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Garage, Car Cover, or All-Weather?

Im wondering how most of us proud Challenger owners store our cars. Im sure most with a garage probably keep them inside. Me on the other hand, I have a one-car garage and it is currently occupied by my 1967 Camaro which im considering pushing to the backyard (because it needs to be repainted and motor is out being rebuilt) to make room for my Challenger. Meanwhile, my Challenger is stored under a Cover King all weatherproof car cover in my driveway. How is your car stored? I know plenty are garaged, but does anyone else use a cover and if so, what brand and how is the quality? Does anyone not care and leave car outside unprotected? Curious...

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I dont mind a little rain, I guess. But I dont want snow on my car. Especially come time to shovel it off with the scraping against the finish and all.
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Mainly all weather, I do have a mopar car cover but only use it when I clean it a day or so before I go some where; e.g. Car meet/family. If I had a garage I would keep it in there and do a lot more tinkering lol


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I have the Mopar car cover and she sits outside under it. Technically, I am not storing my car for winter because I know there will be some nice sunny days were I might uncover her and take her for a ride. But usually during the week she is undercover and -- depends on the weather -- for the weekend.

I do not mind her sitting out in the elements, I just got lazy cleaning the draining areas were leaves and pine needles collect so I just got the Mopar car cover.

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Mine is a semi daily driver and it lives outdoors for now, however my wife and I are suddenly and unexpectedly new house shopping (A national chain pharmacy wants to buy up all the land on our block to put in a store) and one of the must haves on the list is a garage for the Challenger.

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It's a daily driver so I don't have time for the car cover thing. And I've parked outside long enough that you always come back to 'surprises' such as bird poop, scratches from cat paws, leaves stuffed in your vents, water marks from sprinklers, and dings from inconsiderate neighbors. It was annoying with my previous cars, but I would've become sick with worry with a new black Challenger. Thankfully, while I live in an apartment I have my own 1-car garage and never park the car elsewhere unless I'm at a store or at work, which is stressful enough.
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I have the Mopar car cover and she sits outside under it. Technically, I am not storing my car for winter because I know there will be some nice sunny days were I might uncover her and take her for a ride. But usually during the week she is undercover and -- depends on the weather -- for the weekend.

I do not mind her sitting out in the elements, I just got lazy cleaning the draining areas were leaves and pine needles collect so I just got the Mopar car cover.

Yea, I guess thats kinda like me. I know I'll want to take it out on those rare sunny days. Meanwhile, I'll store it outside undercover until the appropriate time.
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It's a daily driver so I don't have time for the car cover thing. And I've parked outside long enough that you always come back to 'surprises' such as bird poop, scratches from cat paws, leaves stuffed in your vents, water marks from sprinklers, and dings from inconsiderate neighbors. It was annoying with my previous cars, but I would've become sick with worry with a new black Challenger. Thankfully, while I live in an apartment I have my own 1-car garage and never park the car elsewhere unless I'm at a store or at work, which is stressful enough.

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