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Old 03-20-2018, 08:18 AM
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Michigan daily driver

So this retired Lutheran pastor I know decided at age 80 to sell his race car and buy an S2K for him and the spouse to do some sedate motoring.
Recently, she had to go into a memory care unit. The reverend approached me about buying his S2Kooter. He's replacing it with an MGA like he had in the service.
So, I have become the temporary keeper of a nice silver 2005 with 22,000 miles on it. I'm replacing my 2003 VW Jetta with 460,000 miles on it...I just don't carry a lot of luggage. The pastor put these outrageous red OZ alloys on it, so I even have a set of OEM wheels for my winter Blizzaks. Don't worry. If the snow is deeper than 2 inches, I can use my wife's diesel Suburban. She said it was OK.
At my age, it's great to be a newbie!
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:32 PM
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Welcome! What an awesome story and a bit of an upgrade from your VW. You really got lucky to find one with 22K on it! Any plans?
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:52 PM
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I believe Michigan (I am based in DTW but live in California) uses a brine solution in addition to plain old corrosive salt to melt snow and automotive steel in the winter months. If it rains during mild weather the salt migrates back into road water for round two in destroying your new (old S) making 22,000 miles look like 875,000 miles.

I would only take it out in dry, non- snow conditions.
Good luck and welcome.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:45 AM
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Welcome! Have you found the secret compartment?
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:02 PM
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Okay. A bit of hyperbole. I do plan to not be too "salty" with this car...and you're right, salt is waiting for us well into the spring around here...and all summer when they chloride the gravel roads to keep down dust. The "salt dust" billows into all the nooks and crannies. And, for the same reason we have broken pavementand rotting bridges, we have many secondary gravel roads that are gravel. You can't just tell Garmin to "avoid highways."

And yes, I found the compartment. No weed.
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