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Old 02-08-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
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Do you love your focus enough?

I am wanting to know what measures do you go to to get your car all the stuff you want for it, and what you do to keep it out of harms way?


I recently whent on a 5 day trip to north Alabama, while leaving my car at home it was under a cover which was straped down to prevent movement.

I am now getting a second job so I can spend MORE money on my car ( and I guess my fiance' too), my current job is a 2pm to 10pm shift and I have plenty of time in the morning to work atleast 4-6 hrs.


So is anyone else this nuts about there car or do I need to spend my extra money on shrink?




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Old 02-08-2006, 09:45 PM   #2
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Sounds like you are a careful car enthusiast to me. I get crap from my friends for having a perfectly good car sitting in the garage while I drive an old beater because "it's raining" or "it might get dented in the parking lot" or "I don't want your grubby hands on it."
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:31 PM   #3
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You've got one of those pager alarms? Cool beans Mikey.

Mine knows I love her. I don't drive her much now, but if I did it would be all this start, rush through 10 minutes of city traffic, get there... bad driving. So I walk everywhere, keep her covered and take her out to stretch the legs (tires?) on the highways when I have some time and it's a nice day
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:36 PM   #4
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how much did that alarm system cost you? i was thinking if i upgrade my alarm, which i plan to, i want one that will page me to tell me if it is going off or not. if i am going to spend alot of money on my car, i am going to protect it!
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Old 02-08-2006, 11:43 PM   #5
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Plus what's worse than the car alarm going off and the owner's nowhere in sight... so everyone just listens to it forever
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yeah, that is another good reason! i think all alarms should have a pager.
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I try to keep it clean... not really into modding and I drive it every day snow, rain, or shine. A lot of it's attraction to me was it's ability to do the daily-driver thing and still put a smile on my face. Besides, that way I get to have fun with it every day!
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I think paying the insurance, at 21, especially after this accident, possibly qualifies me for legal insanity. I was overjoyed to find a quote for only $1260/6mo.

I love the car, but I ask a lot from it too, I'm putting close to 20k miles/yr on it, through New England winters, in and around the city. I'll be teaching my brother how to drive a stick on it soon, but she'll love that. I reciprocate in the form of detailing, washing, and candy-sweet oil changes though
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:40 AM   #9
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I got no love for my car.
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Im the same way but probably worse, lol
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