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Xena the Resilient Warrior

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"Hi there, fellow Pontiacs. My name is Xena. I've had some spare time on my hands lately because I'm a little broken, and I thought I would post some short stories about where I came from and how I got to where I am today.

Once upon a time, I lived in the lot of LeMay Pontiac Buick GMC in Kenosha, WI. I was purchased by this nice guy who chose me over this beige colored Sunfire, probably because he's smart- red is obviously the superior color. He had me shipped to California right away on this big rig with a whole bunch of other cars. It turns out I was going to a young girl named Sadie, the daughter of the nice man who found me in the car lot. I have a manual transmission though, and she had never driven such a thing, so it took her a couple months to get comfortable driving me. Little did I know the adventures we would have together!

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Eventually, Sadie and I moved back to Wisconsin. We drove all the way across the country, which was a completely different sight from the lazy trailer ride I had the first time. Once we were comfortably back in Wisconsin, Sadie started getting involved with other car people, and I started making a whole bunch of friends.

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This was the first "car club meet" Sadie took me to. Little did I know how much this organization would change both our lives!

This inspired her to start modifying me, which I was certainly okay with because I think she made me look pretty slick. Right after she added a new head unit, someone broke my passenger front window and stole some things out of me. I was really mad that I couldn't do anything to defend myself! Luckily nothing terrible happened as a result, and my window was replaced right away so Sadie wouldn't be super cold all winter.

Here's how I looked after she added a short antenna, some 95-99 GT wheels, removed my ugly front plate, and lowered me with KYB AGX shocks and struts, and Eibach Sportline springs. All of these changes happened over the course of about 3 years.

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I love cruising around with her in the summer with my windows down, whipping down old country back roads. Ahhh, that's the life. We even took a road trip all the way out to California and back, and saw so many amazing things. Have any of you ever been near Morro Rock? Talk about feeling small!

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Sadie was even nice enough to keep me out of the winter weather for several years. She had a Sunbird hatchback at one point, and even borrowed her dad's Aztek for a winter in order to save me from that nasty salt stuff. It makes me feel funny. Last winter was the last time I had to see that nastiness.

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Ew. My body lines look like Sadie's old Sunbird hatchback!

I'm getting pretty tired for now, so I guess my next entry will have to be about how I ended up here in this cold shop, hoping I don't fall on top of a Corvair and staring at the nose of the Aztek most of the time. At least the Can Am, Opel and Corvair have some good stories to tell! I do kind of feel bad that the Aztek has to keep going outside, but at least she was made for that sort of thing.

Until next time!
Xena"

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I have to say, this is by far the most clever way to make a thread for one's car.

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Bahaha, thanks :P Now no one will ever know if it's me or Xena talking!


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