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When I take mine to work, I drive just over 25 miles one way. I also often take mine to Dollar Tree, Walmart, or Home Depot as well.
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Not daily, but I try and drive it to my office once a week or so. Otherwise, its just for fun drives. I also pick my kids up from school in it whenever I can, which is usually a couple times per week.
 

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It’s a car that I can drive when I’m not on dad duty. My son is 3, so I still need a child seat. It’s a once or twice a week car. Still rack up about 3k miles a year.
 

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I’m retired but I drive it once a week. But it’s not very practical for Costco runs.
 

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I split my time between my ‘22 performance coupe and an eTron sportback. Want to talk about banging the corners😂. Love them both.
 

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I drive mine every single day, 10-15k a year. My wife has a Tesla for things that require more space, but I don’t like having a 3rd car, as then the exotic doesn’t get used.

I’ve always put big miles on all my exotics, 30k/year on my F430, same on the Astons, GT4 and NSX. I find you only lose a little bit more on depreciation, and get a whole lot more enjoyment out of the car.

Someone told me many years ago “you wouldn’t save your wife for the next guy”, and I whole heartedly subscribe to this mentality. If I lose another $10k because I put 20-30k more miles on it, then so be it!
 

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I drive mine every single day, 10-15k a year. My wife has a Tesla for things that require more space, but I don’t like having a 3rd car, as then the exotic doesn’t get used.

I’ve always put big miles on all my exotics, 30k/year on my F430, same on the Astons, GT4 and NSX. I find you only lose a little bit more on depreciation, and get a whole lot more enjoyment out of the car.

Someone told me many years ago “you wouldn’t save your wife for the next guy”, and I whole heartedly subscribe to this mentality. If I lose another $10k because I put 20-30k more miles on it, then so be it!
Totally agree. I won’t buy an exotic unless it can be used as a daily driver. Cars are meant to be driven!!! I actually turned in my ‘19 Vantage for the ‘22 Performance Quattro Coupe because the “hand built” character of the Aston ultimately just meant it was in the shop far too often to be a DD. Final straw was determining that my recurring dash Xmas tree which resulted in all safety mgt. systems being disabled (ABS, traction, slip diff., etc.) was being caused by a wiring harness being pinched between engine and engine mount😵‍💫. I almost laughed when they told me that I was in luck b/c the AM wiring harnesses are a 10 piece unit vs. the single piece harness which ~99% of cars use. Therefore, they only had to deal with one part of it…after they release the v8 from its mounts. Hmmmm….if 99% of cars use a single piece wiring harness, I would guess this is to reduce failure points. Right? I loved the way my Vantage looked and its AMG GT drive train wasn’t bad either; albeit a little rough through the shifts. Unfortunately, all the AM hand build factor just ended up being a major point of quality control failure. Don’t even get me started on the 36 mos. of arguing about the squealing brakes…they ultimately ended up replacing the entire braking systems with a new MY’21 set up. I would love to go back to a DBS some day but for now, the R8 is everything I could want in an exotic DD.
 

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Drive mine every single day; sun, rain, snow…just rolled 32k miles. I make fun of my Porsche buddies that won’t drive them when it’s windy or raining…tell them they should buy an Audi, they come from the factory with outdoor paint. Must be an option on Porsche’s. And now they won’t drive them because they’re appreciating and they’re worried about resale. Crazy…. Have never purchased a car for an investment, nor worried about the resale value.
 

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I drive mine everyday that I’m home on mostly spirited/fun drives. I don’t think anyone will say, “man, I’m glad I didn’t put miles on my baby so that someone else can enjoy her!”, as they’re on their last breath.
I rarely park my R8 in a public parking lot and if I do, I’ll find a spot with no other cars around. I‘m OCD with my other cars as well but they’re a bit more social. 😁
 

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I don’t like having a 3rd car, as then the exotic doesn’t get used.
Not sure I see why this is the case. I have the R8 and an M5, and the M5 is the one that never gets driven. Only time the BMW sees the road is when the weather is shitty or I need more cargo space. I had to hook the M5 up to the trickle charger I got for the Audi...

But to the OP's question, not a DD, but I drive it as much as I possibly can.
 
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I daily'd my first R8 and put 20k on it for a couple of years. It was mostly fine, the odd occasion where the shopping didn't fit in :D but mostly really good. The new one now is a little different as I bought a little pug to do shopping and local stuff, but if its nice I take the R8 out. I've also taken it away for two long haul holidays and put 1,500 miles on it each time and both times it worked just fine for a vacation. The frunk is just big enough for a carry on suitcase and the shelf behind the seats is good for an 80l loose bag. Two people, comfortable in a stunning car that sounds godly while driving on amazing roads. I also have the sports seats and not the buckets and the mag ride. So where as we get to our destination with other supercar members from the club and they are all complaining about bad backs and aches and pains, I just get out of mine totally fine :D
 

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I recently got my R8, I have 3 cars. The other 2 (Lexus and Infiniti) are my Clark Kent and Peter Parker type of cars (gym, grocery, work etc etc). So far, the Superman car comes out mostly on weekends (good weather only) and for specific drives (Ocean trips, I-280, highway 1, winding roads in the SF bayarea). I also go early morning to get the luxury of open freeways. One thing I notice about the R8 is that the Sports seats (Daytons red in mine) are as comfortable as my boat ride Lexus LS except the R8 is on steroids. What a car !! These days, I wake up at 3am , go to the garage and stare at this fast-moving work of art even when it is at a complete standstill :). Sometimes, I just blast a couple of adrenaline-pumping songs ( Love the Chicago Bulls theme song from the MJ documentary) with the B&O audio system giving me a cardio workout. Great thing is that I have wall to wall mirrors in my garage gym, so I get to stare at her while working out. Sort of like the Dubai Sheikhs who use an elevator to park their Lambos in their bedroom lol. So far, I have not parked it anywhere in public, I do roundtrips (joyrides only). I don't intend to park it near a curb or in a public parking spot. If any of my friends have a house that matches my car (exotic) and a driveway that my R8 deserves to help enhance their home's curb appeal, maybe I will take it to their homes :).

Since I am a new R8 owner, I notice folks taking photos and videos with their phones at intersections from behind me, and cars slowing down on freeways, almost like I am getting air escort in all lanes ( behind me) with traffic piling up behind them, even in the fast lane :-D. LOVE IT !!! Closest to feeling like a celebrity that I will ever come to....lol.
 

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I did but now I don't. I have almost 35,000 on a '17 V10 Plus. Bought it for daily usage. I have an RS7 if I need more room that the wife mostly uses. I then bought a Plaid. I learned to appreciate driving a more comfortable, less showy, of a daily. R8 became weekend warrior. I now appreciate it a bit more when I take it out. I also appreciate it more for it's other things (handling, engine note, etc.) rather than straight line. With that said, I'm contemplating selling the R8 because if I'm not going to daily it might as well get something even "more exotic." Time will tell.
 
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