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Old 10-06-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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has a 93 Bonneville Se with leather. Actually its his step dad'* car. His step dad is in a mental institution so he gets to drive it while his 87' Jepp is getting thousands of dollars of repairs done. He likes the Bonne more and more everyday. Unfortunatly he kicks the **** out of it evryday and brags about it. He starts it on a cold engine and floors it, says he goes 100+mph all the time but he enjoys it at least, huh? Its a rust bucket though.
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has a 93 Bonneville Se with leather. Actually its his step dad'* car. His step dad is in a mental institution so he gets to drive it while his 87' Jepp is getting thousands of dollars of repairs done. He likes the Bonne more and more everyday. Unfortunatly he kicks the ***^ out of it evryday and brags about it. He starts it on a cold engine and floors it, says he goes 100+mph all the time but he enjoys it at least, huh? Its a rust bucket though.
I have a few comments about that.

I was once like him in a way. I used to beat the living sh*t out of my bonne. Mostly because at the time it was my parents car and I really didn't car. As I "matured" a little (I can't believe I just said I matured...yikes) I started to realize how nice the car was and that if I kept beating the **** out of it everyday that it would strart breaking when it became mine and I have to pay for everything. Currently, I still drive it like I stole it but I am careful about it, wait til atleat 150ish temps to really go WOT, no more large 1 wheel burn outs, etc.

hopefully he will slowly realize what he is doing to the car. Either that or a few tickets will really put a cap on how he drives.
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I agree. As long as you're easy during the warm up its all good from there on out.
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Beating the pulp out of a car is different than driving a car hard.

Rob...you better hope Geoff doesn't see the part about no more one wheel burnouts..cause I know his car does them well.. I wonder how I knew that?
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Beating the pulp out of a car is different than driving a car hard.

Rob...you better hope Geoff doesn't see the part about no more one wheel burnouts..cause I know his car does them well.. I wonder how I knew that?
dont lie...I did not beat his car!
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If your'e going to expect a lot out of your car you have to be ready to put back into it, if you want to have it for long. My bonne is pushing 116k miles and I still drive it like the day I brought her home with under 39k, and I'm looking forward to taking her back out on the track this coming spring.
When it comes to my car I always say, if you treat her like a lady, she'll always bring you home.
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Treat it like you love it, drive it like you stole it.
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yeah I hate people like that. I am not saying drive like a grandmother. I have got me to 100 once. But usualy it doesn't more then 85. You get lot better fuel milage if you don't floor all the time. Plus with my have 160+ I worry about the motor if it see more then 4000+ rpm can't be very good for thing
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Don't get me wrong. My girl'* seen 100+ plenty of times (stupid limiter kicks in at 105, note to self post question asking how to reprogram this) like just this morning...... but I also spend time keeping up with regular and preventive maintenace. So much so wife gets jealous sometimes
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People tend to abuse things that don't belong to them. No responsibility if it'* not yours. I break it you fix it syndrome....tsk tsk tsk

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