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Old 13th July 2013, 03:15   #2896
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No EZPass Express lanes, if I remember correctly..
I think that has changed now..I don't remember handing out change as I had EZ-pass since I have had a car. I think EZ-Pass has simplified the way toll is collected.

I still don't get people who queue up for long queue's at toll booth. At least if you are in North-East you are not going to escape tolls.
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I still don't get people who queue up for long queue's at toll booth. At least if you are in North-East you are not going to escape tolls.
Hey! I LOVE people who pay cash at toll booths - it keeps the EZ Pass lanes just that little bit faster.
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(not so good) Pics of the New Corolla caught at Toyota HQ
I like the wheels! They dont have the typical OE look.
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I like the wheels! They dont have the typical OE look.
It is the new Camry wheels, not sure if its going to be standard in Corolla too.
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Got a brand new 2013 Nissan Altima this time from Hertz. I usually never liked Altima and always swapped for something else at the earliest convenience. But this time, it is a big surprise. It is clearly a much different car now. Good ride, handling, engine, interiors, NVH... seems to have undergone a complete revamp.
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Hi all, I am in NJ for a long term assignment and need a beater car which would be used only for weekends and grocery trips, no commute.

My budget is between 3 to 5 grands, lesser the better. Please advise which cars should I look for, the places to look and if anyone here is planning to sell one, I'll be very interested.
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Guys, how good/bad are Mitsubishi vehicles? Endeavor or Montero any good?
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Old 22nd July 2013, 04:36   #2904
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You are looking for a used vehicle, right? It all depends on how well maintained they are. Otherwise Mitsubishi is also quite reliable. Though not as popular as Honda/Toyota.

In other news, I finished detailing my car using Zaino. Here is the update
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3185257
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Guys, how good/bad are Mitsubishi vehicles? Endeavor or Montero any good?
For the budget I would be looking at Honda/Toyota one being their reliability for even on 100K+ miles and easier to get a local mechanic work on for any service.
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I think that has changed now..I don't remember handing out change as I had EZ-pass since I have had a car. I think EZ-Pass has simplified the way toll is collected.

I still don't get people who queue up for long queue's at toll booth. At least if you are in North-East you are not going to escape tolls.
Couple of weeks ago I crossed the Tappan Zee bridge and I did not have EZ- pass as I was just visiting NYC. Was quite shocked when the toll collector said that they don't accept credit card only cash, thankfully I just had $5 cash to make it through.

Also noted that EZ-pass is unlike Peachpass where you can just cruise toll booth at 65mph.

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Also noted that EZ-pass is unlike Peachpass where you can just cruise toll booth at 65mph.
There are a few places now on I-93 atleast now where you can cruise through the tolls at 65mph. Although they are few and far in-between.
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Hi all, I am in NJ for a long term assignment ...

My budget is between 3 to 5 grands..
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Since you are for long term , stretch your budget by 1K, and get a 2004/2005 Honda Civic/Toyota Corolla with a mileage range between 95-110K miles.

NJ being a strong desi hub, you shouldnt have any problems in getting one in your budget.

Dont go for Accords/Camrys that have done 200K+
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Since you are for long term , stretch your budget by 1K, and get a 2004/2005 Honda Civic/Toyota Corolla with a mileage range between 95-110K miles.
+1 to that

Couple of inputs from My Side :

1) It depends what your needs are, If you are here with family, then you might need a semi-reliable car to do your daily chores and actually explore the places you want to visit.

2) You are better off with Japanese T and H's as used car market is huge and you might just loose 500- 1000 bucks if you have to re-sell it.

3) H and T's will be cost efficient unless something is really wrong with the car. Just make sure there are no extra cost involved to you when you buy.

E.g. Most cars of 04 '05 with 100k+ miles need to have their timing belts replaced. Check for Transmission Fluids; Brake Fluids et.all

Here is a list of things for PDI.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cm/p...-checklist.pdf
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Thanks a ton for your helpful replies guys. So its gotta be the regular T or H's, I thought I would be advised of some other options at TBHP than the routine desi options..

Thanks a lot!
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