Saint Peters, Missouri
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
2003 MINI Cooper R50
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 “The Mini”
Bought this car used. Love it dearly.
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 “The Mini”
Total bhp = ~140
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 “The Mini”
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 “The Mini”
Kenwood KDC-MP3035 headunit
Outmotoring Shorty Antenna
APEX Springs (1.5" drop)
HELIX Motorsport SSK adapter (40% throw reduction)
License Plate Relocator
Billet Oil Cap
Tinted Windows (20%)
Jackson Racing Ignition Wires (8mm spiral core)
16" ROTA Slipstreams
Smoked turn signals
Craven shifter well cover
Hawk HPS Brake pads
Euro Parcel tray
Front lover grill
Coated Red Calipers
Powerslot front Rotors
Powerslot rear Rotors
Hotchkis 22mm 3way adjustable rear swaybar
ALTA MINI Rear Control arms
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