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Moving to Germany (Jan 2010)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by AFButters, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    AFButters

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    That is right I found out today I have orders to go to Ramstein Germany, Reporting to duty Jan 2010.

    Which is awesome, finally getting out of Pope AFB, NC... Getting to see the world, and not just the parts covered with sand.

    The only downside is that We are only allowed to take one vehicle... :(

    So which do we take...?

    08 FJ or 09 Tacoma

    [​IMG]


    I need help with the Pros/Cons of taking each one, and I need some help. I am not trying to favor one or the other, just want to really think of which one would be better to take and which would be better to put in storage (or Sell :( )


    A little backround: 08 FJ ($317 a Month) 09 Taco ($334 a Month)

    Dont know the amount still owed at this time, but I do know that we could sell either one for more than we owe as we put $$ down on both.

    FJ Pros/Cons
    P.
    C.

    Taco Pros/Cons
    P.
    C.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    you would kick yourself if you sold it, if you have the cash put it in storage.

    If push came to shove, id ditch thr FJ thou, looks like the tacoma would be more room if you have/had kids.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    Take the Taco!!!!




    You waited too long for it not to take it.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    Take the Taco.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    P: more room to carry large items, awesomeness factor, not yellow
    C: not a whole lot of interior storage room
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    P: more interior space
    C: its yellow
     
  6. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    Thanks burg, but i cant tell the wife a con of the FJ is its yellow.. She loves Yellow, and I love "Pink" if you know what i mean
     
  7. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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    Why are they only allowing you to take one? I am getting stationed in Vilseck in November. The government will only pay to ship one of them. You have to pay to ship the other one. I am having the government ship my Mazdaspeed 6 and I am paying a company $1200 to ship my 07 Tacoma.. Just have the government ship the one that weighs the most.... The transportation office there on Bragg should be able to help you out...
     
  8. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    Take the TAco. And when you get there travel as much as you can and see everything you thought you would never get a chance to see. Go to Oktoberfest in Munich. Take boat down the Rhine. And visit my favorite place in GErmany.
    Rottenburg
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    I love Germany! You can travel to many different countries and its just like crossing a state line they are so close. Be sure to go to Belgium, Austria, France and Spain also.
    The Taco seems it would be more comfortable for road trips. And before you come back sell it to a German and buy the newest model TAco.

    Congradulations. MAke the most of it.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    which one performs at high speed? autobahn? i think so
     
  10. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    I will def have to look into it.. but i know that in 3 years I will again have to pay to bring the 2nd one home
     
  11. Jun 24, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    Sell one and buy a cheap 2nd when you get there. With the turn over rate at the base Im sure some Joe is selling his bmw for cheap before he goes home.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    If it was me, I would take probably end up taking both.

    Figure the difference in cost if you leave the FJ or Taco behind, or take both. I would imagine once you get there if you only have one vehicle someone might end up in a taxi on occasion. If you do this enough it will add up pretty quickly. Taking both would not cost too much and would probably be quite a convenience for youself, and the wife. Also take into consideration the cost of registration/inspections/etc.

    Good luck on the move, I'm sure you'll have a blast!
     
  13. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:10 PM
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    do they have fjs in europe? take your taco and ditch the fj. actually this is gnna be tough because fjs are cool, but then again its yellow... yeh sell the fj and buy your wife a yellow mini haha! :p
     
  14. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:12 PM
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    yellow porsche cayman, pure German bliss
     
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    man, tough call. I could see either one going. Both will be great over there. You have figure out which would be the most useful to you. The pick-up can come in handy for lots of reasons.

    I'd probably take the Taco and hope you don't get cut off from the Taco.:D
     
  16. Jun 25, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    Some of the streets are very narrow and parking space at a premium!
     
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    But the Tacoma is BadAss so take it!
     
  18. Jun 25, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    Hey just think, we will be the first two tacomaworld members to be in Europe.. I am going to take both of my vehicles just because I love them both and to pay $800-$1200 to drive my American car on the Autobahn for five years... No problem, it is money well spent...
     
  19. Jun 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    The COLA that you get will more then pay for the cost to take it there and to bring it home...
     
  20. Jun 25, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    That's what I was going to say.

    Which gets better gas mileage? Gas is more expensive over there. Don't know if they are still doing the gas the way they used to... We left in '95 and things change all the time.

    Ask your sponsor about the gas situation.

    Either way, HAVE A BLAST over there.

    You might have to go over before your wife and baby.... how fast can they get passports made :eek:)
     
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