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  1. Put a deposit on a new car- you guys going to laugh.

    It's not a big power straight line/big road course kind of car. Great for lower speed street driving in my opinion. And to me the gearing is well-matched to the engine. Most Mustangs I feel like the gearing is poor and doesn't give enough wheel torque at low speeds. The engine doesn't get...
  2. Put a deposit on a new car- you guys going to laugh.

    If you like to turn corners, you would like the GR86. It's not so big and boaty like our Mustangs. The GT350 is pretty buttoned down, but still large and heavy. And the flat 4 is only good because it fits into a small car and gives terrific forward visibility. It doesn't compete with the...
  3. For those that have assembled your own engine

    There's no reason it can't work the first time. My first rebuild was a 250 straight 6 and I still regret investing any money in it. I should have spent the extra and done a V8 engine swap into my 1970 Mustang convertible rather than rebuilding that craptastic engine. This 100% - definitely...
  4. For those that have assembled your own engine

    I've assembled engines successfully before. I would say that I found it to be very rewarding. Although every time I turned the key I had it in the back of my mind wondering whether the engine would actually start and function properly. I haven't had an engine I assembled fail - yet. I think...
  5. Mustang vs 2020 Supra

    The Supra has gotten a lot better mechanically since this thread started, with a manual transmission available and a more powerful engine. I seriously considered buying one last year, but once I sat in it I realized it's just too small inside for me. The GR86 I owned at the time is much, much...
  6. 2015-2020 GT350 value?

    Around here in the north I tend to buy cars in October-December. Possibly dealers don't care about carrying inventory as posted above, but it does seem to me that the deals are significantly better when most people have their RWD cars parked in the garage and don't dare drive them for the next...
  7. Put a deposit on a new car- you guys going to laugh.

    Congrats on the purchase. I'm sure you'll like it. They are fun cars in my opinion.
  8. Guys, how important is the “Shelby” name to the enjoyment of your car?

    The GT350 is still only as good as the manufacturer intended. I modified my GT350 so that it wouldn't overheat on track...
  9. OIL LIFE...

    So go ahead and ignore what the Ford engineers say to do with respect to changing the oil. Of course you know much better than they do. I don't think it's devolving when I try to encourage members to follow Ford's recommendations for oil change intervals. Forums are actually meant for...
  10. OIL LIFE...

    I don't think it takes magic for something to happen to an engine and the oil inside it when it is stored and not run. Most people understand when an engine sits for many years it can end up rusted internally. Solids that are suspended in the oil settle out and plug small openings. Lots of...
  11. OIL LIFE...

    I think you are saying even a full synthetic should be changed at minimum when Ford's oil life monitor system recommends, and a possible extension of that would be that an inexpensive oil should be changed even more frequently than Ford would recommend. I agree with that. But I do also think...
  12. RIP Camaro

    No, I don't think the S650 looks like a Camaro at all. I always assume that people who say that are Chevy people trying to give Ford people a hard time, because I don't understand any other motivation or reason for it. I'm 6'4" as well and the Camaro is tighter for me than the Mustang. Less...
  13. OIL LIFE...

    I don't know why you guys are so cheap to extend oil change intervals. Ford's recommendations already have you running the oil longer than I think you should. I guess if you are only keeping the car a few years and you don't care if the engine lasts, then by all means extend the intervals. If...
  14. C8 ZR1

    Yes there are a very limited number of people who can afford to spend that kind of money on a car and are also willing to use it hard, going through the consumables very rapidly and replacing very expensive tires and brakes over and over, wearing the car out rapidly. But it's still really cool...
  15. Which car do I choose ? M1 vs 13’ GT500

    No, I didn't know that. I assumed that it was new with the GT350 and was the reason there were issues with rings in the early ones and problems with the Coyotes after Ford switched those. I don't remember hearing about a lot of issues with the GT500 engines. Possibly they were built better...
  16. Which car do I choose ? M1 vs 13’ GT500

    Out of those two cars, I would pick the GT500, because it doesn't have the newer spy on the driver features, cheap PWTA cylinder bores, direct injection, I don't like the newer Mustang manual transmission gearing.. the list goes on. However, I prefer the ride and handling of the IRS post 2015...
  17. Does Ford Have a Mustang Surprise for the 60th Anniversary?

    I understand most people focus on high horsepower for performance, so you are probably more aligned with what Ford would do and what would sell best. I don't really like forced induction. And turbos suck in my opinion. I absolutely despise really heavy vehicles and slow throttle response...
  18. Does Ford Have a Mustang Surprise for the 60th Anniversary?

    If Ford brought out a Mustang similar to a GTD, but with a 5 liter NA engine (larger would be preferred, but I would be ok with a 5.0), a manual transaxle and normal steel/aluminum body panels and priced it with an acceptable profit margin, I think they would sell quite a few. Now, if the MSRP...
  19. Put a deposit on a new car- you guys going to laugh.

    Yes, I agree. I owned a base model and the sound system isn't very good. One thing I recommend you do right away is have the dealer turn off the piped-in engine sound. You can disable it yourself, but why not have the dealer do it? My understanding is it's simple for them. Anyway, the...
  20. Put a deposit on a new car- you guys going to laugh.

    The infotainment thing was rare. It only happened a couple times. Every once in a great while the infotainment wouldn't work at all or there would be no sound. I assume the software is a little flakey and doesn't always boot up correctly. Usually the next time I ran the car it would be fine...


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