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Old 09-05-2018, 01:02 PM
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Laggy double post since the first one never showed up
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by KingRanchCoy View Post
do you still have the cavalier?
Yep - have barely driven it the last year or so but every now and then Iíll take it on a little run just to keep it exercised. Iíve been trying to drive the Ď05 Escape into the ground so Iíve been piling all of my business miles on that for the last year or so but the dang thing just keeps running like a top!

I usually take the Cavalier out for a run when I want to go for a little country drive but thereís a threat of rain in the forecast - I donít drive my ďbabiesĒ in the rain so the Cavalier comes in handy for that. It has also become the default loaner car for some of my wifeís single teacher friends when their vehicles are in the shop for one reason or another - Iím not a big fan of loaning out my vehicles to other people, but these girls are pretty responsible and if something ďbadĒ happens I guess itís only a Ď97 Cavalier, right......
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ddellwo View Post
It has also become the default loaner car for some of my wifeís single teacher friends when their vehicles are in the shop for one reason or another - Iím not a big fan of loaning out my vehicles to other people, but these girls are pretty responsible and if something ďbadĒ happens I guess itís only a Ď97 Cavalier, right......
I miss that aspect about having an "Extra" daily beater car. My house/driveway just starts feeling crowded with 4 cars and what ever random side job i get suckered into working on
 
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Patman View Post
I miss that aspect about having an "Extra" daily beater car. My house/driveway just starts feeling crowded with 4 cars and what ever random side job i get suckered into working on
4 cars?? I can only think of 3.... you do have a EB on this side your not telling me about dont ya.. Busted!!


EDIT: Im a Idiot. Carry on!
 

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Old 09-06-2018, 12:15 PM
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Yep - have barely driven it the last year or so but every now and then Iíll take it on a little run just to keep it exercised. Iíve been trying to drive the Ď05 Escape into the ground so Iíve been piling all of my business miles on that for the last year or so but the dang thing just keeps running like a top!

I usually take the Cavalier out for a run when I want to go for a little country drive but thereís a threat of rain in the forecast - I donít drive my ďbabiesĒ in the rain so the Cavalier comes in handy for that. It has also become the default loaner car for some of my wifeís single teacher friends when their vehicles are in the shop for one reason or another - Iím not a big fan of loaning out my vehicles to other people, but these girls are pretty responsible and if something ďbadĒ happens I guess itís only a Ď97 Cavalier, right......
Finally sold our cavalier. It still ran like a top with 191k miles but the last 2 summers the sun killed the car. All clear coat was gone! The dash was so brittle i was scared to touch it cause your finger or hand would go right through. Even got to where the ac vents were falling out cause the plastic was so brittle. Funny thing 4 years and 60k miles i put on it i only lost 150 bucks. Bought it for 1500 sold it for 1350. Did front brakes/rotors roughly 80 bucks/tires 300 bucks/plugs 30 bucks is all i was out on it.
 
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Old 09-06-2018, 09:05 PM
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:13 PM
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Howdy everyone...still enjoying this heat and humidity but better then a hurricane. Hope everyone in the Carolina's stay safe.
 
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:52 AM
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High winds and heavy rain in Zebulon, NC, just east of Raleigh. Thankfully we still have power, for now. This is supposed to continue through Saturday. Lots of debris down in the yard. Sending prayers to those folks on the coast.
 
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:17 AM
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Scary situation for sure. Stay safe and good luck. ��
 
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:23 PM
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happy Friday
 
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:45 PM
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Contemplating taking a week of vacation next week to hang out in the garage and play with cars.....
 
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:45 PM
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You can stop by house and play cars too this weekend
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:42 AM
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I had the serious case of the Mondays today. First thing this morning: I had a customer lock their keys in the car on the body shop service drive. Followed by me smashing my finger in the car door while trying to break into it, oh and same finger that I nearly cut to the bone yesterday
 
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:33 PM
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Looks as good as new...got her detailed yesterday!!



 
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:00 PM
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^ That’s like detailing three Mustangs....

That thing might be a real oddity some day if you hang onto it - heavy duty rigs like that are usually worked into the ground by their original owners. The way you use it could almost be considered “garage queen” treatment for that kind of a truck - one of your grandsons may already be planning for the day when you can no longer drive so they can take over “gramps” truck.....
 

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