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Old 12-29-2005, 12:43 PM   #31
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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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OK your sounding a little more reasonable now. Your original post sounded very closed minded.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:44 PM   #32
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Ryan, it'* allright really, I do understand how that you got that vibe. I apologize if I offended others.

Mike, my car ain't crappy, it'* very clean actually but maybe not as clean as Pat'*. But I'm fine with that. My car has stubborn tar all over the rockers that I cannot get off no matter how hard I try. Then again, who would pay over 45 g for a car that a person can drive for about six months, if it was me I would expect it to hold up to all kinds of weather for that price. but that'* what makes Bonneville Club cool, everyone'* different and let'* be happy about that.

Think of this way really, my car will not last as long as yours so take pride in that.

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A car is the 2nd biggest purchase most ppl make in their lives, 1st being a house. I can't afford to store my car for the winter having limited storage space at the house, but if i could my car would be up on blocks for the winter...
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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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Amen, Deb!! And it took a woman to point out the obvious.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:37 PM   #35
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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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Amen, Deb!! And it took a woman to point out the obvious.
And it takes a woman to point out that it sometimes takes a woman to do something...a man would never admit it

Fuel, I didn't take offense at your first post. I believe everyone has a right to their own opinion, and you allowed for that. You made that clear in your first post, as well as making it clear by having posted it in an open forum.

My car isn't a classic...yet Wait 'till she gets her mods
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hmmmm, mine rarely ever sees rain let alone snow and salt. guess i'm a big sissy
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Because even if you washed your car daily in the winter, the inevitable will happen.

See, isn't my car purdy...

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Well, I think it is. But lets look underneath.

Fuel lines look nearly rusted through.

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Ignore the yellow circle.

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Strut has rust on it, coil APPEARS to be on its last leg, lower control arm where it mounts has rust all over it, wheel well has rust, "tie rod" has rust towards the wheel, and are brake drums supposed to be that color?

There is nothing you can do about that except store it. I will sell this car because of rust, not because of any mechanical problems. The inside of the doors is about to rust through, the wheelwells, I can see the paint bubbleing around them which I assume is rust from the back side. I am not trying to be mean or get things started, but I think it is sad that my car will rust out before it experiences any MAJOR mechinical problems (besides valve seals at 30k, but that doesn't really count).

Hats off to the county road comission and their salt trucks
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Mine is in storage... Hasn't been moved in over a month.
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My bonneville is stored for 3 reasons:

1) It is being worked on and in it'* present condition would not make a good winter car.The car has very little rust currently on it, on top or underneath, and what little rust it has, I want to get fixed before it gets out of control. This would be a full re-paint next summer with undercoating.

2) I have access to secured garage space (parent'* garage) and a second vehicle, which is in slightly worse physical condition than my bonneville, and better in the snow

3) Rochester, NY loves to teach driver'* in the winter and spring how to pothole autocross on EVERY road. Because of this, I'd like to keep my suspension/rims on the bonneville in as good of condition as possible. It tore up the Suspension on my 93 SSE, my 00Regal GSE and my current winter car, the 98 LTZ, but with the current one, it is cheaper to repair.

And I have to agree with storing it for value. There is a huge difference between good and fair for blue book on a car, and if storing it helps it stay "good" then I'll do it.

I agree everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I think in your original opinion you too it too far when you said that people who stored them are pansies. this is now a generalized personal attack on anyone who stores their car. You would have been better received if you just stated that you don't understand why people do it.

This forum tries to better itself by not having this type of attack that starts hostile drama. i took offense to your original post, and I am sure many others did. If you would like to post your opinion again, I would encourage you to find a way to do it without the name calling or personal attacks.
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Who stores thier car? How about someone who CAN?
Who buys a $45k car?? Hmm maybe someone who CAN? Maybe someone who wants something with NO miles and is realiable?
Not everyone is in the same situation as you. Thats one thing you might want to take into consideration before you start blabbing your $0.00 opinion.
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