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Spike Morelli
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O.K., I'm married, I've owned my '71 Mach since well before I married my wife, and, it is my only car. My wife is on her third vehicle since we married and now has a brand new 2019 Ford Edge which she loves, and drives everyday. I have driven her Edge occasionally, and, although she thinks my car is "tough" looking, she doesn't feel comfortable to drive my Mach and has rarely ever done so, even though it is in restored condition. My question is......How many of you out there have spouses who drive your car, or even want to drive your car?

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i have to fight to keep my wife out of it    but after she put a dent into it  i don't like her to drive it

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My car is a Boss 351, 4 speed and no A/C...my wife has no desire to drive it. When we were first married in 1973 we had only one car, a 72 Mach 1 and she drove that one. It was a automatic with A/C.

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My wife can't drive a manual trans, and that's of course what all my cars have. lol '71 Mach 1 429 CJ-R 4 speed, '85 Ferrari Mondial 3.0L gated 5 speed, '03 Saab 9-3 2.0T 6 speed. hehe

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My wife and both daughters drive my Mach 1 with a 4 speed and the Model A with an auto trans. My youngest probably has put the most miles on the Mach 1 because she drove it to high school......

Thanks, Jay

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My wife Kathleen can drive our 69 428 scj 4 speed manual steering, manual drum brake mustang quite well. She was real proud of the 2 strips she left all the way down our street! And can't wait to get in the 71 when its done.

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She used to a bit, a 4 speed Q code with 3.50 gears. Since the swap to the 427 Windsor and Tremec 5 speed she has zero interest. She prefers her 2017 Boxster S it seems.

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Ah Ha, I am not married now but when I did get married years ago I parked the Mach 1 with rice still inside the car. Why because she wrecked every car she has ever driven some more than once. She was killed in one crash and they brought her back. I have never counted them up but I think 12 different crashes. Some people are not able to drive, she was one.

She hit ice one day in the 1984 20th. Ann. Mustang we got new. Of course she was going to steer the wrong way to recover from the spin and my son started yelling to turn the other way and she did. He knew better than her how to drive but he raced karts from age 8 to 16 on dirt. BTW I had to cut the whole front off the car once and replace and then she crashed again and back on frame machine again.

She even broke 3 gear in a top loader once.

Second wife same way crashed ever car she ever owned.

If you want some laughs go watch this video on youtube of women drivers. Not all women are bad. Knew an older lady that use to race on the board tracks up north. I think she even drove on Indy. when it was boards. She drove into her 90's and never had a problem. Most hesitate too much and never have a back up plan.

 

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

David

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My wife will not drive my cars.  Her ex was a real D-Bag, and she never really recovered from some of the things from that bad marriage.  She has her car, and won't drive any of mine.  Has all of the excuses covered, too.

 

Jeep - too big, and is a standard (can't drive a stick).

 

Ram - too big (she's afraid of it).

 

Mustang - won't drive it because she's afraid of hurting it somehow.

Eric

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I don't have an issue with my wife driving the Mach 1, in fact, I think she looks pretty sexy driving it. It's her...…...she feels the car sits too low... ( it sits at stock height), she thinks the brakes should be better...( the brakes work fine, albeit they're not like modern car brakes feel)…..she thinks the hood is too far out there....( so , that's just how it is), she says the rear visability is poor....( I guess she never had a van, I had a chopped '34 Ford coupe that had a mailslot for a rear window ). Basically, my wife digs how the car looks, but she like everything else about a new car. That's ok, I love the both of 'em….my wife and my Mach, I wouldn't trade in either for a new model.

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I can barely even get my wife to ride in the car. My two daughters (3 and 6) on the other hand love riding in the car.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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My wife will not drive my 73 and rarely rides in it, but she loves driving my 2004 automatic Mach 1.The original owner of my 73 was a girl I dated about 5 years from high school on. I talked her into buying the 73 convert when new. She was leaning towards buying the Grande, but I talked her into the convert. I bought from her in 1974 when it was 8 months old. So my wife thinks its a shrine to my old girlfriend.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony
Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06

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