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post #1 of 22 Old 12-27-2009, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 22 Old 12-28-2009, 05:58 AM
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Hey guys,

Thinking of going and trading in the malibu and picking up a 2SS/RS as my new DD. I had a 393RWHP 02 camaro as a daily driver for some time so i'm aware of the common problems with driving a pony car in the winter.

I'm just curious how many of you guys are daily drivin your fifth gens, and how you feel about it.

Anyone have any thoughs to share about how the car handles in inclement weather?

Does anyone driving it as a DD have any regrets?

It'd be a 2SS/RS M6

Thanks Guys!
what kind of winter?? I live in MN and am storing it this winter but plan on driving it the next! DD as well, love it in the summer alittle worried about the winter but nothing a set of nice snow tires wont take care of.
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I've got mine stored in my garage for the winter. It keeps my Corvette company. All snug an cozy... Never gonna see salt!
My work truck "DD" is my Ford F-150 its pretty high off the ground. I put a few bricks in the bed for traction. And it handles good in snow.
If you live where it snows. Get yourself a good used truck or jeep for the winter months. And keep that 2SS in the garage. Bring it out to play in the spring.
Anyway that just my take on it. But, you should do what you want to do...

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BUY IT! WELL WORTH IT! just don't drive it in the snow... higher accident percentage and salt is no bueno! if you do drive it in the winter get a set a snow tires and that 3M stuff on your rockers!!!

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I realize I'm not taking most of the advice on the forum.......I WOULD if I COULD though. that being said, I have 2SS/RS Auto. I see snow and ice in Indianapolis and I have to drive every day, to beat that, my job is industrial park work and it's in sales so I'm in the car more than I am at my home lol. I've had the car since May 27th, 16k miles on it and not slowing down even with Indianapolis January coming. I'm getting around and feel like I'm being careful. I'll post from the ditch or side of the road if I must but I've always had tough to get around in cars, this one just turns the wheels a little or well a LOT faster hehe. ...so far...so good ......._____________(someone will catch this Dave Mustaine phrase here). I am babying the car just no choice but to drive it daily....so.......

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I've got mine stored in my garage for the winter. It keeps my Corvette company. All snug an cozy... Never gonna see salt!
My work truck "DD" is my Ford F-150 its pretty high off the ground. I put a few bricks in the bed for traction. And it handles good in snow.
If you live where it snows. Get yourself a good used truck or jeep for the winter months. And keep that 2SS in the garage. Bring it out to play in the spring.
Anyway that just my take on it. But, you should do what you want to do...

Hells Bells, I wish I could drive my cars all year around. But here in Michigan, winter and snow go hand in hand... And its also **** COLD! I hate winter...








That's an awesome scenario, I like the idea of putting her up.....maybe next year, cause we're all gonna have great 2010!!!

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post #9 of 22 Old 12-29-2009, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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As much as I'd like to get another daily driver, I already have an 02 C5 sitting in the garage next to a 34k mile 88 fiero GT that are my toys, so the Malibu is my DD and the Camaro would be the replacement.

I live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, so we do get a handful of days during the average winter that are interesting in the snow but not ao many that I think it'd be unbearable
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This year my Camaro is stored for the winter, but starting next year it might become a year-round vehicle.
Depends if we can afford to buy a 3rd car next fall. We'll see!

I'm sure these cars are fine in the winter, but I would definitely get winter tires!
And wash it often to deter the salt.

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