New nice car

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    Any of you hesitate to buy a new nice car because you work in home health? And have any nurses who drive newer nice cars had any problems when going into the rougher neighborhoods?
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    Quote from tinderbox
    Any of you hesitate to buy a new nice car because you work in home health? And have any nurses who drive newer nice cars had any problems when going into the rougher neighborhoods?
    Um yeah, I wouldn't buy a new care in home health. I did somewhere around 38000 miles per year in the last two years in home health. I wouldn't take a new car financial hit (let someone else take the depreciation) of buying a new car knowing that I would be doing that kind of mileage.

    I've never worried about my car in any particular neighborhood. I just don't think its something to worry about-then again who wants my banged up Jeep with 175000 miles.
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    Quote from hawkfdc
    Um yeah, I wouldn't buy a new care in home health. I did somewhere around 38000 miles per year in the last two years in home health. I wouldn't take a new car financial hit (let someone else take the depreciation) of buying a new car knowing that I would be doing that kind of mileage.

    I've never worried about my car in any particular neighborhood. I just don't think its something to worry about-then again who wants my banged up Jeep with 175000 miles.
    I only work part-time, though, and the number of miles I put in is nowhere near 38000. More like less than 10000. I think I drive less in Home health than some people commute daily to their jobs! I'm more concerned with anything happening to the car while parked when I'm inside a patient's home. I go to some pretty rough neighborhoods every once in a while. Am I being paranoid? I think it's my husband's influence.
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    Quote from hawkfdc
    Um yeah, I wouldn't buy a new care in home health. I did somewhere around 38000 miles per year in the last two years in home health. I wouldn't take a new car financial hit (let someone else take the depreciation) of buying a new car knowing that I would be doing that kind of mileage.<br>
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    I've never worried about my car in any particular neighborhood. I just don't think its something to worry about-then again who wants my banged up Jeep with 175000 miles.
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    I only work part-time, though, and the number of miles I put in is nowhere near 38000. More like less than 10000. I think I drive less in Home health than some people commute daily to their jobs! I'm more concerned with anything happening to the car while parked when I'm inside a patient's home. I go to some pretty rough neighborhoods every once in a while. Am I being paranoid? I think it's my husband's influence.
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    I got a newer car recently and it did not take long for it to be vandalized in the neighborhood where I work. I was not surprised.
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    I go to some rough inner-city areas as well as bumpy dirt road rural areas. I have a 2008 Toyota Corolla stick-shift, gets great miles. I don't ever wash my car, I want it to be inconspicuous. Never actually been vandalized, but I did have an incident in winter when car was covered with snow, caught a guy writing expletives on side of my car using urination rather than spray paint!
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    Quote from caliotter3
    I got a newer car recently and it did not take long for it to be vandalized in the neighborhood where I work. I was not surprised.
    Caliotter,
    You do extended care, right? Do you think it's because your car is parked in a spot for a longer period of time, it gave the perps more time? Shoot, sorry to hear that it happened anyway.
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    Quote from MauraRN
    I go to some rough inner-city areas as well as bumpy dirt road rural areas. I have a 2008 Toyota Corolla stick-shift, gets great miles. I don't ever wash my car, I want it to be inconspicuous. Never actually been vandalized, but I did have an incident in winter when car was covered with snow, caught a guy writing expletives on side of my car using urination rather than spray paint!
    Good grief, well that is .. creative, I guess.
    Shoot, we were looking at luxury models. Sigh. I mean, not BMWs or anything like that. But maybe an Audi or Infiniti. We only have one car so we kinda wanted to spoil ourselves. We don't actually drive that much otherwise plus we live in the city.
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    I travel often to a bad area and because of that, I decided to run the car I have into the ground. A nice new car probably wouldn't stand a chance in the neighbornhood I primarily work in.
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    Quote from tinderbox
    Caliotter,
    You do extended care, right? Do you think it's because your car is parked in a spot for a longer period of time, it gave the perps more time? Shoot, sorry to hear that it happened anyway.
    People resent that I ever park in their great neighborhood. One night I had one car directly on my front bumper and one on my rear bumper. Unable to even get through to anyone at the police department, (as if they would have done anything), I had to go back to my client's house and spent the night there. I never got parking tickets until I came to this area. Now, I am forced to get a ticket now and then or else I can drive home and tell the agency there was no place to park. They don't pay the tickets and they don't care. Neither does my client.


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