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Old 08-10-2006, 01:01 PM   #41
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Standard car nut routine.
Cool car -> bored -> money -> faster -> cool car -> repeat...
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I get tired of mine all the time, i know that I am in a different position than most of you guys, but working on mine all the time to get it road ready is a real headach. See I always maintain my cars and this car was not maintained at all, it makes me so angry every time I go out and drive it and something else is wrong, but someday I will have it all brand new again! Maybe i should lower my standards, lol, I have never had a used car......
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Only got bored once.....at the track in 110* heat and the BCS was failing.....since then...NO!
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No, never. I like big cars, and I like moderate speed, and until I found the Bonneville, I couldn't afford to put the 2 together. Most of the guys on here that said they aren't tired of their'* are */C cars, but I'm n/a, and I still love my Bonnie to death. Dont get me wrong, I'd love another car (*/C Bonneville, or I want a Lumina), but whatever I get next will have to SHARE the stable w/the purple tank.
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Never. Even with all the little things wrong . The drivers side seat heater don't work.Steering position sensor needs replaced. I think the left side front bearing hub is going bad. But I will never be bored driving it. After cleaning it up I put a CD in the player with oldies on it and my wife and I just drive around. Gas prices kinda hurt but it'* what we like to do.
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Getting bored with your ride, I think, is a pretty common thing with a lot of people. Some just get tired looking at the same dashboard. I used to go buy another car when I got tired of the current ride. I would then clean up and fix up the old ride making it look as good as possilbe so I could sell it for the best price possible. (Never trade a car!) Often, when I was done cleaning up the old ride, I would kinda regret having to sell it.

Now, before I buy another, I take a day or two and completely detail the old car - inside and out. I take care of all those little maintenance items I had been putting off. I polish out the scratches and apply a fresh coat of wax - cean up the alloy wheels and tires. Try it with your ride; when you're done, and it'* glistening in the driveway in the evening sun, the Bonneville will look a lot better, and you will feel a lot better about driving it.
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I almost ditched her for an 04 Subaru Impreza WRX... Then I drove it and discovered it wasn't an STI, and lost interest. Damn, I felt stupid for liking that car, haha
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Yup, the big problem with me, is the chassis, namely brakes, and body stiffness. Wish the powerband was different too, when you're getting on it, lower RPM torque isn't used much..

3 pedals would shut me up though!
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No...never...nada... Previously I was a Soccer Mom (aka MinivanHell). She may no be the fastest car in town, but she'* sleek and mine...all mine. those of you who are parents (meaning you spend all your money on the kids/house) will understand what I'm talking about.

And when I have to drive someone else'* car (if not a bonneville) I truly appreciate getting back into mine. Comfort and safety all in one. People ask me all the time, "...why is that your daily driver? why not get a beater car for winter." My reply is "...why drive an uncomfortable, unsafe vehicle when I need it most?" Yes...I will drive this one into the ground, for as many years as it takes.

If I could afford it...I'd buy a different car though... an 03 SSEi, of course!
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