Would you let your GF/wife drive your new car?
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    Would you let your GF/wife drive your new car?

    Was having a debate with a few friends on how the majority of bad drivers are women. Some agreed with me while some said there's just as many bad male drivers. I think it's because by nature most female lack that aggressive instinct that help male drivers make split second decision and help them react faster. When I asked them if they got a brand new car would they let their significant other drive their brand new car.

    before you guys decide heres some examples to help you decide.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rHY1qKLLws]YouTube - Why women can't drive[/ame]

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    While most women drivers are natural bad drivers. My significant other is actually pretty good. I taught her almost everything I know. She evens helps me work on my cars sometimes.

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    My wife is a better driver then me! Maybe it has somthing to do with her learning to drive in New York City?

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    Excuse me, i am a woman and don't want to give my new car to my husband.
    So we have 2 cars !
    You (men) have to understand that we (women) are generally smaller so its more difficult to realize some maneuvers.
    Despite of this, i drive as fast as my husband without any incident

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    I changed the poll wording in my mind a bit................ here's why I said yes. I let my 17yo daughter drive it the second day I owned it. My husband didn't drive it for over a week - he didn't want to hurt it! He's a great driver by the way.

    I have to admit that I was pretty nervous about letting my daughter drive it, but she took me for a spin in it first and I could tell the two would get along just fine. Since I knew she would eventually drive it, I decided to get that monkey off my back quickly!

    PS- - In my family we women are not as innately aggressive as male drivers or athletes. In softball, my kid is the most polite tagger (for those who don't know baseball that means the defender has to touch the runner with the ball and glove to get the runner out). Sometimes she doesn't get the out because the runner barely flinched. Now she is learning to tag hard enough that no matter where the ump is he knows for sure that runner has been touched. The tag now generally includes a push!

    As far as driving goes, I used to get in line for off-ramps even if it meant having to wait longer, I felt it was polite and my car really didn't have the speed or maneuverability needed to race up a line and hop in a gap.

    I am here to tell you the Juke sure does and I am quickly becoming as aggressive as the next guy! It's a true joy to drive this car.
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    Thinking about adding fog lamps....

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    I have neither a wife nor a girlfriend, so the question is inappropriate for me .

    Having said that, the link below is of some interest:

    Men and Women Drivers: The Gender Divide | Healing Together for Couples

    As well as the following:

    "Men and women are different
    . In terms of driving behaviour, the differences can be seen clearly in the greater propensity of males to take risks, exhibit aggression and seek thrilling sensations.
    The results of these differences are highlighted very clearly across the globe in higher accident statistics, more expensive and frequent insurance claims and higher rates of convictions for offences such as dangerous and drink-driving

    These differences may be shaped by socialisation, but they are rooted in more fundamental factors
    . Evolutionary psychology provides a strong basis for sourcing many of these back to the little-changed cognitive structures required by our hunter-gather ancestors.
    The authors believe there is overwhelming evidence that propensities towards certain types of behaviour, including less-safe driving, are ‘hard wired’ in men."
    AWD Tekna 2011

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    It took me a week just to force her to drive it. Poop happens all the time most times it happens at all the wrong times nothing happened this time.

    If anything she was afraid to drive it as it is not her 'style'. She has the Xterra.

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    My wifes drives all of our cars, to include my 350Z.
    Sure therapy helps, but screaming obscenities is cheaper.

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    The "women are bad drivers" thing? Really? I hope if you have a girlfriend she doesn't see this. As acrorat pointed out, if women were worse drivers, at least from a causing more vehicle damage standpoint, you bet their insurance would be higher.

    I would say, from my own biased small-sample size personal experience, that women seem to do more little things, bumping a wall, mailbox, etc, from being distracted by phone, friends, using the vanity mirror, etc at low speed.embarrasing but easy to fix. The guys I know who have had accidents are, speeding on black ice, into a guardrail, street racing and spun off the road by the other male driver, breaking engine / trans. from repeated over-revving, bouncing off the limiter, squeling tires, etc. All of these needed major work.

    So to answer your question, yes, I would let my girlfriend drive my car, just like she lets me drive her Lexus, but it varies by individual. I have male friends I wouldn't let drive it, and ditto for anyone's teenage daughter (or son). Let them learn on something w/ only 100 horses to keep them out of trouble.

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    hahahha I am the Wife and the girl friend hahahah
    Now I am a much more careful driver than my husband..
    But I will only drive his car (The Bull) if he has been drinking..

    As for the Juke.. We're old school.. If we are together.. He is the man.
    He opens and closes my door and he drives..
    Short, Cute and Sexy.....
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