I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

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Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

Post by Red » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:27 pm

brimstoneSalad wrote:
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Will she let you get a motorcycle or e-bike?
Probably, but I'm not really interested in losing my head.

Edit: No, she will never let me ride a motorcycle (she knew two people who died in accidents, so maybe that's why? Or maybe she doesn't think I'm really all that great at driving yet).
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Post by Jamie in Chile » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:15 pm

How many miles is it from your house to the Uni?

What about living within walking distance of the Uni? Shared kitchen and bathroom - own bedroom - could be similar costs to having a car with the added benefit of making new friends?

I did see your comment not planning on dorming, I guess I'm challenging that a bit.

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Post by carnap » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 am

Red wrote:
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I don't really have a price range here but let's stay relatively cheap.
What say you?
You'll have to decide how you want to balance safety vs resource use (gas mileage, etc). Even small cars with "5 star" crush test ratings get squashed by larger cars when there is an accident. I wouldn't drive anything smaller than a large sedan (e.g., Honda Accord).
I'm here to exploit you schmucks into demonstrating the blatant anti-intellectualism in the vegan community and the reality of veganism. But I can do that with any user name.

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Post by Red » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:03 pm

carnap wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 am
Red wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:00 pm
I don't really have a price range here but let's stay relatively cheap.
What say you?
You'll have to decide how you want to balance safety vs resource use (gas mileage, etc). Even small cars with "5 star" crush test ratings get squashed by larger cars when there is an accident. I wouldn't drive anything smaller than a large sedan (e.g., Honda Accord).
That is true, though there might be a way to balance it out.


BTW I'm not going to get a minicooper anymore, I have heard those things are maintenance nightmares.
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Post by Red » Sat May 25, 2019 11:00 am

Hey so I'm thinking of possibly investing in an electric car in the future now. I won't get it for my first car, but in the future I'd be willing to get a Tesla (might get a Model S). After doing a little research, most of the energy I get is from natural gas (emits some, but is the cleanest of the fossil fuels), and Hydro energy (which has its problems, but still clean). Would this be a good environmental investment?
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sat May 25, 2019 3:08 pm

Red wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:00 am
Hey so I'm thinking of possibly investing in an electric car in the future now. I won't get it for my first car, but in the future I'd be willing to get a Tesla (might get a Model S). After doing a little research, most of the energy I get is from natural gas (emits some, but is the cleanest of the fossil fuels), and Hydro energy (which has its problems, but still clean). Would this be a good environmental investment?
Buy used, just has more limited range which is probably not a big deal for a short commute.
Also, anything but Tesla. Get a mainstream brand. Something like a used Nissan LEAF.

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Post by Red » Sat May 25, 2019 3:47 pm

Why not a Tesla? The price? Or is it because Elon Musk posts the dankest of memes?
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu May 30, 2019 9:34 pm

It's not a good value for the price, no. Musk doesn't help but that's unrelated.

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