originally Posted by speedsatya View Post
i am the chauffeur .............

Same here.

@ S.S Traveller

Thanks for directing towards the thread, turning out to be an awesome read.
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Old 19th May 2010, 21:54   #24
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Duh!!! What do expect from the BaCkSeAtDrIvEr?
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Old 19th May 2010, 22:07   #25
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Being a motor head, I love to drive by myself at all the time no matter its congested city or even got struck in the traffic jam, I like to remain behind the steering wheel.
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Old 20th May 2010, 14:39   #26
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As a child, I always thought it was cool to have a chauffeur.

Now, that I can drive. I never let anyone behind the wheel of my cars, even my parents!
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Old 21st May 2010, 12:14   #27
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Have two drivers in the family, its only Dad / Mom / Sister who are chauffeur-driven. I prefer to drive myself (duh!) 99% of the times, but do use the chauffeur if the place I'm visiting has a severe parking issue, and on nights out (only on the way back). Remember, as a Team-BHPian, we cannot drink & drive. For the Bombay gang, here's an excellent late night chauffeur service : Linky.
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Old 21st May 2010, 12:19   #28
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I have not, cannot, and will not ever use a chauffeur. Basically cars have feelings too you see !! Its like dating someone through proxy
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In a forum like team-bhp, the number of votes for the option "No, I like to drive myself" will obviously overshadow the other options.
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Old 22nd May 2010, 03:42   #30
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We do have a driver primarily for my parents. I use him and one of my parents cars when going to places notorious for parking problems and especially when visiting factories who will not let your car in come what may, a trend started by none other than MUL themselves.

To date he has not been allowed to crank my Swift and the Cedia.
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