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Old 05-03-16, 16:00
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"Wont let the mrs anywhere near my van"

Terrible attitude, often let mine use the cooker, & she's ok with a bucket & sponge - under close supervision
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Old 05-03-16, 17:51
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"Wont let the mrs anywhere near my van"

Terrible attitude, often let mine use the cooker, & she's ok with a bucket & sponge - under close supervision
Bucket and sponge! I hope that was just a figure of speech? I would not use a sponge on my van and certainly would not let the
missus near the van.
sorry what was the thread? O yes wife driving van.no wife currently medically unfit.hopeing to get her licence back she has never enjoyed
driving.handy for driving home from pub, after a few beers .
most of the lady drivers in t4s 5s are on the school run, a few wave, so I give them a big smile and wave back.
I came from the aircooled beatles, so still wave at anything vw.
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Old 05-03-16, 18:50
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I was wary of the missus driving ours for the first time... until she text me one day when I was in work telling she'd taken it out for a drive. She always wants to drive it now. I'd have to concur with others tho, of the non-commercial T4s and T5s, more do seem to be driven by women than men. Just an observation though
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Old 05-03-16, 19:11
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Missus quite often drives the T4, no worries at all giving her the keys, especially as she used to daily a RS6. She doesn't like the gear shift because it sometimes wont go into second (she has a point), but otherwise has no complaints.

What was funny was the reactions from other drivers when she was driving the van wearing a bikini top on holiday a couple of years back, never seen so many double takes
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Old 05-03-16, 19:24
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"Wont let the mrs anywhere near my van"

Terrible attitude, often let mine use the cooker, & she's ok with a bucket & sponge - under close supervision
Came home from work one day, having spent the whole previous weekend waxing the van. Mrs met me on the drive and said " say thanks i've just washed your van"

I asked her what with, she promptly produced the washing up liquid bottle and said "with some of this".

Guess what i had to re-do the following weekend.
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Old 05-03-16, 21:42
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My wife was the first to drive the van when we picked ours up. She drives it as often as possible cause she was nervous about driving a van (as was I) since we'd never driven one. Now it's like we've never driven anything else. We plan some long trips and there's no way I'm doing all the driving.


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Old 05-03-16, 22:52
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I'm female, I drive MY OWN T5 - as in, I do not have some man condescending to 'allow me' to drive it - and I do wave!
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Old 06-03-16, 15:16
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I'm female, I drive MY OWN T5 - as in, I do not have some man condescending to 'allow me' to drive it - and I do wave!

Yes exactly, the assumption seems to be that the van owner is always male!
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Old 06-03-16, 16:45
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a recent survey showed............................................ .

not sure I'd trust her with the waving though
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Old 06-03-16, 17:04
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My wife drives my T4 okay, not as smooth with the clutch and gears as me though
We share the driving on our regular (5 times a year) 700 mile non stop trips to south of France. Oh and she has her own T5 panel van and a late model R32!
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