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to not want to lend my new car out?

(121 Posts)
InNeatCognac Sat 19-Jan-13 11:13:15

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WhateverTrevor Sat 19-Jan-13 11:14:43

Sounds like a good idea to me.

manicbmc Sat 19-Jan-13 11:14:59

Say no. They have transport. It's your car.

mellen Sat 19-Jan-13 11:15:56

I don't think that is on, and it sounds like they know that too which is why they are being jokey about it to test the water.

RuleBritannia Sat 19-Jan-13 11:16:14

Say no. If they want that sort of transport, they an get their own - not lean on you.

RuleBritannia Sat 19-Jan-13 11:16:32

they *can get their own.

specialsubject Sat 19-Jan-13 11:16:49

are you all insured for each others' cars, then?

Schnarkle Sat 19-Jan-13 11:18:02

NOOOOOOO no nonononononononono. I bet I can predict how this thread will run too with all the bleeding hearts loaning out your car to them.

StuntGirl Sat 19-Jan-13 11:18:44

I wouldn't want to lend my brand new car out either. Sounds like they're testing the water hoping you'll offer. Just laugh it off and ignore.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Sat 19-Jan-13 11:18:47

No way on earth would i let someone borrow my new car for that long or distance, the only reason why my mum drove my car, because she picked it up from the forecourt, only in emergencies will others be allowed to use my car.

Schnarkle Sat 19-Jan-13 11:19:32

and to add, I can just hear the "joking" way a small bit of damage to the bumper/door/window/insert new car part here would be told to the OP too.

InNeatCognac Sat 19-Jan-13 11:21:25

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OrangeLily Sat 19-Jan-13 11:21:31

No no no.

They can wrack up mileage on their own cars.

Selfish beggars.

Quick quick plan something for that weekend that you will need the car for! smile

FellatioNels0n Sat 19-Jan-13 11:22:17

YANBU. Bloody cheek actually. Presumably if you could manage quite happily with a small car like theirs you'd have bought one.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Sat 19-Jan-13 11:23:13

I would assume that Mother and Sister dont have fully comp insurance for this new car, if they intending to use their own insurance, then its 3rd party only, which means if they have a accident and its their fault, then your will have damage, that you or DM, Dsis, will have to fix out of your own pocket.

InNeatCognac Sat 19-Jan-13 11:25:57

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Schnarkle Sat 19-Jan-13 11:26:26

Nope rest assured it's not selfish to say no to this grin

InNeatCognac Sat 19-Jan-13 11:27:00

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scarletforya Sat 19-Jan-13 11:27:00

They're just chancing their arms. They know you're a people pleaser so they're hoping you'll be a soft touch. They'll manage fine with their own cars. It's totally unreasonable of them to want to borrow your brand new car! Cheeky!

scottishmummy Sat 19-Jan-13 11:27:24

hell no
switch your phone off
ignore them

Bogeyface Sat 19-Jan-13 11:28:19

"Jokingly" tell them that you are glad that they are "joking".

AnneTwacky Sat 19-Jan-13 11:28:35

If I'd just forked out for a new car, no way would I be lending it out, especially for a holiday that's a 500 mile round trip. It's not a reasonable request and they know it, which is why they were mentioning it "jokingly".

I'm not convinced that your insurers would be happy about it either, so if necessary, there's your get out.

MrsGeologist Sat 19-Jan-13 11:29:37

Just say you need it that week, and then change the subject.

It'd have to be for something pretty special for me to loan out my car for a week, and someone else's holiday isn't special enough.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Sat 19-Jan-13 11:29:57

and add miles on too, when i got my new car, it had 37 miles on it, i enjoyed that, 11,111 miles now in 2 and half years.

InNeatCognac Sat 19-Jan-13 11:30:38

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