Akron, New York
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
2004 Ford Mustang V6
Head to Head
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 “Orange Crush”
This car was a very big surprise birthday present. I got it for my 15th birthday back in '04. I came home from a band trip and went to my grandma's to celebrate my birthday, and so she tells me to go get the pop out of the garage. Of course, oblivious to the fact that it was in her garage, I went and opened the door to find it there! I was speechless for about 15 minutes. My parents had taken me to a Ford dealer not long before and asked me what I'd want as a car if ever I got to choose. So I laid out what I wanted, without knowing they were serious! Boy am I glad I said a Mustang. When I first had discovered it and was speechless, I just kinda went over it a few times and did kinda like Nicholas Cage does with the '67 Shelby in 'Gone In 60 Seconds.' There really is nothing quite like getting a new car, especially by surprise.
Specs for “"Bud"”
171 H.P. Dual Overhead Cam 4-cylinder.
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 “Orange Crush”
-3.9 Liter (232 cui) V6 - Naturally Aspirated - 193 hp stock
-Horsepower Currently - ~200 hp
-Torque - ~230 lb/ft
-5-speed manual T-5 or T-56 (feel free to clarify that)
-0-60 mph - 7.74 seconds
-1/4 mile - 15.459 @ 90.50 mph
-Top Speed - 117 mph (fuel cut-off)
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.
AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo
Factory Options for “Orange Crush”
-Color - Competition Orange Gloss (one of 6,429 in 2004)
-Pony Package - Chrome 16" wheels, spoiler, GT hood
-40th Anniversary - badges on side
-Dark Charcoal cloth seats
-MACH 460 watt audio system (6 speakers)
-Air-con, power steering, doors, locks, windows, etc.
-Folding rear seats
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 “Orange Crush”
-Mustang Bullitt shift knob and bezel
-APC white face gauges (also turn two colors at night, either green or blue)
-Sequential taillight system
-Mach 1 Chin spoiler and hood stripe
-Black MUSTANG side stripes
-Mustang GT rear bumper with exhaust cutouts
-Black FR500 wheels - 17x9/18x10 - 245/275 rubber
-MAC catback exhaust system
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