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$10k price difference with my spec. Like them both. Love the additional coolers for longevity. Either would work for me really. It might actually come down to $$$$

 

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Looks like I'm going new. Now which one. PP1 GT or Mach 1?
Well, we can discuss the numbers all day but by the end of it the Mach 1 is all about Mustang history. It is a special Mustang and we may never see another one. If this part of the car appeals to you and the money is available I would go for it. If it’s just another Mustang to you maybe a GTPP will meet your needs.
 
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This is the car I have had in my minds eye all along until the Mach1 came out. PP1 in sheep's clothing 😁
My mustang with spoiler.png
 

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The two on the left is what I can order new theoretically. The one on the right is the 2020 that's on the market. The two in the middle is what i would do to a PP1. The Mach 1 no changes to be done. It's perfect the way it is.
Looks like I'm going new. Now which one. PP1 GT or Mach 1?
Looks like you've answered your own question.

I've bought a LOT of new cars in my life, and the only ones I kept for a long time are the ones that I bought new with the options that I wanted. For the rest of the cars, I either traded them in way too soon because of wishing for something else, or spent a LOT of money modding them to try to make them into what I wanted.

It's coming true again with the Mach 1 - as mentioned earlier, I'm very pleased and have no real desire to modify it other than a few little things.

One more point: Given a choice between a Mach with the handling package and base cloth interior, and a Mach without the handling package but with the 700A interior, I'd take the 700A car all day. Those heated and cooled seats are soooo comfortable, and I've driven the Mach much later in the year than I ever drove the previous Mustangs. It's relatively easy to add the HP parts later, and with you being in Canada, you won't want those Cup 2's anyway.

So my vote would be wait to find a non-HP automatic Mach 1, used or new; and if that doesn't fit your wallet, find a PP1 Premium with AE and MR.
 

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I only done a few mods to my 20 PP2 right on of the box is PP2 pretty darn awesome. I could have gotten a Mach 1 but when I bought mine at the end 2020 couldn’t justify the extra 6-8k in cost over the PP2 don’t regret it at all.
 
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I love the feedback. This is fun. Lots of passion which is how I feel about Mustangs. I've been checking out your rides and there are some sweet setups. The meter is swinging towards The Mach 1. Bikeman315 and Mikepol2 got me right in the feels with their reasoning. Also Sk47. I feel ya. ICU812, Cobra jet, WhinnRR, Greens550 and everyone else thanks for your input. I'll let ya'll know how it goes when I pull the trigger.
 

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So how do you option PP2 on a new Mustang? Also totally confused with your transmission statement. The Tremec manual in the M1 is less reliable than the one in the GT350? Or are you talking about the A10, which is nonexistent in the GT350
Didn’t realize they did away with pp2 for ‘21. The tremec 3160 is not superior to the mt82 when adding power. It’s all preference but my point is you can have the same features (w/ different trans) for much cheaper if you start with GT.
 

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Didn’t realize they did away with pp2 for ‘21. The tremec 3160 is not superior to the mt82 when adding power. It’s all preference but my point is you can have the same features (w/ different trans) for much cheaper if you start with GT.
There’s a whole “why the Mach 1 is a ripoff” thread for this kind of discussion.
 
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Seriously about the seats. Everyone who sat in my car was surprised how comfortable the seats were. Especially folks coming in from BMW and Porsche.
I saw your car for sale. That must be hard. I was curious about the XPEL and ceramic coating. Is both recommended? $6500 seems pricey for the XPEL but what do I know.
 

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I ceramic coated the Mach myself for about $200. I’m sure it’s not as good as a professional job but for that price it was well worth it. Never saw water shed off a car this well before. Used Car Pro CQuartz UK.
 

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I saw your car for sale. That must be hard. I was curious about the XPEL and ceramic coating. Is both recommended? $6500 seems pricey for the XPEL but what do I know.
Applying PPF depends on your tolerance for paint chips and other damage to your new car. There are parts of your car that you should definitely consider. The entire front clip (entire hood, front bumper, and front fenders). Also mirror caps, and ‘A’ pillars. Many also like to do the lower part of the doors and the front part of the quarter panel.
 

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I saw your car for sale. That must be hard. I was curious about the XPEL and ceramic coating. Is both recommended? $6500 seems pricey for the XPEL but what do I know.
Thanks. Will most likely end up keeping it if TD just allows me to.

And yes, it’s pricey but it’s worth it in my opinion. That doesn’t mean it’s the obly way to protect it. Checkout the PPF thread in Mach 1. I went all out but I am not sure everyone should.
 
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Applying PPF depends on your tolerance for paint chips and other damage to your new car. There are parts of your car that you should definitely consider. The entire front clip (entire hood, front bumper, and front fenders). Also mirror caps, and ‘A’ pillars. Many also like to do the lower part of the doors and the front part of the quarter panel.
Tolerance is low. Each chip takes a away a bit of my soul and that's on my daily driver. 😐 I know not healthy but it's the way I'm wired. Love my car's.
 

 
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