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Old 09-23-2007, 01:42 AM   #11
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F-bodies are a B**** to drive in snow
I can vouch for that, too.
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:57 PM   #12
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i drove my z28 in the snow perfectly fine
you just have to know how to drive it and have snow tires
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:38 PM   #13
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F body = royal pain to work on.
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Hans, that is not the car to drive in the winter as a DD.
Get yourself a truck. Nice 2WD with a small 8 should keep you happy.
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2wd truck in winter is the same as a fbody basicly except the truck has almost no weight on the rear axle so it will just kick out just as easy, if not easier.
My dad has a 2wd dakota and it sucked in winter until he put snow tires on it
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:04 PM   #16
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...So in my situation I need reliable transportation to get to and from work...
Why, then, are you looking at old Firebirds and Bonnevilles? You know you'll have one of those for about a week before you think you have to start modding it. Next thing you know your "beater" is dead in the garage and you're driving the wheels off the '01 again.

I know this goes against all you hold sacred in automotive nirvana, but you ought to be looking for a decent-running STOCK Toyota or Honda or... Something all you need to do to is put gas in and gets 30+ mpg in the city. You need something you're not tempted to play with. If you look in the $1k-2k range there are some decent commuter cars to be had. Raise your standards to $2000-2500, though, and your prospects become much better. You should see the little 95 Saturn I got for Hannah. Paid $2100 for it and it'* immaculate. It won't break any land-speed records, but it gets her 28 mpg around town, starts every time she needs it, and hasn't given her a lick of trouble.

If you're REAL lucky, you could pick up a very clean Accord for $150 like I did! It gets me back & forth to work, I put a tank of gas in it once a month, and I can take it places I won't let my Bonneville get near (like the high school parking lot during a football game).

Point is, I think you should lower your deflector shields and open yourself up to unmodified rice wagons. Something you put gas in, drive till it drops, then throw it away.
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Default Re: What do you think of the LT1 Firebirds?

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If you're REAL lucky, you could pick up a very clean Accord for $150 like I did! It gets me back & forth to work, I put a tank of gas in it once a month, and I can take it places I won't let my Bonneville get near (like the high school parking lot during a football game).

Point is, I think you should lower your deflector shields and open yourself up to unmodified rice wagons. Something you put gas in, drive till it drops, then throw it away.
I'm going to hate myself for this.... but he makes a damn good point. But the mod bug is strong with the force.... Thy will be done!

For the record, RWD isn't as bad in the winter as one would be lead to believe. You just can't start fast, nor should you power through corners. Nice and easy... No rush. No reason to zip around when conditions are less than favorable.
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Default Re: What do you think of the LT1 Firebirds?

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For the record, RWD isn't as bad in the winter as one would be lead to believe. You just can't start fast, nor should you power through corners. Nice and easy... No rush. No reason to zip around when conditions are less than favorable.
this is true you just need to know HOW to drive it in the snow like mylittleblackbird said, i drove our conversion van for a couple weeks two winters ago and never got stuck or slid out of control once, i just didnt floor it or anything. honestly, the hardest part with winter driving is stopping, imo. especially stopping hard, and any car will give you any problem with that, especially w/o abs. just my $.02 i guess
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Default Re: What do you think of the LT1 Firebirds?

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I think you should lower your deflector shields and open yourself up to unmodified rice wagons. Something you put gas in, drive till it drops, then throw it away.
ahh....purrrfect

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Im just trying to be honest most guys on ebay are not, this car still looks nice and is fast so dont think your getting a piece of crap but dont think your getting a cadilac either basically your getting a fast car that will take anything on the street unless they have what you have.

Yeah yeah....you do make a good point though. Firebird was a scam.....it needed new paint, obviously never seen a garage before....
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That Honda would be a much better choice than another H or F body for you, Hans.

You want a daily driver? Buy one.
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