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Old 07-03-21, 09:40 AM
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A regular 737 went into the ocean a couple days ago.
That why my package didnít arrive lol.
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I had an old man Latino co-worker maybe 14 years ago. Some lady told him ďGo back where you came from!Ē
Funny thing is even though he was ESL he and his family were native Tejanos before Texas was Texas.

Because... Tejas.
That has happen here any times lol.. Saying stuff like Go Home well I am home my family has been here when Texas was Mexico. Mexican Cowboys taught the white settlers how to be cowboys. The school text books have everything azz backwards inaccurate and biased.
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Went into San Antonio today to get some new glasses and my windshield gets cracked by a rock from somewhere? 400 dollars out the window so Friday back into San Antonio for windshield replacement.
Serious question: I got a cracked windshield repaired probably ten years ago and it didn't cost a dime. Just a few hours at a shop. All covered by insurance with no deductible allowed. Is this a State by State regulation?? I know you have insurance Hondo.

Now back to rental cars. I've rented hundreds of 'em back in the day. One time I rented a little crackerbox car out of Toledo to drive to visit a girlfriend in Northern MI for the weekend. Early on the return trip the thing completely quit shifting stuck in first gear. I drove that thing all the way back to Toledo stuck in first all interstate with gas pedal mashed to the floor and made it just in time to catch my ride back to work. Great car, whatever it was.
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
Serious question: I got a cracked windshield repaired probably ten years ago and it didn't cost a dime. Just a few hours at a shop. All covered by insurance with no deductible allowed. Is this a State by State regulation?? I know you have insurance Hondo.

Now back to rental cars. I've rented hundreds of 'em back in the day. One time I rented a little crackerbox car out of Toledo to drive to visit a girlfriend in Northern MI for the weekend. Early on the return trip the thing completely quit shifting stuck in first gear. I drove that thing all the way back to Toledo stuck in first all interstate with gas pedal mashed to the floor and made it just in time to catch my ride back to work. Great car, whatever it was.
The windshield was less than the deductible so 422 bucks out the window lol. They checked the insurance to see if I could get it replaced for nothing but no. Overpriced rent a car better not break down that has crossed my mind.
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Old 07-03-21, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
The windshield was less than the deductible so 422 bucks out the window lol. They checked the insurance to see if I could get it replaced for nothing but no. Overpriced rent a car better not break down that has crossed my mind.
Pretty sure deductible purposely set at just over the cost of windshield.

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Old 07-04-21, 08:23 AM
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We changed our vacation destination based soley on high rental car rates. We are going to a destination with a lot of public transportation and an Amtrak station to avoid renting a car for $1900 per week.
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Old 07-04-21, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
Serious question: I got a cracked windshield repaired probably ten years ago and it didn't cost a dime. Just a few hours at a shop. All covered by insurance with no deductible allowed. Is this a State by State regulation?? I know you have insurance Hondo.
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Pretty sure deductible purposely set at just over the cost of windshield on purpose.
Comprehensive insurance fully covered replacement of damaged windshields for me on two occasions, as well as car body damage from a collision with a deer, and a car totaled by hail damage, all without any deductible exclusions. Only have made one claim on collision coverage in 55 years of driving, for a low speed collision my wife had with another car over 25 years ago. Dropped carrying collision coverage on my old cars (currently 20 and 18 years old) years ago but wouldn't think of dropping comprehensive or liability.
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We changed our vacation destination based soley on high rental car rates. We are going to a destination with a lot of public transportation and an Amtrak station to avoid renting a car for $1900 per week.
1900 a week buy a hoopty then sell it at end of the week lol. The rent a car expense, almost said the heck with that letís drive to Pennsylvania but the lure of a 3 hour plane ride was too much. So around 490 bucks into the fire for a Ford Focus or itís equivalent what ever that might be. Only part of the trip where we are getting ripped off.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
1900 a week buy a hoopty then sell it at end of the week lol. The rent a car expense, almost said the heck with that letís drive to Pennsylvania but the lure of a 3 hour plane ride was too much. So around 490 bucks into the fire for a Ford Focus or itís equivalent what ever that might be. Only part of the trip where we are getting ripped off.
Interesting idea.
Iíve wondered how many people do similar when moving out of CA/NYC with moving trucks.
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I’ve ran into a few people from Europe that bought a 2-3K car to drive around the USA for a few months then sell it before they fly back to Europe. I guess they were on their 6 month sabbatical they get every 6 years or so.
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Iíve ran into a few people from Europe that bought a 2-3K car to drive around the USA for a few months then sell it before they fly back to Europe. I guess they were on their 6 month sabbatical they get every 6 years or so.
One of my favorite podcasters (Joshua Sheats- radical personal finance) has that recommendation based on how cheap used cars are in the states.

Seemed even better before cash for clunkers. Seemed you could get 15 year old Camrys, Corollas, GM 3800 cars anytime you wanted for maybe 1,500. And these were cars that still had another 100k worth of life in them.

I heard the situation is worse after Cerveza, but I havenít been car shopping for awhile.
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Originally Posted by SkinGriz View Post
One of my favorite podcasters (Joshua Sheats- radical personal finance) has that recommendation based on how cheap used cars are in the states.

Seemed even better before cash for clunkers. Seemed you could get 15 year old Camrys, Corollas, GM 3800 cars anytime you wanted for maybe 1,500. And these were cars that still had another 100k worth of life in them.
I bought a 2001 Chevy Prizm (Toyota Corolla Clone) in 2017 for $1,500. It had 190,000 miles on it, it now has 207,500 miles and still runs like a top delivering about 35mpg for around town driving, its main use. Was even good for a 2,200 mile R/T visit to the East Coast last summer. Outside of new tires, no significant or costly maintenance problems. Started right up at -20į F several winters ago. All accessories like air conditioning and electric windows work as designed; even the (surprising to me) cruise control on the 5 speed manual transmission works well. Liability and comprehensive insurance cost $200/year and I get a $100 multi-car discount on the insurance for my wife's 2003 Nissan Sentra and saved 17,500 miles of wear and tear from that 18 year old car.
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