I'm a little disappointed to read all the negative comments from people that did not have a friendly, vocal driver.
I would think since Couples is arranging these transfer vehicles they would want their prospective visitors to get a pleasant start to their trip. It may be something they could look into. What harm is there in encouraging contracted drivers to be a little more friendly and social?
The drivers (and some guests) from what I've read seem a little perturbed at having to stop for rest room breaks. It only seems fair if we're being given a beer at the airport lol It's all relevant.
A big part of the experience is interacting with and learning a little bit about the country from a local driver. It certainly makes a long ride more enjoyable. We are curious and want to know a little about what we are seeing.