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Taking the Big Plunge!

 
heavyd
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Me and the wife will be in our new place July 1,2014, can't wait. Starting a new chapter in our lives as a Empty Nester,well kind of. Leaving Los Angeles for half the year and then returning back home for the other half. Hope to see some of you out there one day. Now just need to find a car.

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Topic starter Posted : June 11, 2014 3:40 pm
mtdoramike
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Welcome to the Islands, which island will you be staying on? It sounds like you are looking for your next adventure. I would check Craigslist and also the VI Trader for some great deals. But make sure if you buy an island car, you have it checked out by a reputable mechanic BEFORE you shell out any money for it. The roads in the Islands are murder on cars. Now, if you take a fl;ight to Florida and Land in Ft. Lauderdale, you can buy a nice used car quite cheaper than on the island and just have it taken to the port for shipment.

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Posted : June 11, 2014 3:51 pm
doc
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check the rental car companies fleet sales

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Posted : June 11, 2014 5:20 pm
Tiberius
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check the rental car companies fleet sales

Never a good idea to buy a rental car anywhere never mind here. You don't need a car that had 5,000 previous owners that didn't care how they drove it.

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Posted : June 11, 2014 6:17 pm
East Ender
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Tiberius: I have been happy with two vehicles from Budget. I think they do a good job with maintenence and they were under warranty.

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Posted : June 11, 2014 10:13 pm
Tiberius
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East Ender, Hi. I was in the auto repair biz for 30+ years. I can honestly say I've never seen a rental car that was not beat on regardless of mileage. I'm glad you found a couple of good ones but warranty or not it depends on condition and how many times you want to take it for warranty repair. Like stated above. The islands are murder on cars and I agree. Congrats on your good fortune.

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Posted : June 11, 2014 10:43 pm
OldTart
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check the rental car companies fleet sales

Never a good idea to buy a rental car anywhere never mind here. You don't need a car that had 5,000 previous owners that didn't care how they drove it.

Wow, 5000 previous owners - that's an awful lot of title transfers.

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Posted : June 12, 2014 1:22 am
Tiberius
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check the rental car companies fleet sales

Never a good idea to buy a rental car anywhere never mind here. You don't need a car that had 5,000 previous owners that didn't care how they drove it.

Wow, 5000 previous owners - that's an awful lot of title transfers.

Seriously? That's a metaphor for rental customers!

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Posted : June 12, 2014 11:59 am
Linda J
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If each customer kept the car for one day, that would mean the car was in service for almost 12 years.

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Posted : June 12, 2014 1:19 pm
Tiberius
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If each customer kept the car for one day, that would mean the car was in service for almost 12 years.

For Frigg sakes! All it means is that that car had a lot of different drivers that probably beat the crap out of it. Not literally 5000 drivers. Jeeeeeez.

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Posted : June 12, 2014 1:40 pm
Linda J
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Lol, I know. But it is fun to pull your chain. And I take your point to be careful when buying any used car, but especially a former rental.

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Posted : June 12, 2014 2:13 pm
Tiberius
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Lol, I know. But it is fun to pull your chain. And I take your point to be careful when buying any used car, but especially a former rental.

HAR-HAR-HARDY-HAR-HAR!! Bang Zoom. Right to the moon Alice!

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Posted : June 12, 2014 2:23 pm
OldTart
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Lol, I know. But it is fun to pull your chain.

No fun, way too easy!

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Posted : June 12, 2014 2:30 pm
loucypher
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Lol, I know. But it is fun to pull your chain.

No fun, way too easy!

Yeah. Then the two of you get your panties in a bunch when you're balls are busted. Hypocrites.

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Posted : June 12, 2014 2:53 pm
GLantern
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Lol, I know. But it is fun to pull your chain.

No fun, way too easy!

If anyone is easy, they are.

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Posted : June 12, 2014 2:58 pm
OldTart
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Lol, I know. But it is fun to pull your chain.

No fun, way too easy!

Yeah. Then the two of you get your panties in a bunch when you're balls are busted. Hypocrites.

What panties, what balls?

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Posted : June 12, 2014 7:03 pm
OldTart
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Lol, I know. But it is fun to pull your chain.

No fun, way too easy!

If anyone is easy, they are.

And when did you meet either LindaJ or I to be able to reach such a conclusion?

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Posted : June 12, 2014 7:05 pm
Flash Gordo
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So how about them redsox?

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Posted : June 13, 2014 5:33 am
speee1dy
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yep, how about them redsox

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Posted : June 13, 2014 12:37 pm
heavyd
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Will be on island bright and early July 1,2014 to sign those papers and take possession of the condo. WooHoo!

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Topic starter Posted : June 26, 2014 10:15 pm
C_Ray6
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Congrats Heavyd!!

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Posted : June 27, 2014 1:43 am
speee1dy
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welcome to the islands heavyd. enjoy your stay

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Posted : June 27, 2014 12:27 pm
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