Chat in China's biggest English language forum.
Receive our weekly
newsletter.
Find an apartment or rent
yours out.

Join the Shanghai Expat Community!

*   *   *  
*   *  captcha
refresh
  Sign up for Shanghai Expat newsletter.
  Sign up for Shanghai Family newsletter.
  I agree with the Shanghai Expat Terms of Service.  
Register   or   Sign in
CLOSE X
Email or username:
Password: Forgot your password?

Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Why Don't Shanghai Expats Drive a Car

Poll ended at Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:38 am

Its to Dangerous
5
29%
Its to difficult to obtain a driving licence
0
No votes
Its to expensive to obtain a Shanghai plate
2
12%
Its just to much hassle and Taxis are cheap
10
59%
 
Total votes : 17

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby unlimited » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:36 pm

Big time dangerous because driving culture here is likely quite different from your home country. They cut you off at any time. I used to get angry when I saw that, then I noticed that my Shanghai driver friends never got upset. I realized its because the culture here allows for more of this sort of behavior. Drives me crazy (pun intended!) :D
unlimited
Seeker
Seeker
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:03 am

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby henry78 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:43 am

I love driving but I find it way too much hassle to find a parking in SH. Hence I prefer riding my electric scooter or taking the metro to work. I dont find it worth the money and hassle to buy a car here when you can easily rent one cheap thru apps like PP chu che or from avis.
henry78
Seeker
Seeker
 
Posts: 58
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:38 am

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby 5CA » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:23 am

I think we can now add: because tax paying foreigners can no longer buy a Shanghai plate
5CA
Talker
Talker
 
Posts: 97
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:03 pm

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Asylum-seeker » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:48 am

It's because they are not brave enough :lol: I'm more afraid of driving back home than here cos they drive on the other side of the road, I've been driving here too long and gotten used to the American way.
I hate college hippies I really do!
User avatar
Asylum-seeker
FooJay
FooJay
 
Posts: 1601
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:39 pm
Location: Shanghai/Suzhou

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby blackhatdude » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:33 am

Lol the poll spells "too" wrong four different times
User avatar
blackhatdude
Reacher
Reacher
 
Posts: 366
Joined: Sun May 10, 2015 2:16 am

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Asylum-seeker » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:11 am

I drive because I hate sitting next to a smelly nong.
I hate college hippies I really do!
User avatar
Asylum-seeker
FooJay
FooJay
 
Posts: 1601
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:39 pm
Location: Shanghai/Suzhou

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Mel69 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:26 pm

Asylum-seeker wrote:I drive because I hate sitting next to a smelly nong.

mm what do you do at home then ???
Stress , Confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living shirtout of some idiot A H who desperately requires it

Friends are like condoms .....they are supposed to protect you when things get hard ....
User avatar
Mel69
Veejay
Veejay
 
Posts: 1993
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Asylum-seeker » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:56 pm

You didn't know I married a Sh princess? Her dresser is full of branded perfume. She won't even leave the house unless she's got some kind of make-up on.
I hate college hippies I really do!
User avatar
Asylum-seeker
FooJay
FooJay
 
Posts: 1601
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:39 pm
Location: Shanghai/Suzhou

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby blackhatdude » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:22 pm

Asylum-seeker wrote:You didn't know I married a Sh princess? Her dresser is full of branded perfume. She won't even leave the house unless she's got some kind of make-up on.


Perfume? Is that the stuff foreigners use to mask their BO?
User avatar
blackhatdude
Reacher
Reacher
 
Posts: 366
Joined: Sun May 10, 2015 2:16 am

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Asylum-seeker » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:52 pm

Yep, I also have a bunch unopened for men that I bought at the airport that's been sitting in the drawer for a few years, Versace, CK, Burberry, Prada, if anyone wants it I will give them to you for free, don't want to waste it. Everyone loves the smell of my cheap Axe deodorant spray :mrgreen:
I hate college hippies I really do!
User avatar
Asylum-seeker
FooJay
FooJay
 
Posts: 1601
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:39 pm
Location: Shanghai/Suzhou

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Mel69 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:26 am

Asylum-seeker wrote:Yep, I also have a bunch unopened for men that I bought at the airport that's been sitting in the drawer for a few years, Versace, CK, Burberry, Prada, if anyone wants it I will give them to you for free, don't want to waste it. Everyone loves the smell of my cheap Axe deodorant spray :mrgreen:



May be train the in laws or use them as air freshener
Stress , Confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living shirtout of some idiot A H who desperately requires it

Friends are like condoms .....they are supposed to protect you when things get hard ....
User avatar
Mel69
Veejay
Veejay
 
Posts: 1993
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:23 pm

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Asylum-seeker » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:08 pm

Using them as air fresheners is a good idea those guys can't stop farting walking around the house.
I hate college hippies I really do!
User avatar
Asylum-seeker
FooJay
FooJay
 
Posts: 1601
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:39 pm
Location: Shanghai/Suzhou

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Mister_happy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:55 pm

I still have a bottle of "High Karate" after shave aprox 1980 from my 13th birthday if anybody wants it, its unopened!
I'm not saying I should kill ALL the stupid people, I'm just removing the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out!
User avatar
Mister_happy
Fire-eater
Fire-eater
 
Posts: 2551
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:14 pm

Re: Why don't Expats Drive Cars

Postby Asylum-seeker » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:47 pm

Mine is 5 years old and still have no intention of opening them, might spray it in my car.
I hate college hippies I really do!
User avatar
Asylum-seeker
FooJay
FooJay
 
Posts: 1601
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:39 pm
Location: Shanghai/Suzhou

Previous

Return to Transportation

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests