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Old 01-25-2007, 02:04 PM
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The admiral has been patiently driving the same Suburban for close to 10 years and I am looking to get her a car. She seems to really like the Mustang GT. We would keep the Burb as I know it is worth more to me than I could get out of it. I also have a Tahoe company car so we would still be set for towing.

Does anybody here have any first hand experience with the newer Mustang GT's with the 4.6 engine? The 300+ HP is impressive and the prices are much better than I thought they would be. I ain't buying foreign at this time and I ain't going to get the Shelby. Just looking for some imput on the GT. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:09 PM
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The Shelby would have to be a good investment in the long run, you have to know that. There's not very many cars that will turn around in price as years go by....the Shelby would be one of those rare exceptions!
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i think the GT's go pretty good, and i havent heard much bad about them
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Ford nailed it with the new Mustang. They look great, and apparently perform well. I've owned '64 convertible, '66 GT, and a real '66 Shelby GT350. NONE were nearly as fast as the new ones, even the Shelby, and certainly not as civilized. Bang for the buck is hard to beat. I've never driven one, but my car guy friends with new Corvettes were pretty impressed.
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Dang Shag, mom just traded an 05 convertible GT with 7K miles at Jeff Hall Dodge, it might still be there (red with black top). Could have put you on a good deal. I've had 4 GTs starting with an '87. I've liked them all but they are all the same more or less.

I broke her '05 in going from Morrison Farm Road to Chatlee's, twice (never could get them to deal). The engine is plenty fast, the seats are more comfortable than earlier models, options are nicer, and overall it's an improvement in all aspects over earlier models. There is a very noticeable difference in power when compared to the previous body style with 260HP.

The one thing I did not like, and the reason I would not own one, is that the doors are or seem so dang tall. I'm 6'2" and I alway felt like if you were looking in at me driving, all you would see is a little bit of shoulder and above. Just seemed strange.

But if you're thinking of buying a new GT consider putting her in a used Corvette.
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HardLivin, be careful on Morrison Farm Rd. Too many people have lost it on that road over the years. The bride doesn't like red cars for some reason. I was looking at the pewter one at Finish Line. A THT'er has offered me his "X" discount which I thought was awfully nice. As close as you are we oughta get together for a beer some time.

Thanks everybody for the info.
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Sorry, no input.. But along the same vein; I've about decided to sit back for another year on getting a different convertible.... Too many more nice retro-muscle cars coming out soon, ones I liked better than the mustangs in the old days. The new Camaro, Challenger & GTO all sound pretty exciting to me. I took a new Super Bee around the block last week, that thing would flat out smoke my 911, I'm sure of it.
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Aside from the late 60's era I think the new Mustang is the best yet. Keep us posted on the outcome.
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The new 'Stang is IMHO the best yet...Lot's of neat high tech goodies that don't seem to ever break. And they fly for 300+ hp..Get one with the Pony package on it. They look a more like the '67..The new Shelby is 1 fast MoFo...Over 500 ponies...and the last I heard they were selling for anywhere between 7,000 and 17,000 over sticker....Big demand for a limited production car but one sweet ride....

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I promised the Admiral a '65-'67 red drop-top Mustang. If anyone knows where I can find one without going broke, I'm all ears. Damn rum...

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Old 01-25-2007, 07:06 PM
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CMP - 1/25/2007 6:54 PM I promised the Admiral a '65-'67 red drop-top Mustang. If anyone knows where I can find one without going broke, I'm all ears. Damn rum... CMP
Going broke is determined by just how deep your pockets are. The good news is the 65-67 won't depreciate,an 07 will for sure. Money in the bank (the 65-67), or depreciating asset ('07), your call.... I'm thinking about the same thing..... At least I can get back what I paid for my 911two years ago, first car I ever owned I can say that about...
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:29 PM
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The absolute best buy of a new Mustang would have to be finding one of the Hertz cars at a auction. They are also doing a new Boss and another Bullit as well I think.
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AY yuh, I hear you Afish. I'm stuck no matter the cost, 'cuz I told her I'd do it. I never said when tho! Nope, can't get away with that either...

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Shag - 1/25/2007 3:49 PM

HardLivin, be careful on Morrison Farm Rd. Too many people have lost it on that road over the years. The bride doesn't like red cars for some reason. I was looking at the pewter one at Finish Line. A THT'er has offered me his "X" discount which I thought was awfully nice. As close as you are we oughta get together for a beer some time.

Thanks everybody for the info.
You're not kidding about Morrison Farm. In just the past couple weeks, I've seen 2 wrecks at Dayvault Cut. Must be deer jumping out in the road at that curve. Then that kid wrecked and died right before Penicillin Pt a couple years back. And my mom totaled my dad's corvette right at April Lane when she hit a deer back in '98.

We still bed the brakes in my dad's Z06 on Morrison Farm (he lives on Allendale, I'm on Penicillin). To do this you have to go to 100 and brake hard down to nothing without actually coming to a stop and this has to be done 4 - 6 times.

I'm with your wife, I'm not a big fan of red either. To me it always looks better on someone else's car. The pewter is a pretty color which in the past has been hard to find. She'll enjoy the car and make sure to get the 5 speed. It makes all the difference.

We just need to pick a time and place to slop down some cold beers. You're welcome to come over and we could cook some dead meat and you could see how our area has changed if you haven't been down lately.
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I rented one of those Hertz Shelby specials last weekend in Orlando. I returned it without much tread on the rear tires. Had a blast! I have an 89 LX 5.0 convertible, and the Shelby is night and day better--faster, stiffer, not as cheap on the inside. It does, however, have an annoying sharp edge by your right leg that gets painful after a very short time. And I especially liked the sound. The 4.6 sounded better than my 5.0 with flowmasters. As the Hertz guy explained, trim aside, the only differences between the Hertz shelby and the gt are the addition of a cold air intake and an x-pipe. The GT500, of course, has a little something extra.

For anyone that is in the market, I highly recommend getting a hold of one of these Hertz Shelby's. The traction control switch has been disabled, but if you mash the button, you can still turn the traction control off. Let the drifting begin. Whooopeeeeee!!!

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The retro Mustang is the best looking car I have seen in years. Michele would make it look good too.
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I tried to get my wife to like the Mustang GT, I saw a white one that looked great, when we went back it had been sold. The color makes a big difference in looks. She looked around and said I will keep my 98 Corvette for a while longer. I may have to sell it behind her back, but wait she holds the title in her name. However she does like the Mini Cooper convertible as a choice but used ones are kinda rare that are in good condition. Back to Mustangs my problem with them is that there are so many around, and you have from a distance, a hard time identifying one that is expensive and one that is basic. I believe that if I would buy one it would be a Saleen mustang
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:23 AM
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My wife had a 2001 mustang and it was a flawless car . Just oil change and rotate and balance. She now has a 2006 mustang and it has been great . She would not go for the GT but she did get the upgrade interior exterior package that looks like the GT but the lights in the front are a little smaller. The interior looks just about the same. It took a while to find one with the Dark blue exterior paint and the dark interior. I tried for the GT but she would not go for it!!!Mark
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the new Stangs are the first ones I have really liked since I sold my 68 GT fastback with the 390 HiPo.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:08 AM
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I have a 98 GT convertible (red) with 51,000 miles that is quick, reliable, and fun to drive. A friend of mine has a 06 GT convertible with the 300 HP. Her car is considerably quicker but feels "heavy" through turns. Mine just feels more nimble through turns (both are stock).

They are fun cars with good solid american technology. One benefit for me was the backseat which was used more when my son was younger. Funny but since he turned 16 he prefers the seat with the pedals. Go figure...
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