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I'd like to borrow your car for 10 minutes for a video.

Hi,

My fiancee and I are making a video to be shown at our wedding in lieu of a standard [read: boring] slideshow. We got it our heads of one of the scenes to be us cruising in a nice convertible, lip sync-ing to a song (in particular to the lines "When I grow up / I wanna see the world / Drive nice cars / Wanna have groupies"). This would be funny to our friends because we are completely not the sort to make a music video. We only need to borrow your car for probably only all of 10 minutes to prep and shoot the scene, probably only 10-15 seconds would appear in the video. To make this work, we'd only be traveling at a slow 5-10mph, so there is little risk.

We are in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we'd of course come to you or where ever you'd feel comfortable.

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It doesn't hurt to ask.

I know my little Lexus isn't much, but I do know how to take care of nice cars. Plus it's not like I'm trying to score a joyride. The owner of the car will of course come along.
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Just rent a lambo or ferrari for a day.
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Just rent a lambo or ferrari for a day.
Or a lesser mortal for less money, but it is a little extreme to ask total strangers to lend him a car. And his post count on this forum is a staggering 2, sure he has lots of friends on this forum who would jump at the chance of helping.

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Or a lesser mortal for less money, but it is a little extreme to ask total strangers to lend him a car. And his post count on this forum is a staggering 2, sure he has lots of friends on this forum who would jump at the chance of helping.
yeah, not sure who would actually do this lol
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Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.


Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 75–77
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Budget rent-a-car still rents Mercedes from many of their airport locations. I'd give them a call and see if they have a car available that suits your needs if you have no luck otherwise, or even start asking friends and relatives if they know someone who could help. Having some sort of personal connection to the owner, even several friends removed, may make it more likely that you will find what you need. Good luck and congratulations!

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You can have my car for ten minutes provided I can borrow your, oh, never mind, I forgot you need her for the video, too.

Felicita e un bicchiere di vino con un panino.
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