Now Sandy’s car locks up. Welp- that thing is history. A Toyota nonetheless. People are stupid in the USA, and would not last in many other countries. She kept overheating it.. THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO on a motor vehicle. They put in a new radiator, but the damage was done.
Her option now is to sell it to the junkman for $300-$400. People get this all the time around here.. THE STRAW THAT BREAKS THE CAMEL’S BACK.
I study overseas countries to retire to, or at least, visit for a long time.
People depend upon cars. Car ownership is a prerequisite to survival in the USA. The BUS system is for shit. Taxis are extremely expensive, and very unreliable. You don’t have a car you are out of fuckin’ luck Sonny!
I am dissatisfied as I compare the USA to other places, for someone in my situation. Many places you do not need a car. A bicycle would do fine, or a scooter, or NONE as in Bangkok, Thailand, and many other places.
I loved the service at the Dentist in Los Algodones, Mexico. Fidel Valdez is his name. The biggest “rip off” was back in the ‘States when my return ticket cost me a fortune. I should have booked round trip. Also, my credit card got hacked on the verge of my departure. I booked through CheapOAir and I am highly suspicious of them now. I couldn’t use a credit card to book the return flight, so it cost me 3X what the trip down there cost me.
Rip offs? There are more rip offs in the USA than I experienced in Mexico.