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So as the winter approaches in New England, I put the Bandit away today until Spring.. always a sad time. Completed 45000 miles and 7 years since bringing Bandit home in May 06. Can't wait for the spring of 2014. :cool:
 

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The sol is my winter and rain car. Of course, we don't have much of a winter and no salt. When it is too risky to ride I take the 4 wheel motorcycle (as a few journalists have described the solstice).

It might also become to too hot to ride car since it does have air conditioning.

This car is definitely allowing me to wimp out on riding. LOL!
 

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I drove mine year round until I sold it a couple of weeks ago. I and signing the dotted line on another in a couple of days which I will also drive year round. I would drive my SUV but I go over 120 miles daily for work so that's not going to happen.
 

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Put ours up a few weeks ago. I waited too long once and trying to wash and wax a car when it is 35 is a PITA and a little cold. I couldn't imagine trying to drive this car in the winter around here. Winter tires or not, there would be a few times I know I wouldn't make it out of the drive and trying to keep it clean would drive me nuts.
 

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This is the time all the guys over on the C3 Corvette forum dread too. they are all winterizing their cars and hopping in our trucks. Like Seltzer said. we had a nice mild weekend. Sunny and warm. Could have gone swimming if I weren't so busy. supposed to be a bit colder this week though. You guys up north stay warm.
 

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Just put my winters on last week. Actually thinking if I should put my stock intake back in, the GMPP CAI filter doesn't look very waterproof even with the sock.
 

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That's funny Rob. we are kinda the same way. we don't generally eat chili in the summertime and the first night that it gets down to the low 40's, we're like...Lets have chili!

I worked in a grocery store back in the 80's and 90's and from march to about october, the 3 alarm chili mix just collects dust but once that first cold spell hits, you have better order a few extra cases or you'll have an empty shelf.
 

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we don't do Stew. Chili, Jambalaya and Gumbo is what leeps us going. every once in a while, some yankee will show up with some NE clam chowder but I never complain:)
 

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Another season over

I was thinking of parking my Solstice, till Saturday came around and it was 60 degrees! Couldn't resist taking it for a ride. Pretty soon I'll have to think
about a good car cover (don't have a garage). Last year we had a storm that dumped three feet of snow in our area. Does any one have a suggestion for a car cover that might stand up to a New England winter?
I'm open for any suggestions. I have a light duty one for now but I'll need
something more substantial. Thanks for any suggestions!
Erick
 

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Yeah, from what I hear, it's really nasty for some of you guys up north. I have relatives in Omaha and Chicago and have heard of some of the blizzards. I'm not sure if I could handle being stuck in my house for 3 weeks. I'd probably kill someone. Been to Hartford a long time ago too but it don't really remember. I was 3. so do you guys do the whole winterize thing for parked vehicles? what about putting the car on jack stands. And do you start it once a month or just let it sit?
 

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Yeah, from what I hear, it's really nasty for some of you guys up north. I have relatives in Omaha and Chicago and have heard of some of the blizzards. I'm not sure if I could handle being stuck in my house for 3 weeks. I'd probably kill someone. Been to Hartford a long time ago too but it don't really remember. I was 3. so do you guys do the whole winterize thing for parked vehicles? what about putting the car on jack stands. And do you start it once a month or just let it sit?
No on both. No need to put cars on jack stands these days. Mine sits for 5 months straight and never have any flat spots. Starting the car once in a while is not good for the car either. If you can get out and drive it for a couple of hours that is ok but just letting the car sit and idle is a bad idea. That puts condesation in the oil and water in the exhaust system.

Wash, wax, detail inside, change oil, add stabilizer, drive to fill it up, pull in garage, clean off rims with microfiber towel, hook up battery tender, start it up in the spring and drive away.
 

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Ours went on the flat deck to the dealer since it snowed now and the streets are sloppy to have the EBCM replaced on warranty and then will be flat decked back home for the winter. Then I can work on replacing the front grilles with polished stainless steel,remote front plate,fixing that battery cover fender brackets( was previously adjusted by some mechanics improper jack position prior to us buying the car ) and attempting to repair some of the cracking in the plastic wheel fender lining as a result of that....whew!..............Thank god for a new garage we just built:)
.......but not before the usual pre-winter storage stuff for the car.
 

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I may be putting ours on jack stands this winter. I've not had R&T's luck with flat spots. If we don't roll ours for a couple weeks it's noticeable. I'd suspect it's tire specific.

Other than that I'm on board with R&T's agenda. Except I usually do a lot of additional polishing to try and clean up the paint defects as much as I can. Really need to get the whole thing repainted - maybe next year.
 
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