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...asks you if she can drive your IS? Went out this weekend and a friend's friend started asking me if she could take the wheel for awhile. Am I alone in being anal and not allowing anyone drive their precious IS? What's a respectable (or not so respectable) guy to do?!?!

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depends.. but my car is dropped, so i ask them if they've ever driven a dropped car, if no, which is usually the case, then sorry, too much risk involved. otherwise, you just gotta lay it down and hope they're cool with it.. if they really like your car and are interested in it..then tell them that your free tomorrow and if they want, you'll take them to your dealership to test drive new IS' ..

no easy way..but if you go with my alternative plan, you might get to know her better, and then, AND THEN.. you know what follows...


the other good thing about having a dropped car is when i scrape here and there, people get scared of the sound and think its really bad.. so even if i offer to let them drive, they don't even dare.. they don't want to hurt my car.. cuz they know and realize driving a dropped car isn't the same... skill is needed, and a whole lot of attention.

[This message has been edited by TicaLis300 (edited March 18, 2001).]
 

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i actually let my ex-gf drive my IS300, but it wass in a neighborhood. "i did it for the nookie"


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Never ridden/driven a dropped car...how does it scrape? what skill is involved?

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Originally posted by TicaLis300:

the other good thing about having a dropped car is when i scrape here and there, people get scared of the sound and think its really bad.. so even if i offer to let them drive, they don't even dare.. they don't want to hurt my car.. cuz they know and realize driving a dropped car isn't the same... skill is needed, and a whole lot of attention.

[This message has been edited by TicaLis300 (edited March 18, 2001).]


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Lot's of different parts scrape depending on where you are driving. Mud flaps with speed bumps, your muffler, just about anything underneath depending on the bump in the road. It's not so much skill as just being attentive to where you are driving at all times. Go slow over the speed bumps or around them if you can and take driveways at as much of an angle as you can. The most important part is to just go slow and watch the road. I hate always worrying about if I will make it into a driveway, but I love the dropped look and the improved cornering.
 

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I probably wouldn't let a stranger driver my car, not matter how fine she was...I don't have a problem letting my gf and several of my good friends that I trust drive my car though cause they let me drive theirs and I know they would be careful with it...in fact, my gf and I always swap cars. I usually take her X5 if I'm going out with more people or going snowboarding. I usually let a friend drive my car if we go out and I decide to drink...
 

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Hate to sound sexist, but was there a nookie possiblity? If so, then I would let her drive, if not, sorry babe but I'm still in the honeymoon stage with my car and nobody gets to drive her but me! Of course, all my guy buddies get a chance to take her a spin, as long as I'm in the car with them.


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I have a bigger dilemma than you, Cali....the fine chic in my scenario is 1) my fiance and 2) bought the IS for me. How do you say no to that?




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That's what I thought...I didn't think there was much skill to driving a lowered car. The look is great, but is it really worth driving a car slow because you lowered it?

I was thinking about doing that, but in my school, there's speed bumps all over! Isn't there some sort of spring system you can switch in approx. 30 minutes to raise and lower the car?

Thanks.

Originally posted by IS300HOPEFUL:
Lot's of different parts scrape depending on where you are driving. Mud flaps with speed bumps, your muffler, just about anything underneath depending on the bump in the road. It's not so much skill as just being attentive to where you are driving at all times. Go slow over the speed bumps or around them if you can and take driveways at as much of an angle as you can. The most important part is to just go slow and watch the road. I hate always worrying about if I will make it into a driveway, but I love the dropped look and the improved cornering.


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The system to raise and lower your car I believe is called hydrolics?

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If you let anyone beside your friends drive, than your crazy. Especially letting a chic drive your car.......thats the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Girls can't drive and everyone knows that(at least teenage girls, adults are different)...and to think you were going to let one drive your car. I just don't comprehend that.
 

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Originally posted by AzNIS300:
I was thinking about doing that, but in my school, there's speed bumps all over! Isn't there some sort of spring system you can switch in approx. 30 minutes to raise and lower the car?

Thanks.



umm... 30 min? Actually, I know M-B S-series and Audi allroad or something like that have height-adjustable suspension. Hmm... It only took about 30 SECONDS to drop or raise the height of the car in M-B S class... :p
 

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Rookie84:

Yea, actually my mom has the S430, and it has that hydraulics thing where you raise the car.

Any idea on how much a hyrdaulics system would cost for an IS?

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Originally posted by Lexus_IS300:
i actually let my ex-gf drive my IS300, but it wass in a neighborhood. "i did it for the nookie"


LOL... After much pleading and a very convincing argument I let my ex g/f drive my GS400 for a bit


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Originally posted by markd:
If you let anyone beside your friends drive, than your crazy. Especially letting a chic drive your car.......thats the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Girls can't drive and everyone knows that(at least teenage girls, adults are different)...and to think you were going to let one drive your car. I just don't comprehend that.
LMAO....... Come to Toronto and I will show you some chick that can drive..... One girl drives a Eagle Talon Tsi AWD with lots of mods.... She actually is a rice killer and her car hangs with C5 Corvette.... she can make donuts all day light in the parking lot... Now you call that Chicks can't drive... She is 18 BTW..... I know another girl who drives a 5 speed civic all day long... but she didn't have a choice... cuz that's her sis's bf's car... well...

But my point is that don't look down at the teenage girls...or you will be surpised by some at the stop light or at the track... yes the Talon girl is heading the track this spring...
 

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my gf just got a her G1(written test) and waiting to get her G2(road test) this July and has asked me if i would let her drive my car.. i've alrdy told her nope.. i duno.. some how i don't trust her skills with my car..
 
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