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Cars > Challenges > “Rollerskate” Vs “"Bud"”

 

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The_Dude

M–43
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
United States

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CorvairJim

M–51
Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

 

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

“Rollerskate”

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS

“"Bud"”

 
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About “Rollerskate”

I bought this car a year used just to have wheels. It served it's purpose for several years, but I traded out of it as soon as I could afford something that I liked better and suited the size of our family more. Growing kids need more room than the back seat of a Cavalier, and the Pontiac G8 GT that replaced it sure has more room (and more B@!!$ too!) It did get better mileage than the Pontiac, though, and it didn't need Premium to run it's best.. such as it was.

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.

 

Specs for “Rollerskate”

2.2L Twincam 4 cylinder engine, Automatic Transmission

0-60: Slow
1/4 Mile: Slow
Top Speed: The speedometer said it would do 110, and it probably would - downhill with a tailwind!

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.

 

Factory Options for “Rollerskate”

Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, (but not much POWER! :lmao: ), AM/FM/CD Radio

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

 

Mods for “Rollerskate”

Are you kidding? This was just cheap transportation!

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.

 

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Points for Rollerskate Total Votes Points for "Bud"
10 14 60

 

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