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Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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Sumner, Washington
United States


2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS


2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS


Photo of: 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
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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 “Blaze”

I bought the car used in November '07. 2.4L EcoTec engine that I turbo-charged this last week. Fire Orange!

One other thing is that about a month after i got the car I crashed it while racing goin 85 mph. Everyone was chill but my car's front was crunched...5 grand later, its brand new and kicks serious ass!!!


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 “Blaze”

-2.4L EcoTec turbo-charged engine
-260 hp @ 5,300rpm
-redline @ 6,300rpm
-torque: 260lb/ft @ 2,000rpm
-front-wheel drive
-5-speed manual
-0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds
-24mpg city/33mpg highway
-front brakes: 12.4 in vented rotors
with 4-piston fixed Brembo calipers
-back brakes: 11.5 in vented rotors
with single-piston sliding calipers
-ABS, traction control, launch control, no-lift shifting
-wheels: 18x7.5 forged aluminum
-tires: 225/40/18
-cost (used): $18,000


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 “Blaze”

-air conditioning
-heated seats
-power steering
-stability/traction control
-launch control
-no-lift shifting
-serious radio
-bluetooth connector
-iPod port
-16 inch pioneer sub


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 “Blaze”

-iPod adapter
-pioneer tweeters
-boost gauge
-cop scanner
-neon lighting
-cat back exhaust system
-royal blue seats
-K&N cold-air intake


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