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Old 04-10-2009, 05:44 AM   #21
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Yea I live out in the styx too. Getting my old Civic worked on was a real hassel without the wife to give a ride. I should have just done my own work on it like when I was younger, but you never know when a 2 hr job turns into a 3 week job. I'm liking the security/freedom of the new car. One less thing to worry about.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:02 AM   #22
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One less thing to worry about.
You have put your finger on it precisely.

I had a neat trick for taking my car in myself. I'd put my scooter on my trailer and then ride it back. My mechanic had a lot of room so he didn't mind my leaving the trailer there. Winter would've been a problem, and my scooter croaked so that's the end of that. I've looked around a bit to try and make friends, but my background is so different from the full-time residents here (my town is a ski area and had less than 500 full-time residents in the 2000 census) that it's not likely to happen before I move outta here. My mechanic's a nice guy, but I wouldn't want to hassle him.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:10 AM   #23
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I've considered a similar strategy because my wife never wants to cooperate when I need to bring my vehicles in. If I was bringing my truck in and I had a scooter/motorcycle I could just load it in the bed. Otherwise, I could get a dolly and tow my car with my truck; if leaving the truck, I could conceivably tow the empty dolly back. Lack of money for buying a dolly holds me back.
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There are foldable trailers for motorcycles that fit in the trunk. A bit expensive. I was going to weld one up for my scooter but it died first. When I move closer to civilization I wouldn't want to run a scooter (too many cars - I come from a long line of cowards - emphasis on "long line" ). I'd just ride a bicycle here, but the hills would kill me. I work out every day and am in good shape, but professional bicycle racers come here to practice! Man they're fast.
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I was looking into the battery assisted bicycles, but my mechanic is 8 miles away and there are a lot of steep hills, not sure if the electric would last the 8 miles. If the battery went dead I can't imagine peddling a 80 lb bike up these hills.

Yea a car payment is much better.
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My old moped only had one gear. Peddling it (well, walking) up hills is right. The new one with the CVT did pretty well, though.
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Regal,

Don't feel bad about not buying a VX.

Thats how I feel when Microsoft was just 50 cents a share back in the day and I didn't buy any shares
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Regal,

Don't feel bad about not buying a VX.

Thats how I feel when Microsoft was just 50 cents a share back in the day and I didn't buy any shares

I was so close to buying a new VX in 94. Honda was still kind of an unknown in my area and I thought it would be risky!
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #29
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This thread had me noticing every Yaris I drove by on my 11 hour trip last weekend. There were a ton of them!
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To think, I passed up a 300k/15 year warranty on an Elantra cuz I didn't want a car payment... Not sure if I regret that or not.
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