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Old 08-10-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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I was curious to hear to what extreme or maybe the most extreme story on how **** you are in taking care of your C5.

I cannot stand a spec of dirt on my car, nor on the floor in the interior or anywhere for that matter. I will never drive it in the rain, or if the streets are wet or if there is an imminent threat of such. My garage, its crib, has to be spotless, too. I freak out if I see someone walk up to it and God forbid touch it. I also hate to admit this, but sometimes go out in the garage, grab a cold one and just look at it. It is better than therapy.
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It's a car and I drive it. I bought it new and now have 111K miles on it. I still park in less used areas of parking lots though...
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I was curious to hear to what extreme or maybe the most extreme story on how **** you are in taking care of your C5.

I cannot stand a spec of dirt on my car, nor on the floor in the interior or anywhere for that matter. I will never drive it in the rain, or if the streets are wet or if there is an imminent threat of such. My garage, its crib, has to be spotless, too. I freak out if I see someone walk up to it and God forbid touch it. I also hate to admit this, but sometimes go out in the garage, grab a cold one and just look at it. It is better than therapy.
Afraid that all sounds too familiar. Is yours under its own color coordinated flannel sheets, with a 50th anniversary emblem stitched into the center of the hood?
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I used to clean my wheels every day before I left for work. I hated brake dust.
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I park any car I have at the far end of any parking lot where there aren't usually any other parked cars.

Also, this is not **** but may be a minor psychosis. I have always thought that my car rides and handles better right after I have cleaned and vacuumed it.
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Got over that many yrs ago
I let em look like crap nowadays keeps most psychos away from it
I appreciate a cherry car but its too much work worrying about it, gonna happen
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Extremely.

Polished aluminum like a mirror.
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**** to a point....I'm realistic in my view of a mechanical device that is driven occasionally. I take great care in how I clean it, what I'm wearing around it or in it, the route I'm taking while driving it, and the area it's parked in while it's away from the safety of the garage.

On the other hand, I know it's been rained on in the past, it obviously doesn't melt, and that goes for the slight bit of snow it encountered many years ago, and after 17 years of it's production, no ill-effects from the frozen water bit. Unless I just decide to not drive the car anymore, and mothball it,( what fun would that be), I'm not going to worry needlessly over something that runs on oil, water, and fuel. I do the "best I can" to maintain it's luster and overall beauty, and I know it's just minutes or an hour or two away from putting it up for viewing at a car show, in what "I" deem as good enough. My car is beautiful IMO, and have the trophies to prove it but, if I ever get to the point where my car needs to be flawless at all times and that ****, it'll be sitting in a museum type atmosphere but, that isn't a guarantee either....Just look what happened in Bowling Green....

Drive it, enjoy it, and if being overly **** is what makes you feel better about it, then hey, more power to you. It's your car.
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I'm only **** about the mechanical aspect of it.
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Not **** at all. I keep it looking nice, but I bought my car to drive. It does bother me when something doesn't work. I have to fix it as soon as possible.
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Both **** and non-**** (God that sounds bad )
I treat my 02 like she is a hot model, I treated my 98 like she was a hot rod (well, I guess it was).


My 02:




My old 98 (sold her in May )

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Both **** and non-**** (God that sounds bad )
I treat my 02 like she is a hot model, I treated my 98 like she was a hot rod (well, I guess it was).


My 02:




My old 98 (sold her in May )

Sexy.
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I was curious to hear to what extreme or maybe the most extreme story on how **** you are in taking care of your C5.

I cannot stand a spec of dirt on my car, nor on the floor in the interior or anywhere for that matter. I will never drive it in the rain, or if the streets are wet or if there is an imminent threat of such. My garage, its crib, has to be spotless, too. I freak out if I see someone walk up to it and God forbid touch it. I also hate to admit this, but sometimes go out in the garage, grab a cold one and just look at it. It is better than therapy.
I thought I was **** about mine until I read you're post.
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When I bought mine it had less than perfect paint so not **** at all.
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Bought mine 60,000 mile now 139,00 I drive it like I stole it. Garage keep A/C heat. Cleaned as required. Do most of my work myself. Have maintenance documents from first owner to me third owner. Well spent money . MAGA.
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OK, you have pretty much described how I feel about my car. No driving in rain, clean after every drive, car cover for dust control, etc.

It's a sickness I tell you.
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Both **** and non-**** (God that sounds bad )
I treat my 02 like she is a hot model, I treated my 98 like she was a hot rod (well, I guess it was).


My 02:




My old 98 (sold her in May )

Wondering why you sold the red one? Not that it's any of my business but it looks better than the blue one. Just my opinion though.
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I park any car I have at the far end of any parking lot where there aren't usually any other parked cars.

Also, this is not **** but may be a minor psychosis. I have always thought that my car rides and handles better right after I have cleaned and vacuumed it.
Holy crap dude, I have always thought that but scared to say anything so I don't get laughed at.
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**** to a point....I'm realistic in my view of a mechanical device that is driven occasionally. I take great care in how I clean it, what I'm wearing around it or in it, the route I'm taking while driving it, and the area it's parked in while it's away from the safety of the garage.

On the other hand, I know it's been rained on in the past, it obviously doesn't melt, and that goes for the slight bit of snow it encountered many years ago, and after 17 years of it's production, no ill-effects from the frozen water bit. Unless I just decide to not drive the car anymore, and mothball it,( what fun would that be), I'm not going to worry needlessly over something that runs on oil, water, and fuel. I do the "best I can" to maintain it's luster and overall beauty, and I know it's just minutes or an hour or two away from putting it up for viewing at a car show, in what "I" deem as good enough. My car is beautiful IMO, and have the trophies to prove it but, if I ever get to the point where my car needs to be flawless at all times and that ****, it'll be sitting in a museum type atmosphere but, that isn't a guarantee either....Just look what happened in Bowling Green....

Drive it, enjoy it, and if being overly **** is what makes you feel better about it, then hey, more power to you. It's your car.
Wow, I would be **** about that car, too!
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OK, you have pretty much described how I feel about my car. No driving in rain, clean after every drive, car cover for dust control, etc.

It's a sickness I tell you.
Ha ha Jack that's awesome. I am so glad there are others out there.
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