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Old 06-05-2014, 11:00 PM   #21
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370z seems like the only option if you want fast, well put together rwd sports car.

too heavy. they're only 250lbs lighter than the v8 mustang, and you don't get back seats.


I've driven my Dad's 350z on track- it felt big, heavy and understeered a lot, although compared to Miata everything feels heavy.
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Why not 'vette?
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Why not 'vette?
Starting price of $53k... That is pretty much the main reason.
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lol I take it you don't like it? I always double take the newer model mustangs on the road, they look pretty damn good. Plus, not like the NA or NB is exactly a looker...
Nope, i think the retro mustang looks horrible. Way to heavy to be a sports car, soft body, horrible suspension even when upgraded. Only good thing is the giant engine..

The na or nb may not be a mclaren F1 however it flows together, its designed great overall while the mustang it looks liek they ripped off bunch of stuff from the old design and slapped it together.

Might as well get a corvette.
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The 2007-2009 mustang I agree with you. But the latest body design improved a ton. Not saying it is the best looking car, but I really like the look of it. The front end is worlds better. A miata with decent wheels, a hard top and a bit lower looks good, but stock it ranks somewhere around dodge neon and that chevy milk truck thing they make.
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Just buy an LS FD or an NSX and be done with it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:11 AM   #27
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lolz at haters complaining about the live axle suspension and stuff when it's obvious they haven't driven one.

Go look at what Terry Fair is doing with his 2011 GT in NASA. Instake/exhaust/tune = 430whp, you can fit huge meats on the car, he's destroying people in his class.

I loved my 2013 Track Pack GT. I only got rid of it because it was taking money away from the track car.



It is a huge car though

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The 2007-2009 mustang I agree with you. But the latest body design improved a ton. Not saying it is the best looking car, but I really like the look of it. The front end is worlds better. A miata with decent wheels, a hard top and a bit lower looks good, but stock it ranks somewhere around dodge neon and that chevy milk truck thing they make.

Agreed. They are pretty cool.
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Starting price of $53k... That is pretty much the main reason.
Around here a clean c6 is 25-30, and a absolutely love c6's

And its way better in every way

That said, a guy I know got a '14 Mustang GT recently and is raving about his. Has all the bells and whistles, brembos, recaros, etc but set him back something like 40k.

They drop in price like crazy. I've seen them in the low 20's already. If it were my money, I'd buy a mildly used one and save a ton of cash.

If you're going that route I guess
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Maybe you care more about straight-line acceleration, but pretty much the only new car I'd be interested in is a Toyubaru.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:48 AM   #31
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Around here a clean c6 is 25-30, and a absolutely love c6's

And its way better in every way

That said, a guy I know got a '14 Mustang GT recently and is raving about his. Has all the bells and whistles, brembos, recaros, etc but set him back something like 40k.

They drop in price like crazy. I've seen them in the low 20's already. If it were my money, I'd buy a mildly used one and save a ton of cash.

If you're going that route I guess
I don't think I could ever actually buy a Mustang. I was just browsing around considering all options when I was pleasantly surprised. I feel that most Mustang owners are probably biased, and talk up their car because they want it to be something it's not. But who knows.

I want something that is fun on the highway. So yea, straight line performance is more important than handling for what I'm looking for.
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You should buy mine. Please. Take it.
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I don't think I could ever actually buy a Mustang. I was just browsing around considering all options when I was pleasantly surprised. I feel that most Mustang owners are probably biased, and talk up their car because they want it to be something it's not. But who knows.

I want something that is fun on the highway. So yea, straight line performance is more important than handling for what I'm looking for.
Past cars include swapped E30s, Speed 3, 350Z, NA track car, NC daily, and the Mustang.

I don't even own it anymore. It was a beast. I'm seriously considering picking up another one in a few years. The lighter, stiffer chassis and IRS of the S550 is hugely tempting.
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Around here a clean c6 is 25-30, and a absolutely love c6's
I have so much want for a C6 Z06.
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Vorshlag has done a ton of development on the new 'stang. They have a very long, build thread on their site: Link (and it's on corner-carvers, which is (was?) the de-facto mustang road-race site). It's a pretty good read.

Would daily:


However, I've driven a 2012 and (brother-in-law's) 2008, and I just don't like the newer cars. Too big, too much plastic, and I hate the vestigial plastic vents everywhere.

In another life, I had a 90GT for a couple of years. It was a good time, but the crazy rear suspension geometry tried to kill me too many times. I even had a turbofan-ish excursion into some evergreens once (but I was only 18).

As long as I'm talking about Fox Bodies, I have been in love with this car since I first saw it in CarCraft years ago:









It's actually a good article, check it out:
1986 Ford Mustang - 5.0 Mustang Aiming For The 12s - Car Craft Magazine

I would daily the **** out of this thing. If I ever found this exact car for sale I would actually have to think about selling the miata or building a bigger garage.

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lolz at haters complaining about the live axle suspension and stuff when it's obvious they haven't driven one.

Go look at what Terry Fair is doing with his 2011 GT in NASA. Instake/exhaust/tune = 430whp, you can fit huge meats on the car, he's destroying people in his class.

I loved my 2013 Track Pack GT. I only got rid of it because it was taking money away from the track car.

And its not like Fair is ignorant about other chassis. Didn't he have a lot to do with the first really bolt-in LS swaps into E36s? I would love on of those.
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A part of me have always loved both Mustangs and Camaros. I test drove a 2001 Z-28 Camaro just a few days ago. The car was an absolute bucket, but with some pretty good aftermarket parts. When I drove it, I just loved it. Visibility was very good, it had great power, and it was actually pretty nimble when driving it.

If you spend any time at the drag strip at all, both cars are just hard to beat. I get it that most of the members here are not fond of drag racing. I just happen to love it.
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I'll always be grateful that Ford stuffed a 302 into the early-80s Fox body. It was the move that lifted us out of the Great Car Depression of the late-70s/early-80s. Many of you weren't even alive back then, but the 302 Mustang was a big reason why cars got fun again. The Miata in 1989 was another significant milestone. I'll never forget how awful those late-70s smog cars were. At the nadir, I think the Corvette made 180-190 at the crank -- barely enough to move a disco ball.
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My 1977 'Vette was rated at 180HP, and I think that may have been pretty generous. That thing was a pig (but the huge secondaries were fun!).
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Just wait for what V8 Roadsters has in development and is going to release in a few months.
You will be clamoring for a good used NB.

So... this is either a new thing i haven't heard of concerning maybe... the new 5.0?


Or the GM V6 swap that also seems like it would be the ****.
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