Early bird, late bloomer. Finally in a S550!!

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    #1 Macfarland, May 17, 2018
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    I remember when I subscribed to this forum back in 2012. One of the first subscribers. I could not wait for the S550 to be revealed. When it was finally revealed, I couldn't wait to own one. I went for a 2010 GT premium track pack first for budget reasons and because I wanted to own the unrefined retro-style Mustang as well. I enjoyed it for 3 and a half years.
    I arrived at the dealer to take care of the airbag recall and vibration issues. When I browsed the dealer's used car inventory while waiting in the lounge room, I spotted this beauty on their website. Long story short, it was an opportunity I could not let go.
    It is a 2017 GT premium, PP, 401A and navigation with only 5,700 miles. Final price before TTL was $30,500 ohhhh and I was only $300 upside down on my trade-in. Could not pass this opportunity.

    All I can say is woooow!!! I think it drives and feels a bit better than my ex-S197 :lol:

    Here are some pics at the dealership. Nicer background pictures coming soon.
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    Nice car congrats Man!:headbang:
     
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    Congrats and welcome into the S550 ownership!

    (*don't forget to update your "Drives" under your user ID to the left) :)
     
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    Thanks

    and done!!
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I am still deciding whether to drive it like there's no tomorrow or garage queen hahaha

    Now I need to buy a car cover, axle back ford performance and LED reverse light to star with.

    What's the best way to remove dust?

    What's the best brand to buy drying cloths and all washing stuff?

    Also, is there a foam to remove from the sound tube? Car is very quiet compared to my 2010
     
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    About 140mph gets most of it off.;) Good looking ride, should be much better than the solid axle car.
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    Nice car, same thing I had, year, color, options, saw it on the internet at a dealer and had to have it. Kissed my wife bye one morning, going to work, unknown to her I was heading to the dealer. Mind you I had just purchased a 2014 370z a few months prior, and a several months prior to the Z I bought a new Jeep. Came home with the Mustang, didn’t even tell her till we went out for dinner that night. She just shook her head... (My brother and I have car problems, never satisfied). However even though I loved it and drove and raced the crap out of it for 9000 miles. I than saw the 18 refresh and even better the PP2 was coming. Ordered the PP2 and sold the 17. She just shook her head again... I’m keeping the PP2 forever though, car is amazing. Well maybe not forever.... hahaha.
     
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    I was kind of doubting if the solid-rear axle was better than IRS. :D

    As much as I loved my 2010 (it was my first Stang after all) this just blows the '10 out of the water.
     
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    I'd love a 2018 GT PP2 premium in Orange Fury
     
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    Congratulations mate!

    I visited that very dealer on my last trip to the US in 2015 - it was the first time that I had seen an S550 in the flesh and was fortunate that they had the very combination of what I had ordered (GT DIB) on the forecourt.

    The staff there were very friendly and only too happy to let us crawl through the car.

    Took this pic as we were leaving.


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    Congrats! And nice color choice !
     
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    Congrats. Nice color combo.
    If you want more sound, do stainless works full exhaust with H pipe! Beware... it gets loud when you step into it. Little spendy but worth every penny.
    Good luck with the dust, you can never keep ahead of it!
     
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    The dealer is in terrible condition but like you said staff is friendly and they gave me a good deal. :headbang:
     
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    I wanted either Race Red or Magnetic. The only thing I wish this car had and it would have been perfect, the Red interior!!!!! Combined with Magnetic is amazing!!
     
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    I am looking for loud but not that loud. I'll probably get the Ford performance Borla Sport axle back.
     
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