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 # 46
    870 posts
    Busy bee

    DH will very rarely drive my car. He may do me a favor and take it in for inspection once a year and that’s it. I’m protective of my car so I try to be the only one who drives it.

    I’ll take DH’s car if I feel like switching it up. 

    Post # 47
    4257 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We each have “our” car, but we share them as needed. My car is newer and in better shape, so we use it for most trips and errands, even though DH typically drives. If my car isn’t available (in for repairs or whatever), I will drive his to work, but I prefer my car.


    Post # 48
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I don’t drive his but he drives mine. I don’t like driving honestly. It is just something I do to get from point A to B so if we are doing a long road trip (which is pretty often for us because his family is out of state) then we may use my car because my gas mileage is twice as good as his but he will usually drive the whole way.

    Plus, his car is wider than anything I am used to and I wouldn’t want to damage it. My car is a small city car and extremely easy to drive. 

    When we are doing things separately, we drive our own cars. But when together we usually use his car but sometimes mine but either way he drives 90% of the time. 

    Post # 49
    622 posts
    Busy bee

    FutureMrsBex :  My answer is the exact same as yours!  We use my car more often due to better gas mileage.  I don’t like driving his big truck as much, but I will occasionally if needed (i.e. bad weather).  But it’s not a big issue for us.  He usually let’s me know if he’s taking my car.

    Post # 50
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We both have our own cars to get to work, he goes one direction and I go another, but the days he doesn’t work or if I’m running errands on weekends I always take his car if he doesn’t have anywhere to be. If he does need a car while I have his, he just uses mine, can’t say it’s ever been an issue. 

    Post # 51
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    We intially did not have a car due to the high cost of living in our city and little need for one. We eventually bought one car t use for weekend trips and errands and shared it.  I drove it more than DH because I like driving.

    DH now has a job that he has to drive everyday and we are in the process of moving to the suburbs so we bought a second car.  Once we settle into our new house we will choose who will drive what car for our work commutes and I imagine we will drive a mix of the vehicles on the weekends.  

    Post # 52
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    We drive our own cars. We never had a situation where I had to drive his, but I wouldn’t mind if he took my wheels to help me parallel park (I still suck at parking). I don’t like his dumpy old car though and wouldn’t want to drive it unless I had to. Mine is cleaner. 😐 

    Post # 53
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t drive his car because his is more sporty and the back window is too tilted for me to be able to see anything comfortably. He drives my car all the time.

    Post # 54
    387 posts
    Helper bee

    We each have our own cars.  Although I have driven his car many times–he can’t drive my car.  I have a stick and he doesn’t know how to drive one.  I supposed I’d let him drive my car, if he knew how.  But I don’t really want to teach him how to drive a stick and he doesn’t want to learn.

    Post # 55
    41 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We drive each other’s cars all the time. At both our current and previous homes, I had a short trip to the bus station, so I take his huge truck, or I walked, and he would drive my car (much better on gas). We always take my car for long trips, unless it is winter. He taught me to drive stick in his previous truck, and has always been the main driver on long trips, so maybe that’s why we feel normal switching all the time. 

    Post # 56
    240 posts
    Helper bee

    My car is a tiny 4 door. His a massive truck. I mean I can drive it but rather not lol. 

    Post # 57
    2005 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

    calliekalico2 :  Hubby doesn’t drive my car unless he’s taking it for repairs. I only drive his when mine is in the shop or I’ve lent it to my little sister, which is rarely. I’m in the market for a new car, but I doubt things will change much once I get it. 

    Post # 58
    791 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My car is in my name, his car is in his even though we bought each of them since getting married.  We didn’t see the point of joint ownership, it complicates paperwork, but we share an insurance policy and drive each others whenever it makes sense to do so.

    Mine is the one we take for longer trips, I get better mileage and have more cargo space.  His guzzles gas, drives like a tank (its a small suv) and it’s automatic – totally not my cup of tea. 

    Post # 59
    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I drive his, he doesn’t drive mine.  Because I’ve been promising for two years now to teach him to drive stick and there just hasn’t been the time.  Next spring, my 3 year lease ends and we’ll probably refinance it on his dime–he has by far the better credit score, so I’ll make the payments, but on his interest rate–so at that point, I really ethically have to teach him to drive it.  Besides, I really love that 45 mpg that comes with the ittibittiness of the Fiat 500, as compared to his hulking old Pontiac.

    On the other hand, while mine is good for commuting or maybe taking two people just about anywhere, if you want to take more than two people, or maybe carry anything more than two or three grocery bags, hulking old Pontiac is the better option.  They both serve a purpose.  It’ll be good when we can both drive both. 

    Post # 60
    272 posts
    Helper bee

    We’re a one car household, but the car is his and I never drive it (his car is his baby, and I’m a terrible, terrible driver). When we’re together, he drives everywhere. When I need to go somewhere and he’s not home, I take public transit or walk (we’re in a big city so I actually prefer this over trying to drive in downtown traffic)

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