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Old 06-20-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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You get ticketed by the police.
How much?

I can picture it, they come on a bicycle and i hear the sound "pling pling pling, this is the police. Stop the scooter or i will get tired soon!... stop so i can give you a ticket... or at least take a brake so i can breath!"
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Nothing like being handcuffed by Pinellas County's finest. Hope it never happens to me.
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Old 06-20-2010, 04:42 PM
 
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Nothing like being handcuffed by Pinellas County's finest. Hope it never happens to me.
Well, it wont happen to me either.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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If you are considering a car - you should look into long-term rentals. Car ownership is pretty expensive - I've found that if you shop around renting a car can be nearly the same cost as a long-term lease + maintenance - except you only have to make payments for the couple of months you actually need the car. Local car dealers will frequently have vehicles available for multi-week or even multi-month rentals, many of the car rental agencies have long-term pricing (and their rates are much cheaper if you rent from a neighborhood location than from one of the rental lots at the airport).
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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If you are considering a car - you should look into long-term rentals. Car ownership is pretty expensive - I've found that if you shop around renting a car can be nearly the same cost as a long-term lease + maintenance - except you only have to make payments for the couple of months you actually need the car. Local car dealers will frequently have vehicles available for multi-week or even multi-month rentals, many of the car rental agencies have long-term pricing (and their rates are much cheaper if you rent from a neighborhood location than from one of the rental lots at the airport).

I will look into that. Anyone you can recommend?

what do you think that the price would be?

Can there be any risks? insurance?
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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How does the long term hire thing work if you have no credit rating in the US? I've looked at long term leasing but can't get a proper price as I don't know what my credit grade will be when I move over. Do they do flexible terms also? I'll be heading off to Afghanistan while I'm over so obviously won't need a car in Tampa while I'm there but I won't know when I'm due to go until I start work at MacDill.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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If you rent a car you should check into getting your own car ins vs what they sell. IIRC The insurance the rental co sells covers 'their car' and them.. not you. Be sure to ask about that. I would check around.. You can probably buy a car and use it while you are there and then sell it and at least get some of your money back. If you rent you get nothing back. JMO
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Find a good deal on a car on CL and you may be able to sell it for the same price you bought it for. Make sure you only deal with private sellers, not dealers. I have bought a few cars and recreational toys from CL and have been able to sell them for the same price or more than I paid for it a year or two later. THe secret to getting top dollar when selling..... clean it up, armor all the tires, detail the inside, change the oil.

Secret to getting a good deal. Determine what cars you are willing to buy. Price them on KBB. And constantly scan CL for new ads. The good deals go fast, really fast so you need to be ready to call. Do not email... calls always get the fastest response. Any Ad that has been up for more than 2 days is not a good deal. If it had been a good deal the vehicle would already be gone.

Also, don;t be afraid to ask if they will take 5% less than they are asking if you have cash on hand and are ready to buy. If they say no, still take the deal.... assuming you think its a fair deal.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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Find a good deal on a car on CL and you may be able to sell it for the same price you bought it for. Make sure you only deal with private sellers, not dealers. I have bought a few cars and recreational toys from CL and have been able to sell them for the same price or more than I paid for it a year or two later. THe secret to getting top dollar when selling..... clean it up, armor all the tires, detail the inside, change the oil.

Secret to getting a good deal. Determine what cars you are willing to buy. Price them on KBB. And constantly scan CL for new ads. The good deals go fast, really fast so you need to be ready to call. Do not email... calls always get the fastest response. Any Ad that has been up for more than 2 days is not a good deal. If it had been a good deal the vehicle would already be gone.

Also, don;t be afraid to ask if they will take 5% less than they are asking if you have cash on hand and are ready to buy. If they say no, still take the deal.... assuming you think its a fair deal.
CL? is that craigs list?

I have bin buying cars before here in Sweden but i think that if you are under preassure when you are going to leave america and have to sell the car quickly. Then it can be a problem, what do i do if i still have the car and realize that the plane leaves tomorrow, with or without me and i have to get rid of the car?
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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If you rent a car you should check into getting your own car ins vs what they sell. IIRC The insurance the rental co sells covers 'their car' and them.. not you. Be sure to ask about that. I would check around.. You can probably buy a car and use it while you are there and then sell it and at least get some of your money back. If you rent you get nothing back. JMO
That is true. If i rent, i will never get the money back.
However, i do not have to have the responsibility to find a buyer for the car. I can just leave it at the airport when i go
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