Car and Driver - GT350 Long Term Test Wrap Up After 40k Miles

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No smoke? Where the hell is all that oil going?





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What method is used to take a picture like above??
Light....Golden hour light. Looks like the picture is taken at/around sunset. A relatively long exposure by the blurred person behind the car... It also helps that the building in the background is lit the way it is to add some atmosphere….
 

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That is one FINE looking car, esp. in that first picture. Wowzers! And to think I was a Camaro/Trans Am guy nearly my entire life.
 

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Interesting they attributed the 'ticking noise' to piston slap; there's a boatload of 'theories' as to why the Coyotes develop the 'BBQ tick.'

A quart of oil every 500 miles; hell, my old British cars get a thou or two per quart (I know, no comparison). Sounds like the Recaros aren't that great for a DD (and you give up power and heat/cool).
 

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21.5 quarts of oil plus 5 dealer oil changes at 10 quarts per change is 70+. How much more oil can those CATs take before they clog up? And the cost to replace these will make the tire replacement cost look like pocket change. Piston slap is normal! Run another 40K and lets see where this motor is at 80K+.
 

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I didn't know the cars ate oil like that. This was a good read tho. I wouldn't consider recaros for any daily driver...but the fact they had it for 40k miles and didn't hate them tells me they are comfortable track seats.

I sure wish there was a way to add magnetic rides to existing S550s That would be the biz!
 

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What method is used to take a picture like above??
Probably a small aperture longish exposure (a second or two)....and a decent lens with AG coatings to not bloom out the neon.
But I'm just guessing...
 

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I think it's a fairly flattering article for an awesome car, it's hard to have 100% perfection when you have this kind of performance. You know this car wasn't babied, it was probably thrashed and seems to have taken it well. I love my GT350, I almost never listen to the radio, in fact I had it 6 months before I figured out how to turn it on. The engine sounds are music to my ears. Mine is a 2016 Track Pack car.
 

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Ah, Devil in the details.

I missed the part about Startup. He must not be aware of quiet starting the car by clutching in and waiting for the valve check to complete so you don't get the loud burp.
What the heck? How did I miss this? I have been starting the car (at 5:30 AM before work) with the Garage door shut so the bark doesn't wake the neighbors. I feel like a :crazy: now, but I learn something new on the site every time i visit.

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That depreciation @ 1yr cant be correct.. My 2016 is almost 3yrs old @ 19k miles, bought at $50k and is just now hovering around $40k
 

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21.5 quarts of additional oil (40k) plus the tick/rattle @ 2000-3000 rpms. All within spec of a 60k plus car. People need to read up and research BEFORE buying these performance stangs. The constant silly repeated posts on these forums for tick/rattle etc are getting way old.
 

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A great read, nothing surprising for owners, but I sure don't get tired of being told I own the greatest Mustang ever.

Give it oil and rubber, and rejoice in it's anti-prius ethos.
lmao
 

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21.5 quarts of additional oil (40k) plus the tick/rattle @ 2000-3000 rpms. All within spec of a 60k plus car. People need to read up and research BEFORE buying these performance stangs. The constant silly repeated posts on these forums for tick/rattle etc are getting way old.
Glad I read this thread. Was strongly considering buying a GT 350. No more. IMHO oil consumption is unacceptable.
 

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Glad I read this thread. Was strongly considering buying a GT 350. No more. IMHO oil consumption is unacceptable.
High oil consumption is not the norm. You are missing out on a great car for the wrong reason. IMO oil consumption/engine failure has been overstated.
 

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