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Cars > Challenges > “Storm Trooper” Vs “Sylvester”

 

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT Convertible

“Storm Trooper”

1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

“Sylvester”

 
Photo of: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire
Photo of: 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
 

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About “Storm Trooper”

My boyfriend got tired of my driving my all-original, low mile 1986 Firebird in all kinds of weather and traffic, so on the anniversary of our first date, he surprised me with the down payment on a car he had found at a local dealer that he thought I'd like. I'm not too crazy about white, but as for the rest of the car, I'm there! A small, sporty convertible with an automatic and low miles is just what I'd have looked for if I knew I was looking for a car! I saw his logic because, just earlier today, I almost got clobbered in my Firebird by some lady in an Explorer who was talking on a cell phone. She ran a red light and if I hadn't nailed the brakes she would have put an end to my car..... and maybe ME!

(I had originally called this car "White Fire" until a Motortopia friend said that it's front end reminded him of a Storm Trooper from "Star Wars". I had to agree, and I liked it so much that I changed the car's name!)

About “Sylvester”

(DISCLAIMER: The photo of this car is NOT the actual car, nor are any of the pictures in it's album. I don't think I ever bothered taking any pictures of the car)

This was just basic, economical transportation when that was what I needed. My '89 Beretta GT (Blue Jay) had succumbed to terminal engine management failure - it went through three of them over the course of eight months - so I had to find something we could afford fairly quickly. I bought this car used in mid-December 1999. It seems that the original owner decided that she really didn't want to drive a stick shift every day after all so she traded it in on a nearly identical 2000 model with an automatic. That was fine with me, because I could buy her old ride with only 7,700 miles on it for just a bit over half of it's original sticker price. The car served me well for the two years I had it. I sold it because my doctor prescribed a drug that made it impossible (or at least unwise... and ILLEGAL!) for me to drive.

 

Specs for “Storm Trooper”

2.4 Liter twincam 4
Automatic Transmission
GT Package
I'll have to look up the horsepower and torque

Specs for “Sylvester”

Just the standard equipment: the base 4 cylinder/5-speed combination. I never timed it's acceleration; it was transportation, and that's all. It had enough pep to merge with traffic on the notorious Schuylkill (Say "School-Kill") Expressway here in the Philly area, so that was adequate for my needs.

 

Factory Options for “Storm Trooper”

GT Package
Power windows
Power Locks
Power Top
Power Mirrors
AM-FM-CD-Stereo with 6 Speakers
Fog Lights
Keyless Entry
Anti-Theft System
Glass Rear Window with Defogger
Cruise Control

Factory Options for “Sylvester”

I'm not sure... Was the AM/FM/Cassette Stereo standard? Other than that, I can't think of anything:
NO Power Windows
NO Power Door Locks
NO Power Seats
NO Power Antenna
NO Remote Trunk Release
NO Sunroof
NO Wings, Spoilers, Scoops, etc

 

Mods for “Storm Trooper”

As far as I know, it's completely stock. I haven't had time to do anything on it yet!

Mods for “Sylvester”

I added a pinstripe to it, but that was about it.

 

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Points for Storm Trooper Total Votes Points for Sylvester
77 33 88

 

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