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Old 8th February 2013, 06:32   #1921
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Stay indoors or catch a cab, when you're in Vegas and want go around the strip in summer or winter.
Or use SDX and Deuce - the public transit.. I found it very handy, you could get to most places at a very low price..Had we taken cabs, we may have spend more than 200$ instead of 16$!
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Hi Folks,

I have a 2012 Jetta SE. Lately i am having this itch to get alloys and tints. Can you please advice the approx cost and reliable places in or around NJ to get it done? I dont intend to upsize the tires and use the OEM on new wheels.

I guess tints are only allowed on rear windows in US, is that correct?
Hey didnt realize you were in NJ too, Let's meet up sometime.

I too want to get tints on the rear windows & had the same question, as to where to do people go to install tints
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Or use SDX and Deuce - the public transit.. I found it very handy, you could get to most places at a very low price..Had we taken cabs, we may have spend more than 200$ instead of 16$!
When we went to visit Vegas everybody advised us to use cabs. But I hired a car and I was glad I did. Especially at night you could spent considerable time waiting in line for your cab. And just about all the hotels have huge parking lots, no parking fees. But you need to get in from the back. You won't get in from the strip.

Of course, if you want to drink you're better off with a cab, SDX or Deuce.

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So much for Punxsutawney's predictions.
Another Noreaster is going to hit us tomorrow
http://www.wmur.com/news/national/Mo...o/-/index.html

My car will not hit the road now before Monday, safely parked under cover.
Yes and make sure you park it away from drive ways. I remember the 3ft we had received in Chicago in 2010, when the plowers moved all the snow towards the side where cars were parked. My Car was deep in snow and RWD made it all the more difficult to get it out
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When we went to visit Vegas everybody advised us to use cabs. But I hired a car and I was glad I did. Especially at night you could spent considerable time waiting in line for your cab. And just about all the hotels have huge parking lots, no parking fees. But you need to get in from the back. You won't get in from the strip.

Of course, if you want to drink you're better off with a cab, SDX or Deuce.

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Valet parking is also an option, that way you can get off at the main entrance of the hotels at most places, of course you have to tip each and everyone though.
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The Strip in Summer.

Most people do not realize that the sign boards for the Casinos are more than 10 storey high, making it look like the place is nearby.

"Look honey, that place looks only 10 mins. away." Meanwhile, 30 mins later and still walking and by now wilting fast, and the place still looks 10 mins away. LOL.

Stay indoors or catch a cab, when you're in Vegas and want go around the strip in summer or winter.
Yes, I agree. Most of them are not too sober to realize that.

I love walking on the strip though. The views from the strip is fantastic. You can also find lots of roadside entertainment if you know what i mean.. I had my own car but we parked it in Harrah's parking lot and walked. Way more fun then hopping on to various rides.

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Or use SDX and Deuce - the public transit.. I found it very handy, you could get to most places at a very low price..Had we taken cabs, we may have spend more than 200$ instead of 16$!
Yes, the public transit is a great option. Does it run late at night - say 2 am or 3 am?

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Wow, that's a scary site. With the storm, the expectation of snow is around 24 inches in Boston. Wonder what will it do. I think NE is still recovering from Sandy and now they have to face the winter storm. Not Good.
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Yes, the public transit is a great option. Does it run late at night - say 2 am or 3 am?
It does run late. The services operate pretty late.

This is the schedule for the regular double decker bus between the strip and downtown - stops near every major resort/casino. It runs 24 hours.
Deuce - Schedule and Map

The other option is the strip downtown express - Stops at fewer places than the Deuce and is only operated between 9 AM to 1230 AM.
Strip Downtown Express Schedule

If you plan to spend a day in the strip/downtown stopping at multiple places, the 8$ day pass is a wonderful deal. It was my first trip LV a couple of weeks back and we used this extensively. I'm not sure if it will be a lot more crowded in peak tourist season.
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How are the folks in the North East? Nemo has come and gone, I have a colleague desperately trying to fly in for work from Boston today morning. How are roads and commutes?
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How are the folks in the North East? Nemo has come and gone, I have a colleague desperately trying to fly in for work from Boston today morning. How are roads and commutes?
I went on a small drive yesterday. Road traffic seemed back to normal. Your colleague should not have any problem reaching the airport. The flights backlog might hit him though.

There is some snow and ice expected today also, but that is only in New Hampshire.
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Your colleague should not have any problem reaching the airport. The flights backlog might hit him though.
Yes, she has a flight but it is delayed by a few hours, so we are having to postpone some presentations from the morning hours to later. Airport operations are normal, but airlines are still clearing backlogs, I guess.
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Yes, she has a flight but it is delayed by a few hours, so we are having to postpone some presentations from the morning hours to later. Airport operations are normal, but airlines are still clearing backlogs, I guess.
Incoming Flights are pretty much ontime in Boston. But yea must be a lot of backlogs, and runway is filled with snow still. Hopefully the rain mix and 45+ weather will melt them

Traffic is crazy out here in Boston. Drive to work is 1 mile usually takes 10min, today took me 30min just to reach half the distance. I ended up walking thru huge heaps of snow piled on the footwalk
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Anybody here living in and around Chicago going to the Chicago Auto Show?

If someone does, please do get some pics and start a new thread.
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Anybody here living in and around Chicago going to the Chicago Auto Show?

If someone does, please do get some pics and start a new thread.
I went yesterday. Not too happy with the pictures that I took though. I will share a few in a day or two. Any particular cars that you would like to see?
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I went yesterday. Not too happy with the pictures that I took though. I will share a few in a day or two. Any particular cars that you would like to see?
Some good concepts, Infiniti Q50 and obviously the Stingray should satisfy my hunger a little.
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Some good concepts, Infiniti Q50 and obviously the Stingray should satisfy my hunger a little.
Here are some pics - Chicago Auto Show Thread

I really did not click the Q50 - I should have, considering I have an Infiniti myself. There were too many people around it at that time. You should be able to find some clicks on the internet anyway.
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