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Old 11-12-2010, 04:35 AM   #781 (permalink)
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You guys wash your cars ?

Wow.
I KNOW!!! mines never seen a sponge in its life!!!(well while I've owned it)

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Old 11-12-2010, 09:00 AM   #782 (permalink)
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Mine gets a wash.... when it rains

Some times I have to wash it (removes road salt) and when the dirt is hurting MPG
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:17 AM   #783 (permalink)
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Didn't you see Mythbusters?!!! A dirty car is faster!

Mine hasn't been washed in 2010.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:23 AM   #784 (permalink)
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:53 AM   #785 (permalink)
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I live on a dirt raod, and if I don't wash it occasionally it'll become unrecognizable.

That and I plan on keeping it a while and washing off the dirt takes away places for rust to start.

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Old 11-12-2010, 12:21 PM   #786 (permalink)
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I do wash mine.

I actually have a policy to make my car "Nice enough to drive even if Fuel was magically $1.00 / gallon (including externalized cost)". So I do wash it, not as often as some, but I do. Bear in mind, I have heated/ cooled leather seats, power everything (Not head rest but working on it), NAV, Bluetooth, sound deadening, Sat Radio, Sub, lot of new interior bits and other luxuries.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:41 PM   #787 (permalink)
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You guys wash your cars ?

Wow.



sea salt rusts your car

plus i live in the place where you can drive IN and OUT of rain within a few miles

at any time of the year
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:06 AM   #788 (permalink)
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I think washing the car is a lot like keeping the oil changed, checking the fluids, the air pressure, tyre condition, etc. Just good preventative maintenance that rewards you with a longer lasting vehicle. Of course, all my vehicles are pushing 200k miles too, so PMing the machine is a neccesity.
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I think washing the car is a lot like keeping the oil changed, checking the fluids, the air pressure, tyre condition, etc. Just good preventative maintenance that rewards you with a longer lasting vehicle.

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plus im happier with a clean car
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:14 AM   #790 (permalink)
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Actually I was inspired by the thought of car washing and Helga got a wash this afternoon. I even de-crudded her chrome 'zorst tips.


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