What car does your other half drive?

What car does your other half drive?

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Esceptico

2,638 posts

62 months

Friday 22nd May
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What I buy for her.

We have actually shared cars for the past 6 years. Prior to that I bought her a Polo GTi. She really liked that but I think preferred the M135i we shared after that (she had it during the week and I drove it mostly at weekends).

She likes nice cars and enjoyed being ferried about in various 911s over the years (at least the new ones - she doesn’t do classics).

Davie

3,161 posts

168 months

Friday 22nd May
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Like many others, mine doesn't drive a 911 GT3 or do track days or hack about in an old Bentley... when we met, she had a new Up! on a cheap deal as she'd got fed up with garages ripping her and her assortment of old, crap cars, off on a monthly basis.

Said Up! was brilliant for a while but her upgrading her status from 'single' to 'Mum' necessitated something bigger but bought outright. So, we got her a Mk5 Astra SRi with the XP kit and it was great but she cared not for its unmarked alloys or the fact the pram barely fitted.

So, sold it and replaced it with a sheddy V50 diesel and that was about 2yrs and 40k ago and it's still soldiering on. I took the 18's off, put 16's on and that was more suited to rural life. It's been tested by flood, toddler, muddy fields and wife and survived thus far and has had several scraps with assorted wildlife.

She also drives whatever raft of st I've got so really doesn't care what she's in as long as it works and said toddler is safe. The only car she's had an opinion on was my V70R which she thought was unnecessarily highly strung so hated driving it... as did I a lot of the time.

Now looking to change my older V70 and leaning towards another XC70 as it just suits life and she is totally indifferent about it, as long as it has Isofix and it's an 'old man' colour she doesn't really care. Cars simply don't register with her, she cares not for the car but more for how they're driven.

fttm

1,994 posts

88 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Grand Cherokee SRT8 because I spoil her , spends a lot of time on gravel roads so it’s rarely very clean. She would happily use my F150 for 3 seasons a year but I keep it looking smart and she’s not having it . Jeep is bloody excellent on snow and ice btw .

caziques

1,876 posts

121 months

Saturday 23rd May
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2011 Nissan Leaf.

Car tax, 50 pounds a year. Annual test, 25 pounds. 6000 miles fuel, 75 pounds. Zero maintenance. Insurance not compulsory.

Tyres and wiper blades as necessary.

Geekman

2,418 posts

99 months

Saturday 23rd May
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She’d had:

Dodge Verna (written off whilst changing a song on her iPod - car in front stopped, she didn’t).
Chevrolet Aveo (dented on most panels but survived and got passed back to her parents).
Dodge Caliber (current car, crashed it many times but it still keeps going). I had it fully resprayed a year ago for about £200, doesn’t look so bad now, for a Caliber that is anyway.

She has no interest in cars, but would like to swap the Caliber for an old Jeep Wrangler in the future as she gets scared driving through floods and poor quality roads. It’s the only car we have at the moment as I sold mine to help buy a new house, so I’m not changing it for a while sadly.

Does she win the prize for the worst car history so far?

hammo19

2,145 posts

149 months

Saturday 23rd May
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We share all our cars, we don’t have that hers/mine approach to life. So whatever you fancy you take but the Cooper S gets most of the local work, by both of us.

Buster73

3,878 posts

106 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Bought my wife’s first car back in 1990.

Metro City X , Maroon with cream interior. 1988 model , bought at Auction really cheap.

Current car bought new three years ago Audi S3 .

I’ve still not been forgiven for the Metro.....

SidewaysDiv

767 posts

76 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Bentley Bentayga speed, you lot would despise her on the road smile

LooneyTunes

4,000 posts

111 months

Saturday 23rd May
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hammo19 said:
We share all our cars, we don’t have that hers/mine approach to life.
We don’t really have that mentality either, but MrsLT and I don’t tend to swap cars.

Her daily is a boring Volvo 4x4 that is constantly full of st. It’s like a mobile skip. I refuse to get it it, and it’s not nice to drive (she leaves all the driver aids on, lane assist etc makes the feeling really woolly/weird) so I don’t. For reasons I forget I borrowed her Continental for a week. Actually rather liked it but wouldn’t want one myself.

Of the others we own she hasn’t even been in two of them (one of which I’ve had for a decade!) and hasn’t driven most of them.

RunEveryInchOfTheWorld

197 posts

2 months

Saturday 23rd May
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E39 M5. Carbon black.

She wanted a M3 but couldn't get the pushchair + baby seat in.


Rhun91

8 posts

3 months

Saturday 23rd May
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My Mrs has no interest in cars other than getting from A to B, being easy to drive and cheap to run. She has a 2006 Nissan Micra 1.2 which has been a great car for her, all it requires is fuel and consumables and super cheap basic servicing and it just goes and goes. She said if it eventually dies she wants another one, however it has to be white for some reason... In fairness it is incredibly practical and easy to drive, like sitting in a bubble, lots of cup holders! I put a Bluetooth stereo in it for her as that's all she was really missing from newer cars really.

DrEMa

414 posts

45 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Peugeot 3008, really not a pleasant car.

She has always wanted a Jaguar though and we're now in a position that we can afford one. Once things ease enough for test drives etc she'll be off out for an xf, epace or fpace depending what she likes best.

rowley birkin

257 posts

53 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Fiat 500. It's not a good car, but she loves it. A large fluffy ladybird pillow has recently appeared on the rear parcel shelf.

David87

5,556 posts

165 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Mk4 Ford Focus estate. It’s quite nice to be fair, ST-Line X spec and with the 1.5 EcoBoost motor so it’s got lots of gadgets and goes okay too. She wants a Tesla next though - drove mine and now doesn’t want to drive anything else, including her own car! shoot

Minglar

293 posts

76 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Mrs Minglar has always had very little interest in cars. The last time we were looking for something for her, it went a bit like this. She told me she had seen a car in a supermarket car park that she liked. That was the only lead she gave me! Somehow, I eventually managed to figure out what it was. We bought a brand new one, and she still has it today. Best car we’ve ever owned. I keep asking if she wants to change it to something newer but she is still very happy with it. 2004 Lexus RX300.

Best Regards

Minglar

South tdf

923 posts

148 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Currently an Evoque R-Dynamic.

Previous TT S-Line , SLK, Golfs and Polos so all quite stereotypical girls cars.

For the haters, for the last 15 years since she left uni they have all been new on PCP and I doubt I will change her mind on the next one as paying monthly suits her.

mywifeshusband

499 posts

151 months

Saturday 23rd May
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I gave my wife an early Boxster for her 50th birthday and she’ll never let go of it. Prior to that we never had a his and hers car but shared them.

This Then gave me an excuse to buy a Ducati for me and the Saab is a family hack.

BigMon

2,076 posts

82 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Seat Leon Cupra R.

She bought it brand new in 2012 and likes it so much she still has it.

MrGTI6

1,666 posts

83 months

Saturday 23rd May
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She has no interest in cars, so drives a totally anonymous 57-plate Clio in silver. It's actually a very rare 2.0 petrol (not a Renaultsport) but it looks just like a mid-spec 1.4. I drove it the other day and was surprised to see it's now up to 156k. Rides really well and soldiers on with minimal maintenance. The car's pretty good too.

l354uge

1,814 posts

74 months

Saturday 23rd May
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2015 yaris. I didn't want any more car hassle so told her to get something japanese and small. It's zero fun to drive, every control is too light.