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Cars > Challenges > “"Bud"” Vs “Dam Grand”

 

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CorvairJim

M–52
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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ChevyGuy03

M–28
Knob Noster, Missouri
United States

 

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

“"Bud"”

2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT1

“Dam Grand”

 
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Photo of: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am
 

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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 “Dam Grand”

I bought this car in 2006 and had only had 9000 miles on it. No kiddin. The car is near perfect. Out of 100 it would get a 98. I have won many shows iv been in.

 

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 “Dam Grand”

It has 175 HP and 205 Pound feet 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 “Dam Grand”

Leather, CC,PW,PL, Tint, sunroof, apperance pckg, premium wheels, Monsoon 6 speaker stereo, XM Satilite radio. iv probably forgot some. it has every option you could get.

 

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 “Dam Grand”

Trim paint, K&N air filter, Pioneer CD player, Subwoofers, Blackout headlight and tail lights.

 

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Points for "Bud" Total Votes Points for Dam Grand
65 18 25

 

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