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My parents are chevy people. I'm a Ford person. My journey started in 2000. I was 25. Finally had a good job and wanted a fun car with a v8. Found a used 1999 mustang I did not know how to drive a manual. I was eyeing this blue stand for a month. Talking g to the dealership to see if they could find one at auction. The salean said to me, I can take you to an empty lot, teach you how to drive stick if I buy the car I have been drooling over. Half hour later I was driving back to the dealership to sign the loan docs.

This car is how I learned about cars. Started with bbk cat back, then throttle body. Later went with long tuhe headers. Lowered the car, mistake. O and n cold air intake. And other mods I can't remember.

I just fell in love with the car. Traded it in for a 2004 mustang with that really nice blue. Can't remember what they called it. Was like that nice blue they had on the 2015. Almost a little purplish. Got into financial trouble and gsce it up.

Later I bought a used 2005 mustang. I thought it was the coolest car ever. Those big round guages and the my color. Just awesome. Got married. Had kids. Have it up. Wife was not into cars. Divorced in 2015 and bought a brand new 2015. Later I uograded to a 2021 with the digital dash and active exhaust.

I have so many fond memories of my first mustang and all the other mustangs I had. I think the 2018 plus mustang are the pinnacle of the mustangs. The 24 does nothing for me.

I could never drive a Camaro. Not saying they are bad cars. But because of the history I have had with the mustangs, I feel it's in my DNA. I just have no interest in any other performance car. I look at them. Can admire them. But I just love the mustang. Because of the mustang I learned so much on troubleshooting and modding and what works/does not work.

That is my story.
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When I was a kid, around 9-10 years old, I never gave a crap about cars really, but then I rode in my uncle's Fox body, after a few pulls, I was hooked. When I turned 17 and got a job, I bought my own Mustang, a 87 Hatchback w/ T-Tops... had a lot of good times and bad in that car. It was my first love, lol. Now I am on number 8... I plan to keep this one though.
 

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I was 12 in 1993 and saw a used red GT fox for sale on the side of the road and begged my parents to pull over so I could look at it!

fast forward to 18 and I saw a black GT on chrome mags in the rain for sale… $4,000
I didn’t even know how to drive a 5 speed so I brought a friend to test drive it. I hopped in and learned how on the way home, about 100 miles.

I still keep a foxbody too!
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I had a fox body hatch 5.0 once. . Got it for 2k. It ran greet but looked terrible. Even though a 99 was my first, the fox body was my first 5.0.
 

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I tried to buy a new F150 back in 2004. Brought it home that day and it wouldn't fit in my garage - too tall. So I was able to bring it back and the dealer let me basically return it. Sold me a brand new 04 Mustang GT in screaming yellow same day. Since then I've owned 20+ sports cars, most of them being mustangs.
 

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I bought a 71 coupe with a 302 and a stick from a classmate for $75. It was a rot box with lots of bondo and no heat. Sucked driving in the winter. The flywheel and everything else was in the trunk so a buddy of mine helped tow it home with garden hoses and a worn out tire. Snapped it off in a five corners intersection. There was a bad snowstorm the next day and the car was covered in a snow drift. I dug out the trunk and a small hole under the door to get the parts under the car for install. Never drove a stick before but we took a bunch apart in shop class so I knew how it all worked. My Mom drove out Buicks for years and gave me a lesson. That was in 1981.
I bought a 73 coupe in 1985 for next to nothing. It had been vandalized and the guy was headed to boot camp in a week so he needed it gone. They had stolen the b&m shifter and all the hardware to use it in their car. It had blue trans fluid which leaked out when using the ignition lock collar on the column to put it in gear. The servo cover was missing the bottom bolts and once I replaced them I was on the road. The car was a gorgeous red with black vinyl roof and black bucket interior. There was one major problem which I overlooked and it is not advised. The frame rail where the steering gear mounted was loaded with cracks and the bolts would occasionally pull through and lock the steering. Ended up trading it for a PA system for my band.
 
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I’ve been a Mopar guy my whole life, the only exception being the ‘67 Mustang Fastback. My dad has owned multiple Barracudas my whole life, including a ‘68 convertible and a ‘68 Charger he currently owns. I never had any interest in the fox, or SN95/New Edge. Then the S197 came out and I remember thinking, oh man, Ford finally got a good looking Mustang again, good for them. Then the S550 came out and I fell in love.

Parallel to this I grew up poor, always had shitty used cars my buddies (deservingly) made fun of. Met my wife, got married, had kids, got a good job, paid off the cars, 20% down on a house, zero debt. My wife and kids want for nothing, it’s time for me to spoil myself for once.

I ordered my car from the factory, waited a couple months and the moment I saw her I was in love. I said I didn’t even need to test drive it but the saleswoman made me. I found a freeway on ramp, slide the car sideways getting on and the saleswoman screamed, then said it was the most fun she’s had in a while. Still talk to her when I swing by to get little parts here and there…

Jolene was paid off in just over two years, she’s got a big list of mods that grows all the time. I love her.
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I was young teenager in 1968 when current affairs program played trailer for new film titled “BULLIT”

Knew then Mustangs were cool cars. They were sporadically imported into Australia by Ford, necessitating RHD conversion.

Highly desirable but unaffordable.

Did the whole marriage/divorce/marriage/kids/renovation/resell/rebuild/Prado/school fees/orthodontist/music lessons/little aths thing.

Always harboured desire for soft top and American V8.

Prado, Australian cars and Mazda MX5s didn’t quite cut it.

After demise of local car industry, Ford Australia announced they would import the new 2016 factory built RHD cars.

Waited 46 years

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I couldn't afford a Ford GT, and since we are a Ford family, I settled with a Ford Mustang GT. 🤪 🚗
 

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BTW, original poster, Ford's name for that slightly purplish blue was "Sonic Blue".

I grew up in Fords, mostly a '66 Fairlane convertible with a 289. My dad actually had a red '66 Mustang convertible (six cylinder, 3-speed manual) briefly before that, but my mom had surgery on her right hip and the bucket seats hurt, so he traded it for the Fairlane.

I was 17, it was October 1976, and I was driving a '68 Ford Falcon Futura. It was a 200 cubic inch straight six, originally with three on the tree. A previous owner disconnected that linkage, cut a hole in the trans tunnel and installed, of all things, a Hurst Competition shifter. In a Falcon with a bench front seat. You had to keep the seat all the way back or you couldn't shift into third gear.

Then I was rear-ended and it totaled the Falcon. The car that hit me? A beautiful '73 Mustang Mach One.

So it's time to go find another set of wheels. My dad found a '69 Mustang coupe with a 302 and 98,000 miles. We looked it over and bought it for $1000. I drove it for ten years, put a new short block in it at 211,000 miles, and sold it - for $1000 - at 263,000 miles.

The rest is history. I've been driving them since i was 17. The '69 was a C4 automatic car, but the rest have all been manual gearboxes, and the last two have tops that go down. Back to the open-air joys of the '66 Fairlane I grew up riding in, and later, driving.
 

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When I was a teenager my uncle bought a brand new 90 model LX 5.0 hatch back. I had been around Ford, mainly trucks most of my life. He hadn't had it long and let me take it for a spin. I was impressed as a newly minted driver. I then drove another friend's 88 GT a while later. Fast forward many many years, I found myself finally financially able to buy myself a "toy" after driving sedans, hatch backs and SUV's and went for it. Enter my current 22 GT premium. Bought her for my 49th birthday, she just celebrated her first birthday a few weeks ago as did I my 50th. Enjoying immensely and plan on going on for a long time. Only way I would upgrade would be a nice Heritage Brittany Blue GT500 :)

Picture of what my Uncle's Mustang looked like :
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And of my Blue today :)
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My dad was a mechanic whose first car was a 1969 Mach 1 CJ. I don't remember the full story about it, I just know it wasn't running when he bought it, so he got a good deal on it. It only needed minor work as it turned out. That started his love of the Mustang, so I grew up loving cars in general, with the Mustang having a special place in my heart. My dad took my brother and me to Ford Nationals in Carlisle several times when we were kids and even bought a 70 fastback when my brother and I were about 10 & 12, hoping to make it a father-sons project car someday (unfortunately, that never came to fruition). Then, when I was in 8th grade he got a new 2003 Mach 1 (for obvious reasons). My brother and I loved being driven to school in that car. My dad passed only 4 years later, but not before a couple Mustang Weeks and the 40th anniversary of the Mustang in Nashville. That car remains in the family. I had it for ~8 years, now my brother has had it for ~5. When I got my 23 GT this year, I naturally had to take it on a road trip with my brother. He pointed out that I got my new Mustang exactly 20 years after my dad got his, they were even built in the same corresponding week of December. So as cheesy as it may sound, the Mustang isn't just a car for me; it's a significant part of my family's story that brings fond memories of my dad.
 

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Great stories, all of them.

I've been a car enthusiast for as long as I can actually remember. My 3 favorites were Corvettes, Mustangs, Challengers from the 60's-70's. My step dad had a '73 Mustang notchback that we used for daily driving and road trips, so I had a lot of seat time in it even though as a short kid I couldn't see over the dash.

Fast forward to 1991, I was 21 years old and had just totaled my Olds Ciera (which didn't take much to do), and I needed a car. I went to a local Ford dealer and test drove an '86 Mustang 5spd convertible. It was red with a black hood stripe and had porno red interior. The way that car sounded and drove hooked me immediately and man did I want that car. Called up my insurance company and that conversation changed my mind. They said, if you could find a 4 cyl Mustang, your rate would be significantly less.

So that's what I did. Right next to that red GT was a blue '89 LX, 4 cyl auto, convertible with a white top and blue interior. I bought it and drove it for 3 years until my wife and I found out we were having twins. Sadly the Mustang got traded for a LeSabre.

I've had 2 Mustangs since then, an '08 Cali Special convertible 5 spd, and my current '22 6 spd. I hope to never be without a Mustang again, honestly.

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Across all of them, I've had great memories and great experiences (even if the first one had a few mechanical issues). I've learned a lot from them as well, like how to handle a tail-happy car in the rain, how to economically pack for trips, how to be patient with other drivers, and not to EVER underestimate another Mustang on the street.
 

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tbh never was into cars until about a year after college when I saved enough money, and then started looking at the cheapest cool looking cars :cwl:. Hence an ecoboost, which I started modding out
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then a couple months later got a new GT due to the 0% APR deal Ford had. Now I'm modding this one out :rockon:
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I grew up in early 60s and remember riding my bike to local Ford dealership to look at a 67 fastback in the window. My dad was not into sports cars and growing up we had whatever was cheap and reliable ....Chevy, Ford or Pontiac's. The first car I drove was his 63 Catalina which he let me pull out of the driveway. I was around 12 at the time. Didn't really get into Fords and Mustangs until early 20's when my bset freind introduced me to his 67 fastback with 390. After that he and my other best friend helped me modify a 70 Cougar with 351C and 4 speed, rebuilt a 68 fastback with 289 4bbl and 4 speed and did a ground up restoration of my 70 Torino Cobra 429SCJ. Sold the Cobra in 1990 and went without any Ford muscle until I bought a new 2006 Mustang GT fastback. Had that on the road until 2020 when auto trans died at 110,000 miles. That became the downpayment for my factory ordered 21, GT/CS.

Now I'm helping my son with his build.
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I'm hooked on Fords and hope to pick up a 66 fastback or 69 fastback before I hang it up 😀

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