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Old 05-18-2009, 04:13 PM   #71
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my 3rd gen has done pretty well in the snow the couple times i drove it in the snow. i bought it from a guy that lived in chicago and used it as a DD. he said he never had a problem. granted it had a 50lbs sub box in the back. still when i sold that and moved it around my driveway with bald tires in about 2-3ins of snow i had no problems.

however when i get my 5th gen it will be in the garage when it snows. i have a truck for the winter.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #72
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if u can afford keep the grand prix and get the camaro
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:18 PM   #73
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I'll be interested to see how well the 5th gen will do in snow. My 4th gen wasn't the greatest, even with snow tires and a couple sandbags in the back. But the 5th gen IS about 500ish lbs heavier, plus traction control and all. Shouldn't be too bad.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:20 PM   #74
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Mine will sit through the winter.
MN salt wrecks most everything it touches
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:24 PM   #75
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that was the one reason why i wasnt going to get the car. i live in new york so its not that bad but wut model r u looking at caus it doesnt make that much sene 2 get a 2ss fully loaded if your only guna use it when its not snowing.
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:36 PM   #76
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Cool, thanks for the replies. My Grand Prix has been paid off for a while too, so if it can be a reliable car for years to come that would also benefit if i can store the Camaro during winters, take the insurance off and save money/pay off the Camaro easier.

If its the same engine as in my regal GS go for it mine has 210k (or so) miles on it & its a 98.


Also what we do on our summer cars, is just leave liablity on them, but take everything else off of them, but since your car is being paid for & will most likely have a finance company looking after the car, you cant really do that.


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I was thinking about buying a grand prix and using it as a daily driver, then as a winter car once I get a new Camaro
Go for it dude, GTP or the Regal GS are great cars.
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they dont use salt where Im at in WA. Even if they did Id still drive her. Im from Chicago and Ive never had any problems with rust. Thats where taking care of your car comes into play. Besides I love driving in the snow. If I could afford to have something else to drive in the winter months, I might consider not letting her see the snow....but I doubt Id keep her cooped up all winter
Dude you dont live in washington anylonger lol you live in Oregon. lol.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:31 PM   #77
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im in the same boat...our winters in new york arent as bad as michigan but we still get lots of snow during the winter...sanitation is pretty good about plowing and salting...but if its not the snow its the salt that i dont want touching my car...because of this im keeping my 300zx to drive as my beater..in the winter and back and forth to work...i might sell the Z and use half the money to put rims and an exhaust on the camaro tho...and the other half to get a more appropiate winter car...the Z sucks in the snow =/
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:35 PM   #78
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Go for it dude, GTP or the Regal GS are great cars.
he he, that was over a year ago. I have my pontiac now. Still gonna do the same thing with it though.
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