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  1. Mustang Winter Storage

    I added stabilizer circa Nov 1 on the premise I won't turn the engine over until about the end of March and won't be using any of the fuel. Stabilizer does reduce oxidization, and condensation especially in ethanol mixed gasoline but I actually don't think that is necessary with a high quality...
  2. What Sedan Would You Buy Coming From a Mustang GT?

    German brands simply kill one's budget once the repairs start, but if you must I'd go for the BMW M3 sedan. The standard version is4 second 0-60 but alas apparently only a manual shifter, while the Competition model is half a second faster with an auto tranny. The BMW Z4 was on my short list...
  3. Winter storage re: fuel stabilizer (?)

    I store mine in an unheated attached garage so ambient can get down to about freezing point. However, since snow melts off our other vehicle when it comes into the garage, there can be standing water in the garage from time to time. For that reason, I added some stabilizer to a full tank of 91...
  4. Has Anyone bought/installed the HGP Louvered rear quarter windows?

    To add to my previous post, https://www.aaa.com/AAA/common/AAR/files/Laminated-Glass-Vehicle-List.pdf is a list of vehicle models with laminated glass in some or all of the side windows. Our s550 Mustangs have tempered side glass. My Mazda has laminated side glass for driver and front seat...
  5. Has Anyone bought/installed the HGP Louvered rear quarter windows?

    Windshields have been made out of glass layers with an internal polymer (hence laminated glass) since Henry Ford started using it in 1919. Laminated glass prevents/minimizes the chance of windshields shattering into thousands of shards of glass being sent into the passenger compartment...
  6. California emission laws

    From a climate, weather and environment perspective, Monterey, along with Carmel by the Sea, is a beautiful part of the state. Keep your vehicles stock is the best advice most anyone can give. There are many other things in life more important than cleaning out the bank account on mods.
  7. What you think of the new Mustang?

    I am really glad I made the decision to buy the '22 GT. - The front end of the S650 has almost totally lost its distinctive Mustang character. - I also like the slightly lower beltline but dislike the absence of lines along the sides. - I like the brake caliper options. - The digital dash is...
  8. So are ‘22 GT buyers now looking like geniuses…

    As another one in his mid-70s, I was not going to wait any longer either. Plus I would never buy the first year or two of a new generation. The possibility of too many kinks to iron out. Buying the last year of a well known S550 generation suited me just fine. It may well turn out the S650 is...
  9. Have you and your Mustang influenced others to own one?

    My friends and family are impressed that I finally satisfied a 50+ year itch to own a muscle car that I couldn't justify back in circa 1965-1972, and with the specific choice that I made, but it won't entice them to own one. A Mustang GT (or similar) simply isn't practical or refined enough to...
  10. Is it a good time to buy a mustang?

    As suggested, it appears to be within the +/- $1k noise level for this vehicle. Buy it and enjoy it. It has what I call all the key bells and whistles for upgrades. That "noise" will be a distant memory in less than a year. I doubt there will be any material drop in price or value once the...
  11. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    Battery technology will potentially get us there with different materials and perhaps even solid state batteries. The superchargers are now pretty much limited to 350 kwh due to connector size but may increase over time with an 800V charging standard. At this point, a lot is possible in as...
  12. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    Therein lies what is 'not said'. While a few companies have 'committed' to go all EV, not everyone has, and even those that have, they won't let go of select ICE lines if substantial demand continues to exist. All those CEOs will be gone by 2035.
  13. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    Policy mandates won't matter if they cannot be met in a specific jurisdiction. While California is a large auto market, what matters more is the overall global market, or at least the North American market. California may find itself with a whole bunch of residents that go elsewhere to buy their...
  14. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    I see post #216 as having objectivity. I, too, see EVs as being the future and I think I will like some of them enough someday to potentially buy one (if I am still driving), but that doesn't say I want to buy any of them today. I suspect the 2035 mandates in certain jurisdictions will have...
  15. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    Dealer markup may be mostly (but not exclusively) limited to the USA. Here in Canada, inventory that I have looked at is listed at MSRP and new orders are at MSRP (as my GT was fall of 2021 and honored). That ADM will damage dealerships over time. The only time I saw an ADM was when the new...
  16. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    From https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a39998609/electric-car-sales-usa/ 4.6% of new registrations in the USA were electric in early 2022. North America EV sales trail Europe and China significantly https://www.ev-volumes.com/ China and Europe will likely always be ahead of the USA and it may...
  17. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    There needs to be some public and political consensus on doing just that. Japan is finally going to re-start some of their reactors given they really don't have energy security without them.
  18. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    About 60% of electrical generation in the USA in 2021 was fossil fueled. https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3 but it is trending in the right direction per Tables 1.4 (2021) and 1.5 (2022) in...
  19. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    The USA is already a laggard in average mileage per gallon relative to all?most? of the world. It is time to be part of the overall solution.
  20. V8 potential problems coming? [ADMIN WARNING: *** NO POLITICS ***]

    But why reign in the EPA? Climate change is creating havoc already and progressive countries are already shifting their priorities. Saudi Arabia is looking to spend a ton of money on hydrogen among other things to diversify away from oil they know will only be produced in reduced quantities in...
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