Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8685 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3023 times:
No - I always feel that I have been cheated - here it is , 2005 ( nearly 2006) and you can't get into your car , tell it the address , and then go to sleep while it drives you there - all the sci-fi programmes I saw as a kid took it as read that you would be able to do that by now . WIH are car manufacturers playing at keeping us in the dark ages .
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ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4725 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
I do because I like to have music up loud and sing while I drive ... So a few times I've gone the long way to visit people or get things because I want to hear the next song. I like driving, especially at night when there isn't much traffic - it's quite relaxing.
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
If I get a new car or a rental car I like to just go for a drive - but sometimes we just drive out into the Peak District for the hell of it, just to drive round, go for a pub lunch and drive back again!
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7350 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
Yea, I wont leave the house to just drive. But coming home from places I take the long ways. Really long ways. It is relaxing and gets ur mind off anything but driving. Driving at night is best when there is less traffic on the freeways and outside the city.
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LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
I don't drive that often so when I do it's usually for a reason. Running errands or something of the sort. But, since driving isn't that common for me I might take a longer way to get to my destination just to be able to drive a bit.
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Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2892 times:
Since I drive around town as part of my job, I don't joyride as much as I used to. When the gas prices got around $3 a few months back, I hardly drove my car at all. When I'd get home from work (I drive my work vehicle home, which is great as it saves me $$$ on gas.) on Friday, I'd maybe go drive to the store and pick up some supplies for the weekend and stay put. The only time I really do any joyriding is when I go to the cigar shop and get a cigar. I have a route I take while I smoke my cigar.
SFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2810 times:
I used to do it when I was living in Sacramento. A boring city, cheap gas and a nice Honda Civic 1996 made the trick. Those familiar with the town should know the nice River Road that is continuation of Freeport. Well, I loved to drive it for the sake of it!
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: hell yes..........the most reflective and relaxing time for me is when I can go on a long drive or flight by myself with no distractions. Love it!
: I used to years ago - I would drive my mates to all kinds of places just for the sake of it. Not this days though...driving has become just another ch
: Yes. But it's probably just the novelty of only passing the test a few weeks ago...
: I love to drive, even though I do it all day at work in various types of cars, I still like to take my car out on the weekend and just drive for mysel
: I use to do more so in the past. With other diversions such as the internet, my employment at times, my parents getting old and needing more attention
: I love driving for the sake of driving. I sort of get into this zone when I'm on the open road to where that 4,5,6 hours can fly by and it feels like
: absolutely! I know a couple of nice flat turns close to my house on a countryroad that's usually pretty deserted, I usually drive down and back a few