What's the difference?

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  1. simsy56

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    Can anyone tell me why, when females are driving, they are labelled "Women drivers"! yet when its time to sell a vehicle its labelled, "Lady owner"! Whats the difference? Do the "Women drivers", who seem to be cursed for their bad driving, suddenly become wonderful people to buy a car from? Just a thought.
     
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    Blimey you like living on the edge don't you !!

    I have found that women who drive seem to fall in to two distinct categories

    The first is 'strewth, what a bloody amazing driver

    The second, 'strewth, what a terrible driver !

    There does not seem to be any middle ground at all ....

    So advertising a vehicle as being owned and driven by a woman may mean it has been thrashed or indeed it has been driven so slowly as to cause a hazard to all other road users.. ( Don't get me started on slow drivers and the frustrations they cause which lead to accidents ! )
     
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    l suppose that men come into those two categories as well.
     
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    No, men are all brilliant drivers. Ask any one of us.
     
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    back in the 'owld days' i think it referred to the fact that the vehicle had not done much in the way of milage or speed as it was the runaround for 'er indoors' so she could feel independant shopping when she wanted and for running the kids around.
    Doesnt really apply today though.

    I will not get into the male/female driving row, there are good and bad drivers in both sexes


    maggie
    (and thats my truck & 5ver in the pic)
     
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    If that lady was my daughter you'd best run a mile. She arrived one day and I put so much oil in I might as well have done an oil change.

    Then I replaced the leaking crank oil seal for her.
     
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    I have a daughter like that.....I think we all do.
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    If advertised as lady owner,we all know to expect dents all over it before we go and look:BigGrin:
     
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    You men are such a load of sweetie-pies! If it makes you happy to think women can't drive, so be it. Ouch - you throw too hard. Ok - laugh over. I do notice that some women drivers are becoming very aggressive nowadays. They either think that equality means being like men, or they feel they have something to prove. Oh golly - I'm going to be shot down once more.

    Ivy
     
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    I am hoping that they are better these days cos daughter has her 1st lesson tommorow with guess what..............................a woman instructor :Doh:
     
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    I have noticed exactly the same thing Ivy.. More and more women driving with a great deal of aggression and often very very fast indeed !

    I think men drivers tend to vary an awful lot from the darned good to the bloody terrible with all stages in between..

    I well remember a little something on the local tv news program some time ago
    A reporter asked people if they thought they were average below average of above average drivers

    The older the person the more likely they were to say average

    More than 80% of men below about 45 thought they were above average ( so that was obviously wrong ! ) and 60% of women said the same
    More women thought they were below average than men did

    When asked the dread question about the opposite sex most women thought men were below average whilst most men thought women drivers were above average !! ( Perhaps this was driven by the urge not to cop a right hander off 'the little woman' when the cameras had gone ! )
     
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    With you on that one! I have wondered the same for years, as every 'one careful lady owner' car I ever went to view, always ended up being totally devoid of engine oil, rattling cams and no clutch!

    The theory is, they drive a little more gently and don't race - check out the nearest mcdonalds car park these days, and you will see they are mostly girls driving these tuned motors. If they are not ragging them, mrs old lady from down the road is tootling along at 20mph with her foot resting on the brake pedal, and firmly engaged in 1st gear. Presumably because no one told her it as a manual! lol!
     
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    Should be here in S Ireland most the drivers over 50 never sat a test they were just given their license!! Indicators what are they!
     
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    Something I have often noticed, both boys and girls, the second they pass their test they know everything there is to know about driving.

    Phil.
     
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    Lady owner usually the car looks like it was parked by Stevie Wonder or Ray Charleshardhat:Rofl1:
     
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    Some fascinating answers.
     
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