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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyD View Post
    If I tried to tell my wife she's couldn't drive her car I'd running for cover. We're both pretty strong personalities and both dislike feeling restricted by the other one. Maybe I'd just get the "don't tell me what to do" look. More likely there would be a strong verbal response with an f-bomb thrown in for good measure.

    And I really need a beater truck. My neighbors would seeing it so long as they could borrow it. It's incredibly convenient when you need a load of gravel, or lumber, or whatever else.
    Lol. My wife is the same way. That said, you know UncleDavy is kidding, right? I met him personally, and I can tell you if his wife wanted to drive, she'd be driving.

    As for the beater truck, Amen. I am actually looking at one as we speak.
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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    Quote Originally Posted by Finick View Post
    People never want me to drive them places because I park further away. Not even an unreasonable distance.

    My buddy was bitching about me parking further away once, and on the way out from the mall I asked him to point to a parking row he'd prefer me to park in. So he did. I pulled out my phone, started a stopwatch, and then we walked to my car.

    It took 27 seconds to get to my car. Less than half a minute is what people complain about, lol.
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    -Being eco-friendly, further away mean less fuel burned.

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    - lastly, it’s easier to find your car, when it’s isolated out in the boonies

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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    Lol. My wife is the same way. That said, you know UncleDavy is kidding, right? I met him personally, and I can tell you if his wife wanted to drive, she'd be driving.

    As for the beater truck, Amen. I am actually looking at one as we speak.
    The car actually is under house arrest but I let her use my truck or I take her to wherever she needs to go.

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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    This thread sounds like my wife and I with me being the car guy. She appreciates driving her "clean" vehicle, which can be either of the 2 we currently have. But she also thinks I spend too much attention on them making them look better than showroom quality. She says she's always afraid of scratching or dinging one of them because of how they look.

    However, something must be rubbing off on her, because she will also park away from certain things in parking lots now too LOL! She has also never complained about where I park either, because she gets why I do it. And dirt roads, ya, forget about it haha!

    We are getting a "beater" tomorrow that is in need of a lot of paint correction. It will be a winter car, and eventually passed down to my daughter in a couple of years when she turns 16. Just because it's a beater, doesn't mean you can't make it look presentable right?!

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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDavy View Post
    The car actually is under house arrest but I let her use my truck or I take her to wherever she needs to go.
    Only thing I don't get is why do you not have her drive it till Monday?

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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    I imagine so it can sit there and look good. My take is that I get my 2 mins of "wow" factor once I'm done. If it gets driven 5 mins later that's out of my hands.

    It's a little like decorating a cake and asking people not to eat it.
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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    Quote Originally Posted by RippyD View Post
    I imagine so it can sit there and look good. My take is that I get my 2 mins of "wow" factor once I'm done. If it gets driven 5 mins later that's out of my hands.

    It's a little like decorating a cake and asking people not to eat it.
    I'm thinking that is what he does as well. I kinda do the same thing, clean one up, and drive the other. I'm sure my wife would give me the stink eye if I told her not to drive it! That would make her take it even faster haha!

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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    Quote Originally Posted by DetailKitty View Post
    Only thing I don't get is why do you not have her drive it till Monday?
    That is so it is in pristine condition when she drives it to work on Monday morning. Her Buick looks better than the president of the bank's Audi A8.

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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDavy View Post
    That is so it is in pristine condition when she drives it to work on Monday morning. Her Buick looks better than the president of the bank's Audi A8.
    I don’t doubt that!

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    Re: When it pays to have your significant other be a "car person"

    I won't valet. I won't park next to a minivan. I won't park next to a two door car. I won't park next to a car with rust or damage, and I always avoid parking next to a car with child car seats.

    So, basically I drive around in circles until the sweet spot opens....but that means I'm usually late!

    (I'll park in a dirt lot, however. Dirt comes off!)


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