My brand new 'stang, first in NL (pics in side)

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  1. Lord Thunder

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    #1 Lord Thunder, Sep 2, 2015
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    August 27th 2015 was the big day: I was going to get my car. I was driven all the way to Amsterdam by my dealer's salesperson. When we arrived and I spotted a race red fastback and a magnetic convertible in the parking lot, so I was anxious to take some pictures of those, but when I got out of the car I forgot about that as I spotted my very own parked out front of the entrance

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    After the first moment of awe, my OCD kicked in (thanks to this forum!) and immediately had to check the body panel alignments.

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    My rear window is a tiny bit crooked, but to be honest it's as good as I have seen it on any picture. It looks absolutely fine when you are not looking for it.

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    The trunk lid rear panel can be said to poke out a millimeter or two, but it is perfectly symmetrical on both sides, so, again, it looks perfectly fine and could very well be 'as intended'. The window trim and hood etc were fine as well. So I am very happy

    They also had a tasty cake made, to celebrate the occasion!
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    I was previously informed (and asked permission) to jump trough some media related hoops. Unfortunately there was a lot of rain and we had to be very creative not to get all soaking wet while doing the pictures and video.

    Here's a selection of media links where the story ended up [all in Dutch]:

    https://twitter.com/FordNL/status/636909750777679872

    https://www.facebook.com/fordnederland/videos/vb.191488900873031/978359635519283/?type=2&theater

    http://www.fordmediacenter.nl/persbericht/eerste-nieuwe-mustang-geleverd-aan-trotse-eigenaar/912/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/ford-nederland-bv

    The people from Ford NL and the dealer chain were all wonderful, so it was a nice experience.

    First impressions driving (599.8km sofar):

    The car is big, but you get used to it fairly quickly. Steering is direct, throttle response is awesome. The seats (premium leather with AC) are also very comfortable. In previous cars and in my girlfriends' car, the 2 hour drive to my (or her) parents was very tiresome. In this car you not only arrive in style, but also get there in comfort. I was almost sad the ride was over. I know this may wear off after owning the car for a while, but it's really nice.

    This car (especially now) gets noticed a lot. But all reactions I had so far were very positive, so that's nice. Haven't even heard the dreaded 'you should have gotten the v8' yet. I guess people do realize how expensive and impractical in terms of fuel it is.
     
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    Awesome! Enjoy!
     
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    Congratz dude! Good things are worth waiting for!
     
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    And I bet you will not hear it for a long time because the majority of people doesn't believe that the new Mustang is available in 2.3 l. engine.

    Many of my friends when I tell them " I'm thinking to buy the new Mustang" the first reply is: are you crazy???? 4500-5000cc in greece???? (because of unreasonable huge taxes).
    When I tell them that the new model comes also with 2.3 l, the first reaction is: are you kidding us?" but after sending them the links , they are also thinking to replace their cars...:D

    Congrats and enjoy the rides!:headbang:
     
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    Oh, but some do! I was washing off the kamikaze mosquito's I collected on my front over the weekend, at the local 'do it yourself' car wash. This guy came check out my car. He was there with his (brother's) Audi S8 (with a sweet v10 engine). He was into american cars himself (he said he had a corvette C06) and liked my car a lot. He didn't like it on pictures, but now he saw it in reality he was really impressed. When I mentioned it's the Ecoboost he immediately said 'ow, so it's the 2.3 liter?' So he definitely knew about it. He did not think any less of the car though and asked if he could take some pictures with his cellphone.

    Thanks ;)
     
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    Beautiful car! Congrats
     
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    :cheers:Congrats
     
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    Hmm I just learned, fixing a typo removes all your 'thanks' on the post. Makes sense now I think of it. Ow well, thanks for giving the thanks earlier guys ;)

    Edit: And now they are back .. odd.
     
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    Beautiful machine Lord Thunder - and impressive ceremony by Ford - enjoy every single km with your stang!
     
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    Congratulations!! That's a gorgeous S550!

    That's a cool cake too LOL

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    Congratulations :cheers:
     
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    hows the MT?

    congrats lord. hows the much debated MT? im awaiting mine in NZ but can still change my mind. ive read so much bad press on these forums regarding the MT. whats your impression? thanks, tom
     
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    I find the MT perfectly fine. I have no issues with it. Even the often lamented clutch(spring) does not bother me in the slightest. Sure the gripping point is a bit high (but not higher than some other recent cars I have driven) and not very pronounced, but if you have been driving manuals all your driving career, it's a piece of cake to figure this one out. I actually like the smoothness of it.

    PS: Just to re-iterate: I drove this car off the lot as if I had been driving it forever and I haven't been driving a manual car in a year. If you like driving manual, I would not worry about it.
     
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    Great car and great dealer!
    I bet my dealer won't even call me when my car will arrive (if it will ever arrive..)
     
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    Congratulations Lord Thunder....a new mustang and cake on the same day....life could not get any better.....I might suggest to Ford Australia to send some delegates to your dealer to learn how it should be done....
     
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    Congratulations! That is a beaty! :D
    Please ask your dealer to call our dealers and tell them to take their heads out of their arses and look around how it's done.
     
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    Cool cake indeed :D
     
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    So there are people that love their work and know how to do it at best! :cheers:
     
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    Thanks for all the congratulations, guys :cheers:

    Do keep in mind that much of the fanfare was also because mine was the very first delivery in the country. That said, I did go to this dealer in the first place because I had good experiences in the past from ordering my previous two Focuses (Focii?).
     
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