How do you and your SO share vehicles?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you and your SO share cars?
    He has his car and I have my own : (76 votes)
    51 %
    We own 2 vehicles, but switch off regularly : (27 votes)
    18 %
    We share 1 vehicle. : (43 votes)
    29 %
    We don't own any vehicles : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We only have one car, because we live in Boston so there’s public transportation.

    However, my parents do what you and your husband do. They have a Honda Pilot and a Toyota Prius, so they switch off depending on who’s driving further and the weather. My mom has a longer commute so she usually drives the Prius, but she drives the Pilot in the winter because she feels more comfortable driving that in the snow, and she drives through a rather rural area where the roads are not always in great condition in the winter. 

    Post # 4
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    He has a truck – I have a car.  He drives my car when we are going somewhere together and takes it if I don’t have to go anywhere and he does.  I would drive his truck, but its standard and I dont know how 🙁

    Post # 5
    752 posts
    Busy bee

    We share our Honda Civic and hope to not need a second vehicle, like, ever.  😉

    DH works from home though, and I don’t have a job currently so it’s pretty easy to share in that DH really never goes anywhere!  If he ever had to change jobs and actually had to leave the house for work, we might think about getting a second vehicle.  

    Post # 6
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We share one car. We live together and work in the same building, and he drives more than I do… so it works for us. When we have a kid we’ll probably have to figure something else out, but that won’t be for a while!

    Post # 7
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    We each have our own car and typically when we travel alone each drive our own car. However, when we travel together we tend to take my car because it’s cleaner (FI’s car is so dirty inside), has more room (mine is slightly larger, and FI keeps all sort of random junk in his car), and I think FI enjoys driving my car from time to time. Everyone says it’s fun to drive, I don’t know why, LOL…I like it but I don’t think of it as “fun” compared to driving anything else. I have an 07′ Mazda 6 and FI has a 09′ Ford Focus. He gets better milage than me though! So it might just be time to clean out his filfthy car and start using his for longer trips.

    Post # 8
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    He drives a stick shift vehicle and I’m not very good at stick shift so I never drive his car. He will drive my car occasionally if we are going somewhere. My parents also have their “own” cars because my dad’s car is very messy and my mom hates messes.

    We will probably always have our own cars as we have Disney l different tastes when it comes to cars.

    Post # 9
    2571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We each have our own cars – I hate driving his but the only time I really have to is if we haven’t switched them out before he has to leave in the morning (he parks behind me).  Those mornings I grumble a bit…lol

    Post # 10
    362 posts
    Helper bee

    We have our own from before we started dating but switch regularly as my seats don’t old down and he has a hatchback and I am often required to haul large photography equipment for my job so I need to borrow it

    Post # 11
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We have our own cars, although he drives mine when we go out. I can’t drive a stick, so I don’t drive his car, and my car gets better gas mileage.

    Post # 12
    4638 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Sea_Ashley:  We have one car and use it interchangeably. We both like to drive, but I tend to drive it more just because of our schedules.

    Post # 13
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Sea_Ashley:  We have 2 cars, but his his broken down right now and we haven’t gotten around to fix it.  His is an SUV mine is a Sedan.  When his car is functional, we both just use our own cars. He doesn’t trust me driving his lol.  Right now, we just share my car.  It isn’t a big deal since he works from home.  I have the car most days, some days I’ll take the subway to work if he needs the car or he will just drop me off/pick me up since my work is only 5 miles from home.  

    Post # 14
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    We share our car. I only work weekends and my classes are all online this year. He only works during the week so it’s pretty easy to share. During the summer, I would work in the evenings on weekdays and so he would take the car to work in the morning, come home for lunch, I would drop him off at work after lunch, drive home, and then drive to work a couple hours later and he would walk home after he was done. It was super annoying for both of us, but there’s no public transportation where we live so it was our only option. Thankfully, it’s only a 20 minute walk to work for him.

    Post # 15
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I have a truck, he has a Jeep and a van (company vehicle that he takes home). I drive the Jeep if we go somewhere drinking is involved (in case I need to drive people home) but other than that we stick with our own respective vehicles.

    Post # 16
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We each have our own cars, but we bought them before we got married.  As for how we actually operate – we feel ownership, but we share.  🙂  I saved for years and coveted my MINI before I bought it – it was the first new car that I paid for.  And his M3 was always his dream car that he finally bought a few years ago.  When we travel together either one of us will drive, and we’ll drive each other’s cars.  I drive his more often than he drives mine – he thinks it’s a chick car.  But if he needs a lift, it’s transportation (and it is wicked fun around a corner). 

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