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Cars > Challenges > “"Bud"” Vs “thing”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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ADK_Cobalt

M–40
Mineville, New York
United States

 

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

“"Bud"”

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS/SC

“thing”

 
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About “"Bud"”

In late 2005, I decided that I didn't want to subject my '66 Corvair daily driver to another winter of Pennsylvania road salt. Its floors had virtually no rust, just a little surface rust, and I wanted to keep it that way! GM was having one of its rebate promos, so I checked into how much a Cobalt would cost. The local dealers (I have three within 10 minutes!) all came in too high, but there was one about ten miles away that quoted me a price that was just too good to pass up. They pitched me the SS, with the equipment I wanted, cheaper than one of the other dealers quoted me on am LT!
I call it "Bud" because I'm a big NASCAR fan, especially the Earnhardts. Dale Earnhardt was, is, and always will be THE MAN! Dale, Jr. is currently my driver, because, after all, he is his father's son. Now, at the time, JR. drove a red Chevy SS with "Bud" painted across the hood. What else am I going to call MY red Chevy SS? (I have no plans to repaint it in his current colors!)
And for all you other NASCAR fans out there, I'm open to guesses as to what Bud's license plate "BOOG8Y 3" means.

About “thing”

i had a 2005 Cobalt base coupe and was on my way home from the Adirondack Nationals, well the shenanigans AFTER the shows, in Lake George NY and say this on a dealer lot in Whitehall NY. I went back the next day and bought it.

 

Specs for “"Bud"”

171 H.P. Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder.
5-speed Transaxle.
0-60: About 7.5 seconds (official Timex wristwatch timing!)
Top Speed: I've had it up to an indicated 130, but I ran out of road. It still had some left in it.

Specs for “thing”

it's the 2.0L DOHC LSJ engine with a supercharger... horsepower advertised is 205, but from hearing from other SS owners, that 205 goes either way. These cars are so much fun on twisty roads/tracks... they aren't just for straight line racing.

 

Factory Options for “"Bud"”

SS Equipment package.(includes 171 HP. Ecotec 4-cylinder Engine, 5-speed manual Transaxle, Sport Front and Rear Facia,
Power Windows and Door Locks, Body Color Rear-View Mirrors
Driving Lights, Remote Trunk Release, Carpeted Floor Mats, Multi-Function Trip Computer, 17" Polished Alloy Wheels, 4- Wheel Disc Brakes)
Victory Red paint.
Charcoal Leather interior.
Heated seats.
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Power Sunroof

Factory Options for “thing”

everything except 6-disc CD changer and On-star

 

Mods for “"Bud"”

None (Yet...) except a set of Falken tires - it used to corner well, now it handles like a go-kart!
I'm planning Silver Chevelle SS-style stripes and full window tint next summer.

Mods for “thing”

pearl silver "heritage" stripes, Hurst short-throw shifter, GM Accessories "Blue Lightning" door and dash kit, ARK Racing shorty antenna, powder coated valve cover (blue)

 

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