Traded my new 17 Mustang GT for a new 17 Mustang GT

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How much money did you lose?
When I traded in my 16 auto for a 17 manual after 10 months and 3500 miles I lost $6000.





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When I went to an auto I had almost instant remorse.... Then I started to relearn everything I knew about driving a Mustang and paddle shifting. The learning curve form the old 5 on the floor days to the new auto's can be rough. I embraced it. I can make my little v6 burn tires in first and second no problem now, just gotta drive that auto like you stole it! and she will wake up! and fast! Remember 100% WOT is 100% WOT, learn to love it! heehee.
 

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Nice car, but you parking with your front tires touching a curb is something you definitely will want to avoid. Glad you are enjoy the MT so much more... life lesson that unless your body physically can not do it, you are never too old for a Manual.
 

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Do you think you pulled up close enough to the curb?
The next thread will be about how the front airdam under the splash shield got broken, started dragging along the road and eventually fell off....:headbonk:
 

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There's a difference between feeling fast and being fast... The manual "feels" fast because your ripping through gears mad max style. Total placebo to the driver. But if it makes you feel better about your car, and you enjoy it more give it hell!
 
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curb and depreciation hitc

re: parked to close to the curb
curb not high enough to scrape or damage anything under car. But point taken, bad habbit which i need to end asap. Caused alot headaches with my 2006 GT which was lower.

re: how much did i lose?
Definitely did not lose $6k. I would guess ~$2k, maybe ~$3k.
Much less than i expected and not enough to keep me from getting rid of the base GT for the new car. There are some killer deals. There are financing incentives- eg 0% /72 mos or $2k rebate.
 

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I think this just goes to show that you should always go for exactly what you want and never settle.
x2, especially with the options that are offered. That's why I ordered mine, didn't want a car already sitting on the lot, got everything just the way I wanted it.
 

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There's a difference between feeling fast and being fast... The manual "feels" fast because your ripping through gears mad max style. Total placebo to the driver. But if it makes you feel better about your car, and you enjoy it more give it hell!
Says the automatic driver...
 

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I perfectly agree in stock form my 16 Auto feels spongy SLOW wouldn't even turn the tires and it's supposed to be a 435 horsepower car I'm expecting a lot out of it in the future with a lot of upgrades so I could definitely see how the standard feels a lot more Snappy and aggressive.
you're not driving it correctly. like I said to me Auto felt much faster (especially in a straight line)
 

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you're not driving it correctly. like I said to me Auto felt much faster (especially in a straight line)
How much faster?
Anyone have hard numbers zero-60 and 1/4 mile between manual and auto?
What about road course lap times?

Edit: quick google showed GT manual 0-60 ranges from 4.3-4.5 sec.
Quarter mile [email protected]

"0-60 times" website shows the auto slower by .2 seconds.

I call it a wash.
Maybe the ten speed will be a little faster.
 
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How much faster?
Anyone have hard numbers zero-60 and 1/4 mile between manual and auto?
What about road course lap times?

Edit: quick google showed GT manual 0-60 ranges from 4.3-4.5 sec.
Quarter mile [email protected]

"0-60 times" website shows the auto slower by .2 seconds.

I call it a wash.
Maybe the ten speed will be a little faster.
Auto robs maybe 10-30hp.
 

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Congrats on the new car. As far as trannies go, I don't really like driving manuals and have never felt connected to any manual tranny car I've driven including my fiancee's 07 Mustang GT with the five speed manual. To me, driving a manual tranny is a pain in the ass and I hate it in stop and go traffic. Plus having a bad left knee doesn't help. I'm perfectly happy with my auto GT.

In the end, as long as you are happy, that is all that matters.
 

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