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Old 12-16-2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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how many of you drive your prized bonneville (or other car) in the snow?
aka how many people have another car for the purpose of winter driving? its only the beginning of december and my car is already feeling the effects of the weather
no chance to afford another one though.
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nope, the bonne is my 12-month-a-year car... and yes, it feels the effects of winter (salt) every year... :(
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same here everday all year! its a tank in the snow also
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Who needs a winter car?

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Unfortuantely I did, but I have a winter car. A 92 Ford Tempo Coupe,
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psh!
you dont get to scrape your car off every morning, or shovel it out of your driveway or the parking lot after work, or wait an exceedingly long time to get heat on a cold start, or the thrill of salt eating away at every surface on your car!

waiit...
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Who needs a winter car?

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psh!
you dont get to scrape your car off every morning, or shovel it out of your driveway or the parking lot after work, or wait an exceedingly long time to get heat on a cold start, or the thrill of salt eating away at every surface on your car!

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Nope! Our worst enemy is the sun and dry rot. My tires on the tempo still have half the tread left on them, but need to be replaced because the rubber is dry rotted. Not to mention that the paint gets blasted right off of the cars. I guess it beats rust though. there is no rust on my car, and only the surface rust on the parts car. The floor pans are perfect on the parts car.
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I drive the Bonneville all year. I believe that if you wash weekly (twice a week if the DOT is out after you), and be sure to powerwash the underside very well. you'll be just fine.
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During the good weather, I drive the green supercharged car. When the weather gets worse, I actually switch cars to the green supercharged car without heated mirrors and heated windshield.

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I hate subjecting my car to the effects of winter (salt, gravel, those who haven't got a clue how to drive in the winter, etc), but don't have another option right now. I considered looking for a winter beater, but my Bonneville has Stabilitrak, the other safety features, heated seats and washer fluid which make it safer and more enjoyable car winter driving. If I got a winter car I'd have to have all this anyway, so it'd probably be another Bonneville.
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