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  1. aaron97

    Paying off debt

    Congrats. I paid off my house last spring. It was a great feeling, to have paid off the 30 year loan in just 10 years. We also paid off the Shelby and the wife's Lincoln last year too. Managed to do all that while packing away the maximum contribution to the company 401k and started a personal...
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    Does it matter where you got your degree ?

    I agree with this. A few of my friends went into nursing and the schools they chose had some pretty good interning opportunities that let them gain experience at nearby hospitals while also completing their degree. That way, when you're done, you have at least a couple years of experience for...
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    Does it matter where you got your degree ?

    I would have to say No it doesn't matter too much where she gets her degree, but some institutes have a stigma about them, for example University of Phoenix. Where you went to school might have an effect in the long term. Regardless where you go, when you enter the workforce as a rookie, it...
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    Luckily they don't salt the roads there, they just use dirt. Makes a mess, but at least it not salt. Granted, the whole country is surrounded by saltwater... As for garages, I'll be buying an apartment that has underground parking, already have my eye on a few new developments. Underground and...
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    I agree, I think going with the Grand Cherokee is what's going to get me what I want out of a vehicle. Most likely the Overland model because its just as capable as the Trailhawk and has a few more options.. options that I cant live without, like heated seats.
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    That's definitely the way to roll. My golf trip to Hua Hin in 2018 was awesome because my sponsor provided me with a chauffeured van and a guide/translator. I was able to hire them for non-golf days on my own and like you said, it was damned cheap. I think it was 1000 baht/day (or $40) and that...
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    What, you never seen snow in Louisiana? It's snowed 3 times in New Orleans over the past decade. One time it even stuck for about 2 hours. lol I think a 911 with a good set of all-season tires would be great. I just looked up some stats out of curiosity. Last year Korea (Seoul) had 30...
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    Ya, no way I would bother owning a nice car in Thailand. Just get a moped like everyone else. I was actually supposed to be there right now for a golf tournament last weekend, but it was cancelled.
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    Cayanne Turbo/S would be great and I really like the look of the Mecan, but it has reliability issues from all the shared Audi/VW parts. I can handle the cost of "maintenance", its the cost for "repairs" that I prefer to avoid, if you get my meaning. An early '00s Tacoma 4x4 and a Shelby...
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    The Telsa S is nice, one of my coworkers has one. But I don’t think Korea is fully set up to accommodate EV charging yet. I’ll have to live in an apartment, since houses are insanely expensive, so I’m not sure there will be a place to plug-in. I’m leaning towards the GC-Overland the most right...
  11. aaron97

    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    @sonicx and @IA Shelby Thank you both for all the info, I greatly appreciate it.
  12. aaron97

    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    I've lived in Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and currently Europe. Believe me, as a whole, the Koreans are not bad drivers. There are dumbasses no matter where you go, but EU, SA, and UAE are full of bad drivers.
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    I agree, that would be a fun car for the area. But I test drove one a couple years ago and the interior was a bit to small for me.
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    When you say the early GTRs are "rough", how would you compare them to a GT500 with SVTPP suspension? I just spent the last 5 years driving a STi on coilovers, so I'm not looking for super rough. Thanks for the info.
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    Clubs will fit in a 911 Targa, but for the Carrera/Turbo, they'll have to ride shotgun. I'll be in a slightly more rural area of Korea, smaller city near Seoul. One thing to keep in mind is the locals grow up driving in such conditions every winter, so its not quit as bad as you might think...
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    Actually, I just sold my '04 WRX STi here in Cyprus. It was fun, but not great for daily use. It was JDM, which are geared lower than the US cars, so with a 60km round-trip drive to work each day, it cost me 100 euros a week in gas. That's why I picked up a BMW 5-series for my daily use, as it...
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    Not a huge fan of the way they look. I loved my Wrangler, but I think if I wanted a truck bed, I would just go with the new Ranger or something similar.
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    Actually, I meant to say G70. It would be a '21 G70, or possible even the Stinger GT2. The only reason I'm not putting a lot of focus on them is because they will be everywhere there.
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    The Search for a New Daily Driver.

    So I will be moving this winter to South Korea, where it rains and snows quite a bit. I am currently in the EU in a RHD country, so I wont be taking my cars from here, and will need a new car for Korea. I’ve lived in Korea before for over 4 years, and I had a Wrangler 4-dr Rubicon, and that was...
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    Lets see those trucks!

    Here is our '08 Lincoln Mark LT. She's been a good truck up until recently, the 5.4L 3v cam phasers have begun acting up now that we have 140k miles on it.
  21. aaron97

    Opinions on 13-14 taillights on 10-12..

    Do It! Only mods I've don't to my '12 was to swap the tail lights and rear rotors to '13/14. Besides, if you don't like it, you can always go back, and resale the tail lights for what you paid (assuming you buy them used).
  22. aaron97

    Who is into building PC's/Gaming rigs?

    So I decided it was time for something new, to start 2018 off right. I revamped my gaming desk. The old desk was getting a bit crowded. I also took this chance to update my monitors. I had three 22.5" Asus monitors and now I have three 27" Samsung curved monitors. I also picked up a PC new...
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    Who is into building PC's/Gaming rigs?

    Digging the white. My case is going on 10 years old now, so I have been looking to update a few things.
  24. aaron97

    13-14 Taillights $650

    Bought mine from Billybob1 back around Christmas, and just got home on leave to install them. Great seller. Thank you.
  25. aaron97

    Need advice on career path.

    Have you considered staying in the DoD side of things by going to suppliers? Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are both excellent companies to work for. High pay, great benefits. I've been with one of them as an Aeronautical Engineer for 11 years now. They're always looking for ME and EE. I...

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