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Old 03-31-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
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Great point / suggestion, Marcy.

Another common sense security precaution would be to park all vehicles inside your locked garage, if available, instead of outside and reserving the garage for tons of worthless junk.
But, um, I love my worthless junk that's taking up my garage. Darn. Okay, calling the movers........now, if I can just find my car..........
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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first decide if you really need to own an SUV.....what are your needs and plans?....do you really plan to go off-road in it a lot?.....do you often haul more than three people around?...if not, it's not the correct vehicle to own....those higher-end models you mention are not really common here and, to many, are more a personal statement of status and not really practical...(not to mention the oft-told joke about the need to compensate for...uh....personal inadequacies!).....consider gas mileage and maintenance costs, too....
buy the vehicle you like, and need. if you need an suv and you like the ford explorer, buy one and drive it. just use common sense when parking it, like take your keys with you and lock the doors when you park the vehicle, even if you are just going into the store for a minute. it doesnt take long for the average thief to abscond with your car, especially if you leave the keys in it.

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Thanks Bummer and azdr0710 - I'll think more about it. Speaking of security, and not to sound paranoid, do you have suggestions on how to better protect myself? I've never touched a gun myself, but I saw on the news that an old lady shot at her attacker a couple of weeks ago in a Walmart parking lot. Are guns that common in AZ?
the nice thing about arizona is that gun control is how many do you get in the 10 ring on a target. that said if you dont want a gun, dont buy one. again common sense goes a long way to keeping yourself safe. things like;

always be aware of your surroundings. if you know what and who is near you, you can head off problems early.

in addition to being aware of your surroundings, pay attention to your own feelings. if you dont feel comfortable in a certain area, move along to somewhere else.

if you feel that you need to do something more to protect yourself, but you dont want a firearm, take classes in a martial art like akido where you learn self defense.

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Would you guys / ladies consider yourself typical of Tucsonans? If so I think I will like that place. :-)
i am a typical tucsonan having lived here since 1962.

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But, um, I love my worthless junk that's taking up my garage. Darn. Okay, calling the movers........now, if I can just find my car..........
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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Many thanks Feels good to hear from you all. I think I should just relax
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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Many thanks Feels good to hear from you all. I think I should just relax
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: West side
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I would stay away from Escalades with spinning wheels, because of the cops.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Bentonville, AR
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I don't understand what this thread is about. It makes it sound like there is a good chance your car will be stolen in Tucson regardless of where you live and what you drive. I've heard crime is somewhat bad, but is it that bad?
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I don't understand what this thread is about. It makes it sound like there is a good chance your car will be stolen in Tucson regardless of where you live and what you drive. I've heard crime is somewhat bad, but is it that bad?
Obviously, Knrstz . . . many of the posters are paranoid.
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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cars stolen, scorpions and rattlers biting, illegal aliens invading, dirt front yards, ugly architecture........

why do I even stay here????

(what did I forget??!!!)
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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cars stolen, scorpions and rattlers biting, illegal aliens invading, dirt front yards, ugly architecture........

why do I even stay here????

(what did I forget??!!!)
Break-in capitol, rotten food, but the worst has to be the wild pigs drinking your beer...
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