HEY - THE GUY WAS INTERESTED IN SHOULD HE BRING HIS CAR TO PUERTO RICO!!!
He did not ask for individually felt political opinion or a diatrible one feels necessary to communicate. I, as do others in these Forums have political feelings - I do not feel this Forum entertains the audience for hearing or publishing these individually held political views.
There will never be a winner, only hard feelings. Now is the time to stop.
Amen! hehe, I just got home and saw the thread and was a bit confused how things turned this direction. I will make a few comments on what was said though.
First as an update and after many hard thoughts about the subject I have decided, and with pressure from my wife, to sell my baby, well the lesser baby...
Yes it is a sad time on the home front but I am not to worried, I know another will come soon enough. In all honesty it will be too much of a strain to fork out about almost $600 (w/ insurance) a month for the Stang and purchase another car for family. Especially at Puerto Rico prices.
I know it is so cliché for the fairly young male having to sale the sports car cause the my first child is on the way, I can not help but laugh a bit at myself.
You know what is interesting is being a newly wed, only 7 months now, and a father I have found my desires have changed a bit. I don't drive really aggressive at all, not that I did that much in the first place but there is a change in a person when they no longer are living life for themselves. Here I am only 28 and I am thinking about side impact airbags rather pure torque and HP. OMG what's happening to me.... LOL Is this what they mean by growing up?
Anyway the most beautiful car I have ever owned is going to go. I think I am going to be sports car-less till we end up coming back.
Now to answer a question I forgot to address, the reason I moved down to PR
is because my wife is finishing her doctorate and I did not want to remove her from her element right towards the end of it.
Now I would like to make a few comments on Puerto Rico.
First, it is an incredibly beautiful island, truly the jewel of Caribbean. But of course this does not mean it does not have its fair share of problems just like anywhere else.
Now being born and raised here is the states of course it is much more difficult to get used to. Puerto Rico's culture and traditions are truly not American. This is obvious. NOW, and this is important, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It should not be expected to be like America, its history is totally different. Puerto Rico is not a state and probably won't be one for a good while to come and its origins are truly from Spain, yes there were Taino Indians there first but the race and culture was obliterated by the Spaniards. It is very hard to function without speaking Spanish. Many people understand English but seems very few speak it, at least outside of Old San Juan.
So for us (continental u.s.) Americans to judge Puerto Rico by our standards is really not fair. Even to this date the same families pretty much run the local governments, Spain Spanish of course, many many Spanish laws are still in effect, and there is a lot of corruption unfortunately.
Puerto Rico is a wonderful place and it is changing for the better. I know for a fact most everyone there loves America and tries to emulate our economy. Puerto Rico would fall apart if the U.S. was not there to support it and help it grow. PR
gets over 18 billion a year from citizens paying federal taxes.
Now as a final comment I do hope you understand what I said is about the way of life down here, the economy as a whole not about race.
I love the island and admire its beauty constantly, people are friendly (except when driving especially women) don't ask me why I can not figure it out.
Just a few cents.