I just don't want rust to ever grace my mass produced depreciation machine. It's ugly, and since I work on my own stuff I don't want to see or experience it if I don't have toDrive the damn car! This isn't a Ferrari and it isn't a '65 Mustang. My car has seen rain, snow, hail (not my choice, got stuck in a freak storm one afternoon), sun, everything you can think of short of a tsunami. Not to mention, it has an aftermarket hood with vents. Doesn't matter if lots of rain or snow gets in the vents because everything you have to worry about is sealed. Only thing that happens if it's been sitting is a little steam comes up once the motor starts.
Some people treat their car better than a newborn, it's crazy...
I don't drive in a blizzard in any vehicle. The snow storm that put almost 4 feet of snow on the northeast was crazy. My rule of thumb for myself down here in these parts is if your car is going to act like a plow where the front end is pushing snow, don't drive it. It's easier to drive a car low to the ground down here because we don't see but 1 or 2 snow days a year if that. Most of the time it is just a little bit cold.I just don't want rust to ever grace my mass produced depreciation machine. It's ugly, and since I work on my own stuff I don't want to see or experience it if I don't have to
It’s probably the longest 4 days of the year!Here in south Florida I put my car away for the whole winter, which is roughly 4 days
Beautiful Cobra! CongratsI put both of mine away for the winter in a heated warehouse. I bought the Cobra new and it's only seen bad weather maybe once. The Cobra is quickly becoming a collectors car and increasing in value. I bought the 2016 just this year with 2,000 miles on it. It looks immaculate and I'd like to keep it looking good. Black cars look awesome, but they are a lot of work if you don't keep them out of the weather. I miss them in the winter, but I also have 2 AWD BMWs with 500 HP to drive in the winter.
I do think a regular GT will increase in value many years down the road if it is kept in great condition. Look what it costs to buy a used fox body in great condition. They were a dime a dozen back in the 90s. Today it's hard to find a nice one. You have to search for that one that was stored in the winters and kept out of the weather.