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  1. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    So I was driving home last week and I passed a Ford dealership that had like ten 2010 mustangs on display, all different specs. So I stopped just to take a peek because I was curious. They had this one GT with these classic mustang looking wheels, classic ribbed leather and steering wheel, standard tranny... all the trim was stripped off. It looked really nice actually. Something I haven't said about a mustang in years.

    Salesman came out, chatted me up about it, showed me the inside which was pretty nice too for a change...then he had me start it up... sounded awesome so I said,"mind if I take it out"... and off we went. At first I was like, hell yeah, they fixed the mustang, then I started to put it through it's paces. Took it to a curvy back road... steering was numb and slow. Suspension was really soft and squishy for a sports car. Then I slowed way down, turned the traction control off and stomped the right pedal and it was like "BRAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!" freaking fabulous noise, tire spin... YEAH!!!!! Then we started to move and the fun was over. The car sounded amazing as we accelerated, problem was that all that badazz V8 noise didn't equal badazz acceleration. Who is ford trying to kid? I seriously think my GTI with its 2.0 4 cyl could take the new Mustang GT.

    Anyway, so they have really come a long way in the quality appearance department but they still don't know how to make a GT that can deliver it's power. The BMW 335s tha wet started in at M school felt way faster than the new mustang.
     

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  2. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    I bet the dealer talked to all the LBS's in the area and is relieved you won't be buying a Mustang.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    This one post almost makes up for you liking that god awful crab band.
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    And then you'll slip up with some piece of crab loving ass-hattery, and the cycle will begin anew. :)
     
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    The mustang never was a 'sports' car.
     
  7. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  9. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    profro Turbo Monkey

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    Look at who drives Mustangs. Here in the South 99% of Mustang drivers are fat redneck women.
     
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    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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  12. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    the new taurus sho is interesting...
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    A Taurus that costs $37K is not what I would call "interesting" exactly... :crazy:
     
  14. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Oh sorry, the brochure calls it a "Thrill Machine".
     
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    I've seen that same phrase used on the package for a vibrator, so I wouldn't exactly say it carries much weight.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    That's over $1000 per "ford horsepower".
    Have to specify "ford horsepower" because with ford, 1 = 0.75.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    More from the brochure:
    "Visual representation of power"
    "Mustang aura is all about power & performance."
    "aggressive sounding exhaust notes"

    Nothing about ACTUAL performance... just performance auras, looks, essence of power, and sound of aggressiveness. Sounds about right actually... looks fast, sounds fast, but alas... not fast.
     
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    Translations:


    "The original prototype was shaped like a penis"

    "It's only an aura. We can't give actual power and performance anymore."

    "We added a fart cannon"
     
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    Since 99% of southerners are fat rednecks it looks like they have a large target audience.
     
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    2 sources / 2010 Mustang:

    0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. 1/4-mile in 13.9 seconds at 102 mph.
    0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The quarter mile arrives in 13.7 seconds at 103.7 mph
     
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    Yep....
     
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    One other thing: no bailout money.

    +1
     
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    Growing up in NY the mustang and the Camaro had cornered the market on retarded guido's.
     
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    Those fat rednecks are gonna need something to bail their fat asses out of a bucket seat.
     
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    excellent point
     
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    two come-alongs and a strong tree to anchor them to?
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Just dangle a biscuit outside the car.
     
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    Did someone say biscuits?
     
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    and they already tried that w/ Jaguar. :rofl:
     
  30. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    This didn't feel at all like it could put down those numbers.

    BAHAHAHA!!!
     
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    Saw it on the road last month. Too big of an car to interesting and to much chrome.
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    its really not the big of a car. its not like the Five Hundred/Taurus of a few years ago.
    the new SHO is going to prove worth while. one thing Ford does right is the DI EcoBoost cars....totally awesome IMO.


    and the Mustang V8 is a POS. hell the Camaro V6 has almost as much power as the Phord's V8


    :thumb::thumb:
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    In order to get a Camaro with a V8 you have to step up to the SS. Didn't know that... $30k +

    I guess they didn't need the V8 to get it in the 300s. Nice work Chebby.
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    and it also has 121 more horsies under the hood.
     
  35. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Yeah I noticed that. And on closer inspection it has independent rear suspension... a Camaro that actually handles... can it be? If GM can make a Cadillac that can run the ring faster than any sedan ever I wonder what this thing will do?

    [EDIT]

    Just found this... (8m20s) The Camaro SS managed to surpass cars like E36BMW M3 and Porsche 911 GT3.

    THAT is impressive. I have driven the M3 that they are comparing it to at BMWs track and can say with out a doubt that is is quite fast and it handles VERY well... if the Camaro can beat it, for half the price... I'm sold.

    Finally after all these years, a Camaro that works, hehe. GM has a bunch of my tax dollars... I should get a pretty good discount :p
     
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    The only really good GT mustangs are the old shelbys.
     
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    When talking about Ford Mustangs lets not forget about the top of the line Shelby.
     
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