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#4753968 - 05/11/18 09:20 AM "daily driver" term is comical
flinter Offline


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This so called "daily driver" term that EVERYONE on car forums seemed to be using all the time is downright comical! Isn't like 99% percent of cars daily drivers?? I just find it funny and completely over used term.
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#4753980 - 05/11/18 09:27 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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I have A LOT of cars but I use one exclusively for my work commute and errands so that is my Daily Driver. Seems like the correct terminology for me.

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#4753984 - 05/11/18 09:28 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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I guess it depends on how many vehicles you have. For me, with a single, one size fits all vehicle it doesn't make sense. But for someone with a classic car they only drive in the summer, or multiple vehicles, DD means something.
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#4753985 - 05/11/18 09:28 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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Not sure why its comical - I know tons of guys with a hot rod in the garage and a commuter car in the driveway.

One gets driven on weekends if ever, vs every day.

I have numerous vehicles myself, but only drive one or two with regularity.

Now if a guy with one car calls it his "daily driver" then its kinda silly.

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#4753986 - 05/11/18 09:28 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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Originally Posted By: flinter
This so called "daily driver" term that EVERYONE on car forums seemed to be using all the time is downright comical! Isn't like 99% percent of cars daily drivers?? I just find it funny and completely over used term.


I have two cars, one is a DD, the other is not.

shrug
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#4753989 - 05/11/18 09:30 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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I typically drive my truck once/week, and my car nearly every day, sometimes even on the same day I drive my truck.
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#4753997 - 05/11/18 09:36 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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Daily Driver is a car that gets you to work. Wife may not ride in it (embarrassed). Family car is one you can take the wife to dinner and she will not be embarrassed.
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#4754003 - 05/11/18 09:40 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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My truck gets driven 3 times a month. My other cars get driven daily. Therefor, they are daily drivers. The truck is not.
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#4754024 - 05/11/18 09:53 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
robertcope Offline


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I own five cars, a Rabbit, an Expedition, an NSX, an S2000, and an SC400. The Rabbit and Expedition are driven almost daily, but while the rest are driven often, they are not driven daily by any stretch.


Edited by robertcope (05/11/18 09:53 AM)

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#4754033 - 05/11/18 10:03 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
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Not overused if you have more than one car, and you use one of those cars the most smile

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#4754040 - 05/11/18 10:09 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
Lasthope05 Offline


Registered: 01/27/15
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It's pretty clear you only have one car. We have 4 different cars. Two are daily drivers, one's a weekend toy and the other is a trunk to drive around said weekend toy if need be. Nothing comical here.

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#4754041 - 05/11/18 10:11 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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I am talking about people who own just one car and call it their "daily driver."
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#4754047 - 05/11/18 10:15 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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Registered: 01/10/10
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Originally Posted By: flinter
I am talking about people who own just one car and call it their "daily driver."

It still makes sense in the context of an auto forum. They're calling it that to succinctly convey its usage profile, since many who frequent auto forums do have secondary cars that are "weekend toys".
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#4754050 - 05/11/18 10:17 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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I think it has to do with class and conspicuous consumption. Sort of a humblebrag letting everyone know you have two cars, but for a responsible reason. In this case, usually the other car is nothing really that special or could be used as a DD.

Also, if you are an enthusiast and are stuck with a junk car for some reason, it becomes your "DD" so other enthusiasts won't make fun of you
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#4754052 - 05/11/18 10:18 AM Re: "daily driver" term is comical [Re: flinter]
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