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z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
10/17/12 8:22 p.m.

I picked up the new car tonight after work.

'13 Base Mustang GT with the track pack. It's going to be tough not to get in trouble with this one.

Compared to the truck with off-road suspension I got rid of, and the Miata on coilovers and R888s, the ride feels like a luxury car to me. Even with 255/40/19s and stiffer suspension.

More of a review once it break 70 miles and I can get some pics tomorrow.

singleslammer
singleslammer HalfDork
10/17/12 8:45 p.m.

Sweet! I really like how the mustang has changed. really making something special now.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo PowerDork
10/17/12 8:55 p.m.

z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
10/17/12 8:58 p.m.

Like this but in my driveway.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce HalfDork
10/17/12 9:32 p.m.

There were three new-ish Mustangs at the dollar store when I drove by today. Half of the shoppers were 'stang drivers. There are a LOT of mustangs around here. Even with all of that, I still really really want one. Nice car.

plance1
plance1 Dork
10/17/12 10:11 p.m.

How much did you overpay for this abomination? Oh, and how bad is the pixel problem?

hrdlydangerous
hrdlydangerous HalfDork
10/17/12 10:13 p.m.

Super jealous right now. Congrats on a cool car purchase.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Dork
10/17/12 10:35 p.m.

Looks good in white.

ransom
ransom SuperDork
10/17/12 10:39 p.m.

Congratulations!

I wouldn't mind driving one of those things one bit...

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado PowerDork
10/17/12 11:02 p.m.
plance1 wrote: How much did you overpay for this abomination? Oh, and how bad is the pixel problem?

z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
10/18/12 7:16 a.m.
plance1 wrote: How much did you overpay for this abomination? Oh, and how bad is the pixel problem?

What is the pixel problem?

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltraDork
10/18/12 7:23 a.m.
mazdeuce wrote: There were three new-ish Mustangs at the dollar store when I drove by today.

Whoa! At the DOLLAR store? How could you not buy one FOR A DOLLAR?!

RexSeven
RexSeven SuperDork
10/18/12 7:27 a.m.
1988RedT2 wrote:
mazdeuce wrote: There were three new-ish Mustangs at the dollar store when I drove by today.

Whoa! At the DOLLAR store? How could you not buy one FOR A DOLLAR?!

I'd buy that for a dollar!

BTW, welcome to the club!

JohnInKansas
JohnInKansas HalfDork
10/18/12 7:31 a.m.
z31maniac wrote:
plance1 wrote: How much did you overpay for this abomination? Oh, and how bad is the pixel problem?

What is the pixel problem?

He's being a wise ass

z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
10/18/12 7:36 a.m.
JohnInKansas wrote:
z31maniac wrote:
plance1 wrote: How much did you overpay for this abomination? Oh, and how bad is the pixel problem?

What is the pixel problem?

He's being a wise ass

I actually just came back to post, that I was a dumb@ss. It was bugging me, "What is there something up with stereo displays, or what?"

DERP!

As far as price, with the current $1500 rebate, $30k I think sticker was ~$33,500. Better than X plan pricing and the dealership I worked with made the process nice and easy.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve UltimaDork
10/18/12 7:40 a.m.

Still too rich for my wallet, but then, the R/C version is a bit rich for MY wallet...

Spinout007
Spinout007 SuperDork
10/18/12 11:12 a.m.

I drove one in 2005/2006 and wasn't happy with the outward/upward visibility. Has it gotten any better with the newer cars? As in don't be first at a light or you will have your head near the dash looking up to try and see said light.

Racer1ab
Racer1ab HalfDork
10/18/12 11:18 a.m.

Awesome, and so jealous!

I'm hoping to get a little seat time in a new Boss this weekend, I can't wait!

dj06482
dj06482 HalfDork
10/18/12 11:21 a.m.

That looks spectacular in white!

yamaha
yamaha Dork
10/18/12 11:33 a.m.

In reply to Spinout007:

You've never driven an original 65-66 mustang have you? They were the same way.

Also, I too dig the white, I'll also applaud you for the wingless GT, looks much better without it.

rotard
rotard Dork
10/18/12 11:35 a.m.

Awesome car! I think you've made a good choice. It's definitely one of the new car bargains, in my opinion.

fast_eddie_72
fast_eddie_72 UltraDork
10/18/12 1:02 p.m.

Damn that looks like fun!!

z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
10/18/12 1:15 p.m.

Thanks guys, I'm a lucky man to have a wife that allows a Miata track rat and a new GT mustang as my only cars.

Got to hit a few of my favorite off-ramps at lunch.........as many have said, just incredible how it turns given it's mass. And with the Track Pack 3.73 gears vs stock 3.31.......it's a monster in nearly gear, from below 3k even. I have to remind myself not to shift at 5k like the old fox body cars.......

The Engine is REALLY awesome in the 5500-6600 range. Just love a V8 that's so willing to rev.....I giggle like a school girl everytime I punch the throttle.

Spinout007, I don't find the visibility to be terrible (much better than the '06 350Z I used to own), but I don't have a problem.

If you aren't sure if something is in your blind spot, a judicious application of the throttle will remove all doubt.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
10/18/12 1:29 p.m.

My uncle has purchased one of these as well. I'm going to have to make a visit to Canada to check it out, as I find them quite interesting. Congrats!

z31maniac
z31maniac PowerDork
10/18/12 1:40 p.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: My uncle has purchased one of these as well. I'm going to have to make a visit to Canada to check it out, as I find them quite interesting. Congrats!

Come to Hallett next year, swap a drive in a V8 Miata for 5.0?

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