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Old 12-18-2012, 03:34 AM
 
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Rent a room near work.
Go to classes at the CC in whatever county that is.

Get the DL too.
When you can afford it... buy a used car.
Well I will go for the driver's license. But though the independent living program I'm at is the next county over from my job (and the same county as the college), I'm staying there at least until March 1, 2014. I'll just extend my lease when it expires March 1 next year. The rent is cheap and not as much as even some cheap apartments, so by staying at my current program and taking the bus for now ensures that I would save a lot of money for future plans.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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Renting a car is a great way to go if you only use one occasionally. If you live and work so that you don't need a car most days, rent when you do. Usually that is on weekends when rates are lower. You mention a half-hour walk from the bus station. Have you considered a bicycle? Here in Northern IL you can take a bike on the bus.

Last edited by pvande55; 12-23-2012 at 03:44 PM.. Reason: Add bike note
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:01 AM
 
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Yeah, it's okay to buy a used car, sometimes it makes the most sense, considering how quickly new
cars lose their value.
In that case we should also buy a used toilet, used food and used cloths..

-seriously
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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In that case we should also buy a used toilet, used food and used cloths..

-seriously
Used clothes, good idea since their value drops to almost zero once they are worn. Used food, not advisable, though some homeless rely on dumpster diving. Used toilet, why not?
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:33 AM
 
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In that case we should also buy a used toilet, used food and used cloths..

-seriously
Now that's disgusting. Lmao
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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The Enterprise weekend special is a good deal. make sure you understand which days it starts and ends. if you bring the car back after it ends, then you pay full price.

I used their weekend special many times and was always happy. But I had my own auto insurance from my own car, so did not purchase it as an extra charge from Enterprise.

If you dont have auto insurance, you have to buy it from Enterprise. It might cost more than the 9.99 per day. Check the insurance cost before you decide to rent.

Always return the car with a full tank of gas instead of getting their option (at time of pickup) to buy gas ahead and return with an empty tank. nobody drives around with a near empty tank, so you "give" free gas to them if you turn the car in with any gas in it...often half a tank. Just say no thanks when they ask if you want to pre-purchase gas.

Just make sure they mark the gas guage on the paperwork correctly. I had a different agency mark the paperwork as FULL when the car had half tank. I make them change it, else I had to return car with full tank. You are supposed to return the car with the exact amt of gas it had when you picked it up.

Renting a can can be fun. You get to drive new cars and it comes in handly if you dont want to put miles (for a trip) on your own car...or if you don't actuall have a car. I used to rent cars for every trip rather than put miles on my personal car.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:42 AM
 
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Out of curiosity, how many gallons is a full tank of gas usually?
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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Out of curiosity, how many gallons is a full tank of gas usually?
Trick question as there is no standard gas tank size in the U.S. I have seen anywhere from six to 26, standard factory equipment.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:56 AM
 
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I know 3 of the different types of gas they have are super, diesel, and regular. Regular costs the least right?
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