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Old 08-16-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Why don't you wash it? Don't you have any pride in yourself?
Having seen the car, I must say, I fully understand.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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The three family vehicles get washed regularly. Sometimes a quick spritzing to remove dust and whatnot, sometimes the full nine yards if they've run through a construction area and the like. Always hand washed, rain water (via a makeshift cistern) if possible and never run through a brush wash or high pressure hose. Gets water into places water isn't supposed to get in to.

The regular cleanups have greatly contributed to the finishes lasting far beyond others of the same vintage, all three are 16+ years old.

I spend a lot of time roaming around the local junkyards. It just amazes me to no end what I see. How some people will spend tens of thousands of dollars on a vehicle, years of hard work to pay that off, and never once spend any time on maintaining it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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Having seen the car, I must say, I fully understand.
Yeah. Not even I would bother cleaning that thing. If you saw it you'd understand.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Why don't you wash it? Don't you have any pride in yourself?



If I remember correctly, Pride is one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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If I remember correctly, Pride is one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Again - why don't you wash your car? Are you opposed to having a clean car?
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Again - why don't you wash your car? Are you opposed to having a clean car?
Just because I don't do something doesn't mean I'm opposed to doing it. I just don't do it. I don't go to my mailbox and check my mail every day. Are you wondering if I'm OPPOSED to checking my mailbox every day? No, I just don't do it. I don't have a wall clock in my kitchen. I'm not opposed to having a wall clock in my kitchen, I just don't have one.

If you want to wash my car for me, I will not object at all. I'm not opposed to having a clean car. I just don't wash it.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:06 AM
 
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For everyone who has not seen it, it should now be obvious why it is pointless to wash my car. It is not going to look any better. It gets washed naturally when it rains.










I hope this clears it up.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I can honestly say I have owned my current car for over 3 years and I have never washed it. However, I do clean the windows as needed.
Wow.....you got me beat big time. Beater cars are mainly for transportation & absolutely not looks (just like mine). At least you get great mpg. Mine sucks!
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Cars are like women...take good care of them and they will last a long time.
Thats true unless someone steals your car & you never get it back or you do get it back & its in terrible condition.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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Wow.....you got me beat big time. Beater cars are mainly for transportation & absolutely not looks (just like mine). At least you get great mpg. Mine sucks!
31 city, 41 highway so pretty good. It is also extremely reliable. I just about bought a Mustang GT but I just could not give this little guy up.
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