Millennial Theft Proofing my Mustang

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I have effectively made my car theft proof as far as millennials are concerned. By changing the shift knob and bezel I have now made my auto a "faux-stick." Now at first glance my car will appear to be a stick shift and therefore undriveable by anyone under 35.

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I have effectively made my car theft proof as far as millennials are concerned. By changing the shift knob and bezel I have now made my auto a "faux-stick." Now at first glance my car will appear to be a stick shift and therefore undriveable by anyone under 35.

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Just a thought, but they may also try to throw it in reverse and snap your shifter if you get that 1/1000 thief that actually knows stick.
 
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Just a thought, but they may also try to throw it in reverse and snap your shifter if you get that 1/1000 thief that actually knows stick.
if they snap this shifter they could just carry the car off.
 

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I'm just glad I made the age cut off at 37. Phew.
 

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know what else does it? buying a stick instead of an auto…😏😏😏😏😏😏🤣
 

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Wait, what's a stick?
 

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Yeah, but then you loose 1/4 mile races.

...and I trade my cars in alot so I need the resale value.
Do the 10 speeds have higher resale values than the manuals? I always thought in the past the auto's were generally cheaper than the manuals on the used market at least for GT's. I realize that may partially have been because the older autos weren't that great unless you were going strictly drag car.
 
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Do the 10 speeds have higher resale values than the manuals? I always thought in the past the auto's were generally cheaper than the manuals on the used market at least for GT's. I realize that may partially have been because the older autos weren't that great unless you were going strictly drag car.
Yeah, but then you loose 1/4 mile races.
Trying to sell a manual on the used market is incredibly hard. The vast majority want auto.
 

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I'm just glad I made the age cut off at 37. Phew.
Nope, you’re still a millennial. Accept it and bear the stigma of the most maligned generation with pride.


I have effectively made my car theft proof as far as millennials are concerned. By changing the shift knob and bezel I have now made my auto a "faux-stick." Now at first glance my car will appear to be a stick shift and therefore undriveable by anyone under 35.

fakestick.jpg


shifter.jpg
Spoken as a millennial, I’d probably give up on trying to steal your car out of disgust when I realized it is the 10 speed
 

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SUPER clean, love the matching stitching too. We had an S550 come in on trade and I had no idea to pull up on the release ring to unlock lol
 

 
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