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Do you people have a problem with everybody wanting a ride in your car?It is flattering in a way but I am getting tired.It is basically my entire workplace,hell there are 10 women in the office alone.What say you guys?
 

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I'm getting that and I don't even have the car. I say enjoy it while it lasts.
 

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Great post - my story - The receptionist at my dentist office noticed I drove a Corvette (she coudl see it out the window), on my next visit I drove up in my Chevy truck, she asked where is the Corvette, I told her I sold it and (I now know this was a mistake) I told her I was ordering a new one. OMG - not only does the want a ride, she wants to drive it too ---- Not a chance!
 

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For those that want to drive:
"would love to, but my insurance is only set for me and no other drivers, no matter what your policy says"

for those that want rides:
"when you're going my way, and I can drop you somewhere, I'd be happy to...." -
 

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The people wanting to drive it is another issue!I have actually had a few guys get angry because I would not let them drive my car !
 

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It is a frequent question. So far I have only let my best friend who accompanied me to the Museum, and of course, my wife, drive RedHot. There won't be many others, however I have no problem with offering ride alongs to my friends who ask. :cool:
 

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My son is 33...found a house he wants to buy with a heated garage.
He says "dad you can keep the vette in my garage"
I told him "fat chance"
Asked him if he wants to go to track next summer. He told me only if he can drive.
What do we do with family members?


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Caution is a very good thing, for handling 460/465 pounds of torque is not always equated with friends' personal assessment of their driving skills. Happy to give rides, measured out so I still have a life, in order to further/develop other Corvette crazies, but allowing folks to drive my Corvette -- not unless they have a car of equal power and we are trading.
 

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Ass, Cash or gas nobody rides for free. :cool:
 

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For those that want to drive:
"would love to, but my insurance is only set for me and no other drivers, no matter what your policy says"

for those that want rides:
"when you're going my way, and I can drop you somewhere, I'd be happy to...." -
Good one Glen...was having some work done at one of our rental houses and went by in the C3 the other day...one of the laborers 20 something wanted to know could he drive my car....I just said NO...I barley let my husband drive it and he paid for it
 

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It's been a issue. One friend asked to drive it. I told him maybe some day. He kept bugging me about him. I got tired of jarring it- so I let him drive it, just to get it over with. He drove ok. The problem I've had in the past with these cars is it's tough to judge the front end. Even when you tell people that, they don't listen well and they can easily damage the front facia. If you let someone drive your car, pre think when & where. I let him drive it back after I drive first. Didn't stop anywhere, so there was no opportunity to park it in a place where damage "could" occur.


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Someone else allowed to drive mine… yeah, that's gonna happen - not.
 

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Seriously I wonder if the diff generations approach this differently. I'm 62 and it just would not dawn on any of my friends to ask me to drive the car. I have asked a friend I know and trust if he wanted to drive the car, but I had to ask.

I have had several friends recently buy new very expensive cars, and it would never dawn on me to ask them to drive their car.

If anybody asked, I really would explain that I was not comfortable with them driving it. and that would be the end of it. If that angers or hurt their feelings, that's their problem.....
 

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Do you people have a problem with everybody wanting a ride in your car?It is flattering in a way but I am getting tired.It is basically my entire workplace,hell there are 10 women in the office alone.What say you guys?
I can't stop laughing. In the car biz, that's called a 'lay down.'
 
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I'll let my 76 yr old Father drive it home from the dealership if he wants to. It's only fair, since he let me drive his 77 back in the day.
My sister is good to go also, she brings cool cars home from work and lets me "test" drive them.
Boss is ok too, he let me drive his new Bentley.
Remember, its just a car.
 

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Had that problem with my motorcycle... I'm bad at saying no, and I'm super busy, so I'd just say, "sure, whenever it works for our schedules! I'm really busy this month though (truth)." and for my cars, always "Ohh, sorry it's manual. And no, I won't teach you, b/c I had to spend 3k fixing the transmission last time I taught someone how." Wouldn't work if yours was AT or if all your friends know MT, but you could say it's a 7spd and don't want them to stall it out? Just a thought.
 
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