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A lot of drivers seem to think that 'it ain't their vehicle,so b0ll0cks to it'.Unfortunately it's something I see on a regular basis.......

When your running on a very tight profit margin per job,even a relatively minor repair to a vehicle can loose a days profit,and it can be very frustrating.I have direct experience of company vans being driven as part of a courier company,and although some drivers are bl00dy marvellous(one in particular washes and hoovers out his given van once a week,polishes it once a month,keeps an eye on all the levels,and reports faults as soon as they occur),others just don't give a t055.It is all about respect for other peoples property,which in this this day and age does seem to be on a downward spiral.

OMG,I sound like my Dad......

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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We've been running Renaults for a number of years now as exec cars, pool cars and vans. Some of the exec cars would be worth a punt, but I wouldn't risk buying any of the others
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Unfortunately I think all company car drivers and hire car drivers are all the same. It must be something to do with them not having to shell out the hard earned for the vehicle in the first place and any subsequent repairs. If this isn't the case then it could just be the general"I don't give a s**t about anything or anyone" attitude.
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I treat my repmobiles as I've always treated my own cars, though that does mean I'm treating a brand new vehicle like a 5+ year old one (both of my own cars were at least that old.) When I'm spending a lot of time on the road, the crisp wrappers and Coke cans do accumulate, but that'd be the case with my own car too.

From an accident and breakdown point of view, it's good to know that I won't end up with any bills, but I still get lumbered with the inconvenience. If someone's about to side-swipe me on the motorway, I'll still take evasive action. If I didn't care, then I'd just let them hit me.

I do my best to 'run in' the cars from new, even though the manufacturer tends to say that you don't need to these days. I'm very gentle with them for the first 1,000 miles and then get progressively more enthusiastic with the 'go faster' pedal. Yes, I thrash them on a fairly regular basis, but I did that with my own cars too.

If I'm honest, there have been occasions when I've been fed up with my job/employer and taken it out on the car. I tended to do that when the company actually owned them though. If I do it with a lease vehicle, I'm really only getting at the lease company.
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Well i have been a driver for most of my working days and i always have looked after whatever i have been driving as i always had lots of respect for most if not all my employers and for there vehicles but i have to put my hands up to one company i worked for and was out with the boss yes the boss and he even treated it like sh!t OK that did not give me the go ahead to also do it but they treat us drivers like sh!t so what goes around comes around
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