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Who uses the car most?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by th5418, Jan 27, 2007. | Replies: 21 | Views: 865

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  1. th5418

    th5418 Banned

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    Who uses the car most?

    I got into a recent argument with my friend about who owns his car, him or his mom. We're not talking about who bought it or anything, just who uses the car most? Both he and his mom drive the car. His mom drives it about 4 times a month, 60 mile trips. He drives it about everyday, 2-3 mile a day. His mom drives it infrequently, but she wears it out more. He drives it everyday, but doesn't use as much mileage. Who uses the car most?
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    WildBerry IncGamers Member

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    I don't see the mindset having much of a say when legal ownership is so clear-cut. In my mindset it belongs to the person who owns it. Tautological, I know.



  3. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    what is there besides the legal ownership?

    did he lick it or pee on it or something?
  4. th5418

    th5418 Banned

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    Okay fine, who uses the car most?
  5. Johnny

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    She drives 240 miles a month.

    He drives 75,25 miles a month.


    Simple math.
  6. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

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    Not the same question.



  7. buttershug

    buttershug IncGamers Member

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    I do believe the OP means who has primary responsiblity for it.
    That is who should look after oil changes and such.
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    As far as who owns it, who made the car payments? As you can see from Johnny, the mom drives it more miles. If you are asking who is wearing out the car, it is the son. Stop and go, short trips are harder on a car than long trips.
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    A young male driver is also harder on a car.
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    But a young female driver will hit more things.

    *Runs*



  11. Dondrei

    Dondrei IncGamers Member

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    But the men will be going a lot faster when they hit things.
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    No, those 2-3 mile trips put more wear and tear on a car than the 60 mile trips do.
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    Maybe per mile, but I really doubt a 2-3 mile trip puts more actual wear and tear than a 60 mile trip.
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    The worst thing you can do to your engine is start it.
    The oil is not up in the cylinders when you start it up.
    Also how much wear you put on your brakes during a 60 mile trip deoends on traffic. But for most highway driving if the traffic isn't stop and go, youdon't use your brakes much.



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    Actually, this isn't true, unless she's doing 60mile trips in 2-3mile increments and stopping every increment for a while. It's the same deal with driving in town or on a freeway.

    If you friend drives in town, frequently stops at traffic lights, slows down to turn and what not, then he wears the car out more--assuming the mother does the 60mile trip pretty much on a freeway going at a good speed constantly.

    I'd say the friend uses the car more, simply because he drives it more often. I know mileage is what typically is refered to for how "used up" a car is. But I'd much rather buy a car from someone who lives in a rural area with very high mileage (because assuming he drives long distances) than a car that has lower mileage but was driven in the city the whole time.

    -masterazn



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    It took me a second to realize some places use a ',' instead of a '.' to show decimals. I thought you posted him driving seventy-five thousand miles a month.



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    That question was so poorly asked....
  18. th5418

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    Yes, I know. It was horribly asked.
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    Stop and go traffic is much worse highway driving. And given that he drives it every day makes it much worse than the wear put on it by the 60 mile trips.



  20. buttershug

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    How many miles would put the aproximately the same wear on an engine as starting it? Does anyone have any kind of estimate?



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