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  1. Brand New And Broke

    While it sounds like it's a lot more expensive, we have to remember that the S550 drives and handles so much better than the 3200 lb. '71 Mustang and that $3400 was for a 302-2V model which had no posi-trac rear end (2.79 gear ratio), drum brakes all around, gave about 15 mpg out of the 210 HP...
  2. Brand New And Broke

    My car had a washer issue as well. I didn't notice it until I had to use it a couple months after I bought it. I could hear the pump motor running, but no fluid on the windshield. I opened the hood and found no fluid anywhere so no leaks. The dealer told me they found that the washer would...
  3. Informal Survey: Who in here is signed up/using Ford Pass?

    Yes, the pressure readings on the app is from the last time you drove the car as they don't send new data packets while motionless in your garage. Even when driving, the sensors only periodically transmit data unless there's a sudden change in pressure in which case it immediately transmits a...
  4. As many have predicted…

    Hawaii. That's why thousands of multi-generational born-and-raised here residents have moved and continue to move to the mainland. Here's another example of crazy cost-of-living expenses here; a gallon of whole milk is $7.99 ON SALE! Don't even get me started on eggs, meat, etc.
  5. Informal Survey: Who in here is signed up/using Ford Pass?

    I believe that the TPMS sensors only transmit data when the tires are spinning. They don't turn on until the car is moving otherwise the batteries in the sensors would be dead a lot sooner than 10 years of age, which is the average life for TPMS sensors, though I've seen some that are older and...
  6. As many have predicted…

    Unfortunately, it's not happening here. We bought our home in 2003 for $416K. Last year's property tax assessment came in at just over $900K, but this year's assessment is now $1.3 million! The real estate prices are even higher here. I certainly hope the housing market crashes so our property...
  7. Car Insurance

    Exactly. SF has pretty good premiums because of their multi-policy and multi-car discount as well as their Drive Safe & Save program that gives you more discounts based on your driving habits. Driving 10 mph over the speed limit gives you an "average" rating though it also tracks your...
  8. Car Insurance

    My GT is with SF and because I have the Umbrella policy on my home, my cars all have to have the high $250K/$500K liability coverage. I also have $100 deductible collision, $0 deductible comprehensive and the under-insured/uninsured stuff on it. I drive about what you do so far as I only have...
  9. Water pump shot by 35k miles?

    Just be thankful that it's not like the early 3.5L V6 used in the Flex and Edge which requires removing the timing cover as the water pump is driven by the timing chain! I wonder what idiot designed that engine? Somehow 12 hours to replace a water pump is just insane.
  10. Water pump shot by 35k miles?

    Our friend bought our 2007 Honda Fit and I think she has over 135,000 miles on it now but it still has the original radiator, water pump, radiator hoses; hoses still pliable and not super stiff nor super soft like jelly when they get contaminated. Amazing this Japanese rubber hoses (Gates &...
  11. MPG high and low scores?

    Actually, since these cars have returnless fuel systems, all it would take is a sensor to accurately measure the amount of fuel passing through the sensor and calculating the mpg from distance traveled. In the old days when the fuel systems had a return line to the tank, it wouldn't be as easy...
  12. Challenger outsold Mustang again. Worst Mustang sales ever.

    I'd bet that it handles better than the '70 era Challenger.
  13. Challenger outsold Mustang again. Worst Mustang sales ever.

    I remember back in the day (70's) driving my friend's Plymouth Duster 340 (it had the huge 340 decal on the rear fender area) and it was "fun". The car had loads of power but it handled like crap. You had absolutely no road feel in the steering and it felt really slushy. I'm not sure if it had a...
  14. Challenger outsold Mustang again. Worst Mustang sales ever.

    We also have to remember that the F-series is the money maker. Ford probably used the chips (the ones needed and used in both F-series and Mustangs) for the F-series as a priority over the Mustang. It's hard to imagine that they sold that many F-150s and such last year. They're pretty much so...
  15. Challenger outsold Mustang again. Worst Mustang sales ever.

    That's true. BTW, I've been watching the Mecum Auto Auctions and there's a bunch of new cars (2022, etc.) that have been fetching some massive coin! Of course, I presume these guys bought the cars just to re-sell them as many have under 100 miles on the odometer. Everything from the new Broncos...
  16. Hertz Shelbys

    I noticed in the list of equipment it states "Hill Start Assist". I can see having it on a manual trans, but on an automatic?
  17. Recommendation: Best Street Tires?

    You would think that 325mm tread width would be the same for all manufacturers, but I suppose it depends on where each manufacturer measures the tread from.
  18. Quiet startup - outside of quiet start hours

    I have a base model so have no options on the exhaust, however I notice that on a cold start, it's much louder for the first 30-60 seconds and then it quiets down a bit that's noticeable. Not sure if it's a cam timing thing or if it has to do with the DI vs. port injection thing, but the noise...
  19. Quiet startup - outside of quiet start hours

    Not to mention that the guy replaced the stock exhaust to make it EVEN LOUDER.
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