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Old 01-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #31
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You guys who don't drive 'em in the winter...

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Not a GTO but same concept. Visiting the girlfriend in Erie and drove home in this madness Monday night back to Youngstown. Took 3 hours and I was scared shitless in the whiteout but I'm proud of it

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #32
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I'm aiming for anytime after March 1 and above 50 degrees.

Last year was an early one and it was mid March.

The underside of my 8 1/2 year old car looks like new with no corroded parts. It's really a dumb car for the winter. The last two days have been suicide driving around here. It's not how you drive it's how the ass-you-be fools drive. A fender bender and you're looking for a new car because they'll total it.
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My new focus was struck in the rear bumper by someone sliding into me. $1001.15 worth of repair. And i have a $1000 deductable.
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My new focus was struck in the rear bumper by someone sliding into me. $1001.15 worth of repair. And i have a $1000 deductable.

your deductible should not matter if they hit you. Unless you are in a no fault state, in that case that sucks.


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Michigan is no fault and has some of the highest insurance rates in the country. Let's face it. One drives a goat in the winter because a second car is too unaffordable and/or there's no place to park a second more appropriate vehicle. I've been there, I've done that and I've driven worse cars in the winter but nothing beats having a back up.
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Michigan is no fault and has some of the highest insurance rates in the country. Let's face it. One drives a goat in the winter because a second car is too unaffordable and/or there's no place to park a second more appropriate vehicle. I've been there, I've done that and I've driven worse cars in the winter but nothing beats having a back up.

My '93 Buick chunked a piston this past spring. Doh!
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Yep, no fault state..........Not even going to file a claim for $1.15. Rather not have the claim on record and have my rates go up.
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All of this is why I stay in FL. Driving the Goat more now than in the summer
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My '93 Buick chunked a piston this past spring. Doh!

I picked up a '05 Grand Prix 4 years ago on a lease buy back for cheap. It's been a great car and still only has 67k on it. Thinking about a used bare bones pickup truck now as hauling crap in the Prix doesn't always work.
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My new focus was struck in the rear bumper by someone sliding into me. $1001.15 worth of repair. And i have a $1000 deductable.

That really sucks Kevin.

This is exactly the reason the Goat stays parked.
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My '93 Buick chunked a piston this past spring. Doh!

My winter beater is a '93 buick century wagon
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and then Kevin got his wife a Mustang to drive in the winter. . . This is West Michigan we're talking about that gets real snow too.
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She is doing fine with the Mustang. I put big time snow tires on it for the winter. So far so good.
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Prior to this week snow tires weren't even a concern.
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. . . and the couple of inches so far isn't a big storm. I drove a Camaro for a couple of winters so CAN you drive one isn't the issue but it isn't ideal driving a light RWD car.
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I keep waiting for a big storm. This latest one just hasn't let up but it hasn't really dumped on us either. Not what I was hoping for.
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Feel sorry for you guys on the west side of the state. Lots of snow there due to lake effect. Still too much on the East side. Must stay parked here. See you April and beyond.
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Just stupid cold in the Twin Cities, goat is in storage, not worth the risk to drive in the winter. 1998 Audi A6 quattro is the daily driver, AWD is really the only way to go in snow. Do miss the pull of GTO in sub 50 dry weather though. Had the goat out of storage earl march last year, most miles since I bought the car.
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. . . and the couple of inches so far isn't a big storm. I drove a Camaro for a couple of winters so CAN you drive one isn't the issue but it isn't ideal driving a light RWD car.

It acually isn't as bad as it use to be. They have very good traction controll systems now. It isn't the same as a front wheel drive, but it makes up for it all the other times that we don;t have snow.
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Remember a couple years ago when it snowed big almost every day and we got 106" that winter? This year is easy.
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Remember a couple years ago when it snowed big almost every day and we got 106" that winter? This year is easy.

I was gone that winter. Let's have it again! Just for my benefit of course.
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You guys who don't drive 'em in the winter...

Winter sucks, and I use to love winter had nice sleds and all and lived where it snowed a lot but like warm now.


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It isn't that big of a deal. Seasons kind of force me into different gears to do different things instead of being in a rut. I get tired of taking care of a big yard by the end of summer and the hot tub and wood burner are a lot nicer when it's cold. There's really only 6-8 weeks left and it goes by quickly.
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It isn't that big of a deal. Seasons kind of force me into different gears to do different things instead of being in a rut. I get tired of taking care of a big yard by the end of summer and the hot tub and wood burner are a lot nicer when it's cold. There's really only 6-8 weeks left and it goes by quickly.

I say let's start the countdown to time.

Let's put the days to fun at 55.

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You guys who don't drive 'em in the winter...

Damn I need a speed fix, my DD 4 banger isn't getting it. Plus headed to FL on sat so that will make it worse.


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It's been warm this winter so I take it out on nice days

thats what i do.

I really cant just NOT drive it the entire winter, because the past couple of winters, we do get mild days.

For instance this wednesday is supposed to get to 53. If the roads arent still caked with salt, ill probably take it out for a bit. If not, then i guess ill wait for the next mild day.

But i really cant just leave it parked from nov-march. Thats crazy.
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