The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast

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Re: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast

Postby Xenops » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:42 am

I had a phone conversation on Thursday with the recruiter about my preferences, and I told her the following:

1. under a two hour drive to the shore
2. slower-paced working environment
3. no night shifts
4. between New York and Maine
5. ethnically diverse area, as I want to learn languages

Her info is as follows:

1. NY requires licensure for MLS, so unless I take that exam, probably not.
2. They have found jobs for people in Vermont or New Jersey. Not exactly where I was looking. :lol: But I'm okay with that: I'll end up where I'm supposed to end up, and it'll be good. For more info on my beliefs, check out my blog.

There's also a Kinokuniya store in Edgewater, NJ. ;)

Currently my car is being maintained, and they found stuff wrong with it. It's a 2004 Dodge Stratus with 79,000 miles: the timing belt and surrounding area needs to be replaced, and the brakes and surrounding areas. If I planned on keeping the car past the summer, the cost would be $ 1,600.00 This is supposing that it would pass the inspection of whatever state I end up in. So that is another consideration.

That's all I know for now. :)
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Re: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast

Postby Systematiker » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:51 am

Xenops wrote:
Currently my car is being maintained, and they found stuff wrong with it. It's a 2004 Dodge Stratus with 79,000 miles: the timing belt and surrounding area needs to be replaced, and the brakes and surrounding areas. If I planned on keeping the car past the summer, the cost would be $ 1,600.00 This is supposing that it would pass the inspection of whatever state I end up in. So that is another consideration.

That's all I know for now. :)


Typical mileage for that (I'm guessing it's the normal sedan) is about twice what you've got on it; with typical mileage, blue book is about 2500$. Figure your car has 3-3.5k of value at most when you're thinking about what you'll spend on repairs, relocating, and then inspection.

My dad is in the auto repair business, thus the random info.
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Re: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast

Postby lavengro » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:51 am

PeterMollenburg wrote: ... why not consider Canada ...?



Here's why (you shouldn't).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0sq3T5fErQ

Although I have not lived in Letterkenny, I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and can vouch for most of this.
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Re: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast

Postby Xenops » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:24 am

Systematiker wrote:
Xenops wrote:
Currently my car is being maintained, and they found stuff wrong with it. It's a 2004 Dodge Stratus with 79,000 miles: the timing belt and surrounding area needs to be replaced, and the brakes and surrounding areas. If I planned on keeping the car past the summer, the cost would be $ 1,600.00 This is supposing that it would pass the inspection of whatever state I end up in. So that is another consideration.

That's all I know for now. :)


Typical mileage for that (I'm guessing it's the normal sedan) is about twice what you've got on it; with typical mileage, blue book is about 2500$. Figure your car has 3-3.5k of value at most when you're thinking about what you'll spend on repairs, relocating, and then inspection.

My dad is in the auto repair business, thus the random info.


I love this forum! Such a plethora of knowledge! :D Thank you.

Is it a big concern getting a out-of-state car inspected and ready in a state with, say, California regulations? I've heard nightmarish stories of inspectors only want you to go to a certain repair shop, and you spend $$$$ on minute fixings, etc. Would they accept an inspection from an Idaho shop?
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Re: The U.S.: West Coast versus East Coast

Postby PeterMollenburg » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:39 am

lavengro wrote:
PeterMollenburg wrote: ... why not consider Canada ...?



Here's why (you shouldn't).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0sq3T5fErQ

Although I have not lived in Letterkenny, I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and can vouch for most of this.


That's golden ;) love it!
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