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Old 12-28-2005, 11:58 PM   #11
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hey you mister, dontcha be talkin bout me mr jimbo my bonneville is drivin in the snow. just not much as the ABS and TRAC are dead. so i have the S500 AWD for the snow. my true summer only car is the SL600
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hey you mister, dontcha be talkin bout me mr jimbo my bonneville is drivin in the snow. just not much as the ABS and TRAC are dead. so i have the S500 AWD for the snow. my true summer only car is the SL600
LOL..well look who shows up
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hey you mister, dontcha be talkin bout me mr jimbo my bonneville is drivin in the snow. just not much as the ABS and TRAC are dead. so i have the S500 AWD for the snow. my true summer only car is the SL600
LOL..well look who shows up
As soon as I read the reply,I knew who you were referring to
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hey i have to have a car that can drive up a steep driveway in thick snow...the bonneville CANT make it. neither could the jaguar. the S500 plows up the driveway with no effort whatsoever
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Well...one member I was talking too stores his 92 Bonneville SSE SC for the winter so he can drive his winter car...a 2003 Mercedes S500 AWD...and I dont think he is a sissy
Umm funny you should pop in here, nothing like getting a 94 SSEi as you WINTER BEATER, so you can save your SLOWORA, lmfao.
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Hey, if I had another car I would keep it out of the salt baths in the winter but still drive it year round when I need it. But I only have one car, and I need it to ferry myself from my house to school. I dont have a choice if I want to keep out of the salt baths.
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A real man values what he has and does the best he can with what he has....

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When you have multiple vehicles to chose from, the SMART MAN makes the right decision on which one to drive. I guess is you stored your Bonneville for the winter, you'd be puttin a lot of cold *** miles on those Nikes, huh?
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Hehehe, she looks soooo happy hiding away from all that is bad.
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Personally, i take great pride in the way my car looks, if I can avoid driving it in the rain, I do so. I guess im just particualr about how it looks, keeping it VERY nice and clean, and rust free, my first SSEi was rusty, and I swear, i wont let that happen again.
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Been there....done that

I am currently storing 3 cars and have the means to drive another 4WD SUV when there is salt on the road, which is about 4 months of the year around here.

I spent many years driving my "manly" rust eaten, got anywhere car in mud, -40F snow, rain....
That was back in my younger years when 5 years was a lifetime.

I began by storing my 79 Formula every winter since I bought it. It is, as it was.....no, much better, than brand new.
So is my Bonne.

Even if my 1970 Tempest didn't get wrapped around a tree. it wouldn't be with me now because it was my manly car. Looked great on the outside when I washed and waxed it but if you jacked it up and got underneath....
It didn't take much force to bend that car into a horseshoe, the rust was so bad.

I was like that with my Jeep when I first bought it in 1988. I would crawl underneath to clean it every day. It got very muddy so I would spend more time cleaning it than driving it. That lasted for about 12 years. Now I use it to take the winter bullets and it is in mint condition due to it'* low 150 K kilometers of clean driving.

The first year, I had the Bonne, I drove it on a trip, in the rain, in the salt, in the dirt, for a whole weekend.
It took a whole week to clean it after that.
Had to disassemble half the car to clean it.
The front half shafts are not painted, as are so other misc. hardware on the front suspension. In that one excursion, they rusted. I had to remove, clean and paint.
I just didn't like the way it looked.
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