Thesauerchise

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I like the Mach 1 looks but the reviews have not been good. Its like a parts car and not a complete one and why did ford not put the GT500 front suspension under the Mach 1 so it would not tramline down the road. That would have made the car so much more enjoyable. As it is at least on my roads it will wear you out trying to keep it straight down the road. The ride is too stiff and not in a good way. I had a GT350 and it felt so much better in the ride department. They could just have given it the GT350 chassis with the GT500 front suspension, a Mach 1 look and the cheaper 5.0 and been done with it. That would have been an epic car with a perfect chassis and aftermarket support for the power plant. What a car we could of have. Instead we got a parts bin car. Unless you have allot money Ford going to cheap out on you somehow.
Yeah I don’t get this at all. I have a non HP Mach and upstate NY roads are not known for their smoothness and consistency, yet I’ve found it to be very compliant, a great road trip vehicle but also extremely willing and able to dive into a tight apex, stick and power out smoothly.
The normal mode is more than comfortable enough for daily driving, but the other modes give you different characteristics to play with.
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I like the Mach 1 looks but the reviews have not been good. Its like a parts car and not a complete one and why did ford not put the GT500 front suspension under the Mach 1 so it would not tramline down the road. That would have made the car so much more enjoyable. As it is at least on my roads it will wear you out trying to keep it straight down the road. The ride is too stiff and not in a good way. I had a GT350 and it felt so much better in the ride department. They could just have given it the GT350 chassis with the GT500 front suspension, a Mach 1 look and the cheaper 5.0 and been done with it. That would have been an epic car with a perfect chassis and aftermarket support for the power plant. What a car we could of have. Instead we got a parts bin car. Unless you have allot money Ford going to cheap out on you somehow.
I like the Mach 1 looks but the reviews have not been good. Its like a parts car and not a complete one and why did ford not put the GT500 front suspension under the Mach 1 so it would not tramline down the road. That would have made the car so much more enjoyable. As it is at least on my roads it will wear you out trying to keep it straight down the road. The ride is too stiff and not in a good way. I had a GT350 and it felt so much better in the ride department. They could just have given it the GT350 chassis with the GT500 front suspension, a Mach 1 look and the cheaper 5.0 and been done with it. That would have been an epic car with a perfect chassis and aftermarket support for the power plant. What a car we could of have. Instead we got a parts bin car. Unless you have allot money Ford going to cheap out on you somehow.
Yeah I don’t get this at all. I have a non HP Mach and upstate NY roads are not known for their smoothness and consistency, yet I’ve found it to be very compliant, a great road trip vehicle but also extremely willing and able to dive into a tight apex, stick and power out smoothly.
The normal mode is more than comfortable enough for daily driving, but the other modes give you different characteristics to play with.
If you were to post “farts smell badly”, there will always be someone on a forum to tell you they don’t. There’s systemically nothing wrong with the car. You don't like it and that’s fine.
 
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I'm probably a bad example but went from 3 Mustangs to an Audi S4 and wasted 18 months of my life... what a nightmare. It shouldn't take 3 days in the shop and having to remove the supercharger to replace the thermostat. I could go on and on, it was in the shop more than in my garage.
i'll admit i was a little nervous going to an audi. i've known people that like you, had a nightmare ownership experience. so far i've been happy with the car and will probably get another audi at some point. i have an extended warranty and maintenance plan so the cost of ownership has been relatively low.
 

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I like the Mach 1 looks but the reviews have not been good. Its like a parts car and not a complete one and why did ford not put the GT500 front suspension under the Mach 1 so it would not tramline down the road. That would have made the car so much more enjoyable. As it is at least on my roads it will wear you out trying to keep it straight down the road. The ride is too stiff and not in a good way. I had a GT350 and it felt so much better in the ride department. They could just have given it the GT350 chassis with the GT500 front suspension, a Mach 1 look and the cheaper 5.0 and been done with it. That would have been an epic car with a perfect chassis and aftermarket support for the power plant. What a car we could of have. Instead we got a parts bin car. Unless you have allot money Ford going to cheap out on you somehow.
why did ford not put the gt500 front suspension on the mach 1? because its not a gt500.
it only tramlines with the cup 2's. i have michelin 4s on my car and there is absolutely no tramlining.
the ride is not stiff. while this is obviously a subjective topic, i can say this confidently as someone that with back problems is very sensitive to a harsh ride.

i'm very curious, how many miles do you have behind the wheel of the mach 1?
 

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i'll admit i was a little nervous going to an audi. i've known people that like you, had a nightmare ownership experience. so far i've been happy with the car and will probably get another audi at some point. i have an extended warranty and maintenance plan so the cost of ownership has been relatively low.
My wife has a 2020 Q5, absolutely loves it, no issues at all
 
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