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Old 01-03-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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Relocated to the Sunshine state!



So after over a year in the making we finally sorted out our visa, sold our house, packed up all our shit and moved to Florida back in early Dec!

We decided to uHaul it all the way down with the M3 on a trailer in the back.
Took the I-75 all the way down, great weather for Dec as we all know so no issues.
Happy I made it out before all the snow!

Unloaded the M3 off the trailer and have been enjoying it ever since. I put 2500+kms on it in just 3 weeks.
Felt out of this world driving my car in Dec amongst the palm trees.




Can't wait to buy a house and get settled.
Shoutouts to our friends and family that made it all happen, it wouldn't have been as easy without all of their help.

I think I need a new username... right?
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:25 PM   #2
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Where in FL are you? I spend some time there in the winter...
also, pics no worky for me
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:40 PM   #3
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Should start up some Maxbimmer Florida meets soon! lol
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:51 AM   #4
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Should start up some Maxbimmer Florida meets soon! lol
Absolutely. I'm near Palm Beach.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:14 AM   #5
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Absolutely. I'm near Palm Beach.
My work is in Boca Raton, Im not sure yet where we will end up buying a house but it will probably be somewhere between Boca and WPB.
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Old 01-04-2016, 01:26 PM   #6
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I guess a roadtrip to FL is in order this summer.
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Old 01-04-2016, 02:09 PM   #7
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I used to frequent Delray Beach, great area. Also a significant car community to blast down to the keys with. What are you doing down there?
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That pic looks perfect! I'm sure it was kinda hard for you to adapt to the climate change lol.
Glad everything went smooth for you guys, and all the best to a new start!
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I used to frequent Delray Beach, great area. Also a significant car community to blast down to the keys with. What are you doing down there?
Delray Beach is a nice area, we spent new years there. I haven't had a chance to check out the car scene yet but will try to hit up some events.

I work for a software company that was bought out by a US company with it's headoffice in Boca. Company offered to relocate me here with a promotion so I jumped on board.
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Going down to PBI on Saturday for a couple of days. Anyone else in for a meet (I've no BMW there unfortunately)
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Congrats on the job, and the move!!
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A change is always good. Btw did you have any issues importing an M3 in the US?
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I guess it is a bit early, but can you give us some pros and cons vs Toronto?
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:09 AM   #15
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A change is always good. Btw did you have any issues importing an M3 in the US?
Nope, my M3 was originally a US car. No duties, although they were a bit confused at the border, one guy said I was exempt other guy said I had to pay. Ended up not paying but it looks like it could go either way depending on who you get.

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I guess it is a bit early, but can you give us some pros and cons vs Toronto?
So far for Southeast Florida:

Pros:
- Cheap(er) Gas (not has cheap as other parts of the US)
- Tools, car parts, etc are cheaper
- Fast food is cheap
- No more winter storage for the M3
- Less of a Police state than the GTA. Cops usually don't care unless you are doing something stupid.
- There are more good drivers but there are also more bad drivers, basically more of everything but less brain dead drivers that drive slow as shit, everyone seems to take off like a bat out of hell from stoplights and aren't afraid to switch lanes.
- Radar Detectors are legal
- Weather / Beaches
- USD vs CAD
- Housing prices (not considering currency conversion because I make USD now, but I can get a nice detached double garage home for less than I sold a semi in Ajax for.)
- Mortgage interest is tax deductible for individuals
- No state income tax in Florida
- 6% sales tax

Cons:
- Stop lights seem to take forever to change here, too many left turn lights that also take forever to change
- Groceries are more expense (Produce, Meat, etc)
- Less multi-cultural than the GTA (Perhaps it can also be a Pro)
- Quality of restaurants is lower (Outside of American food and steakhouses)
- Rains almost very day, sometimes just for short periods (Makes it hard to keep the car clean)
- Health Care Expenses
- Seemingly more bad drivers with broken down shitboxes that have been in several accidents


Haha, that's it for now.
Also going to see a Maple Leafs game for <$100 for 2 seats in the lower level.
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