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Norristown, Pennsylvania
United States

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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS


2001 Ford Focus SE

“Silver / My Beauty”

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 “Silver / My Beauty”

It is my sad duty to report that this poor car has passed away on the 23rd of February 2012. Due to major repairs that had to be done that exeeded the market value of the car. Hopefully its parts will be used on a car that the owner appreciates and may he rest in pieces.
R.I.P. Silver

Old description
This is my first car, there are no major modifications ... yet. I call it silver because its ... silver. I purchased it for $1500.00... not much more to say I guess. It just is what it is.


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 “Silver / My Beauty”

2.0L Inline 4 Engine
4 Speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
110 HP
125 LB/FT


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 “Silver / My Beauty”

My car has:
Air Conditioning
Power Locks
CD Player & A.M. - F.M. Radio
4 Speed Automatic Transmission (With Overdrive)


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 “Silver / My Beauty”

Trailer Hitch (Former Owner's Installation)
Sylvania Super White Lights (My Installation)
Ford Licence Plate Frame (My Installation)
Fuzzy Dice (My Addition)

(Told you, no major modifications yet)

Future Modifications:
-Cold Air Intake
-Catback Exhaust
-Computer Reprogram
-Stage One Brakes
-Stage One Suspension
-Sway Bars Front and Rear
-Performance Tires
-Window Tints
-Head Lights
-Tail Lights


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