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Cars > Challenges > “"Bud"” Vs “Red Cavy”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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mikefitz88

M–26
Campbell River, British Columbia
Canada

 

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

“"Bud"”

1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

“Red Cavy”

 
Photo of: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
Photo of: 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier
 

Head to Head

 

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 Cavy”

this is my 2nd car, I always loved they body style, I actually own 2, the other one needs a paint job.

 

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 Cavy”

this one has a 2.8L got lots of power for a little car, I have another one with a 3.1L and theres not that much different, but I can feel the power difference.

 

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 Cavy”

this one has power locks, power windows, sunroof, 5spd. Z24

 

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 Cavy”

I put an aftermarket air intake on this one, some sweet 17" panther rims, and a ballin stereo system. and a ractive muffler system, this is a loud car!

 

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Points for "Bud" Total Votes Points for Red Cavy
39 11 16

 

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