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Old 09-14-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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I kinda feel the ol' SSE is showing her age.

There'* some rust below the fuel door.
The steering wheel is peeling.
The spot on the sunshade where I smushed the spider is drooping already.
Neither of the rear reading lights work. :( :(
She'* slower than she should be for reasons that can only be described as difficult to pinpoint and time consuming to fix.
Everytime I fix the oil leaks, another large leak shows up.
I found rust in the rear wells when I pulled back the trunk liner to unhook the ELC selector valve that I could probably push my finger through.
Just today I found the headliner is starting to sag right above my head.
The mandatory hole in the driver seat bolster is getting ever larger.

$550 a month is starting to look really good for a new GTO.
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Get a new used GTO for around 400 a month.
you'll need the extra cash for gas.
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A lot of the same things are wrong with my car too.

But yours isn't a beater...?
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By a 94 SSEi as a "winter" car heheh

Seriously though, when a car becomes to much to maintain to your personal level of standards its time to send it on to pasture. GTO would be nice!
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The SSEi would be a nice "beater" next to a GTO.

Me, I would keep it as the beater and buy its replacement. When it dies, it dies....send it to the bone yard or part it out.
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allow me to correct you vital...
The SSE SC would be a nice beater next to a GTO
heheeh no i in his...i know..smart *** eh?
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this is the exact reason I got my xplorer. The bonnie is something I hope to own for a long time, but is WAY to expensive to maintain as a daily driver. The Bonnie has a lot of sentamental value too and it would be a very sad day in my life when/if I have to put her out to pasture.
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I'm looking into a daily driver as well to keep mine from ending up like the red car. If you think it can't get worse, I'll get you pictures of the red car... I did "just put my finger through it"
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Seems like everyone is investing in a daily driver..right now, i just use the Alero, but thats for other reasons, id love to drive my bonneville everydays..its just...a cool car? in my eyes anyway
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Yep......go ahead and keep Wine as a back-up ride and get the GTO and only drive it on very nice sunny days. No need to put it through the rigors of snow and road salt.
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