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Cars > Challenges > “"Bud"” Vs “RED THUNDER”

 

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Airdrie, Alberta
Canada

 

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

“"Bud"”

1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo z-34

“RED THUNDER”

 
Photo of: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
Photo of: 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

No longer owned

 

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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 “RED THUNDER”

I am the second owner of this car. it had 130,000km's on it when purchased, it now has 160,000kms on it.It is a work in progress.ill eventually have a performance road warrior. she has to be reliable yet still burn up the corners.

 

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 “RED THUNDER”

it has a 3.4L V6 making at stock 220hp/215lb/ft of torque

 

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 “RED THUNDER”

its loaded except for leather and sunroof

 

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 “RED THUNDER”

K&N Air filter
Core Racing Drift wheels
Falken Ziex tires
JVC head unit/with MP3
Alpine type s 6X9"S x2
Alpine type s 5x1/4x2
Kicker 10" subs x2
kicker 400watt amp
New Transmission with B&M shift kit installed
sylvannia clear bright light bulbs

 

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Points for "Bud" Total Votes Points for RED THUNDER
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