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Old 11-12-2020, 05:06 PM
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There's worse greens . I bet if you put a black vinyl stripe/sticker along the bottom of the doors between the tires it would look better . I see the hood has a black stripe . At least it doesn't have a wing . Finding a manual convertible Mustang shouldn't be too tough if you gave yourself a couple months .
Maybe something like this without the vertical part ...

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Old 11-12-2020, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
I may be having my mid life crisis or post divorce 'festivus', but I'm considering buying a used Mustang convertible. I've owned 3 BMW convertibles and 2 Porsche convertibles so I'm experienced in the convertible aspect of the equation. I had a Mustang convertible as a rental for 5 days in the Smokey Mountains a couple weeks ago and it reignited my desire for a 'fun' convertible. I have found a 2019 Mustang (Ecoboost) convertible with 6 speed manual that is perfect, except the exterior color is not in the top 5 of colors I would choose if given the choice. (Please spare the lecture on the GT v8 vs ecoboost 4 banger lecture as I have never been a muscle car person. The ecoboost is 310 HP and 350 torquees with a 0-60 around 5.5 seconds and that's quick enough for me).

Would you compromise on the exterior color if the car otherwise was otherwise exactly what you're looking for?

Btw, Mustangs with manual trannys are not very common at all.
NO. There are plenty of cars out there. Pick one that checks all the boxes.
Old 11-12-2020, 05:10 PM
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I’m not against eco boost motors, but a 4 banger??? In a mustang? Just no.
Old 11-12-2020, 05:10 PM
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No, my money my choice
Old 11-12-2020, 05:10 PM
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I think that green looks badass.
Old 11-12-2020, 05:12 PM
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I live in FL and don’t understand why anyone would own a convertible here.
Old 11-12-2020, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
. Finding a manual convertible Mustang shouldn't be too tough if you gave yourself a couple months .
One of the annoying thing with this search has been that 3/4 of the Mustangs returned on Autotrader with a "manual" transmission filter say they are manual transmission in the specs but when you look at the photos they have the 10 speed automatic. Maybe they think the manual +- shift on the automatic qualify as a manual transmission.....
Old 11-12-2020, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
I’m not against eco boost motors, but a 4 banger??? In a mustang? Just no.
I'm not a muscle car guy and I'm not a fan of the extra $10K-$15K for a GT. 0-60 in 5.5 seconds is plenty quick for me.

I'm not a fan of revolvers, 1911s, or knives either so y'all may as well just go ahead and vote me off THT island.
Old 11-12-2020, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
One of the annoying thing with this search has been that 3/4 of the Mustangs returned on Autotrader with a "manual" transmission filter say they are manual transmission in the specs but when you look at the photos they have the 10 speed automatic. Maybe they think the manual +- shift on the automatic qualify as a manual transmission.....
Yep , I did the same thing when I started reading this thread . That green isn't so bad but you may have buck fever . Some patience and time will get you what you want .
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Originally Posted by SHAMROCK69 View Post
I live in FL and don’t understand why anyone would own a convertible here.
Because November through April.
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
Yep , I did the same thing when I started reading this thread . That green isn't so bad but you may have buck fever . Some patience and time will get you what you want .
Absolutely. Patience Grasshopper.

I knew I could depend on THT to slap some sense into me. A green 4 cylinder convertible? What was I thinking?

But if that dealer drops the price a couple grand...... Who you gonna call?
Old 11-12-2020, 05:26 PM
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That green wouldn’t be for me, but If you like it by all means go for it. Who cares what THT says !
Old 11-12-2020, 05:37 PM
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Not gonna read all the comments but for me - hell no.

You have driven Porches and Beemers. This will be like a Troy built tractor.
Old 11-12-2020, 05:45 PM
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Those 4 cylinder and V6 Mustangs ruined the Mustang brand. Every Tom, Dick and Harry thinks all mustangs are the same. I've owned several Mustangs and true enthusiasts stay clear of convertibles IMO. I would own a pink Mustang with a 5.0 over any color 4 cylinder. :-) not busting your balls, to each his own but get the 5.0 in the color you like. You won't be disappointed at all!!!!! You'll have buyers remorse in 2 weeks, buying a 4 cylinder in a color you don't like.
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I like it.
Old 11-12-2020, 05:52 PM
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Life is to short to drive a fugly car.
Old 11-12-2020, 05:57 PM
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If I didn’t like the color that would be a big no. I mean if I was kind of iffy on it maybe, maaayyyyybe. No way I could see a car I didn’t like the color sitting waiting for me to drive, then looking at it in the parking lot, while I’m driving, walking to it with my next woman!! Nope no thanks. However that green is not horrible, the wheels on the other hand
Old 11-12-2020, 06:03 PM
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Don't settle, get what you want.
Old 11-12-2020, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by noelm View Post
It's second hand, you don't get to pick colours or options, that's just how it is, we still don't know what colour it is.......
Sure you do. It just takes time. The last truck I bought was exactly as it would have been if I'd ordered it myself. Took a year to find it, but I did.

Unless it's a super deal I wouldn't buy a color I didn't like.
Old 11-12-2020, 06:09 PM
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Green is my favorite color but I couldn’t do that green.

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