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  1. Yep, and that's the way to beat the 'Port Taxi Mafia' that some folks complain about. We usually come into pier 3 so it's a very short walk over to the taxi queue at Robinsons.
  2. Well LAX isn't going to get many votes I'm sure. I've had both LAX and SFO as my 'home' airport, but that involves a lot more than making a connection. Ultimately a good deal depends on your connecting flight/airline/terminal arrival/departure times. SFO does have the AirTrain which usually beats walking it at LAX or taking a shuttle bus. Although stretching your legs a bit might be nice if you have the time. Using PAL is just wrong, too many far, far better airlines to chose from. And probably cheaper also.
  3. Thanks, I was wondering about that very thing.
  4. Well, when in Rome? I spent many, many years with my Japanese ex trying to ride comfortably as a passenger back in the US. Failed. But I did learn to just bite down hard and keep my mouth shut. Or drive myself.
  5. Oh, and diesel versus gas. I have an old, probably outdated dislike of diesel - smelly, noisy contraptions years ago. So I am already thinking gas, but not sure if one has a very strong advantage over the other here?
  6. All good advice, I did say that I wanted to be practical. But I am probably going to skip any real short-term option and go with something we can use for a while. Something like a Rav 4 most likely - not big, but can haul a bit of stuff, not too expensive, very common. And I really want to try and avoid having to sell something just a bit down the road - assuming we're still in the city then I can't just park it to the side until I need it. I like the driving school idea, might be something I'll actually do - easier for them to try and explain certain things to her than me I suspect. I think that makes a lot of sense. Oh, and I do know a woman back i the US that owns a Rav 4. I've used it a few times, even hauled a some things in it a few times.
  7. Thanks. Curious - is S&R just for foreign stock or do you/can you do 'regular' weekly grocery shopping there also? We don't actually buy a lot of 'western' foods, but having more/better options would still be nice.
  8. Thanks, that sounds ideal in many respects. Haha! Still laughing. And cringing.
  9. Yeh, that certainly sounds like a decent option. Those are some of the things I'd like to get out of buying from a dealer, but of course the dealers only interested in selling what they have. And they are used car sales people...
  10. Thanks, but don't want a full sized anything really. As much as the go karting has been helpful, it's still going to be all uphill when I start teaching the to be.
  11. Thanks, but not exactly the sort of thing we're interested in.
  12. Thanks, something I do need to understand completely. And I was wondering if buying from a dealer *might* be helpful in this area...?
  13. How much is the S&R membership?
  14. Anyone care to share their car buying experiences? Starting to look around a bit, still trying to decide new/used, dealer/private party, how much below advertised price I might be able to reasonably expect, etc. Probably going to go with one of the smaller SUVs/hatchback things, something comfortable but practical (to a certain degree) - most likely not a Ferrari, but probably not a Multicab either. I'd actually be quite content with something 10-years old if I thought it was in decent shape and reasonably reliable. Anyone have any type of emergency roadside service? AAP sort of thing? Thanks!