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Old 12-07-2005, 10:25 PM
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What's the best (less than $100) car cover to get?

Checked out some car covers on the way home at Autozone tonight while picking up some fiddly bits. Some look really porous, i guess waterproof will destroy the finish.

Anybody know the best manufacturer or type? I dont need one that costs $300 and is tailored for the hood ornament.
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:32 AM
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Bought one at Costco last year. It was around $40. Don't remember the brand. During very heavy rain (like we had last year) the water soaked through, but now I've built a carport so it will only protect from all the dust. Don't know how good it is against UV. I think for the price it doe's the job. Never seen upclose those for $300.
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Old 12-08-2005, 11:40 AM
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Cover Craft has a good assortment of custom covers that start at around $100 and go to $800. My SD cover was about $150 with shipping, but its used in a garage just to keep the environment out, but would stand up outside.

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Old 12-08-2005, 07:02 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Quality of fabric is more important than tailoring to me. Some look like you could push your thumb through them. But its just for 3 months so maybe the $40 cover aint so bad.

Just found myself a rust free high mileage 240D unfortunately not a 115. My plan this weekend is spray clean the wheel wells and undercarriage at 2-bit car wash. Then slime the wells, rockers and sheetmetal underneath with axle grease and put it away for the Winter.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:05 PM
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Car cover

I bought a cover at Target for $30 and it is quite durable. Good for inside or to keep to sun off. It's a "Car & Driver" brand and the large car size fits my 3.5 coupe perfectly(Except for the hood ornament)
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Old 12-10-2005, 01:21 AM
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Get a tennis ball and cut a slit into it. Slide over hood ornament. Instant hood ornament/car cover protector.
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