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Old 08-07-2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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I didn't get a chance to take pics after washing her Saturday, and then we got some rain yesterday, so she'* a bit dirty. And I need to go to town with some polish to clean up all the swirlies, but here are a few early shots of my new ride.



And while I'm at it, here is what she is replacing. It has been a good car, but I was ready for a new one.

And here is our toy...
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Those are some nice cars, And clean aswell, good job
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woah...sweet ride!

can i add her to the catalog?
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She is a beauty Doug, are you glad you bought it?
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looks good, what do you use to wash her?
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Nice new ride!

Interested in selling the '96 Cutlass?
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Sure, you can add it to your catalog. I'll hopefully get some better pictures later.

I'm loving the car so far. The only thing is that the area above the driver'* door (brownish looking) bugs me, and I messed up the trim with polish. It has a lot of pretty bad swirls all over, so it'll need some polishing. Not sure if I want to try and get a buffer though. I think I'll do some research on finding a good polish to use by hand. I was kind of wanting an SSEI, but they are pretty hard to find right now around here, and I decided against it because of the premium fuel and lower gas mileage. But surprisingly this car can go pretty well itself. My Cutlass is only 160HP/185lb-ft so anything is better. It'* funny, originally I was set on a 300M or a Lincoln LS. The Bonneville was in the back of my mind, but I really wanted something more rare. The Jaguar parts in the LS finally scared me off, so I was set on the 300M. Then I saw a silver Aurora that really caught my eye, so I was going back and forth. Then I found out about two big repair bills in the 300M, and got gunshy. I was at this local dealer driving through, and remembered they had an SLE. I decided to look at it, and really liked it. I think black Bonnevilles are rare around here, so seeing it in person did it. That and it'* my wifes favorite of all, except the Autumn Red LS was right up there. The interior isn't as nice as the the other three, but as long as it'* comfortable to drive, I'm more about how it looks outside anyway. I had a good laugh Saturday after I bought it. We went to a church picnic and took the Bonny. When we walked up, one of my relatives there saw it and asked if we sold the house to get the car. I knew then I had the right car. And I didn't have to sell the house. In fact, it was our first cash car buy which felt great.
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Thanks for all the compliments!!

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looks good, what do you use to wash her?
I have some Turtlewax Super Sudsing soap. I like it. Seems like other stuff I've used doesn't stay soapy long. But I've only used a few kinds.

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Yes, I will probably sell the Cutlass. The plan is to sell our Mountaineer and get a minivan. I can't believe the wife is willing to do it! If we get a decent price (a couple dealers I asked when looking for my car would only give us just over half what it'* worth) we'll sell it. Then I'll trade in or sell the Cutlass if we get a minivan. Otherwise if we don't sell the truck, I'll just sell the car.
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I had a good laugh Saturday after I bought it. We went to a church picnic and took the Bonny. When we walked up, one of my relatives there saw it and asked if we sold the house to get the car. I knew then I had the right car.
Something like that definately makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside
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Looks REALLY sharp....nothing like black paint that well taken care of.

The only thing I can add.....consider clearing those corners. It will make a bad*** looking car that much better. (With the black insert in the lens, I think it would really nice)

It'* pretty easy, takes about a hour, after you read the post on how to do it.

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