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Old 09-05-2013, 08:35 AM   #11
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Cat, I have the Ford Escape Hybrid and I love it. With all the SUVs on the road, it's nice to sit up a bit higher so I can see better. It's fun to drive and I love it when the gas engine goes off and the electric engine takes over. It's like driving a big golf cart - totally silent. You have to be careful in parking lots, though. People can't hear you coming.
When I am crossing streets in my scooter, I listen for the sound of cars coming. Even though I am in the crosswalk, I still have to practice common sense and look both ways. I can hear the car coming long before I can see it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:55 AM   #12
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Cat--have you checked insurance rates? Since you don't have a US driving history, you may find the rates higher than you expect. A used car may get you slightly lower rates than a new car.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:03 AM   #13
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When I am crossing streets in my scooter, I listen for the sound of cars coming. Even though I am in the crosswalk, I still have to practice common sense and look both ways. I can hear the car coming long before I can see it.
You can't hear this one because it makes no noise when it's on the electric engine. People have stepped off the curb right in front of me.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:32 AM   #14
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I know I must pay the more expensive insurance. DA and I are known of this. Upon my driving license of qualifying, I passed the agency test with the high score.
I did need to pass the driving on the roads test. Gwen had leant me her car to do this.

The officer who was to ride to me and to score of me sat in Gwen's passenger seat first. Then I sat down and I pulled on the seat belt. The officer did not. I sat in the driver seat and waited upon him. He told to me, "Okay, drive this thing. Let's go."
I said, "No. Either you use the seat belt of this or I will eject you from this car. I will not tolerate one in this car without restraint."
I passed the driving test well.
But I will have to pay the high insurance because I am young and without the experience. I found that if I drive well with the no accidents of my fault, in the time the expenses of the insurance will decrease if I continue to drive well.

DA did help with me the rental. I am young. No matter which the car, I must be responsible. She loves this car! And I do as well.

Thank you all!
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:50 AM   #15
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I know I must pay the more expensive insurance. DA and I are known of this. Upon my driving license of qualifying, I passed the agency test with the high score.
I did need to pass the driving on the roads test. Gwen had leant me her car to do this.

The officer who was to ride to me and to score of me sat in Gwen's passenger seat first. Then I sat down and I pulled on the seat belt. The officer did not. I sat in the driver seat and waited upon him. He told to me, "Okay, drive this thing. Let's go."
I said, "No. Either you use the seat belt of this or I will eject you from this car. I will not tolerate one in this car without restraint."
I passed the driving test well.
But I will have to pay the high insurance because I am young and without the experience. I found that if I drive well with the no accidents of my fault, in the time the expenses of the insurance will decrease if I continue to drive well.

DA did help with me the rental. I am young. No matter which the car, I must be responsible. She loves this car! And I do as well.

Thank you all!
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Cat, you really show a lot of responsibility for someone of your age. I don't know if you mentioned this before but what is your major in school? What are you planning to do for a living once you graduate?
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:09 PM   #16
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I am majoring in the journalism and mass communication. I am in the hopes of gaining employment in the investigative journalism. My English speaking skills must be much more refined before doing so. I shall do my best!

Mamma became disabled upon a stroke which she suffered when I was 13. Papa owns the businesses which take him from the home often and Mamma needed much attending. I am their only child. DA says I "grew up fast" during that time.

I owe my parents my life, and so I did try to take the good care of Mamma. I became very frightened when she fell from the stroke. She is well now with the slight limp which does not appear to cause the discomfort to her.

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Old 09-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #17
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Cat, are your parents still living in Romania?
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Yes. I miss them very badly.

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