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Old 09-29-2005, 07:00 PM   #1
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Hi,

im wondering right now if it worth for me to store my bonny for winter, im looking for a 500-1000$ can crap car.

because winter here in canda are pretty hard on vehicule, but if i buy another car ill dont have the money until next spring to do my rocker 1.9 and PCM .

and i have to look what can i do with insurance to do it for less$$ as possible.
i think that if i use the car this winter ill be good for a new paintjob next year or the next.

ill store the car outside in the parking where i work, any advice on how to store it?
ill cover the car.


any advice welcome

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A good and bad. The good is that your Bonne will be in good shape next spring. The bad is that if you buy a vehicle for 500-1000 just for the winter, it probably wont be a reliable mode of transportation, especially in winter.
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Buy a *****'*...$60 a year for insurance.
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plenty you can get reliable for the winter for that price range. as long as you only expect 1 winter out of it, maybe 2. If I were you, I'd save the money of storing it, and drive it, but use the money to wash it once a week or so. cover it when parked for long periods and stay on top on maintenance. If you were storing it inside, I might go the other direction on this one.
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plenty you can get reliable for the winter for that price range. as long as you only expect 1 winter out of it, maybe 2. If I were you, I'd save the money of storing it, and drive it, but use the money to wash it once a week or so. cover it when parked for long periods and stay on top on maintenance. If you were storing it inside, I might go the other direction on this one.
ok, right now its 50\50 , dont really know, temp go down to -35 and -40 here sometime, and i cant plug my car so, very bad when i start the car . And the slutch come in fenders and then freeze and everything come loose (plastic inside fender) + road rash

hood chip from sand on the road comin from other cars.. but i agree that il lsave money if i keep using it in winter.

and if i made an oil treatment for the car, its not recommended to wash the car if i remember?? correct me if im wrong.

keep giving me your opinion guys

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Mine hasent seen snow sense '95, shes premo,

Park it dude!!!!!!!
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Mine hasent seen snow sense '95, shes premo,

Park it dude!!!!!!!
mine will be park outside, cover. is it ok?
do i need something else?

and if i dont move the car , can it affect mechanic? brakes, suspension, engine parts...
from not moving it in many weather variations, from 0 celcius to -40 , rain, snow.

its for about 5 months.

(note that ill find something to cover the car)

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All my bonnies have gone through Ontaio winters. I wash the salt off every chance I get in the winter including under the hood. No problems so far with either cars. if your car sits a long time your battery will weaken unless you run the car once a week or so. My advice is take your $500-1000 and change it into lots of quarters for car washes over the winter and drive the car (thats one good reason Pontiac gave you traction control and abs braking!).
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time to battle it out with the winter rats
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1000 is enough for a carwash every day for at least one winter
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