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Unread 11-17-2014, 12:37 AM   #1
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I've had a few cars, and my most recent one is a bit of a beater. And for that reason I've been taking friends on trips to far places and driving the heck out of it. Has anyone noticed that people are extremely rough on things that aren't their own? Like, I can sit in my driver's seat for a hundred thousand miles - but it's the passenger side that's always thrashed, with the door trim hanging and broken handles.

What has been other people's experiences like this? Does anyone avoid driving with people for this reason?

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I hate having friends with me. They honestly don't care. I was always picking garbage out of my car and had a few cig burns on my headliner and passenger seat. Also had a burn hole in my driver seat (AND COAT!) from passenger cigarette neglect. Can't forget the one friend that ALWAYS thinks it necessary to SLAM the door even when you say don't fking slam my doors. Same with the trunk. Or the messy food eaters. Or the ones that are too dumb to realize the door is locked when they're REEFING on the door handles.

Now that I have my truck, nobody rides with me unless they fork over some gas money.
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Y'all need better friends

I've never had a problem really. Biggest thing is with girls putting their feet on my dash. In which case I look at them and tell them "take your feet off my dash."
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Feet on the dash really doesn't bother me, as long as shoes are off and they're not barefoot lol.
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^^ I've not had any problems, but my father-in law just heaves the car door shut when he gets out like he's having to slam it shut like an old logging truck! I try to get out before he does so I can get to his door before he has a chance to slam it shut.
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Feet on the dash really doesn't bother me, as long as shoes are off and they're not barefoot lol.
Show them this (not for the squeamish) A Day in the Life of a Trauma Surgeon: Get Your Foot Off of My Dash - The Truth About Cars
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Yea I clicked that and as soon as I seen that first pic I had to close that tab instantly or my dinner was gone. Basically feet on dash = no. Definitely gonna have to revise the rules of my rides.
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