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    1. The folks across the alley from a house I own...

      The folks across the alley from a house I own told me a similar story - neighbors on both sides dealing, customers block driveway. First they tried calling police and going to neighborhood meetings....
    2. Agree that PR driving is terrifying. Coming from...

      Agree that PR driving is terrifying. Coming from Miami. Def. pick up the extra coverages and forget about it. Modern cars are generally pretty safe. :D

      I still have bad dreams of going around a...
    3. Thread: eff you HOA

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      Something is missing from the OP article -...

      Something is missing from the OP article - redemption rights.

      In each state I am familiar with, you can get your house back if you "redeem" the delinquency - even after the sale.

      Without...
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      Actually, recently bankrupt borrowers are...

      Actually, recently bankrupt borrowers are considered some of the lowest credit risks of all - because they are unlikely to or cannot declare bankruptcy again for a long time. This is why lenders...
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      Not likely an option. $10,000 used cars at...

      Not likely an option. $10,000 used cars at dealership retail price do not have the requisite newness nor book relief to meet subprime lending guidelines without significant cash down. Second, if you...
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      I am familiar with how "special finance" works. ...

      I am familiar with how "special finance" works.

      The state that I am familiar with caps the spread between a bank's buy rate and the dealership markup at two percent. Because of statutory maximum...
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      Poll: 20% down 0 APR long term financing or 0 down...

      20% down 0 APR long term financing or 0 down lease. My strategy is that attaining a significant equity position in a car is bad asset protection, but I am not a big enough baller to play the trust...
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      The newer, non-S10 based, trailblazer as pictured...

      The newer, non-S10 based, trailblazer as pictured is a far better vehicle than the pictured durango.
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      Two ways to do this- Most efficient - Simply...

      Two ways to do this-

      Most efficient - Simply stroll into the Subaru store upon opening Saturday and tell them "Here's where where we're at - I want costco price and expect 2% for a new car and...
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      I don't agree that the described body repair...

      I don't agree that the described body repair changes auction value. Among other reasons, rarely does anyone auction clean, low mileage, 6 year old Hondas - as here. Therefore, auction statistics...
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      I believe that the trade-in dealership is using...

      I believe that the trade-in dealership is using the existence of a carfax event as leverage to pad profit. Cars are evaluated for trade in based upon auction values. This dealer may decline to keep...
    12. Asking on behalf of someone who has recently...

      Asking on behalf of someone who has recently earned a degree, and would be quitting college-mindless job to go into field of study. The employer would be different.
    13. Thoughts on Accepting Job, then Continuing to Interview

      What is the group's thoughts on taking a job offer, which offers substandard pay and benefits, and then continuing to interview with better potential employers in the time between acceptance and...
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      Trading 18k negative would be a stretch on...

      Trading 18k negative would be a stretch on something with an MSRP in the area of $60,000.

      A 0% loan for 96 mos does not exist as a legitimate offer to my knowledge. This is probably a rate...
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      Mine is a 2012 S 4x4 Sunroof.

      Mine is a 2012 S 4x4 Sunroof.
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      I have had a rough time with my 2012, and I do...

      I have had a rough time with my 2012, and I do not feel its performance is acceptable.

      I have experienced a 30 day downtime due to stalling issues and parts availability, for which VW...
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      I have blocked off a single corner of my trunk...

      I have blocked off a single corner of my trunk with these. Regularly use and nice for bottles and jugs, eggs. Would not spend $$ to retrofit.
    18. For me not enough hours in the day to deal with...

      For me not enough hours in the day to deal with or properly care for exciting cars. Dumped my last cool ride six months ago.
    19. This is a bad argument (which I'm pretty sure you...

      This is a bad argument (which I'm pretty sure you stole from Forbes magazine blog, BTW) because it misses the macroeconomic purpose of the EU.

      Each of the EU independent states is part of a free...
    20. Thanks so much for the input. Little update...

      Thanks so much for the input.

      Little update - I went to the property with a contractor. He crawled around and suggests just shimming the floor joists rather than the concrete/permanent jack...
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