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Confessions of a Slovakian

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After having seen a few nice Cobalt SS-SCs on the roads as of late

and also the two black twins at N.E.D. I want one... if I can afford

the extra $120 or so a month payemtn wise I'll consider getting an

SS to hold me over till the Camaro arrives in 2009/10.

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Good for you. Obviously you have my approval :thumbsup:

You might want to check the papers and the internet for some lightly used ones. I've seen a few low-mileage specimens with mid-teens asking prices.

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One of the ways I'm counter-acting my brain's ANTI-FWD stance is the justyfication of giving Chevrolet (and by extension GM) a new car sale.

A new car is easier to finance and for a better rate plus if I'm not buying new then the factory sees no kickback and in that case I'm not getting a Cobalt.

I've narrowed it down to three cars that I'll consider. When I'm finally ready to buy (hopefully in the next two months) there's a 99.9% chance I'm getting oe of the folllowing:

- Another 2nd gen. Q45, preferably a 1999-2001. I'm looking into a 99 Q45t right now. they're asking $12,995.

- 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham or a Buick Roadmaster Sedan (Steel Roof)

- New Cobalt coupe, either a stripped out bare bones one or an SS/SC.

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$h!, Pantho, I thought this was a thread about your homeland. Darn.

BTW, is Prague worth visiting? How are the prices? How is the food? Are the locals friendly to tourists?

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Silvester..... really dude, noones gonna kill you if you get FWD. LOL

Might be sorta cool to see if you could get some stupid-strange Cobalt, something that noone else will have..... almost the equivalant of a 1LE camaro or whatever....

an SS without ANYTHING at all other than the drivetrain and appearance.... no a/c, no power anything, etc.

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$h!, Pantho, I thought this was a thread about your homeland.  Darn.

BTW, is Prague worth visiting?  How are the prices?  How is the food?  Are the locals friendly to tourists?

Prague is a gorgeous city... very much the Paris of Eastern Europe. While Prague WAS the capital of CzechoSlovakia now that the contries have separated it's only the capital of the Czech Republic.

Slovakia's capitol, Bratislava is equally gorgeous. The mix of the Danube, 20% super modern architecture & 70% ancient monuments, BMW 750is parked next to communist era Eastern German Wartburgs & the one of a kind canter-levered bridge makes it a city you'll never forget. I know I think of it often in fond memories of Gothic, architecture glowing lighs in the cool night air and cobblestone streets.

The UFO restaurant on top fo the bridge is a really cool landmark, but the four towers castle is what represents Bratislava to us Slovakians.

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Silvester..... really dude, noones gonna kill you if you get FWD. LOL

Yes, right you are. Which is why I'd have to administer myself a self-inflicted ass-kicking. FWD sucks. I'm still of the opinion that FWD was only cool in the 1930s when Coffin-Nose 810s had it. Or maybe perhaps in 1967 when the only FWD cars were the Austin Minis, Razorback Eldorados, Olds Toronadods & Citroens.

But damn, this little pocket-rocket is winning races and it's got great styling & quality. Now that the Camaro is a sure thing I'm in a mood to reward Chevrolet with a new car sale and it has to be a FWD car... :( I can't afford a Z06 and I will not be caught dead in a Malibu or other bland sedan. Not even a two door "Impala MC".

Might be sorta cool to see if you could get some stupid-strange Cobalt, something that noone else will have..... almost the equivalant of a 1LE camaro or whatever....

an SS without ANYTHING at all other than the drivetrain and appearance.... no a/c, no power anything, etc.

I wish that I could order the SS-SC mechanicals with NONE of the power options or rims. COPO Cobalt. :metal:

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Sixty8... when you're ready to move into my aunt and uncle's house, you can just get to work on my GAGT. You can have it for $500. The engine's torn apart right now, though... :P You don't need no Cobalt when you can have a sweet Grand Am. :D

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I've owned a Grand Am. A 1997 sedan with the 3.1 liter. Great car other than the POS aftermarket alarm they instaled half assed by cutting into the wiring harness.

Which is why that car got traded inon... you guessed it: a Cobalt. :D

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Be sure to get the LSD option, then... all FWD cars I've driven with 200+ horsepower (our minivan included) are useless without 'em.

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LSD is standard wiht the SS/SC package, right?

I thought it was. I'd love a yellow one wiht the black leather & yellow inserts. :D

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Hmmm...

I'm thinking a Balt' too...(after the other ones are paid off..soon. 8) )

Though I'd rather have a bare bones one.....

this way I can do what I want to it( and pay it off sooner)

I love that new blue color...

a LS w/ a spoiler and power locks is all I need....

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LSD is standard wiht the SS/SC package, right?

I thought it was. I'd love a yellow one wiht the black leather & yellow inserts. :D

It's a $1500 option that comes with Recaro seats.

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I will not be caught dead in a Malibu or other bland sedan. Not even a two door "Impala MC".

aw cmon man... leave the monte out of this... its got a v8 now!!

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ive been looking at mid 90's stick Cavy's or 4wd S-10 sticks recently i want a stick back and a econ box/truck its not going to be for power just to drive with. untill the cold air kits and camshafts and other stuff come for it. but the Caprice is costing way to much now it cost me $58 to fill it up today at $2.50. and the truck isnt any better.

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a LS w/ a spoiler and power locks is all I need....

No one "needs" an SS/SC Cobalt, that's for sure. But I WANT a supercharged one.

There's a small part of me that also wants to get the bare bones guy and throw a turbo on it. :)

Brrrrrrrppp - Cssss, Brrrrrrrrrrpppp - Cssss, BRRRRrrrrrrrppPPPPP - Cssss!

capriceman Posted Yesterday, 10:31 PM

ive been looking at mid 90's stick Cavy's or 4wd S-10 sticks recently i want a stick back and a econ box/truck its not going to be for power just to drive with. untill the cold air kits and camshafts and other stuff come for it. but the Caprice is costing way to much now it cost me $58 to fill it up today at $2.50. and the truck isnt any better.

Unlike most airheads buying Prius, Civic & Escape Hybrids and spending $20,000+ to "save on gas" a beater J-body or an S10 makes sense. That's why I could jusyfy buying the Datsun even thouh at the time it was my 4th car.

I bought the Maxima for $300, and then for just an additional $100 or so drove it for about 21,000 miles thus far. Pretty good economics right there! :D

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Burn him!! He has abandoned the cause of RWD!!! :P

Actually, I've been thinking about a G6 coupe myself. If I didnt have only a year left on my current loan, I would've already bought one. However the bright side is that when I pay off the truck, I'll have some cashola left for the Camaro when it comes out :)

I almost bought a truck we have here at work that was repoed the other day. 2003 GMC Extended cab, Duramax, full loaded 4wd HD.

But I decided against it. However a diesel would be sweet.

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That's just the thing. Either I sell out to ANOTHER Japanese car and go 100% RWD and buy the Q45, which we just might do, or I buy a new GM car and give them a sale but bitch about the FWD for the next 3/4/5 years.

Ex-cab Duramax.... sweet, shoud have gone for it.

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That's just the thing. Either I sell out to ANOTHER Japanese car and go 100% RWD and buy the Q45, which we just might do, or I buy a new GM car and give them a sale but bitch about the FWD for the next 3/4/5 years.

Ex-cab Duramax.... sweet, shoud have gone for it.

Believe me, I wanted to but I let my common sense take over. I really have no need for a 4wd truck at this time as I dont live on the Farm with my father and family anymore. The times I go hunting I am usually with him so I dont need the 4wd truck since he has 3 4x4 Chevys.

So I decided to keep my Xtreme as my vehicle and wait for the Camaro. Plus only 12 months left of payments so It aint so bad to wait. 8)

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Why not? Drive what you like. Althought the spoiler on the t looks tacky. Your current Q has a classier feeling to the other one with the plain rims and no sport trim. Only thing missing is the gunsight ornament.

Nissan and Mazda are the only Japanese makes I have respect for. Think deeply, Mazda is actually American and Nissan is actually French. Just don't tell us the next moment you bought a Camry.

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Seriously, Japan isn't evil, there is nothing wrong with owning a Japanese car. Guess what, American cars were extremely $h!ty compared to Japanese cars through the 90's, with a few exceptions. Juat ask yourself, do you want to drive something you like to drive or do you want to settle for something that doesn't embody what you think a car should be because of some 1970's, narrow minded, quasi-racist thinking? And Qs are pretty nice cars, although you can pick up a high mileage E-Class from the late 90's for $12k or so and those weren't that bad on the reliability scale.

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ive been looking at mid 90's stick Cavy's or 4wd S-10 sticks recently i want a stick back and a econ box/truck its not going to be for power just to drive with. untill the cold air kits and camshafts and other stuff come for it. but the Caprice is costing way to much now it cost me $58 to fill it up today at $2.50. and the truck isnt any better.

I know how you feel...

That's why I decided to pour a few bucks into my Cavalier (93), beacuse when it was running good-it could push 400 miles on a tank-and that was with the 3.1... :)

I noticed it's getting hard to find one though... :(

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No one "needs" an SS/SC Cobalt, that's for sure. But I WANT a supercharged one.

There's a small part of me that also wants to get the bare bones guy and throw a turbo on it. :)

Brrrrrrrppp - Cssss, Brrrrrrrrrrpppp - Cssss, BRRRRrrrrrrrppPPPPP - Cssss!

Unlike most airheads buying Prius, Civic & Escape Hybrids and spending $20,000+ to "save on gas" a beater J-body or an S10 makes sense. That's why I could jusyfy buying the Datsun  even thouh at the time it was my 4th car.

I bought the Maxima for $300, and then for just an additional $100 or so drove it for about 21,000 miles thus far. Pretty good economics right there! :D

Ah, come on 68, you could just"supercharge" one on the side. :P8)

There is quite a bit of aftermarket out there for it already....more than just fart

cannons.... :lol:

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