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The S197 style Mustang has been out for 5 years now

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Old 08-26-2010, 05:50 PM   #41
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I've had several muscle cars and put alot of miles on them. 69 GTX, 69 Chevelle 396, 70 Nova 396, and a 72 Challenger with a wicked 383 (built to the hilt), My 08 GT is my favorite so far. It's the most comfortable, best handling, best looking, and most trouble free of the lot. Plus it moves along pretty good too.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:18 PM   #42
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Well, the topic is about it being out for 5 years, but I've had my '08 GT/CS for just over 5 weeks. I find myself taking the long way to drop off the mail or pick up stuff at Office Depot just so I can let loose, even if only a little.

I can already see myself keeping this car for the rest of my life. One day there might be an SUV out on the street, but the Mustang will be in the garage ready to go.
Your sig pic looks like a dealer off of E-bay that sells some clean cars, TexasDirect, or something like that. A friend of mine bought a car from them and it was clean. Did you buy your car from these guys?

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Old 08-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #43
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The thing that gets me is every time I decide to sell my car and buy another x-brand performance car I go to their forums first to investigate and see what owners are saying. Their forum sites are rife with problems. Trans problems, diffs grenading, front end problems, rear end problems, clutches failing at <20k etc. The S197 is just a well built car, especially considering all the guys here pushing 450-500whp with ZERO ISSUES. They weren't designed for near that power output yet they hold up just fine. You won't find a better built car.
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Your sig pic looks like a dealer off of E-bay that sells some clean cars, TexasDirect, or something like that. A friend of mine bought a car from them and it was clean. Did you buy your car from these guys?

LOL @ sig police.....
I've actually been asked this multiple times, and the answer is yes Texas Direct Auto. They pretty much let me test drive whatever I wanted, however long I wanted (I only live 5 minutes from their showroom) So I got to drive a Lexus IS F, an SRT8 Challenger (automatic though, I was bummed it wasn't manual) and a Shelby GT500 clone.

Really clean car, the pictures are nice too cause they take them in a white walled room with florescent lighting. But the car really does look that good up close too!

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Old 08-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #45
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Love my car I've had it just about 3 yrs and 10,000 miles it will always have a home in my garage next to the last new car I bought 25 yrs ago. It's always a pleasure to drive.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:46 PM   #46
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It's hard to believe it's been 5 years
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:52 PM   #47
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the s197 was and is my first and only car. Paid for it all with my hard earned money. When i saw the 2005's come out in 2004 i was so thrilled. I remember me thinking "i will never own one of those " december rolls around my birthday is on the 17th and a week later after i turn 16 i pull my 2008 ford mustang into the driveway for her permanent home.

I always hear my dad saying "da*n if only i had my first car... that would be amazing..." so i plan on saying when i am his age "well son this was my first car... you like it?"

with 26xxx miles on it owned it for 2 years and never a wreck nor problem with it. I am lucky with mine. Love her to death (kinda unhealthy maybe?) when my girlfriend slammed the door i made her apologize to her hahaha kinda in a joking way though.
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I know what you mean. People slam my passenger door all the time and I'm thinking you dip****, there's $400 worth of speakers in that freaking door!! i try to keep my cool though ;-).
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:04 PM   #49
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This is my second new Mustang. My first was a 92 GT vert that I bought brand new. Love them both!
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I only have one complaint with my S197s-- I wish they were lighter.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:14 PM   #51
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Well, I owned an 86' GT and while a good car, Ford has come leap years ahead in the build and quality department with the S197. This car is as well built as any toyota or nissan I've owned.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #52
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I love my V6 have had it since Feb of 06 will be 5 years in Feb 11' . I have an attachment to it, to be quite honest I wouldn't trade it for a GT I'd rather do a motor swap, it just won't be the same if I traded it!
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:42 PM   #53
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I still love mine too. The only thing I wish was a little better is the ride quality. You feel every little bump or pot hole.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:46 PM   #54
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My '06 GT is four years old today and with 11k miles.
Ditto. I bought mine brand new on March 31, 2006. It was my third mustang, but the first brand new vehicle I ever owned. I was 22 at the time and still reeling from hurricane Katrina. saved up a lot of overtime to write a check for this car and swore after the first day I'd own it for the rest of my life. Now my daily driver is an F150 or Prius depending on which day, but the mustang is 500rwhp worth of weekend fun.
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Your sig pic looks like a dealer off of E-bay that sells some clean cars, TexasDirect, or something like that. A friend of mine bought a car from them and it was clean. Did you buy your car from these guys?

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Not to change topics, but google texas direct. I'd look a car over a thousand times before I bought from them. Glad it worked out for our fellow MF'er though. That's a beautiful car and that shade of blue REALLY pops.
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I haven't had my Mustang for long, but I love it and don't plan to get rid of it for a long time.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:28 AM   #57
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Not one regret! 41000 miles since sept 06.. id like the new 5.0.. but happy with mine.
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I think the best looking mustangs (saleens) are from 1999-2004, but all mustangs look good to me....
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I lost mine in an unfortunate accident. The day I went to get my belongings and plates and saw the car in its state I actually teared and cringed. That's how much our stangs mean to us. I'm not a big fan of the 2010+ body styling either, but the superior improvement in the interior has me thinking twice.
Honestly after driving a 2011, I wasn't that impressed with the interior. Sure, you get inside the car and are immediately enveloped in that new car smell, but everything else about it is less than desireable. Some say it has better quality materials, but I just didn't notice it. My interior, when applicable, will have a major overhaul done to it similar to what DSV Customs has done.

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Had mine for a few years now. Bought used w/4500 on it. Have 18 on it now. No big complaints. Overall I'm happy with it.

Only thing I regret is choosing a black car. Wish I had got silver, white, or gray instead.
In 2004 when I went to check out the car I initially had them look and see if they had a 2005 Performance White GT, IUP, Shaker 500, and spoiler delete available. Then in 2005 I went again looking, dealership had a fully loaded 2006 Mustang GT, Black... My compulsiveness said, I need it now. Every day since that day I have kicked myself in the ***. In the end, she has been really good to me and I her, and only has 37000 and some change on the odometer. Most of the miles are from going from NJ to FL, FL back and forth to GA, and soon moving to Kentucky..
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I like my '05 GT 'vert... I LOVED my '01 GT 'vert. Comparing the two... the drivetrain in the '05 is much more refined, and interior ergonomics are better- tho both interiors have excessive amounts of cheap, hard plastic. Power is adequate on both... it's just a cruiser for me. Styling-wise, I prefer the New Edge styling. The beltline was lower, so you didn't feel so insulated from surroundings & had better sightlines. The exhaust note on the '01 was perfect. The '05 is a little too quiet at cruising speeds... miss that rumble. The 2010 styling refresh fixed pretty much everything I didn't like about the S197 styling. The back end... meh... I can live with it... don't love or hate it... LOVE the rest of the styling tho. All my mustangs have always been great cars... and each styling incarnation had its own set of unique qualities. My '86 GT 'vert was also a fave... ok styling... terrible build quality... but loved that 5.0... love my torque down low where it's easily accessible... great exhaust note too. Have to say that I absolutely HATE the drive-by-wire throttle on the '05... feel completely disconnected from the engine, & too easy to over-rev on takeoff.

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