CorvairJim’s Profile Photo


Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

rbilder’s Profile Photo


Bennington, Nebraska
United States


2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS


2006 Ford Focus SE ZX5


Photo of: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
Photo of: 2006 Ford Focus

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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 “Bean”

My Bride's/Wife's 2006 Ford Focus SE ZX5


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 “Bean”

2006 Focus Sedan
2.0L Duratec Engine
(F.F.S.) 16 Valves
4 Cylinders, Fuel Injection
Catalyst, 4-Speed Automatic Transmission


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 “Bean”

P195/60R15 Tires
Dual Power Mirrors
Variable Interval Wipers
Rear Wiper/Washer/Defrost
Solar Tinted Glass

Air Conditioning
AM/FM Stero Single CD/MP3
Cloth Bucket Front Seats
60/40 Split Fold Rear Seat
Console W/3 Cupholders & Drivers Armreset/Storage
Front Map/Reading Lights
Dual Sunvisor/Mirrors
Internal Liftgate Release

100,000 Mile Tune-Up INT.
Front Wheel Drive
Front/Rear Ind Suspension
Frt Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
Power Rack Pinion Steering
Power Windows/Locks

Driver/Passenger Air Bags
Occupnt Classification Sys
Add Height Frt Seat Belts
Child Safety Rear DR Locks
Securilock/Pass Antitheft
Low Fuel Warning Light
Remote Keyless Entry

24 HR Roadside Assistance
3YR/36,000 Miles

Order Code 710A - ZX5 SE
Rear Floor Mats
Power Side Windows
Center Console
Dual Power Mirrors
CFC-Free Air Conditioning
Power Locks

Automatic Transaxle
Convenience Group
Speed Control
Tilt Steering Column
Safety Package
Anti-Lock Brakes
Side Impact Air Bags
50 State Emissions
Whtr Flr Matts "Dlr-Instld-Acc

26 MPG City
32 MPG Highway

2006 Focus Sedan
2.0L Duratec Engine
(F.F.S.) 16 Valves
4 Cylinders, Fuel Injection
Catalyst, 4-Speed Automatic Transmission


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 “Bean”

No modifications listed.


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