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Old 05-31-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I've been letting a co-worker use my car, at first only occasionally, but now it's frequently. In fact, every time that I work, he asks to borrow my car. It didn't bother me before, but now that I'm putting more thought into it, I'm probably not going to let him. My reasons being:
  • I'm not paying more for gas so you can run errands FOUR DAYS per week.
  • My oil desperately needs to be changed and until I can get in and do that (I get free changes through the dealership, or I would've done it myself by now!) I don't want to put any extra wear on it.
  • I have a notoriously terrible car (Chevy Cobalt) and extra wear-and-tear can really end up costing me, as it already has.
  • I'm always worried about the state of my car when he has it - especially since I found out that he enjoys drinking and driving
So now, no more!

What about you? Any stories to share?
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Lyons, France, Whidbey Island WA
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Your liability for any event increases. Your costs of ownership increase. I let my grown kids drive and that is it. I once had a friend who drove my vehicle and a gasket blew. His fault? Not sure. Did he make any offers? Nope.

end of story. be wise be safe and preserve your friendship.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I let my friend borrow mine now and then when the needs more space.

Other than that, no. Only for family / exceptionally close friends.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'll let friends borrow my vehicles, never really bothered me at all. There are a few that I just don't trust but most of them I know will be extra cautious when driving a vehicle that isn't theirs. I do expect friends/family to at least pay for the fuel they use albeit I find it an unwritten rule, I've never had to ask any of them to. I've lent my Corvette to the son of a friend of mine to drive to prom, didn't bother me in the least (that is, after I taught him how to drive a stick). I regularly seem to lend my Yukon out when friends/family are moving or just generally need a large vehicle to haul/tow things with.

I have an easy-going nature, I try not to be phased by trivial items such as lending a vehicle. Maybe I'm naive to believe that others will treat another person's vehicle better than their own...but I haven't a reason to doubt that yet.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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You need no reason to say no.

My brother used to borrow 20 years ago. He returned every vehicle he borrowed with destroyed transmissions. Ruined carpet and upholstery and dry gas tanks.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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no stories to share

no one drives my cars except for me
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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I let my BIL use my F-250 Super Duty Diesel to haul mulch and other stuff when he needs it. He always comes back with a smile and says he needs to get rid of that damn Honda! Told ya bro!LOL.........
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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I'm relatively liberal with my car, if I know you well enough to know you won't mess it up to easily I'm fine with it.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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If someone has to go down the street I'll let em use it, but other than that no way. It is just too easy to risk having to pay a lot of money if something goes wrong.

That being said, I let people drive my car when I am present.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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Don't make fun of family members who drive pick-ups! You may just need it someday!
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