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Old 12-29-2005, 01:19 AM   #21
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Yeah I guess if you only have one car you would have that opinion about others more fortunate than youl. I think an Idiot would drive a 1989 Formula 350 in the snow when they own a 4WHEEL drive 2005 Canyon. But since you think I am a pansie I should go get the cover off my bird and see if I can keep it out of the ditches even though I cant get real great traction when it is 75 and nice out side. You are a short sighted person and I feel sorry for you.
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Hey this may start a uproar but I don't really care. I strongly believe that people who store their Bonnevilles or any other cars are pansies. Come on, really, the cars are made to be driven year round regardless of weather. Me, I only have one car and that is my Bonneville and I still drive it in deep snow and whatever Mother Nature throws at us. And the Bonneville still look stunning when all that crap is rinsed off. Now I may be a bit prejudical but really REAL MEN drive their cars and are damn proud of it.

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ok lest gat a few things straight......

My car has been stored in a garage for 13 winters..... NOW that being said...i feel that i have one of the cleanest, rust free, best paint and interior bonnes on this club.....talk to anyone and they will tell you the exact same thing about my car....

...you are smart to store your car in the winter....PERIOD
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:12 AM   #23
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Yeah really, don't be jealous 'cause you are unable to. I can't afford to, but would jump on the opportunity if it was affordable.
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I drive my bonnevillei nwinter, but if i had more $$$ i would like to store it in a warmed garage.

The car will go threw winter,but, im already beginning to have tiny rust spot on the hood, the rear fender and the frame of the back window.


Im not ready to get a repaint... +- 2500$ can for a good job.

+ you save mileage , wear, sale value...

thats definatly a good thing. imo
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Mine sees bad weather and whatnot and thats okay. Come 06..it wont see another winter for as long as I live...in the south
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Okay, so it'* time for a few confessions. Yes, I store my Bonneville. Yes, part of the reason is because of the low mileage. Here'* the real reasoning.

1) It seems a yearly tradition that I put my car through the ditch, though I have never caused lasting damage because of this. I'm afraid my unlucky number'* past due.

2) My Bonneville may be low mileage, but it'* OLD (think: 22 years). It needs a lot of work, and I just don't have time or patience right now.

3) Even with the wonderful limited slip, it would NOT have made it up my current driveway in the snow. My 1990 Chevy K1500 Silverado 4x4 takes care of that

Heck, if anyone wants to see or ride in my car, I'd pull it out of storage right now! She runs, and she'* probably mad at me for letting her sit. Besides, I miss her...
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:39 AM   #27
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Even if I could afford a second car, I personally don't see the sense in a "winter beater" in my situation. I live in a major metro, so the roads are never really all that bad. If they are, the plows will be around shortly.

Now, if I lived out in the boonies, and could afford something 4WD, I might think about it....
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Oh geez, look like I touched a senstive nerve. Okay let'* get a few things straight with my opinion and some other things that I may have forgotten to mention.

First of all. My car has no value, it has high miles and I love it. However it is really just a car, a mean of transportation. Yes, I take steps to prevent rust and other evils from happening to it.

Secondly, I actually understand why some people store their classic cars such as BonnieBrougham, DCJRedline those I can understand, I mean really who wants to drive a high powered RWD car in enviromnment with low traction.

Ryan, who said I was jealous? I don't recall mentioning that in my original post. It'* fine if people chose to store their cars, I just don't like it. Yes, I may not be blessed with money like some others but even if I had the money I still wouldn't store it, I would keep driving it.

I mean if it rust, then it rust. I certainly don't want rust, I just take the time to clean the car after a week or two of driving in the winter then repeat. My dad drives his CLEAN 92 Ranger and it still looks clean.

The point is, I don't care what you may do with your cars, I can't see them or tell you what to do. I'm merely expressing my opinion, whether it may be close-minded or open-minded. I do understand the reason for storing for some guys like you but again it'* just a pet peeve of mine.

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However it is really just a car, a mean of transportation.

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at the price of 46000$ (can) for a SSEi i think its more than just a car, store it is like protecting your investment.


But i understand your point of you, if i had a car in crappy conditions, i would drive it in winter no problem.
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Oh geez, look like I touched a senstive nerve. Okay let'* get a few things straight with my opinion and some other things that I may have forgotten to mention.

First of all. My car has no value, it has high miles and I love it. However it is really just a car, a mean of transportation. Yes, I take steps to prevent rust and other evils from happening to it.

Secondly, I actually understand why some people store their classic cars such as BonnieBrougham, DCJRedline those I can understand, I mean really who wants to drive a high powered RWD car in enviromnment with low traction.

Ryan, who said I was jealous? I don't recall mentioning that in my original post. It'* fine if people chose to store their cars, I just don't like it. Yes, I may not be blessed with money like some others but even if I had the money I still wouldn't store it, I would keep driving it.

I mean if it rust, then it rust. I certainly don't want rust, I just take the time to clean the car after a week or two of driving in the winter then repeat. My dad drives his CLEAN 92 Ranger and it still looks clean.

The point is, I don't care what you may do with your cars, I can't see them or tell you what to do. I'm merely expressing my opinion, whether it may be close-minded or open-minded. I do understand the reason for storing for some guys like you but again it'* just a pet peeve of mine.

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You're right, you never directly said you were jealous. That'* just what I got from the nature of your post.
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