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    Originally posted by Maxt

    I shop the same places the City does, they never question price or discount, just order it , and take it....
    I get better discounts than they do and I represent 1/1000 the buying power..
    They also don't get a lot of discounts anymore because they're such a PITA to deal with in terms of support. They have a lot of dumb people over there.

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    When its nearing the end of the year and you havent yet run through your entire budget you'd better buy some stuff to justify asking for a budget increase next year.....

    Gov't mentality for ya
    Who needs AWD?

    ...... and have since bought an AWD suv

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    Base models are about $28,000 for the city, still pretty pricey though

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    Originally posted by 4DoorGTZ
    When its nearing the end of the year and you havent yet run through your entire budget you'd better buy some stuff to justify asking for a budget increase next year.....

    Gov't mentality for ya
    That's any large corporate structure for ya. More money at your disposal, the less you bother with finding better prices. Knowing people who sell big companies products, it is basically 'we'll take that one, send the bill to this department.'

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    Originally posted by Ukyo8
    Base models are about $28,000 for the city, still pretty pricey though
    Yes, they shoudl role around in base civics or kias.

    Common.

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    Originally posted by jwslam

    That's the kind of thing we should be complaining about. If it happens once a month, shouldn't there be a better routine that takes WELL less than an hour to implement?
    A pantograph arm breaking off could be potentially dangerous. Every situation is different. The live catenary wire could have also been damaged. I'd personally rather wait for an hour.
    You have a couple of photos that are great... you must be very good at photoshop!

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    Originally posted by desi112


    Yes, they shoudl role around in base civics or kias.

    Common.
    You take a bunch of "tiny" expenses and eventually they add up to a big expense.

    You're right though. Stuff like this really isn't much of the budget. Most of your tax dollars goes to labour. Are you okay with layoffs instead of cheapening out on vehicles?

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    Originally posted by Ukyo8
    Base models are about $28,000 for the city, still pretty pricey though
    I guess they can all drive Caravans for $20K a piece. But really $8K over 3 years (assuming the depreciation cycle) is peanuts.

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    ^^ keep in mind for that extra bit of money you get something AWD which is neccessary

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    Originally posted by suntan
    You take a bunch of "tiny" expenses and eventually they add up to a big expense.

    You're right though. Stuff like this really isn't much of the budget. Most of your tax dollars goes to labour. Are you okay with layoffs instead of cheapening out on vehicles?
    Just be happy Calgary Transit isn't rolling around in Mini Coopers or ML350's

    http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...y/#more-417950

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