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Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area #5414123 04/26/20 10:34 PM
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My grand niece, joined the Marine Corps right outta high school. She was recently stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corp base for the next 2 to 3 years.
I am looking for a Civic or Corolla with reasonable miles in excellent condition.

I live in Silicon Valley, which is a good 7 hours away from the Carlsbad area.
Cash is not an issue.

Last summer I told Tatiana if she graduated from college I would buy her a Tesla.
Just trying to dangle that carrot..
Tati snapped back, "Uncle Jeff if I graduate from college I can buy my own Tesla."
Bullet proof kid.

If you have a vehicle or perhaps know of a trusted dealership rep, please let me know. Thank you.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414130 04/26/20 10:41 PM
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If cash is not an issue, why not a new poverty spec Corolla or Civic?


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414142 04/26/20 11:03 PM
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Toyota Carlsbad has a great reputation and a big used car selection.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414153 04/26/20 11:14 PM
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I vote for you to give her the TSX and make the Model 3 into Sue's daily driver.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414167 04/26/20 11:56 PM
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I'd avoid dealerships around bases period and the used car market in those areas too. If you want to help her then have her use some leave to visit you to check whats available in your area.

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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: brslds] #5414169 04/26/20 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by brslds
I'd avoid dealerships around bases period and the used car market in those areas too. If you want to help her then have her use some leave to visit you to check whats available in your area.

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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414171 04/27/20 12:04 AM
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What about a mint burgundy 2000 Camry in Phoenix?

crackmeup I'm kidding.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414235 04/27/20 05:26 AM
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Look at insurance prices before you decide. It use to be full coverage on a Honda Civic was the most expensive vehicle to insure in it's segment, don't know if it still is.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414281 04/27/20 06:59 AM
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you are a nice uncle, jeffkeryk. as others have very correctly said, be very wary of buying used cars near military bases. rather than a small car, how about going up a notch in size, for more comfort and safety? a cpo, 6sp auto trans, toyota camry from a large dealer further afield is my suggestion.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414289 04/27/20 07:08 AM
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Don’t go hog wild. Her next stop is probably Okinawa.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414312 04/27/20 07:43 AM
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and may i add, if your grandniece isn’t already a usaa member she should join.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: jstert] #5414318 04/27/20 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jstert
and may i add, if your grandniece isn’t already a usaa member she should join.


Amen.


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414329 04/27/20 08:01 AM
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first, you are a good uncle.
also, you are a god uncle for dangling the carrot for college/education. also GI Joe bill? I understand some where capable of doing service and going to college at the same time....

May I also insert another carrot, meaning, there are some armed forces members that make really good money investing in targeted real estate, marketing to other armed forces members. As always, you have to be really really informed before doing it.

now back to topic, instead of chasing what everybody wants, why not take the already suggested and look for mid-size (ford fusion, camry, passat (wagon?), ) since availability and insurance rates will be better...


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5414393 04/27/20 09:06 AM
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Whay when people say Niece or Daughter they immediatly think

Corolla or Civic?

Poor Kid stuck in a boring appliance.

How bout a Jeep

Or a 2015 Mazda Mx-5.

Or a classic mid 60's Malibu or Firebird?

Gotta have Fun when your Young !


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Re: Need a car in the Camp Pendleton, CA area [Re: JeffKeryk] #5415733 04/28/20 03:47 PM
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2013 Civic LX, 80K, 1 owner, $9,000.
Just gotta get it to Camp Pendleton....

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