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Old May 31st, 2017, 08:11   #391
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Unless I have my VW buyback money in the account, that would never be a problem for me! I have the debit card linked only to checking. That limits what someone can raid through the debit card.
No, you misunderstood what I meant. While CURRENT law only mentions travelers checks, currency and money orders, today a debit card has the same power of the travelers checks & money orders. So I was wondering if the government might add debit cards to the reporting requirement if the bank account your debit card is linked has over $10,000 in it. Of course, how could they know without requiring you to plug the debit card into a reader?
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Old May 31st, 2017, 08:13   #392
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I understood, I was just trying to be funny and point out that the $10,000 reporting limit for most people would not be an issue anyway.
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Old May 31st, 2017, 08:19   #393
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I understood, I was just trying to be funny and point out that the $10,000 reporting limit for most people would not be an issue anyway.
But it is a CUMULATIVE amount, so it would be possible. I would only report what I had that is only denominated in US dollars and not say anything about foreign currency.
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Old May 31st, 2017, 09:04   #394
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The reason they care about cash is there is no electronic record of it. The concern is not that one might have access to large amounts of money, it is that one might bring large amounts of cash through the border in an attempt to avoid money laundering laws.

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Old September 13th, 2017, 06:33   #395
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Took my LAST road trip in the Passat TDI over the holiday weekend. Detroit to Sturgeon Bay WI. Took the north route. 590 miles one way. Left with under a full tank. Arrived, drove around a bit the 3 days we were there. Filled up before we left, drove back and still had between a 1/4 and half tank (more to the half. Drove speeds up to 85 (speed is 75mph on I-75 in Michigan most of the way to the Mackinaw bridge. Figured out to be getting high 50's MPG. But next Thursday, it's all over. Paper work completed, car going to dealer. 27k return. Done with VW. :-(
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Old September 28th, 2017, 22:51   #396
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Default Recent roadtrip from California to Massachusetts

I recently drove from the San Francisco Bay Area to Boston suburbs for a new job. I just had the emissions modification performed, and I averaged 40mpg (according to the MFD) going 80-90mph. I drove though Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ontario, NY, and finally Mass. Total mileage was about 3400 miles. My car is lowered on Neuspeed Race and KONI Yellow, and there's about 1.2 - 1.4 degrees of negative camber in the front. However, for some reason these highway miles REALLY chewed up the inner tread, and going through Iowa I could really hear the tires making a lot of noise.

This was a great trip, and the JSW performed very nicely. There was some noticeable decrease in power going through the Rockies on I-70, but the car maintained speed by downshifting to 5th. The seat didn't fatigue me, and I wasn't that worn out at the end of each day. Very quiet on the roads.
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