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Large Physical Map of South AfricaI am looking to get a new car, but I am trying to look at the big picture. To start with I have a good job and a great girlfriend that might some day become something more. I am 26 years old and I live about half an hours drive away from my job in a downtown office building, me and a friend of mine are sharing a house and the bills. He is a great guy and that is why I was willing to do this, right now my car insurance is something that I want to lower a great deal.