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How do you use your two cars?

I (basically) only drive my car and my spouse only drives his/her car
12 (63.2%)
We have two cars, but take the better one when it's available
7 (36.8%)
It makes no difference which car we each take
0 (0%)

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Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« on: September 15, 2020, 09:18:41 AM »
I've seen both done. Wondering what people do and why they do it.

Regarding the second option, I presume most people don't invest into two nice cars, so the second one is only used when there's a conflict of sorts.
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 09:35:58 AM »
Poll is missing options.

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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 09:38:08 AM »
What should be added?
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 09:44:30 AM »
What should be added?
Arrange an accident between the two and get a hefty insurance payout...  :P
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 10:09:15 AM »
Family car/minivan vs. regular car.
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 10:17:00 AM »
Family car/minivan vs. regular car.

I would believe that’s option 2, no?
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 10:19:04 AM »
I would believe that’s option 2, no?
No, whoever is doing carpool takes the minivan while the other spouse drives the car. Can vary throughout the week.
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2020, 10:19:13 AM »
I would believe that’s option 2, no?
So which is the better and which is driven around more?
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 10:22:27 AM »
In the minivan case, which car would you take when there’s no carpool and they’re both in the driveway?
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 10:26:47 AM »
In the minivan case, which car would you take when there’s no carpool and they’re both in the driveway?

We have a newer minivan and an older Civic. The minivan is the family car and DW's primary. We use both interchangeably when there's nothing on the schedule and it's for short-term local driving. Otherwise, whoever has the kids has the van, just in case.
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 10:28:25 AM »
In the minivan case, which car would you take when there’s no carpool and they’re both in the driveway?
whoever has the kids has the van, just in case.
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2020, 10:29:23 AM »
How does option 3 work for you guys?
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2020, 10:31:19 AM »
How does option 3 work for you guys?
I would add 4: whichever car is big enough for what I need right then
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2020, 10:31:42 AM »
If I'm driving 0-2 kids=2018 TM3
If I'm driving 3+ kids=2014 Ody
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Re: Married couples with two cars, how do you roll?
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2020, 10:33:49 AM »
If I'm driving 0-2 kids=2018 TM3
If I'm driving 3+ kids=2014 Ody

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