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Got pics of that cavalier?
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Got pics of that cavalier?
This was basically the peak of it's appearance...then I stopped caring.

Now it has no front lip, heaps of rust-holes, and rolls on steelies.

And in case you thought I was kidding...

...it actually is blown.
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I believed that is was boosted. Just like the predecessor to the cobalt.
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Haha I'm embarrassed to show you all my "WINTER BEATER". It's actually the daily driver, so I can keep miles off of the G8. It's a 1990 Honda accord, green, with 98,000 miles. Power everything and runs like a champ! Grandma bought it brand new "it was a nice car 23 years ago". Got it from her for 500.00! Can't beat it!

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I had the front fenderwells out a couple of months ago, and noticed rust forming at some panel seams. No more salty road driving for the G8...

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Last years "beater" was my 2000 Silverado, still got it....just not used for a beater unless it is SERIOUS snow. We inherited a 1998 Buick Century with 124k miles on, wife licensed and registered it....so guess what? I improved it from 22.8Mpg to 25.2Mpg within a month.

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Trailblazer SS AWD. Just got it in April so I'm waiting to see how it does in the snow. Before that it was my grand prix gt, which did fine, but I wanted a v8 and either 4 wheel drive or AWD.

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picked up an 03 silverado 4x4 this fall as my old beater (protege5) would no longer pass inspection. so i now have 2 gas guzzlers

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Trailblazer SS AWD. Just got it in April so I'm waiting to see how it does in the snow. Before that it was my grand prix gt, which did fine, but I wanted a v8 and either 4 wheel drive or AWD.
I also wanted a V8 & AWD for a "beater," but went a different route. Just picked up an Audi S4 convertible. We don't really have winters here in GA, but it'll be nice to keep some miles off the G8.

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Tires are BFGs and they suck in the winter, they turn into plastic when it's cold out, gotta run them at about 15psi to get any traction. I won't be buying another set of those, hopefully will replace them next summer.

Don't seem to have any recent pictures in the snow....if we get some snow this year, I'll take some again.

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Used to be a cavalier, now is my G8 with dunlop graspics.

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Why not drive the Malibu in the snow

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Hahaha nobody ever said that you can't run studded drag radials!

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I've had this since '98 and can't imagine not having it. Has kept the G8 in the garage during any and all bad weather.



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