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Evil Empire Mar 24, 2011 4:29 AM

I have to write a paper examining the landscape of a certain street, district, even a strip mall. Problem is, I'm not really sure what to do. The obvious choices that jump out to me are Roosevelt, Garfield or Melrose maybe...but if anyone has any other suggestions for diverse areas or districts or maybe even an event, I'd like to hear them...there's really no restrictions, but I'd rather the area be diverse, be pretty dense in terms of what it offers or to contain something that's typically hard to find in the Phoenix metro area. Thanks either way.

Don B. Mar 24, 2011 4:42 AM

7th Avenue/Melrose District is kind of funky.

Went to Lucky Strike weekend before last for the Brides of March. Had a ton of fun and the place was cool, not uptight at all. Cityscrape looked decent. :)

--don

Don B. Mar 24, 2011 12:46 PM

In other good news, I made my last car payment yesterday. For the first time in my adult life, I have a paid off car. :)

--don

HX_Guy Mar 24, 2011 4:33 PM

Heh...and here I am looking at getting into a new car payment after having my car paid off for the last 5 years. :P

dtnphx Mar 24, 2011 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Evil Empire (Post 5213255)
I have to write a paper examining the landscape of a certain street, district, even a strip mall. Problem is, I'm not really sure what to do. The obvious choices that jump out to me are Roosevelt, Garfield or Melrose maybe...but if anyone has any other suggestions for diverse areas or districts or maybe even an event, I'd like to hear them...there's really no restrictions, but I'd rather the area be diverse, be pretty dense in terms of what it offers or to contain something that's typically hard to find in the Phoenix metro area. Thanks either way.

With those requirements, I think the Roosevelt District has the most to offer. You've got the cool redevelopment stuff west of Central, of course Roosevelt Row and First Fridays. Lot's of independent funky restaurants, hangouts, etc. Proximity to downtown core, some of the oldest homes in the Valley. From funky to graceful, it has it all.

This was a paid advertisment from the Roosevelt Promotion Commission. :)

PHX31 Mar 24, 2011 6:07 PM

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Originally Posted by HX_Guy (Post 5213745)
Heh...and here I am looking at getting into a new car payment after having my car paid off for the last 5 years. :P

Heh. I just got a new car and now have a car payment for the first time in my car-driving life - approx 14 years. Can't argue with a 60 month term at 0.09% interest (yes, less than 1/10th of 1%, essentially zero) and a total of about $40 dollars of interest over the life of the loan. Love having good credit.

The last couple of years of the loan, when the value of the dollar is less, I'll have an even more smokin' deal on the car.

:cheers: :cool:

Vicelord John Mar 24, 2011 8:30 PM

HX, what are you looking at buying?

PHX31, thats a good rate, I just grabbed a 9% on a new Mazda... did you buy a Honda?

PHX31 Mar 24, 2011 8:35 PM

Yeah, I got a new Fit Sport.

HX_Guy Mar 24, 2011 9:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Vicelord John (Post 5214138)
HX, what are you looking at buying?

Looking to get another A4. I've had mine since 2003 and it's still in amazing shape but coming up on 150,000 miles and it's feeling old. I wanted to get a 2009+ A4 but then I made a mistake of driving a 2011 model with the new 8 speed Tiptronic transmission and holy shit I have to have it. :P

Vicelord John Mar 24, 2011 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by HX_Guy (Post 5214245)
Looking to get another A4. I've had mine since 2003 and it's still in amazing shape but coming up on 150,000 miles and it's feeling old. I wanted to get a 2009+ A4 but then I made a mistake of driving a 2011 model with the new 8 speed Tiptronic transmission and holy shit I have to have it. :P

Why not man up and buy a new 3 series? Better build quality, better driving dynamics, and about the same price.

HX_Guy Mar 24, 2011 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Vicelord John (Post 5214325)
Why not man up and buy a new 3 series? Better build quality, better driving dynamics, and about the same price.

I don't know...there's some something about Audis that I like more than BMWs.
I know BMWs are known to drive better...but I think Audis look better and are more "techy" if that makes any sense. Its just more my style...especially their interiors.

http://99audis.com/gallery2/d/58-1/Audi+A4+Interior.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_1XknPAfZhc...s+interior.jpg

Vicelord John Mar 24, 2011 11:42 PM

yup. BMW is known for bland interiors, but I like to think of it as uncluttered. I think the Audi looks clumsy and cheap, of course all personal preference.

I recently converted my friend who was an Audi guy for years to a BMW. He now asks how he was able to drive such a piece of shit (the audi) for so long thinking it was a nice car. There's no substitute for build quality.

Just go test drive one for a long drive, see if you like it. You may hate it, but at least look. The finance deals are great right now.

And PHX31, cool! thats one of the rides I was looking at before i bought my Mazda.

scottkag Mar 24, 2011 11:46 PM

There should be good deals now - the current BMW 3-series is at the very end of its model run. Nothing worse than spending the big bucks and then coveting the new version next year...

Vicelord John Mar 24, 2011 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by scottkag (Post 5214473)
There should be good deals now - the current BMW 3-series is at the very end of its model run. Nothing worse than spending the big bucks and then coveting the new version next year...

That's going to happen soon with the B8, which has been out now for three years. The E92 is an older model so it simply means any bugs have had time to be worked out. If you buy a car thinking the model you buy is going to be the latest and greatest forever, you're very out of touch with reality.

HX_Guy Mar 25, 2011 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Vicelord John (Post 5214493)
That's going to happen soon with the B8, which has been out now for three years. The E92 is an older model so it simply means any bugs have had time to be worked out. If you buy a car thinking the model you buy is going to be the latest and greatest forever, you're very out of touch with reality.

The B8 Audi? The current one has been out since MY2009 so I'm thinking end of 2012 is when they will have a new one out. I haven't heard anything about a replacement model coming out end of this year as a MY2012.

Vicelord John Mar 25, 2011 12:08 AM

yeah I didnt say this year, I said soon. 2012 is soon, that's next year...

Evil Empire Mar 25, 2011 2:35 AM

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Originally Posted by dtnphx (Post 5213851)
With those requirements, I think the Roosevelt District has the most to offer. You've got the cool redevelopment stuff west of Central, of course Roosevelt Row and First Fridays. Lot's of independent funky restaurants, hangouts, etc. Proximity to downtown core, some of the oldest homes in the Valley. From funky to graceful, it has it all.

This was a paid advertisment from the Roosevelt Promotion Commission. :)

Thanks, I think I've pretty much settled on doing Roosevelt. That sounds weird...

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Originally Posted by HX_Guy (Post 5214354)
I don't know...there's some something about Audis that I like more than BMWs.
I know BMWs are known to drive better...but I think Audis look better and are more "techy" if that makes any sense. Its just more my style...especially their interiors.

X2. I've always loved both BMW and Audi but in my opinion, Audi's styling has only been getting better while BMW (exterior) has been going downhill.

A4:

http://images.dealer.com/autodata/us...0/90AUGEM1.JPG

328i:

http://www.billdodgeautogroup.com/bl...328i-maine.jpg

Of course, styling is subjective and BMW's build quality is undeniable but Audi isn't lagging in that department, either. It's a German car, after all.

Vicelord John Mar 25, 2011 2:54 AM

I think the BMW looks better, plus it is a BMW. The Audi is just a fancy Volkswagen. Nobody thinks you're cool if you drive a fancy VW.

HX_Guy Mar 25, 2011 6:02 AM

I have no problems with VW...had a 2006 Touareg and I loved that car but unfortunately the gas mileage kills or else I would be seriously looking at the 2011+ Touaregs, they look badass in my opinion.

http://cdn2.worldcarfans.co/2010/3/medium/8655689.jpghttp://cdn2.worldcarfans.co/2010/3/medium/1535449.jpg
http://www.cartype.com/pics/7914/ful...areg_10_09.jpg

bwonger06 Mar 25, 2011 6:15 AM

http://www.dropacar.com/pictures/gal...o_S_2008_3.jpg

I wouldn't mind a fancy VW.


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