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# What did/will you do with your car during school?

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26 Oct 2008, 10:15
I will store mine or park it at a friend's house most likely.
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26 Oct 2008, 12:34
If I end up in Boston, my car will go to my little bro
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27 Oct 2008, 18:44
I'll take mine to school!
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28 Oct 2008, 09:36
I think I will continue to have one of my two cars.
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19 Feb 2009, 06:29
I thought I'd revive this older thread now that people have a better idea where they might be headed next fall. I am in the process of transferring my lease, so I will officially be car-less! I'm having some difficulty talking my wife out of having a car while we are in Chicago. It's difficult convincing a person who has always relied on one that she won't need it (not to mention being car-less would be less expensive, and easier).
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19 Feb 2009, 06:37
My fiancee sold our car so she can buy a jetski for SF bay while she is in bschool....

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19 Feb 2009, 07:06
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My fiancee sold our car so she can buy a jetski for SF bay while she is in bschool....

Sigh....

Does your fiance know how cold SF bay is? Was it Twain who wrote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."
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19 Feb 2009, 07:09
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Does your fiance know how cold SF bay is? Was it Twain who wrote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."

She has this idea that SF will be warm all year long (well, at least compared to NYC...)

If it is indeed cold as you suggested, then
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19 Feb 2009, 07:19
ninkorn wrote:
MeddlingKid wrote:
Does your fiance know how cold SF bay is? Was it Twain who wrote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."

She has this idea that SF will be warm all year long (well, at least compared to NYC...)

If it is indeed cold as you suggested, then

Well, the temperature will be warmer than NYC during the winter-time, no doubt. But the fog rolls into SF bay during the summer, and keeps the city chilly for a large part of the day. The water in both the bay and the ocean, much like many of the beaches in Northern California, are pretty cold compared to their Southern California counterparts. I've seen surfers in SF wearing full wetsuits during the summertime.
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19 Feb 2009, 07:34
MeddlingKid wrote:
I thought I'd revive this older thread now that people have a better idea where they might be headed next fall. I am in the process of transferring my lease, so I will officially be car-less! I'm having some difficulty talking my wife out of having a car while we are in Chicago. It's difficult convincing a person who has always relied on one that she won't need it (not to mention being car-less would be less expensive, and easier).

How'd you manage to transfer the lease? I talked to my leasing company and they all but laughed in my face when I asked about options for getting myself out of my lease before it ends.
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19 Feb 2009, 07:44
Unlike most of you I may need to buy a car if I leave Chicago for Charlottesville...A Jeep Wrangler is sounding pretty sweet. I always wanted a Wrangler since it takes the convertible up a notch with the removable doors. If anything I'll fit in better in the whole college town atmosphere.
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19 Feb 2009, 07:51
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MeddlingKid wrote:
I thought I'd revive this older thread now that people have a better idea where they might be headed next fall. I am in the process of transferring my lease, so I will officially be car-less! I'm having some difficulty talking my wife out of having a car while we are in Chicago. It's difficult convincing a person who has always relied on one that she won't need it (not to mention being car-less would be less expensive, and easier).

How'd you manage to transfer the lease? I talked to my leasing company and they all but laughed in my face when I asked about options for getting myself out of my lease before it ends.

Most car companies should allow you to transfer your lease. You could always contact a website like Leasetrader or Swapalease to determine whether a transfer is possible for your company. We basically had the new party fill out a credit app to ensure she qualifies for the lease payment, and once approved, they send over the forms that need to be filled out by the old and new "owner". When the transfer is confirmed by the company, the new person goes down to DMV to register the car, and the deal is done. The whole process takes from 3-4 weeks.
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19 Feb 2009, 07:53
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Unlike most of you I may need to buy a car if I leave Chicago for Charlottesville...A Jeep Wrangler is sounding pretty sweet. I always wanted a Wrangler since it takes the convertible up a notch with the removable doors. If anything I'll fit in better in the whole college town atmosphere.

Wranglers are sweet. Some of my most fond summertime memories are driving around with my friend in his Jeep Wrangler with the doors off. It's surprisingly relaxing. Make sure you keep a maintenance fund for the Jeep, though.
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20 Feb 2009, 03:43
I'm keeping my car! I don't think I could live without my car.. as environmentally bad as that sounds. The nature of my husband's job requires him to have a car, and we plan to live in an area in Chicago that will require driving to campus. I think I'm mostly scared about driving in the snow, I'm from DC.. we don't know how to drive in the snow here so we just don't go to work and cancel school .
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20 Feb 2009, 06:37
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I think I'm mostly scared about driving in the snow, I'm from DC.. we don't know how to drive in the snow here so we just don't go to work and cancel school .

Driving in the snow is real easy. Just floor the gas and make drastic movements with the steering wheel.

I'm on the fence about keeping my car. I certainly wouldn't mind saving the money I'd otherwise use on lease payments and insurance, but since I turned 17 I've always had a car. I don't know how I'd feel without one.
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20 Feb 2009, 16:05
Unfortunately, I might need to sell my car since it has a year of payments left. Addiitonally, the costs such as gas , insurance, registration etc will cut into my savings. And of course si nce I have positive equity on my car, thats extra money in savings for school.
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20 Feb 2009, 20:35
olive wrote:
I'm keeping my car! I don't think I could live without my car.. as environmentally bad as that sounds. The nature of my husband's job requires him to have a car, and we plan to live in an area in Chicago that will require driving to campus. I think I'm mostly scared about driving in the snow, I'm from DC.. we don't know how to drive in the snow here so we just don't go to work and cancel school .

I'd be mostly scared about the road salt eating away at my car.
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21 Feb 2009, 08:17
I'm going to be driving my car home and leaving it w/ the folks. I feel like keeping it in Chicago is just not worth it - you have to pay for parking at school/building, deal w/ car maintenance, etc. I'd rather save the money and use it towards more frequent use of cabs if needed.
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21 Feb 2009, 08:25
My wifey has an SUV which will be great in snowy Ithaca, so thats a def keeper. I just have a little Scion TC that I bought during my first year out of college. I might just take my Scion into a field and burn it.
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21 Feb 2009, 16:19
Planning to sell mine at the end of the summer - don't think I'll need one at Ross.
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