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Do You Drive For The Sake Of Driving?  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

When I get into a new car and/or rent something out of the ordinary I sure do !

How about you ?

UTA  checkeredflag 


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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Is it Friday already?


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Yes, when I can. I knew i'd miss driving at uni and I do like the plague, so I got alot of driving in when I was at home Big grin

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 1):
Is it Friday already?

Is the Dalai Lama Tibetan?



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8580 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
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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 .  grumpy 


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 1):
Is it Friday already?

Hey Mark  Smile

Indeed it is Friday and I am bored out of my head ! Rhaa !

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
When I get into a new car and/or rent something out of the ordinary I sure do !

How about you ?

I did it several times when I lived in Basel. I don't have a car here so I cant do it here.


User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

I love driving and even though the fuel prices are high i just sometimes cruise around just for driving's sake.

Regds
jush



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4642 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

I do because I like to have music up loud and sing while I drive  Smile ... 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.

Trent.



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

High fuel prices don´t scare me away from exploring the countryside.
And doing this, most times is better than sitting around at home.
So it´s YES for "driving for sake of driving".
-HT



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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Too expensive. But I used to.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2782 times:

Only when I have a new car (the first two or three weeks), it is way too expensive to drive around just for fun.

Patrick


User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2772 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!

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Yes, absolutely. Now that I work from home I get antsy to go for a drive. It's especially bad in the summer, because in the winter I am always driving over to the curling club.

I love driving with the windows open and the stereo up. I must look like a silly bugger because I always sing along with the stereo.  Smile But it's so relaxing.



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2727 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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User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

no. i hate driving--detest it.

i have lived my life since i have had a liscense in areas or circumstances where i have never had to drive. now that i live near DEN and i have to drive EVERYWHERE, i cannot stand driving.

so drive for the sake of driving? absolutely not. i'd rather cut off my arms.


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

...planning the trip up to Monterey on Hwy. 1 as I speak...


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4949 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

I got my permit a month ago (requires a licensed driver w/ me when I drive), so I try to drive (with my parents... at least my mom lets me listen to music) at least once a day...


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 17):
I got my permit a month ago (requires a licensed driver w/ me when I drive)

San747, so how long do you have to drive while under the guidance of a licensed driver?

Regards, Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Yes i absolutely love it. I'm in the same boat as EGGD though  Sad . Oh well 2 weeks from now I'll be home for enough time to do drive till my heart's content.


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2694 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.

LH423



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

I grew up in Juneau, AK, and we only had 40 miles of road, so up until I left for school I couldn't drive long distances. I make up for it now by taking road trips whenever I get the chance.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2674 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.

User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

I walk for the sake of walking most of the time.

That is the thing that sucks at work.. I usually end up driving the pickup, because I am new.. Given a choice I would much rather ride.


User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2592 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!

[Edited 2005-11-27 01:14:15]

25 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : 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!
26 BAViscount : 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
27 Vasu : Yes. But it's probably just the novelty of only passing the test a few weeks ago...
28 Post contains images ACDC8 : 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
29 LTBEWR : 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
30 DLKAPA : 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
31 Amy : 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
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