Which T14 is having a car TCR?

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby gaud » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:46 pm

paul34 wrote:
gaud wrote:I can't imagine driving my 350 in any weather conditions involving moisture..


Just drive in reverse everywhere you go - instant FWD



I enjoy your creativity.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby tww909 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:00 pm

I'd definitely suggest a car at SLS.

They have shuttles and something resembling a bus system, but service is infrequent at times. Plus the campus is enormous and the law buildings/munger are relatively close to the center of campus. You could probably get by bumming rides to grocery shop and bar review, plus bike off campus, but for the resident parking pass cost ($250/academic year) it's worth it if at all possible.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Gecko of Doom » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:11 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
Grizz wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:You'll need one at Texas and probably Cornell.

Texas? Really? The bus system in Austin isn't that bad, it just depends on where you choose to live. TEXAS ISN'T T14


FTFY


Surprise, Texas is T-14 this year.

Being ranked #14 in US News is not the same as being T14.

Anyway, I actually know a number of people at UVA who don't have cars. I wouldn't want to do it, but it's definitely doable. The university bus system is pretty legit.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Grizz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:21 pm

Gecko of Doom wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
Surprise, Texas is T-14 this year.

Being ranked #14 in US News is not the same as being T14.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:24 pm

Grizz wrote:
Gecko of Doom wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
Surprise, Texas is T-14 this year.

Being ranked #14 in US News is not the same as being T14.

Also it's the T13. HTH.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Grizz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:25 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Grizz wrote:
Gecko of Doom wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
Surprise, Texas is T-14 this year.

Being ranked #14 in US News is not the same as being T14.

Also it's the T13. HTH.

Credited.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:27 am

Grizz wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Grizz wrote:
Gecko of Doom wrote:Being ranked #14 in US News is not the same as being T14.

Also it's the T13. HTH.

Credited.

+1

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby TaipeiMort » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:53 am

You'll want one at U Chicago if you want to buy Taco Bell or White Castle in the Ghetto, or want to travel out to the Target in the Mexican part of Cicero that is incredibly cheap.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:06 am

The only way I would advise someone at NU to not get rid of their car is if they were not living near campus. There are neighborhoods where it's easy/inexpensive to have a car, and Streeterville is not one of them. (And this isn't even one of my things where I'm just hating on Streeterville; it's the truth.)

Most places in Chicago, cars are not necessary. In some places, they're more of a pain in the ass than anything else.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby anewaphorist » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:21 am

Re: cars in Chicago, there are apartments that charge $50/space/month in Hyde Park, so it's doable for some and not for others. The old lady will have to get to work in The Loop somehow, so I think 1 is our magic number (along with my bike).

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:31 am

anewaphorist wrote:Re: cars in Chicago, there are apartments that charge $50/space/month in Hyde Park, so it's doable for some and not for others. The old lady will have to get to work in The Loop somehow, so I think 1 is our magic number (along with my bike).

Do you know how much it costs to park in the loop? There are much better ways to get there from Hyde Park.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:51 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Re: cars in Chicago, there are apartments that charge $50/space/month in Hyde Park, so it's doable for some and not for others. The old lady will have to get to work in The Loop somehow, so I think 1 is our magic number (along with my bike).

Do you know how much it costs to park in the loop? There are much better ways to get there from Hyde Park.

semi-related question: do you know whether jobs typically offer free or cheap parking to employees? Still getting rid of our cars if I end up at NU or Chicago, but for future reference.

BTW anew: the number 2 bus is very regular and goes up to Navy Pier from HP

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Holly Golightly » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:25 pm

It is definitely not the norm. In a city like Chicago, where there are great public transit options even from the suburbs, most places aren't going to go out of their way to help you figure out a way to drive.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Boggs » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:18 pm

rickfox wrote:Most helpful in, I'm guessing, Michigan, Duke, and UVA. Maybe boalt too?


You don't need one at Boalt. There are conceivable situations were a car would be helpful (as there would be at any school), but you'd be fine without one.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby hyakku » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:21 pm

paul34 wrote:
hyakku wrote:
No, lol, I really can't bring my car to areas with a lot of snow/rain because I'm liable to die driving if I do lol. I've got a 300zx TT from the 90s so not only is it rwd, but I've literally 360 drifted across an LA on ramp after getting new tires and not aligning them when my boost kicked in. They are very prone to fishtailing/drifting in moisturized conditions. Been terrified to drive in rain / snow that's heavy ever since. Plus the salt will just eat out the bottom so I'd rather just sell her to someone that will love and cherish her (it should be apparent I've got an unhealthy relationship with my car).


Proper winter tires can help a great deal with your Z, as can staying out of boost. But keeping two different sets of tires (and wheels, if you want) isn't cheap.


Yea this was a few months back when I first picked her up. Learned that lesson real quick. I won't have access to a garage though, and I can't imagine 1L living conditions in Chicago, NY, or A2 being large enough to accommodate wheels and everything. I could keep her at my house in NJ if I ended up in NY, but then I'd just be worried my mom would take her out for weekend cruises more than I would :lol: . The more I've thought about it, the only place I'm likely to keep it is Berkeley, but I am considering a cheap Discovery if I move to Michigan for the snowy conditions.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby FlanAl » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:23 pm

I don't have one at Cornell but really wish I did.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:37 pm

FlanAl wrote:I don't have one at Cornell but really wish I did.

The few weeks I lived in Ithaca convinced me that it would be a huge pain to live there without car.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Opie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:23 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:
anewaphorist wrote:Re: cars in Chicago, there are apartments that charge $50/space/month in Hyde Park, so it's doable for some and not for others. The old lady will have to get to work in The Loop somehow, so I think 1 is our magic number (along with my bike).

Do you know how much it costs to park in the loop? There are much better ways to get there from Hyde Park.

semi-related question: do you know whether jobs typically offer free or cheap parking to employees? Still getting rid of our cars if I end up at NU or Chicago, but for future reference.

BTW anew: the number 2 bus is very regular and goes up to Navy Pier from HP


I don't know specifically about legal jobs in Chicago for this, but every big employer downtown where I live has it's own ramp or underground garage. I would guess many cities would be the same. Chicago may be the exception though because the transit is so good.

Where I work I get ramp parking, free bus rides, and there is skywalk access to the building. I never have to go outside if I don't want to.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Flips88 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:32 am

Have yet to feel like I needed a car in Chicago and I live a few miles north of NU's campus. I agree with Holly that it seems like having a car would be a huge pain in the ass in terms of paying for monthly parking, $4+/gallon gas, horrible traffic, dodging pedestrians and bikers. The bus system is pretty good for my needs and I take the train when it's too late.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:43 am

Opie wrote:I don't know specifically about legal jobs in Chicago for this, but every big employer downtown where I live has it's own ramp or underground garage. I would guess many cities would be the same. Chicago may be the exception though because the transit is so good.

Where I work I get ramp parking, free bus rides, and there is skywalk access to the building. I never have to go outside if I don't want to.

In Chicago even if there is a garage in the building, there is no guarantee that you will even get to use it, much less get a discount. I have never even heard of anyone getting free parking. I'm sure there are exceptions, but that is NOT the rule. I have worked in the loop for several years; I know what I'm talking about here.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby johansantana21 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:45 am

Not Cornell. I don't have a car and I do fine.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby Opie » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:24 am

Holly Golightly wrote:
Opie wrote:I don't know specifically about legal jobs in Chicago for this, but every big employer downtown where I live has it's own ramp or underground garage. I would guess many cities would be the same. Chicago may be the exception though because the transit is so good.

Where I work I get ramp parking, free bus rides, and there is skywalk access to the building. I never have to go outside if I don't want to.

In Chicago even if there is a garage in the building, there is no guarantee that you will even get to use it, much less get a discount. I have never even heard of anyone getting free parking. I'm sure there are exceptions, but that is NOT the rule. I have worked in the loop for several years; I know what I'm talking about here.


Yeah, I'm not that familiar with Chicago in that regard. I've worked in a couple of other cities though and it's standard a lot of places.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:26 am

Holly Golightly wrote:It is definitely not the norm. In a city like Chicago, where there are great public transit options even from the suburbs, most places aren't going to go out of their way to help you figure out a way to drive.


In the loop. But employers outside the loop usually provide parking.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby johnnyutah » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:27 am

OP: The answer is Cornell, so that you may immediately leave and never come back.

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Re: Which T14 is having a car TCR?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:37 am

Desert Fox wrote:
Holly Golightly wrote:It is definitely not the norm. In a city like Chicago, where there are great public transit options even from the suburbs, most places aren't going to go out of their way to help you figure out a way to drive.


In the loop. But employers outside the loop usually provide parking.

Thanks. Both of these answered my question




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