Do you drive your SO's car?

posted 2 months ago in Married Life
  • poll: Do you and your SO drive each others cars?
    No, we each have our own cars and respect those boundaries : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Of course we share. : (134 votes)
    79 %
    Maybe in an emergency : (27 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 2
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper

    calliekalico2 :  Yep!  I drive his occassionally and vice versa.  When I’m pregnant and we’re going somewhere, he’ll drive mine

    Post # 3
    7758 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We each like to drive our own cars, but we’ll switch sometimes depending on the situation. If we’re travelling in the same car, the one who owned that car first is most likely to be driving it. 

    Post # 4
    2761 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I very rarely drive his unless there’s some sort of circumstance where I don’t have access to my car or something. He has a big truck, and I prefer not to drive it unless I really have to. He will frequently jump in my car if he needs to run an errand but he gives me a heads up first. He would never just take it and go to work or something just because. We drive our own vehicles to work 99% of the time. My car gets much better gas mileage so it’s usually our go to vehicle when we go somewhere. For us it isnt a boundary issue though. 

    Post # 5
    353 posts
    Helper bee

    We’ve both come into our relationship with our own cars, and refer to them as such. I’ll ask before I borrow his and vice versa, but honestly I wouldn’t care if he took mine without letting me know.

    Post # 6
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Most of the time we drive our own, but we share driving if its a long trip, or I might drive his if he has a few drinks. Sometimes when we’re doing errands and I don’t feel like driving around town, I ask him to drive my car. Like a PP, my SO has a big truck so I don’t drive his as often as he drives mine. It’s definitely not a boundary, but we would always ask first.

    Post # 7
    2325 posts
    Buzzing bee

    He needs his ute for work (to carry tools in), so he doesn’t regularly drive mine for that purpose since mine is a sedan. We do swap and drive eachothers for reasons other than work pretty often though. 

    Post # 8
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    We had to switch cars for about 6 months when I sprained my knee (I drive a stick and he drives an automatic. Otherwise we mostly drive our own cars. 

    Post # 9
    1595 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We only have one car between the two of us (we live in a large city), so — yes 🙂

    Post # 10
    4178 posts
    Honey bee

    calliekalico2 :  yup because we only have one! When we did have 2 cars we still shared though. 

    Post # 11
    3046 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We each have our own cars. I don’t like to drive his because it’s a large luxury vehicle. I’m horrified by the thought of possibly damaging it. He likes to try to get me to drive it but I prefer to simply enjoy riding in it. We tend to drive my car more often, anyway – it’s smaller, easier to park, and gets much better gas mileage.

    Post # 12
    1704 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    When we had two cars we did share, although we each preferred to drive our own because we have a large difference in height so there’s a lot of seat and mirror manoeuvring when we switch drivers.

    Now we only have one car. I have a company vehicle with my work that can only be used for work purposes so obviously he can’t drive that but we both share our car.

    Post # 13
    7183 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I drive a large SUV to haul around our 3 kids while he drives a tiny Prius. I’ve driven his car once or twice, but just have no reason to do it. He will usually only take my car if he’s taking 2 or more of our kids somewhere. FWIW I don’t like his car- too modern and too many bells and whistles. The damn thing will park it self it you let it- no thanks.

    Post # 14
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    Same situation as many pp. we each have our own cars but depending on the circumstances, we will switch. For instance, he has a 4×4 and I have a car. I commute much farther than he does so in the winter when the roads are not nice, he wants me to drive his jeep. 

    Post # 15
    4304 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We each have our own cars, but we live in an area where one car garages and driveways are common. Since I drive quite frequently for work, and DH takes the bus to work a few days a week and works from home the rest, my car is usually the one in the driveway. My car is driven a lot more than his by both of us.

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