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Old 09-08-2010, 11:56 AM   #1
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Riski's shit talking in this thread has got me thinking about storing cars in the winter, and would like to hear what TCG thinks. I personally think if a car has never seen a winter, and the owner has other means for transportation. Putting it away come winter shouldn't be an issue even though the car could be perfectly fine in snow. My dad stores his dime a dozen 300C during winter. Why? Because it was from Florida and has zero rust, if he has a truck why drive it?

I think storing a car in winter (at least in this area) can make it worth a tad more when it comes time to sell. Not only that but also can reduce the likely hood of problems down he road when it comes to rust. As a buyer Id pay more for a car that hasn't seen a winter.

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Old 09-08-2010, 11:59 AM   #2
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i had a guy last winter rent a garage spot for his 1994 v6 convertable firebird..... i thought he was nuts.

but to me, money is money.. store whatever you want.
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A never seen winter Gp would for sure be worth more IMO. Especially seeing how the last few years they've seen to have started rotting more and more. If it's a nice car then I don't see an issue.
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to me the important part is the garaging/cleanliness of the vehicle. as long as you keep the salt off it reasonably and park it in a garage overnight i see no issue/difference in not driving thru the winter. my car has been parked outside overnight maybe a dozen times in its entire life.
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I drive my olds through as much salt as I can possibly find.
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When we bought the Camaro 15+ years ago it was just another 3rd Gen but we stored it every winter since.

I would say there is a pay-off in the long term doing that.

However, I've had the Regal for 10 years and it has been driven through every winter but washed once a week and parked in a heated garage every night. That car is still in great shape too!

I can say that another big benefit of having alternate transportation for the winter is you aren't putting as many miles on the car. That too contributes directly to the car's condition and value.


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If you have the space and the alternate transportation, go for it.

I stored my GTP for (4) winters because I had alternate transportation, so that saved me alot of miles being put on the car, overall wear 'n' tear was reduced and I didn't have to spend a ton more time worrying about how to keep it clean and virtually swirl-free.

Now that I have the GTP and G8, the G8 is stored in the winter. Again, less miles, less wear 'n' tear and it stays cleaner. It sucks cleaning the snow/ice off the GTP in the winter, but it is worth it to keep the G8 in overall better condition, which could keep its value slightly higher.

And as far as Riski's comments go in that thread... plain and simple, he can eat shit.
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If it's plane jane, drive it like you stole it. If it's special then go ahead put it away. In the long run all you have to do is travel 3/4 a day south to find the same vehicles that have never seen salt.
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store it if you want to. Who gives a fuck. The car will be worth more if it is stored, and is in better condition because of that. What if there werent a bunch of cool, all original, classic cars around right now because "its just a (insert "lame" car here) and you should beat the fuck out of it"

If you have a practical reason to do it, why not.
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I have my Infiniti for daily driving and the Grand Prix is my fun car. There's no rust on the Grand Prix and it's pointless to drive in the winter anyhow. To the garage it goes.
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To each their own. If its nice to you, and want it clean and not beat to shit from Chicago winters, store it. You dont need a classic or race car to have a stored vehicle.
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I just find it very fucking funny that dude posted saying it never seen winter....Highly doubtful that a GTP of any year is bought brand new, and stored come winter time, while they drove something of less.....If you believe his lie,.....your a retard
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oh, I did a lot of shit talking there too.....your a fuckin lil ***, did you ever get laid yet How is that for shit talking....should I go on?
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Didnt that GTX have like 80k anyways? Im sure it was driven in the winter.
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To each their own. If its nice to you, and want it clean and not beat to shit from Chicago winters, store it. You dont need a classic or race car to have a stored vehicle.
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Exactly! My mustang isn't anything that special, but I store it every year.
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OK, maybe he was plan on keeping it in the garage in the winters to sell it here....


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or seen over 60mph, and driven on sunny sundays, taking grandma to church....
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I keep my car in the garage for winters... at night... :-)
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I just find it very fucking funny that dude posted saying it never seen winter....Highly doubtful that a GTP of any year is bought brand new, and stored come winter time, while they drove something of less.....If you believe his lie,.....your a retard
Panda is defending a nobody just because he owns a GTP
He could have been lived in southern state or he could bought the car from a southern state. I don't believe he said he was the original owner or said the car lived in IL its whole life. If it did, and was stored winters I would think it would have less than 80K unless the guy drive it daily only in the summer. Who knows, im not defending nobody. I just stated reasons why I think people store cars. I wanted to hear what others think. I would be hard for me to store a GTP in the winter, only thing that might make me change my mind is if it was salt free its whole life or if it was so modified that I wanted to keep it nice.

Because I own a GTP I am wrong at all times. You do not know me, please do not make assumptions about anything. Like I said I made this thread to see what others think. Seems the general consensus is that if you want to store a car, you can. Regardless of what it is.
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my 300c might not see winter. its pretty primo. still decidin what to do .
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i stored my beatup rusty old truck inside and dry for years
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i store my GTO in a garage for the winter months. i have a 4x4 jeep for winter and shitty weather
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That gtx is somewhat rare and probably cost more then $30k new. Believe it or not but they're actually nice cars.
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Panda, but you made this thread sayin becasue I was talking so much shit.....I laughed at the dude, and you thought you could be a smart guy by sayin I talked shit by "laughing" and directed everyone to that post....You get laid yet or still a virgin?.....
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People store civics. Why not Grand Prixs, especially SLP cars?
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