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donovan93
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not sure if this has been asked before, but working on a job opertunity and was thinking about bringing a early bronco down to st thomas. i dont see many full size cars for sale in the want adds and was wondering if a full width truck would be to wide to drive around in st thomas.

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Topic starter Posted : June 17, 2015 12:59 am
Alana33
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Yes. Bring it.
I drive a Toyota Tacoma and there are plenty of full sized cars/trucks on island

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Posted : June 17, 2015 1:19 am
donovan93
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well is a super short wheelbase just wouldn't want it to be a greater nightmare finding parking or driving on some of the narrower roads

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Topic starter Posted : June 17, 2015 1:23 am
Scubadoo
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early bronco

If you don't have any rust yet don't bet it will stay that way in the salty island air.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 1:53 am
speee1dy
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bring it,

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Posted : June 17, 2015 10:38 am
OldTart
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The cost to ship it is probably not worth it, its resale value would be bare minimum here and shipping back an old vehicle is cost prohibitive. As Scubadoo pointed out the rust is a killer here and the now long discontinued Bronco was prone to rusting in optimum conditions. I don't think it's a good idea at all - but good luck whatever you decide to do!

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Posted : June 17, 2015 10:45 am
Alana33
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IMO, It's cheaper to bring it than buy a beater whose history is unknown. My truck is 17 years old. I had some body work done and repainted it 2 years ago. It looks great, almost brand new, and no rust. It has less miles than what was for sale at the time and runs perfectly. I'm always being asked if I want to sell it and for more than current blue book value. Up to you but I'd rather have a known vehicle that's reliable than an unknown one.

Or.... sell it stateside, buy something up there and ship it here.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 11:00 am
SausageInTheCan
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I know someone who drives a Ford dually quad cab here and doesn't have a problem.
I agree that finding something comparable here will be a rusted out beat to death headache. There's also a Ford dealer here if needed.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 12:11 pm
NateNKate
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Is it hard to get diesel and how much is it usually?

Me and the wife are planning on moving to St. Thomas and would like to bring my 4x4 Diesel Excursion. Just not sure how great of an idea that is. I know about the road tax by weight and all that and am ok with the fees to get it there. Just not sure how manageable it is on the island.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 5:07 pm
speee1dy
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diesel is available at every gas station i have seen, right now on stx it is the same as premium which i am not sure the exact price but more than 3.69

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Posted : June 17, 2015 5:12 pm
NateNKate
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diesel is available at every gas station i have seen, right now on stx it is the same as premium which i am not sure the exact price but more than 3.69

really?

lol...it is $3.89 here in Clearwater FL.

Is the island too small for a truck that big? I don't mind getting the wife a new car and would love to bring this one over.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 5:20 pm
speee1dy
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not in my opinion

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:07 pm
Alana33
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I was just in FL and from the gas prices I saw around Lady Lakes and St. Pete, Clearwater area, we were running about 60¢ more per gallon at our cheapest stations. The average I saw there ran between $2.50 - $2.60, if I recall correctly.

Not every gas station here in STT sells diesel. A couple of the PUMA stations do but their prices run higher than the station's I frequent that sell gas for $3.10 per gallon. Think they're prices for just regular runs around $3.38 a gallon.
Diesel is more expensive than premium. At least, here in STT.
My landscaper has a diesel truck and loves it but always bemoans the cost of fuel.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:09 pm
speee1dy
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alana, your gas is cheaper than ours? how odd

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:09 pm
ernieandmaryjo
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These guys get around all right, I'm sure you can manage with your Excursion!

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:13 pm
Alana33
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Not at all stations. $3.10 is cheapest I've seen.
Surprised that gas is more in STX as traditionally we've always paid more on STT than STX.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:14 pm
NateNKate
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I was just in FL and from the gas prices I saw around Lady Lakes and St. Pete, Clearwater area, we were running about 60¢ more per gallon at our cheapest stations. The average I saw there ran between $2.50 - $2.60, if I recall correctly.

Not every gas station here in STT sells diesel. A couple of the PUMA stations do but their prices run higher than the station's I frequent that sell gas for $3.10 per gallon. Think they're prices for just regular runs around $3.38 a gallon.
Diesel is more expensive than premium. At least, here in STT.
My landscaper has a diesel truck and loves it but always bemoans the cost of fuel.

I currently live in Clearwater now.

Diesel has been $3.81 - $3.90 for prob over a year and reg gas creeping back on $3 now again. So it sounds pretty inline with what I pay now which is very cool.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:24 pm
speee1dy
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thats why i am surprised , you had always been $1 or more higher

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:24 pm
NateNKate
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thats why i am surprised , you had always been $1 or more higher

off set some grocery cost maybe now lol.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:31 pm
speee1dy
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lol

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:38 pm
Alana33
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Prices here are more costly for many items like milk, fresh produce, spices. I was delighted to find fresh corn for 20¢ an ear at Walmart in FL when we normally pay 5xs that much. I saw Cost U Less sell it for
49¢ an ear for brown, dried out husks last week.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:43 pm
speee1dy
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when i went to the states last month-10 for $2 for corn. i wanted to buy and bring home. and i did take lots of photos of the produce and meat sections. just beautiful photos too

and the prices and head of romaine that had a bottom base of at least 7 inches for only 1.99 wegmans or safeway-cant remember which , a head-went to seaside the other day and a smaller one was i believe 5 something.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 6:52 pm
ernieandmaryjo
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To answer the original question on this thread, a real Bronco would be great fun, though the potholes will surely rattle your teeth. I wish I had brought my Scout II.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 7:52 pm
Alana33
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Just picked up my truck from being serviced, oil change, etc.
Saw 2 gas stations by 4 Winds Plaza selling diesel for $4.12 a gallon.
Premium was same price/$4.12.

The new PUMA station where Friendly' s used to be on Northside in Dorothea that has just opened, has gas prices higher than the PUMA station by 4Winds.

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Posted : June 17, 2015 8:59 pm
Ca. Dreamers
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Is it hard to get diesel and how much is it usually?

Me and the wife are planning on moving to St. Thomas and would like to bring my 4x4 Diesel Excursion. Just not sure how great of an idea that is. I know about the road tax by weight and all that and am ok with the fees to get it there. Just not sure how manageable it is on the island.

Diesel, not a problem here on STX.

I drive one of about 3 Excursions (that I know) here on STX.

Be aware that the tax on the vehicle weight will be much higher initially, but annual license fees are much lower than the states.

CD

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