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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Should I let my dad drive my car?

Okay guys so here is a funny story involving my dad. So I used to have a 07 Mazda3 sport and I broke my foot at work and because of that I could not drive or anything so my car sat all the time for about 6 weeks and my dad would drive me to work in his car and he decided that my car needed to be driven (I had no problem with this). He used to come pick me up from work in my car and it made me miss my car more and he loved it cause it was so much more fun to drive then his murano cause it was a 5 speed and small. He would normally only drive it when I was there and one day he decided to take it to the grocery store while i was at work and it got hit in the parking lot and caused 3000 dollars in damages and of course the guy took off. I was really mad about that and how he took it. I knew it wasnt his fault, I just blamed it on the fact that he didnt park a mile away from the store like me. So i got it fixed and yada yada yada its been 2 months since then and i traded it in for a 09 Mazdaspeed 3 CWP and I got a intake and tint (which is illegal where i live). The other night I needed him to drive my car home so he did and I was in my company truck with my brother and we saw flashing lights from a police car and my car was pulled over!! I was like WTF dad, so I pulled into the mall which was beside the intersection he was at. I was so mad at the time haha. I was really worried he was driving fast and would get a big ticket and the cops would write him up for the tint. So eventually he pulls away and i follow him home and i said to him you got some explaining to do and he told me he didnt get a ticket but he was doing 90 km/h in a 60 km/h zone coming off the freeway. He talked his way out of the ticket and said it was his sons car and his first time driving it and he didnt realize how the turbo worked LOL. He told me i needed to show him how my radar detector work lol.

The funny part here is that I'm 19 and my dad is 50 and he got pulled over before me in my car and it was his first time driving my car. All he had to say was my car seemed a lot more fast then when I bought it haha.
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Re: Should I let my dad drive my car?

It's up to you if you want someone driving your car. I know some people won't let anyone, in any situation drive their car whereas I know people who could give a shit, like me.

Just take in consideration that if they get into an accident in your car it's still going to effect YOUR insurance.
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Re: Should I let my dad drive my car?

Ya fair enough and my dad is the only other person thats ever driven my vehicles. My dad is a good driver so the whole accident situation was just bad luck. I just find the whole speeding situation kind of funny cause it was my dads first time driving the car and I find it tough to not speed it it and I've never got pulled over in it. Just something i can hassle him about haha

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Re: Should I let my dad drive my car?

You're dad was not "trying not to speed".

He did it on purpose, I'm willing to bet that he was ripping your car around everywhere for the entire duration that he had it. I know this because I know the way my own father is and I know the way I would be if it were my kids car :P

He just got caught and being an older gentleman was able to talk his way out of it lol.


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Re: Should I let my dad drive my car?

My dad rarely drives over 70mph but he'll do donuts in my Mustang.


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Re: Should I let my dad drive my car?

TL;DR

short answer: no. unless he paid for it.

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It's a Mazda. Don't tint over the limit, and you won't attract police attention. But your dad knew better, shame on him.

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Parents these days..... You give then a little freedom and they act a fool! Take the keys and ground him. seriously though... I'm the type of person who is anal about my car... And not the cool anal your girlfriend lets you do when she's drunk. My dad totaled my first ride. '87 Dodge dakota... R.I.P. He actually stole it when I was in Basic and gave the cops my canceled insurance card... Best advice ever! "Trust no one!"


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Re: Should I let my dad drive my car?

I wouldn't let my dad drive my car. He's only 59 and I'm not really comfortable with him driving his own car.

Basically, I say look at your dad's car, and judge from its cosmetic appearance.


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does your dad pay for your insurance or car payment?
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